Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Art in the Word prompt #2

This weeks inspirational prompt for Art in the Word is "Saved by Grace"

Romans 3:23-25 (New International Version)
23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. 25 God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement,[a] through faith in his blood. He did this to demonstrate his justice, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished—

Grace. Such an amazing concept. In most other religions, you only receive your eternal reward for the works you have done. This is what sets Christianity apart from other religions. God gave us His son to be the perfect sacrifice of atonement for our sins. All we have to do to receive God’s mercy and grace is to repent of our sins, accept Jesus’ sacrifice as our own and ask Jesus to be our Lord and to come into our hearts . Once we have accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we are marked as one of His own and have the privilege of spending all of eternity in His presence in Heaven!!!

Dictionary definition of grace:
the freely given, unmerited favor and love of God.

the influence or spirit of God operating in humans to regenerate or strengthen them.

a virtue or excellence of divine origin: the Christian graces.

Also called state of grace. the condition of being in God's favor or one of the elect.

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