Part 1 of 5 – The Mystery of God's Grace and Christ's Life

Under the terms of the Apostle Paul's "gospel of the grace of God" (Acts 20:24) in this day of "the dispensation of the grace of God" (Eph 3:2), it is only by the pure grace of God "in Christ" that believers may stand "holy & blameless" (Eph 1:4) before Him. Believers then "become rooted and grounded 'in Christ," growing in the knowledge and grace of God. We "grow up into him (Christ) in all things..." (Eph 4:15).

Religious Enemies of God


"When we were enemies" (Rom.5:10a), "... Christ died for the ungodly." (Romans 5:6).

These verses describe all people before they receive the good news of salvation in Christ, by faith in His death for them; we were God's enemies, at enmity against Him! Paul wrote, "When we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of His Son." (Rom 5:10).

But how can anybody who is "good" be considered a "religious enemy" of God?