Thanks first of all to the grace of God. The grace of God is freely given to those who believe and the righteousness of Christ is credited to him. We read in Romans 4:1-8:
1 What then shall we say was gained by Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh? 2 For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. 3 For what does the Scripture say? Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness. 4 Now to the one who works, his wages are not counted as a gift but as his due. 5 And to the one who does not work but believes in him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted as righteousness, 6 just as David also speaks of the blessing of the one to whom God counts righteousness apart from works: 7 Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, and whose sins are covered; 8 blessed is the man against whom the Lord will not count his sin.
Secondly, a big hat tip to Scott at Through The Veil for finding this incredible video that says it all.
August 1, 2008 at 1:27 am
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August 1, 2008 at 6:04 am
Barry, this video is awesome! “Grace” is one of the most difficult concepts for my high school Sunday class to get — I don’t think most of them have it yet, although I keep bringing it up for discussion and figure eventually it might sink in.
If I can’t “lift” the video to post to them, may I have the URL or code? Thank you.
Hope you’re well!
August 1, 2008 at 8:02 am
This video definitely supports God’s word in 2Co 12:9 (HCSB):
But He said, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Therefore, I will most gladly boast all the more about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may reside in me.
Good find, HB
August 1, 2008 at 8:32 am
Thanks for the comments. I will have to check out your blog site.
Keep teaching them grace. For it is the only way we have that hope of salvation. It is also by God’s grace that we can be secure in that hope. You may of course use the video. I found it via the blogger mentioned in my posting. The YouTube link is here.
Thank you for the 2 Cor. verse. I love that verse and it is so appropriate.
August 1, 2008 at 2:26 pm
While any skit/parable will fall short of the real picture of judgment, I do appreciate that Jesus is the one getting on the Scale. Of course, the element of the pain & suffering (not just Jesus perfect righteousness) is always part of the equation for us to be declared righteous. Not sure how that would play out in a skit? Thanks for sharing.
August 1, 2008 at 5:19 pm
That was a very good video. I enjoyed watching it. It makes you really step back and think. I plan on sharing this with Reece and others over here. I agree when you said the video explains it all. Thanks for posting such a wonderful blog. I like how the last guy looked a bit worried when it was his turn. Then Jesus came and that made he relax a little. It brough a smile to my face as well.
August 1, 2008 at 6:58 pm
Thanks for commenting. Did you understand that even though the last guy was a child of God it was Jesus who did the weigh in? It portrays the gospel message well. It was Jesus who paid the price and it is only by trusting in His finished work on the cross that believers can enter into heaven.