Grace in Action

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Here is a list of my top 25 things God does to a man, actions done by God.

God gives the following:

1-Grace
2-Gifts
3-God has allowed/allotted
4-God grants
5-God sets man free from the power of sin sin
6-God sets man free from the power death
7-God sets man free from the power of satan
8-God began a new work in you and will complete it
9-God gives the new birth
10-God gives eternal life
11-God gives salvation
12-God grants repentance
13-God grants faith
14-God predestines us
15-God chooses
16-God elects
17-God causes all things to work together for our good
18-God justifies
19-God glorifies
20-God sanctifies
21-God intercedes
22-God gives His spirit as a down payment of our inheritance
23-God keeps us secure in His hand
24-God gives us Christs righteousness and blesses us in the heavenlies with Him
25-God will not allow us to be tempted/tested beyond what we can bear

Conclusion: God has done it all for us in the here and now and the future for us. All to Him I owe !
There is nothing we have done to earn or deserve His grace. Everything about the Christian life is Grace- Undeserved, Unmerited !
Why any man would even consider he is deserving or has done anything to participate in the above strips God of His Glory and becomes
an act of self-righteousness.

hope this helps !!!
 

ReverendRV

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I reckon it's hard to find people who want to try and argue against God's Grace...

Grace should be 'THE' answer to the Age-Old Debate. Calvinism is called the Doctrines of GRACE for a reason...
 

ReverendRV

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Through faith alone...just saying

Doug
A Thread about the 5-Solas would be great. None of the 5 are alone but they are all so crucial, we need to treat them as if they are 'THE' Lone factor of Salvation. Because the qualifier "Alone" is attached to each of them, Faith Alone is as strong as the other four Solas put together; how could it not be, since all are equally 'Alone' in their significance?
 
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ReverendRV

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Grace has no value sans the means through which it can be effected.

Doug
I would disagree with this, on the same basis I agreed with you on Sola Fide; Sola Gratia is just as significant and is just as undeniable...

We confess that the Unborn Elect are Saved sans Faith, right? Without the Confessing of the mouth, so to say...
 
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TibiasDad

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I would disagree with this, on the same basis I agreed with you on Sola Fide; Sola Gratia is just as significant and is just as undeniable...

We confess that the Unborn Elect are Saved sans Faith, right? Without the Confessing of the mouth, so to say...

Then, Eph 2:8-9 are meaningless! And that is blasphemy!

Doug
 

Reformedguy

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Here is a list of my top 25 things God does to a man, actions done by God.

God gives the following:

1-Grace
2-Gifts
3-God has allowed/allotted
4-God grants
5-God sets man free from the power of sin sin
6-God sets man free from the power death
7-God sets man free from the power of satan
8-God began a new work in you and will complete it
9-God gives the new birth
10-God gives eternal life
11-God gives salvation
12-God grants repentance
13-God grants faith
14-God predestines us
15-God chooses
16-God elects
17-God causes all things to work together for our good
18-God justifies
19-God glorifies
20-God sanctifies
21-God intercedes
22-God gives His spirit as a down payment of our inheritance
23-God keeps us secure in His hand
24-God gives us Christs righteousness and blesses us in the heavenlies with Him
25-God will not allow us to be tempted/tested beyond what we can bear

Conclusion: God has done it all for us in the here and now and the future for us. All to Him I owe !
There is nothing we have done to earn or deserve His grace. Everything about the Christian life is Grace- Undeserved, Unmerited !
Why any man would even consider he is deserving or has done anything to participate in the above strips God of His Glory and becomes
an act of self-righteousness.

hope this helps !!!
There is no active grace in provisionalism
 

ReverendRV

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Then, Eph 2:8-9 are meaningless! And that is blasphemy!

Doug
Obviously the Bible isn't meaningless; I never said so. I'm saying that God's Grace Alone is enough to Save some people who are unable to respond in Faith. Do you agree with this regarding Infants dying in their Infancy?
 

Reformedguy

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What is active grace?

Grace simply means unmerited favor. If it's merited (conditional) it's no longer grace.
Active as in it serves a purpose, performs a function. It is a means to a end. Unedited of course. It seems passive in the provisionist scheme of things. It hangs there like a apple on a tree waiting for you to coose to pick it.
 

Septextura

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Active as in it serves a purpose, performs a function. It is a means to a end. Unedited of course. It seems passive in the provisionist scheme of things. It hangs there like a apple on a tree waiting for you to coose to pick it.

Dead people can't pick apples.
 
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