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