Saturday, August 30, 2008


"Self-righteousness does not lead to holy living but to idolatry".

"The sin God hates the most is self-righteousness".

"If your sin could stop the favour of God on your life then your sin is more powerful than God's New Covenant."

"Grace is God loving, stooping, coming to the rescue, God giving Himself generously in and through Jesus Christ."

"The Gospel is not right living - it's right believing. "

"When you believe right you will also begin to live right. "

"We sinned therefore He suffered, we were justified therefore He rose".

Friday, August 29, 2008


"When Scripture refers to "leaven" it is always referring to law. So if you get a prophetic word about leaven then there is legalism in your church. Sin won't ruin a whole congregation but legalism will".

Steve Barker

"Grace reigns and it does not share the Throne with anybody or anything else. You must not put your good works there, or the Church or priests, or saints, or the Virgin Mary or anything else. Grace occupies the Throne alone; and if you try to put anything alongside it, it means that you have not understood the "reign of grace".

Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Dear Pastors, let grace (teachimg/preaching freedom in the grace of Christ!) reign ( have preeminance, first place, above all) in the church/assembly/community you are called to oversee, please, for the sake of the God's people....and yourself!

PS...don't take my word for it, take HIS.

Thursday, August 28, 2008


"My situation was that, although an impeccable monk, I stood before God as a sinner troubled in conscience, and I had no confidence that my merit would assuage him. Night and day I pondered until I saw the connection between the justice of God and the statement 'the just shall live by faith.' Then I grasped that the justice of God is that righteousness by which through grace and sheer mercy God justifies us through faith. Thereupon I felt myself to be reborn and to have gone through open doors into paradise. The whole of Scripture took on a new meaning...This passage of Paul became to me a gate to heaven."

Martin Luther

Heb 9:10 "...until the time of the new order." I find it interesing that the word "new order" in the greek is "diorthosis", which means "reformation"....In the 1500's God, through a man called Martin Luther, that great reformer, was trying to bring His bride back to grace, the gospel of grace, to Jesus, to freedom from man made rules and regulation, dead rituals, ceremonial washings so to speak...He is doing it again....Lord may it NEVER be that we slip back to law and legalism...Help us to remain reformed this time, to remain under grace, to remain free to be THE bride you have for so many centuries wanted us to be...

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believes; first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed from first to last: as it is written, The just shall live by faith” Romans 1:16-17.

"Yes, Paul was not ashamed of the gospel of Christ. It is that gospel, that evangel, which he preached (evangelised) at Rome, at Corinth, at Ephesus, at Galatia. It is that which he preached to the Colossians, the Thessalonians, and the Philippians. It is that which he preached to both Jew and Greek. And it is that by which God saved His people, adding them to the church, building the church, and sustaining the church. Why? Because it is the power of God unto salvation. It is effective. It works! It saves! It is God’s means of saving His people and building His church… and nothing else is."

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Paul's, i mean Jesus' gospel.

"There are two great revelators, or unfolders of Divine Truth in the Bible-Moses in the Old Testament, and Paul in the New. Someone may say, "Is not Christ the Great Teacher?" In a sense this is true; but in a real sense Christ is the Person taught about, rather than teaching, in the Gospels. The law and the prophets pointed forward to Christ; the Epistles point back to Him......... The Four Gospels tell the story how He was revealed to men, and rejected by them. Christ, Himself, therefore is the theme of the Bible. Moses in the Law reveals God's holiness, and thus by means of the Law reveals human sin, and the utter hopelessness and helplessness of man. Paul in his great Epistles reveals Christ as our Righteousness, Sanctification, Redemption, and All in All."

William R. Newell

..........Obviously Paul didn't write the whole NT....but we do know that he wrote most of (Pauls and therefor Jesus') message to us IS grace, grace, grace....that is, Christ BEING OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS, SANCTIFICATION, REDEMPTION, OUR ALL IN ALL...which is through NONE of our own effort but through faith from first to last.

...thats right folks...thats why its nearly-too-good-to-be-true news!!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

His outrageous GRACE !

