Sunday, January 21, 2018

THE GRACE THAT IS FOUND IN CHRIST




Romans 5:2  
Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace by which we have been established, and we boast because of our hope in God's glory.

Acts 10:34  
Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:

Romans 2:11  
For there is no respect of persons with God.

Ephesians 6:9  
And, ye masters, do the same things unto them, forbearing threatening: knowing that your Master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with him.

James 2:1,9  
My brothers, do not let your faith in our glorious Lord Jesus, the Messiah, be tainted by favoritism9  But if you show partiality, you are committing sin and will be convicted by the Law as violators.

"Grace" means God's unmerited favor. It cant be earned and is given freely to all who come to Christ by Faith. Grace also allows all equally to come to faith and accept Christ as Lord and Savior. Christ's death on the cross was for all who receive Him. 
In other words, God's grace levels the playing field and puts everyone on even footing equally. He doesn't show favoritism. No one has a greater or lesser chance at coming to and accepting Him, or growing in Him because of riches or lack of riches. 
God sees and honors obedience. Were you obedient to Him based on what He has shown you and empowered you?
Your education or lack of one doesn't matter and is no excuse. No socio-economic background will matter for or against you. God doesn't see anyone as better or less than another. No excuses for not growing in Him because of lack of education. Neither do you have a greater calling or are better than those who have less than because of your riches and education!
Therefore, how should we treat one another as Christians? Is this how those on the political right treat those who they already deem as "less than"? Is this how this "Christian nation" has treated those of us of color or economic disparities?
Those of the Evangelical movement who claim to be the voice, heart and mind of Christ for this Nation in particular, have their actions been reflective of a true heart full of grace? How have they continued  time and again to measure those who do not subscribe to a Republican party affiliation? Even as an evidently sold out for Christ believer  who doesn't subscribe to any political affiliation, if you don't drink their kool-aide, you are put in the same box as those who they deem as leftist and immoral and fall under their very broad swath. This is not demonstrative of God's grace. People like this will be judged more harshly in the day of judgment because they claim Christ and claim to know His will. 

We must not let this satanic mindset and spirit to persevere over us or in us! We must come out from and separate ourselves from this false Christianity. If we belong to ANY body of believers that subscribe to the Evangelical movement we need to separate ourselves for Christ and holiness sake!  We must resist this world's version of Christianity and the thrust to conform to it's views of what they say it should look like and how it should act!