Grace Plus


Elder John P. Young

Ephesians 2:4,5: “But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)

From the time of the earliest baptism of an infant in 150 -200 A.D., to the most recent establishment of many other non-biblical practices, even while claiming biblical orthodoxy. There seems to be a constantly felt need, for something more than Sovereign Grace alone, as the motive by which God in love, quickens each of His elect, from a death in sin to life in Christ; and to does so, without any action or condition whatsoever required of the recipient of such grace.

While men, over the centuries, have added many helps to the Grace of God for eternal salvation: “Grace plus baptism, grace plus belief, grace plus acceptance, grace plus spiritual gifts, grace plus hearing or grace plus gospel perseverance:”  The only helps grace requires for it to be effectual and sufficient, are the goodness, love and mercy of a Sovereign God upon His chosen children.

If every child of God could only meditate upon the grace taught in Ezekiel 16:6; and see themselves as blessed recipients of the same grace, delivered there by the voice of God: They could see the sweet promise of being saved by grace (plus nothing); the work of God alone.