‘Grace’ is a multifaceted word, but is often used as the unmerited pardon by God of all that would alienate us from Him. Because of the supreme righteousness of God, our imperfect behaviour could not be countenanced in the future that God has in store for us. It was necessary, because of this, for our lives to become finite and so death became innevitable. However God planned from the outset that this situation should be remedied. He, as a man, died in our stead so that we might live. And ‘Death’is described as ‘the last enemy to be destroyed’.
‘The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of Grace and truth.’
‘The law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.’
‘We believe it is through the Grace of our Lord Jesus that we are saved, all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.’
‘Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.’
“When we’ve gone as far as we can along the path of grace in this life, when we reach the end of the road in this small space-time dimension and step across into eternity, at that moment we will surely stand in awe. For even though we will feel we have already travelled a great distance, we will see that we’ve only reached the first mile marker along the glorious grace highway that stretches into infinity. Then we will spend eternity moving still further and further into the experience and understanding if this wonderful grace.”
Steve McVey: ‘Beyond an Angry God’