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THE GREATNESS OF GOD (1 of 6)
Jesse M. Hendley
"Salvation Is Great-Don't Neglect It"
If you have your Bibles, turn with me to The Book of
Hebrews, chapter 1, verses 1 and 2. Here we have THE
GREATNESS OF GOD revealed unto us. It tells us that
God is speaking. God Who is Holy, is speaking to
sinful men. He wants us to know His thoughts, His
care, His love, and His offer of salvation. "God,
who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in
time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in
these last days spoken unto us by His Son." Now here
he is contrasting the Old Testament with the New. He
is contrasting law with grace. This is all the way
through the Bible. Today many people are confused.
They place themselves under law. They will tell you
that if you want to be saved and go to heaven you
must keep the Ten Commandments. (There are more than
10 in the Old Testament).
There is no way this can be done. All the Commandments
can do is kill you if you disobey them, and you do.
There isn't anyone who doesn't break one or more of
the commandments. Everyone living breaks one or more
of them daily. For instance, no one totally loves God
with all his heart (affections), soul, mind (intellect),
and strength (physical being). NO ONE. Nobody breathing
loves God totally. The best Christian does not love God
totally; breaks the commandments. All the law can do is
to condemn you when you break one and to break one is
to break them all. (James 2:10). It can't give life.
God knew that and He gave it to show us our sins and
our need of Christ. Christ moved us out of law into
grace. We are not living under the law now, we are living
under grace. John has that in John 1 where he says,
"the law was given by Moses, (to Israel never to
Gentiles) but grace and truth come by Jesus Christ."
which means that grace and truth didn't come by
Moses. It didn't come in the law. So we are not
under the ...
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