Wednesday, November 12, 2014

How Can These Things Be?

DA 175  "There are thousands today who need to learn the same truth that was taught to Nicodemus by the uplifted serpent. They depend on their obedience to the law of God to commend them to His favor.  When they are bidden to look to Jesus, and believe that He saves them solely through His grace, they exclaim, "How can these things be?"
Like Nicodemus, we must be willing to enter into life in the same way as the chief of sinners.  Than Christ, "there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved."  Acts 4:12.  Through faith we receive the grace of God, but faith is not our Savior.  It earns nothing.  It is the hand by which we lay hold upon Christ, and appropriate His merits, the remedy for sin.  And we cannot even repent without the aid of the Spirit of God.  The Scripture says of Christ,"Him hath God exalted with His right hand to be a Prince and a Savior for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins."  Acts 5:31.  Repentance comes from Christ as truly as does pardon."

Tomorrow we will see 'How we are to be saved'.  Are you weary of struggling to live a good life?  Then tomorrow we will find out "How can these things be?"  Keep reading each day and I will try to lead you in the path of righteousness.  I am a sinner saved by His grace the same as everyone else but my duty now is to share how to come to this knowledge and experience, so hang in there we are doing this together.  Grandma Joan

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