"How on earth can Paul affirm that God does what He forbids others to do; that He does what He says He will Himself never do; that He does it habitually and that He even designates Himself, 'the God who justifies the wicked' or (we might say) "who righteous's the unrighteous"? It is preposterous! How can the righteous God act unrighteously and so overthrow the moral order, turning it upside down? It is unbelievable! Or rather it would be, if it were not for the Cross of Christ. Without the Cross, the justification of the unjust would be unjustified, immoral and therefore impossible. The only reason God "justifies the wicked" (Romans 4:5) is that "Christ died for the wicked" (Romans 5:6). Because He shed His blood in a sacrifical death for us sinners, God is able to justify the unjust".

John R W Stott - "BST Series - The Message of Romans" - IVP, Leicester (1994) - (p112-3).

Some Christians find the message of grace (gospel of grace) hard to digest...i think John puts it perfectly here. Jesus justifies the wicked by what He DID on the cross (not by what they do or don't do)...and he continues that justification on the part of the believer, still by what He DID on the cross (not by what they do or don't do)...the ony thing needed is faith and still thats His faith that He gives us!
ITS ALL OF GRACE...(even if we don't believe it)

What yous think?

Do you know who i am?

"Vision starts with identity and purpose. Through a revolution in our identity, we can think with divine purpose. Such a change begins with a revelation of Him. One of the tragedies of a weakened identity is how it affects our approach to Scripture. Many, if not most, theologians, make the mistake of taking all the good stuff contained in the prophets and sweeping it under that mysterious rug called, the Millenium... The mistaken idea is this: if it is good, it can't be for now. A cornerstone of this theology is that the condition of the Church will always be getting worse and worse; therefore, tragedy in the church is just another sign of being in the last days. We are so entrenched in unbelief that anything contrary to this worldview is thought to be of the devil...We are often more convinced of our unworthiness than we are of His worth. Our inability takes on greater focus that does His ability. But the same One who called fearful Gideon a Valiant Warrior and unstable Peter a Rock has called us the Body of His Beloved Son on earth."

Bill Johnson

Craig says...."when we preach the gospel of Gods grace (the grace of Gods gospel) to believers, we immediatly begin telling them who they ARE in Christ....that, in essence, is what the gospel in the New Testament says, what God himself says...look at who you ARE my boys and girls, my beloved."

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Charles Spurgeon on God's grace.

"Last Sabbath morning I tried to show that the substance and essence of the true gospel is the doctrine of God's grace—that, in fact, if you take away the grace of God from the gospel you have extracted from it its very life-blood, and there is nothing left worth preaching, worth believing, or worth contending for. Grace is the soul of the gospel: without it the gospel is dead. Grace is the music of the gospel: without it the gospel is silent as to all comfort. I endeavoured also to set forth the doctrine of grace in brief terms, teaching that God deals with sinful men upon the footing of pure mercy: finding them guilty and condemned, he gives free pardons, altogether irrespective of past character, or of any good works which may be foreseen. Moved only by pity he devises a plan for their rescue from sin and its consequences—a plan in which grace is the leading feature. Out of free favour he has provided, in the death of his dear Son, an atonement by means of which his mercy can be justly bestowed. He accepts all those who place their trust in this atonement, selecting faith as the way of salvation, that it may be all of grace. In this he acts, from a motive found within himself, and not because of any reason found in the sinner's conduct, past, present, or future. I tried to show that this grace of God flows towards the sinner from of old, and begins its operations upon him when there is nothing good in him: it works in him that which is good and acceptable, and continues so to work in him till the deed of grace is complete, and the believer is received up into the glory for which he is made meet. Grace commences to save, and it perseveres till all is done. From first to last, from the "A" to the "Z" of the heavenly alphabet, everything in salvation is of grace, and grace alone; all is of free favour, nothing of merit. "By grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God," "So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy."

Charles Spurgeon

Friday, August 22, 2008

His Righteousness DOES impress me !!

Son I long for the day when My people will stop trying to impress Me. I long for the day when My people will let Me impress them. I am not impressed with man’s rituals and ceremonies. I long for the day when man will be impressed with the gift of righteousness I have given them and believe it!”

Rob Rufus

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Its the grace message!

"Legalists are always safe when someone sins under their ministry because they can say, "I told them not to" - but when someone sins under the grace ministry, they can say; "It's the message".

