Romans 5:1 “Therefore, 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.”
We have gained access by faith into Jesus’ grace.
Grace can be defined in many ways. One conservative pastor, David Reagan, says that it is God’s sufficiency or God’s fullness in the life of the believer. He likes to describe it as “God’s enoughness.” ( http://www.learnthebible.org/taxonomy/term/1422
Now, I liked that description. Generally we hear Grace defined as God’s unmerited favor. David Reagan defined God’s enoughness as God being enough for us no matter what situation we face. (http://www.learnthebible.org/what-is-grace.html)
What I don’t like is the rest of what David Reagan says.
I just read a little bit of his blog, enough to find out who he is. He doesn’t like women! Oh, I’m sure he loves women – for their purpose and role. But you can see what he thinks about women with the Question and Answer page. http://www.learnthebible.org/taxonomy/term/1422
- Can women be authors of books that men might read?
- Can women wear pants
- Can women vote
- Can women say Amen in church
God’s enoughness! God’s enoughness for who? Do men and women require a different kind of God’s enoughness? Is it for women? If that is the case, there is a lot to be desired.
Apparently God’s sufficiency or God’s fullness in the life of the believer doesn’t have to be very much for women, judged by Pastor Reagan.
Let’s reread Romans 5:1 his way: “Therefore, since we men have been justified through faith, we men have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ through whom we men have gained access by faith into this grace in which we men now stand.”
I read that the Council on Biblical Manhood and Biblical Womanhood didn’t like some new Bible that is coming out because it was not gender specific enough. Good gracious! What we find is that the whole Bible is gender specific for men, according to men like David Reagan.
Can you imagine a man ever having a Question and Answer page with questions like those above? How insulting! We are not some alien creature. We gave birth to you!