For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age,
(a) The grace of God has appeared. Jesus is the grace of God that offers salvation to all people.
(b) Instructing us to deny ungodliness. To those who say grace is a license to sin (e.g., Rom. 6:1), Paul offers this emphatic rebuttal. The grace of God teaches us to say no to ungodliness and sin.
Further reading: “Is grace a license to sin?”
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