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    Grace reigns through Righteousness !

    Rom 5:21

    21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.

    Now through who or what righteousness does grace reign ? Its through the righteousness of the One Jesus Christ as stated in Vs 18

    Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one[Jesus Christ the Righteous] the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.

    This is a Suretyship Righteousness for all whom He represented, consisting of preceptive law obedience, a perfect obedience unto God which His Law demands Matt 5:48, which cannot and does not offend in any one point James 2:10

    Also it is a Suretyship righteousness that has satisfied the Justice of God in undergoing the penalty of sin, for what was due for all their sins Isa 53:5, the penalty was death !

    Now because of this righteousness, Gods grace reigns unto eternal life ! It would be a travesty if anyone Christ represented in this Suretyship righteousness would die in their sins.

    It would mean sin and death reigned over above Christs righteousness and grace !
    "... I have my own private opinion that there is no such a thing as
    preaching Christ and him crucified, unless you preach what now-a-days is
    called Calvinism. I have my own ideas, and those I always state boldly. It is
    a nickname to call it Calvinism; Calvinism is the gospel, and nothing else."

    Charles Spurgeon !

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    Quote Originally Posted by beloved57 View Post
    Rom 5:21

    21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.

    Now through who or what righteousness does grace reign ? Its through the righteousness of the One Jesus Christ as stated in Vs 18

    Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one[Jesus Christ the Righteous] the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.

    This is a Suretyship Righteousness for all whom He represented, consisting of preceptive law obedience, a perfect obedience unto God which His Law demands Matt 5:48, which cannot and does not offend in any one point James 2:10

    Also it is a Suretyship righteousness that has satisfied the Justice of God in undergoing the penalty of sin, for what was due for all their sins Isa 53:5, the penalty was death !

    Now because of this righteousness, Gods grace reigns unto eternal life ! It would be a travesty if anyone Christ represented in this Suretyship righteousness would die in their sins.

    It would mean sin and death reigned over above Christs righteousness and grace !

    True Indeed ! God's Grace is Sovereign, meaning that it reigns as King through the Righteousness of Christ by His Suretyship engagement with the Father Heb. 7:22 on behalf of all those given Him John 10:29 from Everlasting Eph. 1:4-7; taking upon Himself all the sins of God's Elect, His Body the Church, and imputing His Righteousness and Perfect Obedience to them Rom. 5:19b; Ps. 32:2; God's Grace given them before the world began 2 Tim. 1:9.

    But the non-elect, not represented by Christ, sin and death shall continue to reign over them permanently, and they all shall die in their sins Rev. 21:8.
    My soul thirsts for God, the God Who Lives Forever:
    when shall I be brought in to see His Face? -Psalm 42:2

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    Religious man doesn't understand Gods Grace, he sells it short. However Grace reigns over above what death did through Adams sin, that is Paul's point in Rom 5:21

    21 That as sin hath reigned unto death by Adam, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.

    Now is death reign by adam more successful than Graces reign through Righteousness by Jesus Christ ?

    Most people believe that the Grace of God in Salvation is offered to all men without exception, they take a faulty view of Titus 2:11

    11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,

    The twist and finagle this verse and force it to say or mean God offers Grace to Salvation to all without exception, but that is not what that verse says or mean.

    Its actually testifying to what Grace does in bringing Salvation to all men that it saves. The words bringeth salvation means
    saving, bringing salvation in other words its reigning through righteousness bring about a saving conversion. Thats why Paul says it teaches us:

    12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;

    The all men therefore simply means all classes of men. The Grace of God here isn't said to be offered to all men, thats just as ridiculous as saying death in its reign is said to be offered to all men !
    "... I have my own private opinion that there is no such a thing as
    preaching Christ and him crucified, unless you preach what now-a-days is
    called Calvinism. I have my own ideas, and those I always state boldly. It is
    a nickname to call it Calvinism; Calvinism is the gospel, and nothing else."

    Charles Spurgeon !

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    Because Grace reigns through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ, its not biblical to say that the Grace of God can be resisted when it comes to eternal life/salvation, it cant be resisted no more than death can be resisted as it reigns. Neither is it scriptural to say that this Grace is offered to everyone and it can be accepted or rejected as man so wills, no more so than you can say death can be offered to everyone and its up to the will of man to accept it or reject it. The issues of life and death are foundationed upon Gods purpose. Ecc 3:1-2 And we have no say so as to when were born into this world nor when the purpose of God determines when we die out of this world, Gods Purpose reigns,as does His Grace. And finally there's no such thing as common Grace, the Grace of God reigns because its founded upon a saving purpose given to the saved before the world began, so its not common but its extraordinary in that it converts sinners to Christ ! They believe in Christ because of it Acts 18:27
    "... I have my own private opinion that there is no such a thing as
    preaching Christ and him crucified, unless you preach what now-a-days is
    called Calvinism. I have my own ideas, and those I always state boldly. It is
    a nickname to call it Calvinism; Calvinism is the gospel, and nothing else."

    Charles Spurgeon !

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    Quote Originally Posted by beloved57 View Post
    Because Grace reigns through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ, its not biblical to say that the Grace of God can be resisted when it comes to eternal life/salvation, it cant be resisted no more than death can be resisted as it reigns. Neither is it scriptural to say that this Grace is offered to everyone and it can be accepted or rejected as man so wills, no more so than you can say death can be offered to everyone and its up to the will of man to accept it or reject it. The issues of life and death are foundationed upon Gods purpose. Ecc 3:1-2 And we have no say so as to when were born into this world nor when the purpose of God determines when we die out of this world, Gods Purpose reigns,as does His Grace. And finally there's no such thing as common Grace, the Grace of God reigns because its founded upon a saving purpose given to the saved before the world began, so its not common but its extraordinary in that it converts sinners to Christ ! They believe in Christ because of it Acts 18:27

    Amen Brother !

    The gift of Grace and Righteousness of the Lord Jesus Christ reigns [Greek: basileuo; exercise dominion over] as King for those He gave His Life for exclusively John 6:39; which means He as God, exercises the Kingly Working of His Effectual Power over them and it absolutely can't be resisted Eph. 3:7.

    So the Apostle Paul in his epistle to the Church of God Christ gave His Life for Eph. 5:25 comforts them with these Words:

    2 Thes. 2:16-17

    16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, 17 Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.


    2 Tim. 1:9

    Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,
    My soul thirsts for God, the God Who Lives Forever:
    when shall I be brought in to see His Face? -Psalm 42:2

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