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Graduate from God’s Grace?

I recently read a artical and was wondering what you guys thought about it... it seems true to me what are your thoughts?

 

The erroneous idea that God’s grace is only “cookies and candy” and that there’s a deeper message of “stop your sinning” is the very core of the problem in the church today.

What the Bible actually says is that God’s Grace is the core of the Gospel and that God’s Grace is the only thing that strengthens us and enables us to say “no” to sin.

Those who think “stop sinning” is a deeper message can easily find that anywhere, in the message of John the Baptist, or in many world religions.

Of course, we Christians know that sin is bad and should be avoided. We just don’t know how to avoid sin. God’s Grace is the answer, and there is no deeper message than “the gospel of the grace of God” (Acts 20:24).

1. What is unique and awesome about Christianity is that it is God’s Grace that strengthens us: Do not be carried away by all kinds of strange teachings. It is good for our hearts to be strengthened by grace. – Hebrews 13:9

2. What is unique and awesome about Christianity is that it is God’s Grace that gives us victory over sin: For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under Grace. – Romans 6:14

3. What is unique and awesome about Christianity is that it is God’s Grace that teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age” (Titus 2:12).

4. What is unique and awesome about Christianity is that it is God’s Grace that is the very core of the whole message: But I do not consider my life of any account as dear to myself, so that I may finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify solemnly of the gospel of the grace of God. – Acts 20:24

The fact that many in the church today think a message of “Grace” and a message of “Avoiding Sin” are supposedly different messages- that right there is the core of the problem.

People are getting a lightweight understanding of God’s grace. They think Grace is merely about forgiveness and heaven; they cannot see that by God’s grace Christ lives in us and by grace He equips us for every good deed.

We never graduate from God’s grace, and there is no deeper message. The Gospel is “the gospel of the grace of God” (Acts 20:24).

 

After reading this it does make sense to me,,,so? should we really try to tone down or put limits on God’s grace? In a way, wouldn’t that actually end up hurting us?

Do we really understand or practice grace,,, How do I grasp it?....or recognize when someone is naming something that isnt grace and when its  being applied realizing that when it fails thats why...

 

WHATS GRACE ALL ABOUT?

 

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  • Eph. 2:8 "For by grace you have been saved thru faith; and that not of yourselves  it is the gift of God." (NKJV).

  • Abide in Christ by Andrew Murray is a great picture and call for us to continue on in the grace (and I would add mercy) that we were given at salvation. It IS God's grace that our sin comes to light and we can repent. It IS God's grace that He is sanctifying us, It IS God's grace that we can go deeper in our relationship with Him, It IS God's grace that we take our next breathe to able to serve Him. So much more....

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