By George Grant
This e-book will supply young ones with biblical solutions for the cruel difficulties posed by way of poverty and the trendy welfare state. The writer, Dr. George supply, has written over twenty books on theology, hello
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Salvation is completely unearned (except by Christ), and undeserved (except to Christ). But we are not saved capriciously, for no reason and no purpose. ” Word and deed are @separable. Judgement is answered with grace. Grace is answered with charity. This is the very essence of the evangelistic message. So, Paul tells Titus he must order his fledgling ministry among the Cretans accordingly. He himself was “to be a pattern of good deeds’’’(Titus 2:7). He was to teach the people ‘to be ready for every good work” (Titus 3:1).
Famine (Ruth 1:1-6), in times of oppression (Ezekiel 34:13-14), in “ times of distress (1 Kings 19:1-8), in times of drought (1 Kings 17:1-16), and in times of war (1 Samuel 21:1-6). t& came, He came to feed. The people were staruing. So,Jesus~ed them. He fed them loaves ‘“ and fishes (John 6:1-14). And He fed them the “bread of life” (John 6:33). He, said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never h,unger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst” (John 6:35). He continued, saying, Most assur~dly, I say to you, he who believes in Me has ever- ‘ lasting life.
The faith of the Good, Samaritan became a model for the church ever after, Taking their cue from him, the faithful saints of the Gospel’s pioneer days took responsibility for the needy in iheir midst with an eagerness and effectiveness that utterly baffled’ the populace at large. Having sole access to the “bread of life” (John 6:48), they knew that if thy did not feed the masses of starving souls in their day, no one would. They were driven by a holy compulsion. Luke tells us of the liberality of the Jerusalem churih, led by the remarkably charitable Barnabas.