The highest form of thanksgiving and praise is to proclaim to God what He has done for us. Think of it this way. It`s nice to say, “I love this person.” But it`s better to say, “I love this person because they helped me get my groceries to the car.” The only Greek word that should have been translated into English is Charis. The first time we see the word Charis in the New Testament is in Luke 2:40. The Father`s “unmerited favor” was never for His perfect, holy and just Son! The father`s favor has always been deserved! So, yes, all those who think that grace is an undeserved favor are false Christians, for all true Christians who have our anointing of the holy who teaches us will know the truth that sets us free, and will not fall upon the letter that kills, John 8; 2Co 3; 1John 2. In Ephesians 2, the scripture that false Christians like to quote, you will never find the Greek word Charis because it is not there. Instead, we have the Greek words Chariti and Charitos, words that should never have been translated into grace. So what will the masses who have misinterpreted this scripture, as well as many others, do? And in public, we have God`s definition of grace in 2 Corinthians 12:9, why didn`t they see it? Here`s the reason: the multitudes who call themselves Christians never obeyed the command of the true Lord Jesus Christ in Matthew 6:33a, and so multitudes of so-called Christians never walked through the narrow gate to travel the narrow path of eternal life in the glory of God. Crowds of so-called Christians think they worship the true Lord Jesus Christ, but they will hear Him say to their horror when it is too late that He never knew them, Matthew 7:21-23. False Christians, heretics, antichrists will surely hear these words of the true Lord Jesus Christ. Who are the false Christians, the heretics, the antichrists? The following shows who they are. Well, for space reasons, I can`t add what I wanted.
So, demand it from me at canawedding at aol dot com, anne robare. In short, God`s grace is more than an undeserved favor. Grace is the eternal will to show God (love, mercy, power, favor and all the good He has for us). So, because God has placed you in Christ, the Beloved, you are very favored! Look in the mirror each morning and boldly declare, “Because I am in Christ, I am greatly favored! So I expect good things to come my way. Beloved, live life in the awareness that God greatly favors you and you will experience even more of His favor! Grace is God`s unmerited favor. Almost everyone in the Christian circle knows this, or at least should have known it. It is difficult to grasp the totality of God`s grace in a definitional explanation. But unmerited favor passes the test as a good insight into God`s grace. Just as people love to be praised for the things they have done, the highest praise we offer God is to hear and repeat what He has done for us. In so many hymns handed down from century to century, we proclaim the works of the Lord.
We show our gratitude to God by praising Him for our salvation in Christ. This is the example given in the scriptures. From the above writings, it is clear that God did not grant grace to Noah by accident, as the word unjustly might suggest. The scriptures tell us why he received the Lord`s favor in the midst of a corrupt world. Therefore, favor is an act of grace and we know that favor means getting something undeserved. If it`s won, it`s no longer a favor. For me, grace meant “divine influence on the heart”; Essentially, what you and others have said. Thanks for sharing! Concentration does not undermine or make others, who are not the direct object of focus, less important. As mentioned above, God`s extravagant goodness in Christ is truly the center of grace, but in no way undermines the sinner`s unworthiness.
In this parable, we cannot simulate or ignore the waste of the younger son. In fact, without them, history will cease to exist. The problem is that, for the most part, it has become our priority. And there are many in the Church who are more aware of the extravagance of this Son than of the extravagant goodness and unconditional love of the Father. It is easy for us to believe quickly in the sin of the Son, but it is difficult for us to believe in the love and grace of the Father. Have you personally noticed this trend? Is it a little easier to believe in God`s judgment against error or sin than in His goodness? Our way of thinking is in serious trouble if it is not transformed by God`s Word. Therefore, they should be washed and thoroughly cleaned with soap and water from the word. We need to think differently and see things as God sees them (Ephesians 5:26; Romans 12:2) We agree that we have only one idea how much we died in our sins. We need to look at indignity. We are not merely unworthy, but we must have been qualified with the indignity of God`s favor. Because we were truly worthy, God`s wrath and judgment. Grace gives sinful man what he does not deserve and saves him from the greatest threat to his existence, which is God`s wrath against sin.
We are therefore both dignified and unworthy. Grace frees us from what we are worth and gives us what we are not worth. Undoubtedly, grace is God`s unmerited favor. This extremely short and concise definition is the best to date for using unbiblical language to paraphrase what grace is. I like this definition and many others as well. I did not notice anything wrong with that, as it says in those two words. I rather think that something is missing. A critical omission that will prove spiritually catastrophic if not added. Excellent article. I just wrote a blog on the same topic: The wrong theological definition of the word “grace” comes dream-prophecy.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-false-theological-definition-of.htmlIt from a false theology: see The Fundamental Error of the Protestant Faith dream-prophecy.blogspot.com/2013/12/the-fundamental-error-of-protestant.html In the same way, we describe God`s love and mercy as undeserved, in fact many things that God does for man, undeserved. Grace means the free and undeserved favor of God, as manifested in the redemption of the sinner through Jesus Christ.
it is undeserved because Jesus paid the price for the sin of the world, He performed His ministry without murmuring to God, He is without sin, He is full of God`s grace, full of the glory of God and the Holy Spirit. we do not deserve this salvation, but Jesus Christ sacrifices Himself for all our sins, He gave His life for us. It is not deserved. The use of the term unmerited favor to describe grace is therefore a pleonasm or tautology. The prodigal son himself, an image of all of us in our former lost state upon his return, struggled to recount all the suffering he had committed. In fact, he had thought to himself about what he would say to his father. And guess what he meant. How do you obtain God`s undeserved favor? How do you do it to a greater extent? And because he needed no one to testify of the man; for he himself knew what was in man. (John 2:25) As a new believer, I was amazed by the use of the word “repentance” by evangelists. Since it is usually only used in a religious context, what is required of those preaching the Word may simply seem unclear to the lost, as it was not clear to me. The call I`ve heard the most from evangelists is essentially, “You are a sinner, so stop sinning, accept Christ Jesus, and God will forgive you?” It seems to me that there is often a flagrant lack of instruction in evangelical pleading.