(THE DOCTRINE OF SALVATION THROUGH JESUS CHRIST)
Scripture teaches: “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast.” Now that’s grace!
Max Lucado’s Facebook page on March 20, 2014, reads as follows:
“When grace happens, Christ enters. Christ in you, the hope of glory! For many years, I missed this truth. I believed all the other prepositions: Christ for me, with me, ahead of me. But I never imagined that Christ was in me.”
“I can’t blame my deficiency on Scripture. Paul refers to the indwelling Christ 216 times. John mentions His presence 26 times. No other religion or philosophy makes such a claim. No other movement implies the living presence of its founder in his followers.”
“Mohammed does not indwell Muslims. Buddha does not inhabit Buddhists. Influence? Instruct? Yes. But occupy? No!“
“The mystery of Christianity is summarized in Colossians 1:27: “Christ is in you!” The Christian is a person in whom Christ is happening! Little by little a new image emerges! All because of God’s grace.”
And at Christmas this past year Max Lucado posted this on his Facebook page:
“MORE THAN A CHRISTMAS STORY”
“The virgin birth is more, much more, than a Christmas story. It’s a story of how close Christ will come to you! The first stop on His itinerary was a womb. Where will God go to touch the world? Look deep inside Mary for an answer. Better still—look deep within yourself.”
“Christ in you, the hope of glory!” the scripture says (Col 1:27). Christ grew in Mary until He had to come out. Christ will grow in you until the same occurs. He will come out in your speech, in your actions, in your decisions. Every place you live will be a Bethlehem. And every day you live will be a Christmas. Deliver Christ into the world…your world.”
David R. Anderson, Ph.D. in his book titled Free Grace Soteriology writes “We were saved from the penalty of sin by his death, but we shall be saved from the power of sin by his life. We gained eternal life as he became our substitute in death, but we shall enjoy an abundant life as he becomes our substitute in life. The hardest thing for a non-Christian to believe is in the substitutionary death of Christ, but the hardest thing for a Christian to believe in is the substitutionary life of Christ.”
Scripture teaches: “I am crucified with Christ; nevertheless, I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me.” (Gal 2:20)
LIFE LESSON: Remember Soteriology is the doctrine of salvation through Jesus Christ. Jesus died for us to give his life to us to live his life through us. Once you know the truth, the truth will set you free. It’s freedom in Christ. Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. It truly is salvation through Jesus Christ!
With this truth in mind, let’s have the greatest year ever in Christ. Happy New Year!
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We appreciate your continued support and for partnering with us to proclaim the truth in God’s Word about His amazing grace. To Him be the glory!
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Growing in His Grace,