The great secret that was revealed to Paul is a gift of grace, a free gift. In God’s sight our sin debt has been settled, we stand in righteousness before him right now. He sees us seated with Christ in heaven, we are right now the praise of the glory of his grace throughout eternity. It follows logically that this secret must not be read into the four Gospels or into the book of Revelation.
Paul’s insistence upon the reality of our union with Christ, as having died and risen again in him. The Apostle unfolds to us, we died with Christ, our standing being complete and perfect in Christ, we cannot grow in this standing. We may grow in the knowledge, experience, and enjoyment of it, our life is the outcome of our belief.
If we are ignorant of this free gift, we are easy prey for every minister of righteousness who may rise up. Nothing more is needed to be added, their is not a ordinance on the face of the earth that can make us complete. We don’t need to pass a satisfactory examination, or take another class, we stand in righteousness before God right now.
Thanks for any insight about this free gift.
This clip questions the morality of accepting the punishment of an innocent man instead of the guilty as your gift from God.
Would you hand over the nails to insure that you get your free pass to heaven using Jesus as your scapegoat?
P.S. I just put this related post up. Care to opine.
I noted some of the replies here and am surprised that none have taken you to task on the morality of embracing human sacrifice.
Let’s chat morals my friend.