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19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
"Grace" is favour. The whole arrangement is one of favour, and not of claim or obligation at all. It is based on forgiveness -
"Forgiveness freely by His grace."
God was not obliged to forgive because Christ died. He required Christ to die that His righteousness might be declared, and His name exalted; and that man might be thoroughly humbled before He felt at liberty to exercise the prerogative of mercy unto eternal life. But being dead, it was of grace that He raised him, and it was of His grace that he caused repentance and remission of sins to be preached in his name to all who should submit in the broken and contrite heart in which he takes pleasure.
We are "justified freely by His grace" in the whole arrangement. Through Christ, we have access to it, in the assumption of his name in baptism, and in communion with him all through a life of faith and obedience. When we have done all, we have only obtained access to a favour. Men who talk of "claiming" eternal life as a right, have not learnt the way of God.
"By grace we are saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God."
By grace we rejoice in hope of the glory of God, to be manifested upon the earth when "the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him."
The Ambassador of the Coming Age, April 1867. p103
"The Memorial Name, exhibited in Moses' writings, is not simply a word of four letters, given to an abstraction, as men give names to their children: But a name memorial of a future manifestation of the Eternal Spirit: which manifestation will not be of One, through One only: but of One in and through ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands: that the Name covers them all; and consequently, the thousands of thousands are but One Yahweh". In Eureka, it is thus stated:...
Sis Lasius - Yahweh Elohim...
1. Belief, built on the testimony of the Prophets and apostles concerning the Christ: confession that Jesus of Nazareth is that Christ, the Son of the living God; and immersion into the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, for repentance
and remission, are part and parcel of, and necessary to, the ordinance of purification for sin, styled by Paul, the One Baptism.
2. That mere immersion is not Baptism: but that a man can not be aqueously baptized, without being immersed in water.
5. That the Deity having placed His name in His institutions, all communicable blessings flow through those institutions, of which Christian baptism is one. . . .
18. "That the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit," is equivalent to "the Name of Jesus Christ"; and expresses "the great mystery of godliness," the Deity manifested in flesh; that this manifestation was first, an individual unity, and then a multitudinous unity, in flesh and blood nature; that the individual divine unity was "justified by spirit," when Jesus was glorified: and that the multitudinous unity, consisting of all saints, will be made like Him when He shall appear in power.
Hence, when this consummation shall be complete, "THE NAME" will be the Eternal Father by spirit manifested in a multitude of immortals whom no man can number.
19. That this name exists in two states, the present and the future-which states are separated by the resurrection.
20. That the Gospel is glad tidings, inviting men and women to become constituents of this Divine Name, and therefore Heirs of the world with Abraham, on condition of believing the truth as it is in Jesus, being immersed and walking in newness of life