Rob Rufus - "Session 1" - "Glory and Grace Conference in Sydney" - 26th March 2008.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

If WE impute sin....

"If we impute sin to ourselves (despite being legally under the righteousness of Christ) then it will still exist in our own conciousness and will still have the same effects as if we actually WERE under sin - condemnation, guilt and so on".

Rob Rufus - "Invading the Impossible - Part 11" - City Church International, Hong Kong - Sunday 23rd March 2008.

Monday, August 18, 2008


"We become Christians immediately because it is this giving to us, this reckoning to us of the righteousness of Jesus Christ. Our iniquities are pardoned, our sins are covered. All this sin will never again be imputed to us and positively and gloriously, we are clothed with a "righteousness divine ... Jesus Thy robe of righteousness, my beauty is, my glorious dress. Bold shall I stand in Thy great day, for who aught to my charge shall lay? Fully through Thee absolved I am, from sin and fear and from guilt and shame".

Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones - "Romans 3:20 - 4:25: Atonement and Justification" - Banner of Truth Trust, Edinburgh (1971) - (p174).


You ARE in Christ, always!

On " Christ at Colossae" (Col 1v2): "Remember... whatever geographical location you call home that you are in Christ. They are true simultaneously. You do not live in Christ only while you are at church, on your knees, or in a home group, then return to being simply in your city when you leave that more holy atmosphere. Your 'in-Christness' is not simply a heavenly reality that obtains only somewhere up there. You are in Christ even when you are in sin, although the reality of the former ought to progressively diminish your experience of the later." and it will

Sam Storms - "The Hope of Glory" - Crossway Books, 2007 - p22 (italics mine)

Friday, August 15, 2008

Stay with the gospel !

“ To begin with I was made nigh by the blood, and to continue in that new relationship I come through the blood every time. It is not that I was saved on one basis and that I now MAINTAIN my fellowship on another. Some say, “ that is very simple; it is the ABC (milk) of the gospel.” Yes, but the trouble with many of us is that we have moved away from the ABC. We have thought we had progressed and so could dispense with it, (saying we are now on the meat) but we can never do so”. - Watchman Nee

"We always need milk as it strengthens our bones. If we do not drink it then our skeleton becomes weak. We can work all we want on our muscles but if our bones are weak we will eventually crumble. The bible tells us to “crave spiritual milk”, those who so wish to move on from the milk and eat only meat will look strong for a while but eventually they will crumble. I want to eat meat and swallow it down with milk. To say we must move from the ABC ( milk ) is to say we must move from the gospel. When we head in this direction we will eventually fall from grace and go back into a performance based christianity. This type of christanity is faithless, and “ without faith it is impossible to please God”

Greasy legalism...

"I have just about seen enough articles, teaching albums, etc. advertised under titles like "Greasy Grace", "Crazy Grace", or "Grace Gone Wild". While I am sure that just about everything can be abused, even grace because the Bible says so. These three titles that warn against the grace message don't have a clue and often have little or no knowledge of what the message is. Instead they build up a phantom and an attack that their imagination has created. It goes something like this: "Those who preach a radical message of God's grace are people looking for a low commitment, a low level Christian life where anything goes because sin is tolerated (after all, Jesus paid for them)." Often writers are connecting the message of grace with general moral decay in the church and in the world. I used to have this opinion of grace teaching myself only seven or eight years ago. I had never really heard the message but just assumed that people who would preach that all sin, past, present and future had been paid for by Jesus, couldn't be doing anything good with their sermons, in fact they must be something negative (creating a license to sin).

The fact is that it is not grace that is greasy, it is legalism. Paul writes in Romans 6:14, "For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace." By Paul's definition what causes greasy living is legalism. Grace on the other hand brings freedom from the greasy debt of sin. When a person receives the free gift of Christ's righteousness in the abundance of grace, their heart overflows with gratitude (Romans 5:17). In fact, it doesn't inspire sin but holiness. Just like the apostle Paul wrote that the goodness of God brings us to repentance.

