another peek at Grace …

 

I’m rereading this book “What’s So Amazing About Grace?”, by Philip Yancey and came across this:

“Grace is Christianity’s biggest gift to the world, a spiritual nova in our midst exerting a force stronger than vengeance, stronger than racism, stronger than hate. Sadly, to a world desperate for this grace, the church presents one more form of ungrace.”

I’ve found this so often to be true; as there are times Christians are very judgmental. Thankfully, I also know Christians who are just the opposite. I think the “judementalness” (if that’s a word) comes about when we think of works, or the comparison thereof. Works are important of course and true faith will produce them. BUT, we must fight to preserve the Gospel message of grace, the light in a dark world…

Romans 4:4-5
Now to him who works, the wages are not counted as grace but as debt.
But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness

Just a thought on a Monday…

Tim

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