What is Into This Grace (ITG)? Well to answer that one must first try to define Grace.
charis: grace, kindness
Original Word: χάρις, ιτος, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Phonetic Spelling: (khar’-ece)
Short Definition: grace, favor, kindness
Definition: (a) grace, as a gift or blessing brought to man by Jesus Christ, (b) favor, (c) gratitude, thanks, (d) a favor, kindness.
What is due to grace?
– the spiritual condition of one governed by the power of divine grace, what the theologians call the ‘status gratiae‘.
The Apostle Paul starts out Romans 5 like this:
Romans 5:1-5 (ESV)
Peace with God through Faith
1Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. 2Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoiced in hope of the glory of God. 3More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, 5and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.