What is greasy about legalism? It seems that when the focus is on "self" the thinking goes something like this, "Look at how much I am doing for God; praying, teaching, sharing, and suffering for Christ. No wonder the devil is attacking me. This secret sin that I harbor is a sin that the devil is really attacking me with, and after all, it can't be that bad because look at all the good I am doing." Notice how many times the word "I" appeared in the last two sentences. This is how legalism opens the door for sin, when one assesses one's own good deeds weighed against the not-so-good. As long as we can put a lot of points in the positive column, whether it's fasting, praying, Bible reading, church attendance, giving of money or whatever, surely all that must outweigh the bad. That kind of thinking is straight out of Legalism 101.

On the contrary, Gospel thinking goes likes this; "If I follow God's commandments and do everything that God says in His Word 99.9 % of the time, what will be the result?" The answer is quite simple and found in both the books of Deuteronomy and Galatians: I will be 100% cursed. You see, the Gospel doesn't teach a portion of the blessing, i.e. if you are 10% obedient you get 10% blessing while if you increase your obedience to 20% you get 20% blessing. No, if you are only disobedient in even .1% you get 100% of the curse. If you do everything right but in one area not, you just get everything involved in the curse. The only way is to trust in Jesus' obedience, His righteousness, His finished work, and receive it as a free gift. Condemnation, condescension and guilt inducing sermons never made anyone holy. Falling in love with Jesus is what will produce true holiness. Get out of greasy legalism and get into the free gift available from God for everyone who believes in His imparted righteousness, and then live out of the revelation of Christ in you.

Don't worry about God's grace perverting people, the more of it, the better. In fact, the cure for a defeated life is an abundance of grace (Romans 5:17). To call what God has done in Christ "greasy", "crazy" and "gone wild" is at best ignorant and at worst I don't even want to say. Your thoughts? "
Peter Youngren

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Let us do evil?

And why not say, “Let us do evil that good may come”? --- as we are slanderously reported and as some affirm that we say. Their condemnation is just.” Romans 3:8

"This is an interesting verse. Apparently Paul was accused by people of encouraging evil in his teaching. They felt he was opening up the door to sin or perhaps giving people a license to sin. There is only one reason that people would accuse Paul of this. It is because he was preaching a radical message of grace. Paul must have had a great emphasis on teaching that grace was so much greater than sin. In other words, no matter what people had done, God’s grace was sufficient. Having that emphasis could make people feel that it doesn’t matter if they sin, because they know that God’s grace is greater. As Paul continued to write the book of Romans he makes it very clear that he is not promoting sin, even though when you preach grace it can seem like that. "

Sam Youngren

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Sin conciousness...

"Law says you need to do things - grace says you need to believe things! Christians don't have sin conciousness because they sin, but because they don't believe the good news is good enough!"

Rob Rufus - Sunday 18th May 2008.

Forgiven forever!

"Knowing and believing that all of our sins (past, present, and future) hav e been completely forgiven through the blood of the Lamb is the doorway through which every child of God must walk before he can begin to truly understand the amazing grace of God. Trying to teach a Christian that he has a new identity in Christ, that the Holy Spirit now actually lives in him, and that his Heavenly Father loves and accepts him unconditionally will make little sense without him first believing that the sin issue between himself and God is over.

Perhaps no other aspect of our salvation in Christ has been so confusing, paralyzing, and even divisive within the body of Christ as the forgiveness of our sins. How tragic that one of the most glorious and foundational truths of the gospel has deteriorated into a perplexing doctrine that many Christians would prefer to argue was an incomplete work of our Savior rather than one that is actually "finished" (John 19:30).

Why the confusion on something so elementary and crucial to our salvation? Your enemy, the father of lies, does not want you to know and believe that you have been forgiven, once-and-for-all. Since he cannot alter your eternal destiny if you are in Christ, then he will do all he can to deceive you into thinking that your behavior is to be the primary focus of your life."

Grace and works...

"Throughout the pages of the Bible we are constantly reminded of the great contrast between grace and works, and the great gulf that exists between the Gospel of grace and gospels which allow room for a man to boast. We see that the work of God is always contradistinguished with the works of man. In no verse of Scripture will you find the work of man coupled with the grace of God as that which either gets a man saved or which keeps a man saved. Far from being co-conspirators in the salvation of man, the Word of God teaches that grace and works immediately cancel out one another any time one attempts to bring them together in partnership. The words ‘grace’ and ‘works’ are used as mutually exclusive terms in the Bible. Anything outside of that which God has done in the salvation of man is said to be that which nullifies or frustrates the grace of God."

