And not rather, (as we be slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say,) Let us do evil, that good may come? whose damnation is just. (Romans 3:8 KJV)
Grace has been slandered, and that did not start today. The attack on the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ started from the very first time the Gospel itself was fully revealed through the Apostle Paul. God gave him the astonishing and liberating revelation that we are justified or made righteous before God not by works or trying to earn it but by believing in Christ.
In the verse above, Paul reveals what was already happening as He preached this gospel of grace. He was slandered as saying he is telling people to continue to sin and nothing but good will come unto them. Does this sound familiar? Are some people today using grace or the love of God as the foundation for backing up a sinful lifestyle? What about believers who slander the very Gospel of grace on these grounds that it is a license given to people to continue to sin?
The problems of the message of grace did not start today. Yet you will never know the freedom of Christianity, the glory of riches of God in Christ and the beauty of the Christian life without an understanding of the grace of God revealed in Christ. The enemy is magnifying the slander of grace to dilute and discredit the true message of the Gospel, that is, the good news to us.
What is the slander of grace as described above? How do sinners and God’s own children slander grace?
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I repeat, you will never know the joy of the Savior, the fullness of the riches in Christ and the glory of the Person and Work of Christ until grace is unveiled to you as a revelation and the way you live your daily life. I have written many articles and devotionals on grace that you will find freely available on our site patrickoben.com. Be immersed in God’s grace.
Ask the Father for an unraveling of grace in your life.
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