SINNERS SAVED BY GRACE?

Death to Life in Christ

SINNERS SAVED BY GRACE?

By Elwin R. Roach

The term, “I am a sinner, saved by grace” has been trumpeted as loudly and with as much conviction as “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16. It is assumed and believed by quite a number that being a sinner saved by grace is just as scriptural as “For God so love the world….” To make sure one way or the other, we looked for a scripture reference to that statement, but all efforts failed. Not one was found! But surely, common as it is, the Bible must have it recorded somewhere. For heaven’s sake, we have heard it said and preached all our lives. If that isn’t in holy script, then we might wonder about, “God helps those who help themselves.” Ah, that saying is in the same oblivious category.

The phrase I would not have you be ignorant Brethren appears quite often.  This is certainly one of the most basic necessities to understanding our Abiding and Walk in the Light with Jesus Christ; In-Joy, Marion D. Williams

Instructor

Elwin Roach

Margit and I were saved when we were in our late 20's. That was in the summer of 1971. We first attended a Southern Baptist church for less than a year, which was well for us for that nine month season. From the onset we were looking for all that was possible from the Lord, and it was not long before we received the baptism of the Holy Spirit due to attending a Sonship/Kingdom, home fellowship. We thought nothing could be added to such a wonderful experience; but to our pleasant surprise, there was more, much more! It was not long before the revelation of Sonship came, and then we began to see God's ultimate plan and infinite grace to humanity.