Sunday, August 10, 2008


“When we learn about grace we learn what life is all about. We learn about who we are. But more importantly we learn about who God is, what the gospel is and our relationship with Him. We enter into a dimension of life we never dreamed possible. Nothing is changed and yet everything is changed. Grace is not just getting what you don't deserve. Grace is getting the opposite of what you deserve. Grace is not just another doctrine. Grace is the way God relates to us. Grace is the gospel as the bible says (Acts 20:24). What is grace?

1. Grace is knowing that there is no more guilt, condemnation and punishment (Rom, 8:2).
2. Grace is knowing that God loves me and accepts me just the way I am not because of what I do, but because of the cross (Rom. 5:5-8).
3. Grace is knowing that Satan was defeated at the cross and has no power over me and the only weapon he has is the lie. (Col. 2:15).
4. Grace is knowing that because I died to the law and have been released from it (Rom. 7:4,6), I don't have to live up to anyone's standards.
5. Grace is knowing that I am not under law but under grace (Rom. 6:14) and that Christ is the end of the law (Rom. 10:4), it is not up to me to live the Christian life, but to trust Christ in me to do it (Gal. 2:20).
6. Grace is knowing that there is nothing I can do to make God love me more and nothing I could do to make him love me less (Rom. 8:39).
7. Grace is knowing that Jesus said that all who come to Him will find that the Christian life is easy and their burden is light (Matt. 11:28-30).
8. Grace is knowing that it is not up to me to do or die or strive and strain, but to believe that He will do it all for me (1 Thess. 5:24).
9. Grace is knowing that my sin and failure cannot overcome the grace of God (contrary to popular belief) (Rom. 5:20,21).
10. Grace is knowing that no matter what I do or how I mess up, God is going to love me through all eternity (Rom. 11:6; 1 John 3:1; 1 John 4:6).
11. Grace is knowing that I have all I need because Christ is in me and I am in Him and He is in the Father (John 14:20).
12. Grace is knowing that freedom is my birthright as a child of God and not something I have to attain (Gal. 5:1; John 8:32,36).
13. Grace is knowing that I am dead to sin and alive to God because of what God has done and nothing that I do (Rom. 6:4-7).
14. Grace is knowing that I am righteous because God has placed me in Christ and not because of anything I do (I Cor. 1:30; 2 Cor. 5:21).
15. Grace is knowing that I have died to the world, it's customs, ways, values and people's demands and expectations of me (Gal. 6:13).
16. Grace is knowing that the important thing is not what I do or don't do, but faith in what God has done and who I am in Christ (Gal. 6:5,14).
17. Grace is knowing that I am secure in Christ, that I do not have to fear any person and that He will never leave me or forsake me (Heb. 13:5,6).
18. Grace is knowing that Christ is my life; that my life is hidden in Him and I have everything I need for life and godliness (Col. 3:3,4; 2 Pet. 1:3).
19. Grace is knowing that victory is not something to work for, but it has already been given to me (1 Cor. 15:56; Eph.2:6; Eph 1:19-21).

We have just waded into the vast, limitless ocean of God's grace. The list is endless and we will spend the rest of eternity adding to our list.”

Mike Quarles

Friday, August 8, 2008

Open the eyes of my heart Lord....

“As the Gospel is the Good News of salvation and salvation is, and can only be, by the grace of God, it stands to biblical reason that the Gospel of God is made up of the doctrines, or teachings, which define what God has done through that grace by which He saves. God has promised to save His people from their sins, and the Gospel of the grace of God explains how He does it. To believe anything different, to believe in anything that falls short of the whole Gospel of the whole grace of God, is to believe in that which is NOT the Gospel of God.”

The New Testament contains 155 references to Grace. 130 of them come from the pen of Paul. The word "grace", opens, closes and dominates every letter he wrote. Grace is what he teaches ...... so why don't people in todays church see it?

I guess they just dont want to...

