Doctrine of the Application of Redemption

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Dave Planer Professor McAlack The Doctrine of the Application of Redemption Common Grace Common grace is “the grace of God by which he gives people innumerable blessings that are not part of salvation.” When we sin, we deserve death, followed by eternal damnation from God, suffering his wrath. It is God’s common grace that allows us to live and breathe. Every breath we take is a gift from God, and every living, breathing thing that has any aesthetic value is purely an allowance of God’s grace. But this does not interfere with God’s justice. Our eternal punishment is not stopped by common grace it is only postponed. Adam and Eve deserved to die and be sent to Hell when they sinned, but God was merciful and allowed them to live for a bit longer. This grace is shown in the physical, intellectual, moral, creative, societal, and religious realms. The air that we breathe is part of His grace in the physical realm. God applies this goodness to both believers and nonbelievers (Matt. 5:44-45). The fact that we are not
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course THE 100 taught by Professor Mcalack during the Spring '08 term at Philadelphia Biblical.

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