ARE THE UNSAVED COVERED BY GRACE? by steve finnell
Are the unsaved covered by God's grace? No, they are not.
Titus 2:11 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. (NKJV)
Grace is available to all men.
Ephesians 2:8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,(NKJV)
Ephesians 2:8 God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can't take credit for this; it is a gift from God.(NEW LIVING TRANSLATION)
TERMS FOR GOD'S GRACE
Mark 16:16 "He who believes and is baptized will be saved....(NKJV) SEE: John 3:16, Acts 2:38, Romans 10:9-10, 1 Peter 3:21, Acts 22:16
God's grace is available to all men, however, only those who are saved by meeting God's terms for pardon are covered by God's grace.
Salvation is the gift from God. Grace is the reason salvation is available.
Does God's grace cover those who pervert or deny God's requirements for salvation?
1. Some teach that baptism is not essential for salvation. Does God's grace cover that erroneous doctrine?
2. There are believers in Jesus who say that Jesus is just one of many ways to the Father. Does God's grace cover that?
3. When men teach that grace alone saves; when they assert that men have no responsibility to believe, repentant, confess Jesus, or be baptized into Christ because God chose them to be saved; will God's grace cover that?
Only the saved are covered by God's grace.
Galatians 1:6-9 .......9 As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed.(NKJV)
Are unrepentant teachers and preachers who pervert the gospel plan of salvation covered by God's grace?
If a man says, I believe that Jesus is the Son of God and my Lord and Savior, however, that belief is not essential in order for me to be saved; will that man be covered by God's grace?
If a man says, I have been baptized in water, however, baptism is not essential for my salvation; will that man be covered by God's grace?