The Teaching of Grace is Concerned with the Gospel that Saves Us (WIP)

The teaching of grace is concerned with the gospel that saves us (Rom 1:16):

  1. It is through Christ’s blood, apart from any works, given first to Paul.
  2. Salvation, during this dispensation, is by grace alone (Eph 2:8-9) and that is taught through Paul’s epistles alone.
    1. The problem is that many denominations add things to Eph 2:8-9 – water baptism, speaking in tongues, “showing fruits meet for repentance” (Mt 3:8 – showing through your actions that you are saved), etc..
  3. There is a need within the body of Christ for the clear teaching of the grace of God. The confusion needs to be removed.
    1. The confusion is removed when you rightly divide the Scriptures.
    2. Man’s religion, his source of pride, is also removed.
  4. The majority of the Bible was written under the Law (Lev 18:5, Deut 32:46-47, Lev 26):
    1. Jesus was born under the Law (Gal 4:4-5).
    2. Jesus taught the Law (Rom 15:8, Lk 10:25-28, Mk 12:29-31).
    3. Jesus fulfilled the Law (Mt 5:17-19).
  5. Since we are now under grace (Rom 6:14) and not under the Law, we should not go back to the books of the Law to get our doctrine.
      1. That includes Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John as they are “Old Testament” books (Heb 9:15-17).
  6. The apostle Paul calls the Law “vain jangling” in 1 Tim 1:4-7 and this is certainly counter to what Moses and Jesus taught about the Law.
      1. Jesus and Paul had two totally different teachings concerning the Law.
      2. Moses and Jesus taught the keeping of the Law and Paul taught that Christians are not under the Law, but under grace.
        1. The Law was a “schoolmaster” to show us our sin.  (Gal 3:24-25)

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