11 The apostles and the elders came together to look into this matter. After there had been much debate, Peter stood up and said to them, “Brethren, you know that in the early days God made a choice among you, that by my mouth the Gentiles would hear the word of the gospel and believe. 8 And God, who knows the heart, testified to them giving them the Holy Spirit, just as He also did to us; 9 and He made no distinction between us and them, cleansing their hearts by faith. 10 Now therefore why do you put God to the test by placing upon the neck of the disciples a yoke which neither our fathers nor we have been able to bear? 11 But we believe that we are saved through the grace of the Lord Jesus, in the same way as they also are.”
Peter stood up to speak in the middle of a debate & this debate still argue today, when did the Grace of God began. Has God always looked at His children , those who gave God, his or her heart . Peter says in verse 11, the Lord’s followers , have always been saved by Grace. Many people believe Grace, only began in New Testament. But the Holy Bible says Noah was saved by Grace;
Genesis 6:8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.
God gave Grace to Abraham and Sarah in their unbelief ;
Genesis 12:3 And I will bless those who bless you, And the one who curses you I will curse. And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.”
God gave Grace to the harlot or prostitute, when gave recognition to Him as Lord, Creator of Heaven and earth and God also grace to all the former prostitute’s household,
Joshua 6:25 How ever, Rahab the harlot and her father’s household and all she had, Joshua spared; and she has lived in the midst of Israel to this day, for she hid the messengers whom Joshua sent to spy out Jericho.
Like whose God will show Grace to your household, when they recognize how God shines in your life. When King David lusted, stolen another man’s wife , fornicated, lied and killed, God showed David mercy and grace;
2 Samuel 12:13 Then David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the Lord.” And Nathan said to David, “The Lord also has taken away your sin; you shall not die.
There are so many examples of God, not giving what we deserve in the Old and New Testament. Why do you so many people believe grace is something that has existed, in the last 2,000 years, since died for our sins. Dear brothers and sisters it is impossible for the all the children of to be saved, without God’s amazing grace. The Lord God loves you and so do I. by Samuel H
Ephesians 2:5 even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),
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