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Law vs Grace

"...because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law..." (Rom. 9:32). "He bore record to the fact that the Jews had a zeal of God but that their zeal was not according to the right knowledge of God."

I find that incredibly frightening, that a Christian, yes a Christian, a born again Christian can be zealous for God but not have the right knowledge of God...but surely Craig it doesnt matter God will still bless that man etc....sure, but it also says God cannot be mocked, a man reaps what he sows...if he sows to the flesh ie to that which is works based even though he is zealous it counts for him nothing, squat, nada as a matter of fact it brings him DEATH.....but a man who sows to the Spirit ie that which is of Grace (proper knowledge of Gods way) then he reaps see he is zealous but understands grace, Gods way.....


: works of the law/flesh/carnal/human tradition/mans way = DEATH
and conversly: by faith/grace/Gods way/Spirit/heavenly = LIFE

Wednesday, August 6, 2008


"Professing Christendom is like an ocean whose tide flows away from the shore of grace. Watch out for the undertow. It will take you right out to sea. To continue in your experience of God's grace, you must resist the tide. Don't let anything pull you away from God's glorious gospel of grace. "

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Established in His Righteousness

For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God's abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ. (Rom 5:17)

“I find this verse incredibly exciting! Those who “receive God’s abundant provision of grace and the gift of righteousness” can actually, “reign in life through Jesus Christ!” God’s rule and reign come through His grace and the gift of His righteousness. This kind of life is above the natural plane, it is the essence of life that God Himself enjoys (Greek= ZoĆ«’). The same life that raised the dead body of Jesus, lifting Him above sin and death, is infused into the person who by faith receives Christ as their life and righteousness!

Reigning in life through the gift of righteousness – this is the heritage of those who believe in Christ. Don’t settle for less. Intimidation, fear, insecurity, bondage, and the like are not part of God’s plan for you any longer. This isn’t pie-in-the-sky triumphalism. In this world we do face many trials, hardships, and tragedies. But the life from above overcomes it all. This is triumphant life now, even in the face of the worst circumstances.

Consider this awesome promise from the book of Isaiah:

In righteousness you will be established; you will be far from oppression, for you will not fear; And from terror, for it will not come near you. (Isa 54:13)

Getting established in God’s kind of righteousness takes the believer to an entirely new level of living. To be established in something means to be firmly grounded and rooted in it. You must fill yourself with the truth of God’s grace (acceptance) and the gift of righteousness.”

Dane Gresset (italics mine)

Saturday, August 2, 2008

The bottom line.......

"Jesus reveals to us who God has always been. God has always suffered with those who suffer, God has always intimately known our condition. God has always been close to the broken-hearted. The cross does not change God at all, but it demonstrates very vividly who God is and always was. It shows us his shocking nearness, his scandalous love for us. It is a window to heaven that gives us a glimpse of God's radical love sacrificing for us and conquering death. It is a vision of grace in action. If you want to know what God is like, then look at the human Jesus. Watch him as he kneels beside the empty faces and touches the broken, watch as he himself is broken. See the man dragging a half ton cross through spit and mud, and stick your fingers in the scars on his hands. That is what God is like. God was on that cross."

A progression of sorts....

To have real agape love there needs to be true unity, for true unity there needs to be true freedom, for true freedom there NEEDS to be an understanding (and emphasis) of true acceptance grace, for true acceptance grace to be prached there must be no controlling legalistc spirits....SO....if there are controling legalistc spirits, there won't be acceptance grace preached, emphasised or really understood, if acceptance grace is not preached there will be no true love if there is no true love there is no true unity...

  • agape love > true biblical unity > true freedom > emphasis of acceptance grace > no controling legalistic spirit.
  • controling legalistic spirit > no acceptance grace emphasis > no true freedom > no true unity but conformity > no agape love
and various degrees thereof......

Friday, August 1, 2008

7 Principles of grace

Romans 3:21-25 :21But now the righteousness of God (1)apart from the law is revealed, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets, 22even the righteousness of God, (2)through faith in Jesus Christ, to all and on (3)all who believe. For there is no difference; 23for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 (4)being justified (5)freely by His Grace (6) through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 25whom God set forth (7) [as] a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed,

Wayne Duncan, South Africa