The Grace That Keeps This World is a novel about a man named Gary Hazen who lives with his wife and two sons in the Adirondack Mountains of New York in a close-knit community. He depends on hunting and working outdoors as a means of survival to take care of his family. He has two sons whose names are Gary David, who is the oldest, and Kevin, who is the youngest. His dream is that his two young sons will follow in his footsteps, becoming avid hunters who work and live off of the land. Gary Hazen’s original dream for his two young sons does not fully become realized. Kevin goes away to college and is unsure of where his future will take him but begins to say he no longer wants to hunt because his girlfriend does not like it which causes conflict between him and his father.
For the wages of sin is death, and Jesus Christ bore the wrath of God in humanity’s place. Romans 6:23 shows that the punishment is death, and Romans 6:7 “says for when we died with Christ we were set free from the power of sin”. Going deeper into Christ dying, “how much more did God’s grace and the gift that came by grace of one man”. The gift of taking humanity place in judgment, and taking his step further by giving grace to humanity when it should have been the one being judge. The two sides of both God and humanity, Christ being righteousness of God and the righteousness of humanity. Fulfilling each part that was required, where no one in humanity could succeed. God accepts that He has received satisfaction in Christ’s righteousness. In Romans 5:18, “therefore, as one trespass led to condemnation for all men, so one act of righteousness leads to justification and life for all men”, and “everyone who believes in him is declared right with God, something the law of Moses could never do” (Acts 13:39). The Exemplar theory is saw in the Old Testament, in Micah 6:4 “I brought you out of Egypt and redeemed you from the land of slavery”. Here the Bible shows how God redeemed His people and freed them from slavery, and in Exodus 20:2 it says “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery” again this verse shows who
...o deserve death, but He died for us, that is, in our place, bearing our punishment due us because of our sin. He took our place and satisfied our punishment, and in turn we receive His healing. Through His gracious and perfect sacrifice we may accept His righteousness that is now imputed to us (Rom. 5:19).
Ephesians it also talks about that before Jesus or baptism we were dead in our transgressions and sins, but God who is rich in generosity and mercy and his great love for us brought us Jesus Christ to save us from the slavery of sin, and that now we can rise up to heaven and be saved. We are saved by faith, if we truly believe that Jesus died for us and God loves us and we confess our sins we can go to heaven, we should thank God for his generosity.
Throughout his letter to the Romans, Paul expresses clearly several times that God indeed is the cause of certain sin and hardness of heart. He also explores the concept of God's motivation in causing such infractions. In each of these instances, a central theme of sin and blindness leading to salvation is repeated. Paul uses many examples to prove the point that God, in his divine plan, uses the wicked to bring the righteous to salvation, and also bestows mercy on the righteous in order to bring the wicked to grace. The first example of this that he cites is...
...The problem we face is that we instinctively dilute the true meaning of goodness and basically chalk it up to kindness. True love that God brings is not necessarily about how kind we are to one another or an attempt to find happiness, and I believe that God showed his true goodness through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. A classic explanation for pain in the world would be that every bit of suffering in the world is directly caused by God and his punishment for our sins and disappointing actions. However, these sins and selfish acts are things that we as humans bring upon ourselves. God does not just deal with those people that are suffering, and also God does not promise that a life of Christianity is one where everything is perfect and jolly. However, God reminds us that the good things in our life on earth that give us pleasure, do not give us what we desire.
God has the power to grant a person grace regardless of the fact if they were unfit to be blessed. Both the grandmother and The Misfit were inadequate to have the opportunity of salvation because the grandmother was manipulative, selfless, and a liar while The misfit was a murderer. So, even though, the grandmother was petty and The Misfit was cruel they, together, found valuable lessons, meanings and moral good that was beyond the world of goods and means (Link 125). The grandmother gets grace at the very end because even though she was alienated, the grandmother was able to experience an epiphany which resulted in her salvation (Keil 45). The Misfit does not fully have God's blessing but seems as if though he is on the way in obtaining it. In the end everyone has the capability in receiving God's grace and are able to go to heaven.
In this talk, David Miers really focuses on the idea of grace being the most important part of Christianity. Without it, he says, we are dead and can do nothing to help ourselves and he uses a quot...
“Sin finds its remedy under the fourth fundamental Christian doctrine, the atonement, worked by Jesus Christ. The orthodox understanding of the atonement sees Christ’s death as satisfying the just wrath of God over man’s sins.” Generally speaking, God has provided a way for man to escape eternally death. It’s the way for his creation to be reconciled back to him. “When Christ died, the Trinity itself split, in order to fulfill the law while providing forgiveness to humans. The doctrine that God himself keeps the law-his own law-even at so a [sic] great a cost to himself, demonstrates his most profound commitment to the rule of law. All things considered, God in the person of Jesus Christ came to earth and obeyed the laws of God without deviation he accepted the Laws of