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Pillar 4, Grace

Overview

Grace is God’s free and unmerited favor and blessing upon mankind and especially upon believers in Christ.

 

  • Salvation is by grace; no works are involved—none! Eternal salvation is a free gift. Mankind receives this gift by faith in Jesus Christ, and faith is not a work (John 1.12; 3.16; Ephesians 2.8-9; Romans 6.23; Romans 4.4-5).
  • The Christian life is a grace life. Who we are and what we accomplish is because God graciously works in us. Furthermore, since God treats us graciously, we are to treat others graciously (1 Corinthians 15.10; 2 Peter 3.18; Ephesians 4.32).
  • God, in the eternal future, will continue graciously bless believers (Ephesians 2.7).

 

Last Update

Wednesday, February 28, 2001