Why GraceWay?

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Why GraceWay?

The Apostle Paul Says, ” If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord.”
~  1 Corinthians 14:37

 

 

 

Paul’s thirteen church epistles are unique and different in character from that of the rest of the Bible. A great percentage of churches today do not move from the teachings of Christ in the four gospels and that of James, Peter and John in the general epistles. The apostle Paul is seen as a total outsider. Christians do not have the answers for the so-called contradictions between Paul’s message and that of the twelve. If we believe that “All scripture is given by inspiration of God” then we have to believe that what Paul wrote, is scripture because it was inspired by the Holy Spirit and it is the Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

 

Paul in writing to the Corinthians says;

“But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet show I unto you a more excellent way.” (1 Cor.12:31 KJV)

We know and understand that Paul was busy teaching the Corinthians about spiritual gifts and the place of those spiritual gifts within the Body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12-14).  This passage also includes the doctrine of the completion of Scripture that Paul refers to (1 Corinthians 13:10). “That which is perfect” is referring not to Christ’s Second Coming, but rather to the perfect written Word of God being completed.  Paul in writing to the Colossians says,

“Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God;” (Col 1:25 KJV)

Paul’s message became the way of God in this dispensation.  It also fulfilled the Word of God in so much that God has completed his revelation to man.  A type of the condition of the church today is found in Acts 18:24-28. The Bible says that Apollos was “mighty in the scriptures” and “he spake and taught diligently the things of the Lord”. He was preaching about Christ according to John’s message, as it was the only message he knew.  Aquila and Priscilla expounded the way of God according to Paul’s message of grace.  The same condition is found in the church today, as people do not know that God’s message for today (the doctrine of the mystery for the Body of Christ) is found in the epistles of the apostle Paul.

 

Choosing the GRACE WAY is to acknowledge that Paul is the apostle for this dispensation (the BUT NOW time) and that God’s Word is completed by what He revealed to Paul (the MYSTERY kept secret since the world began (Rom 16:25, Eph. 3:1-9)).  We also have to believe that God’s Word is perfect and without error.  If we do not believe this we will be in error and will not have the final authority of God.  God promised to preserve his Word by keeping it pure.

“The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.”(Psalm 12:6-7, KJV)

The Grace Way is a more excellent way and provides true liberty and faith for believers today. No longer would we be bound to certain books in the Bible, but we can know the whole counsel of God by rightly dividing the Word of Truth.

“For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.”  (Acts 20:27 KJV)

Failing to acknowledge that Paul is the apostle for today and that God’s Word is complete and without error (in KJV for English speaking people) will result in confusion and error.

 

For more information including audio studies on these topics, check out the Critical Issues of Grace here.

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