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Friday, March 1, 2013

One Doctrine Encompassing Law and Grace

“And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out , and cast it from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire.” (Matthew 18:9 KJV)

Grace is no more unpredictable and misguided than the options of a bowling ball headed down the lane. There are laws which make it clear when activity has gone too far to the right or to the left. Thank You, Omniscient Lord, for the benevolent wisdom of the gutters. Hallelujah! I will count it all joy (James 1:2-8) and not seek to divide the whole counsel, Mosaic law and grace conjoined and taken together, into separate and mutually exclusive axioms. Narrow is the gate (Matthew 7:13-14), God’s Word is not a smorgasbord, and salvation by grace through faith (Ephesians 2:8-9) is not sold ala carte.

God is an infinite continuum of possibility. Yes. However, Shema Yisrael. “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD” (Deuteronomy 6:4) Law and grace are hence mutually holy and righteous and together stand as a house united and not divided against itself (Mark 3:24-25). “For THE LORD JEHOVAH is One, and the faith is one, and the baptism is one, And One is God The Father of all, and over all, and with all and in us all.” (Ephesians 4:5-6 Aramaic Bible in Plain English ©2010) God has told us what pleases Him. Why then should we displease Him? God’s righteous judgment and wrath make Him no less graceful. He has made a way of escape in Christ. Hallelujah! Don’t gamble unless you push all your chips to the center of the table and bet it all on God alone. Enter ye in at the straight gate.

“If you love me, keep my commandments.” (John 14:15)

© 2009 Brian L Hunter


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