Have you ever noticed the difference in the New Testament between "peace with God," and the "peace of God"? One is like stone, and the other is like the ocean. One deals with justification, while the other deals with sanctification.
The apostle Paul explained "our position" as Christians and "our standing" in Christ: "Since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand." (Romans 5:1,2)In other words, the relationship has been established. It is solid. We don't move in and out of it depending upon how closely we walk with the Lord hour by hour. The connection is rooted in Christ and therefore constant, just like a child's relationship in the family. Even at those times when the child is misbehaving, the relationship between parent and child is still locked in place. It is set in stone....Read more at CHRISTIAN POST
Thursday, January 28, 2016 11:34:00 AM