These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. -- I John 5:13
God's Gift of Eternal Life




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"The Grace Of God!"
Key Passage: Ephesians 2:1-9
By Evangelist Clifford M. Smith, Th.D.


Oh, how great, God's amazing "GRACE", truly is to all of us sinners! The definition of "Grace", is the "un-merited, un-earned and un-deserved Love of God." There are two words in the Bible, that are used to show forth God's Love(Grace and Mercy - They are exact opposites, but work together in proving God's Love). "GRACE" IS WHEN, WE GET SOMETHING, THAT WE DON'T DESERVE (Such as, receiving God's gift of eternal life through faith with the purging (sterilizing) of our sins at "Salvation" by the "Sinless Blood of Jesus Christ-The Lamb of God", making us "His Joint Heirs", "His Bride" and worshipping Him in "HEAVEN"). "MERCY", IS WHEN, WE DON'T GET SOMETHING, THAT WE DO DESERVE (Such as the eternal damnation of God in "The Lake of Fire" commonly referred to as "HELL"). The following scriptures reveal the "GRACE" of God and proves, that "NO ONE" has any "Bragging Rights", when it comes to receiving God's Gift of Eternal Life (Called "The Salvation Of The Lord"-Exodus 14:13 and Titus 2:11).

(Ephesians 1:3-6) "Blessed be the God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: according as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, to the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved."

(Ephesians 2:1-9) "And you hath quickened who were dead in trespasses and sins; wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved:) and hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast."

(Hebrews 4:14-16) "Seeing then that we have a great high priest, tht is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need."

(I Peter 1:2-5) "Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and the sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time."

In conclusion, always remember, that by the "Grace of God", eternal salvation was offered as a "gift" to all mankind (In 100% trust and acceptance of the Lord Jesus Christ, by GRACE through FAITH -Ephesians 2:8,9). When I sing the song, "Amazing Grace" (Which has become the "Gospel Anthem" of most Christians), it normally, brings tears to my eyes, because of the great "Love" of God shown on the "Cross of Calvary." AGAIN, I WANT TO THANK GOD FOR HIS MARVELOUS AND INFINITE GRACE GIVEN TO ALL MANKIND (It's up to us to accept or to reject God's Grace). As its been said, God's Grace reaches from the "Uttermost" to the "Guttermost" to bring Salvation and God's Love to mankind. You may believe, that God will never forgive you of your sins, but your wrong. If a brutal murderer on "Death-Row", can be forgiven of his sins and receive Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior, then God can forgive you(I know this personally). When Jesus was on the "Cross of Calvary", there was a thief on each side of him. One rejected and ridiculed Christ, but the other accepted Jesus as his Lord. "IT'S DECISION TIME FOR YOU -RIGHT NOW!!! "WHAT'S IT GOING TO BE? "WITH GOD OR WITHOUT GOD FOR ETERNITY?" "I SURE PRAY ,THAT YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT GOD'S GRACE FOR YOUR LIFE BEFORE IT'S EVERLASTING TOO LATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"