Grace is defined by Webster as "unmerited
divine assistance given man for his regeneration or sanctification."
God, in other words, is willing to save man in spite of the fact
that he has sinned against Him. This thought has been perverted
by some who suggest that God, in the end, will save everyone, regardless
of how they have lived, because of the depth of His love.
God, however, instructs us differently in His Word.
His love for man is tremendous (John 3:16), and He would have all
men to be saved (2 Peter 3:9), but that does not mean that His grace
is without limitations. For example, God's grace will not:
Save those who refuse it.
Revelation 21:8 The unbelieving
shall have their part in the lake which burneth with
fire and brimstone..."
Save those disobedient to it.
2 Thessalonians 1:8 The Lord Jesus
will one day take "vengeance on them that know not God, and
obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ."
Save the rebellious and unappreciative.
Hebrews 10:26-37 "For if we
sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge of the
truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, but a certain
fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall
devour the adversaries."
But, for those who accept it and live faithfully
by it, the grace of God will save us from eternal damnation (Titus
2:11-15, Ephesians 2:8-10; Acts 20:32).
Rejoice in the Lord and in the word of His grace.
July 14th (am)
This morning Ted & Paul Addo will be speaking
on the radio at 5:30 am (1:30 am EST). Afterwards they drive to
Dawhenya and will be finishing up the evangelistic campaign there.
July 14th (pm)
This evening Ted will be speaking for the Accra
Road church in Ashaiman. Accra Road conducts the Church of Christ
Radio Program and is building the Ashaiman
Christian Centre (grades K-8 when completed.) During
the two weeks that Ted will staying in Tema/Ashaiman Ted and Paul
will be working to finish up the pouring of the concrete 2nd floor.
(Note: all the mixing, carrying and pouring is done by hand.)
Monday Ted will be meeting with various brethren
and preparing for his departure.
Tuesday evening Ted will be flying from Accra
After a 2 hr. layover Ted will leave Amsterdam
and fly to Detroit. Another 2 hr. layover and then the last flight
Campaign Updates: Ted will be
trying to send back regular updates (and photos if possible) during
the campaign in Ghana. These will be posted on the Ghana web-site
and can be reached by going to either the churchs homepage
Just click on the Campaign 2002 link (like at the top of this
article) that you will find on either page.
the next few weeks the following men will be preaching for us while
Ted is in Ghana.
14thChris Steele, New Port