Someone asked me why I’m always writing about grace.
The answer is twofold:
1) Grace defines New Testament Christianity.
2) There are plenty of “Christian” writers talking about works.
I will simply never get over it–grace, that is.
And neither should you.
My deepest convictions on the state of the church today are that many of our problems stem from a basic mistrust of grace. Like religionists and moralists everywhere, we don’t understand grace.
Religious people don’t like it that God loves people so much that He gives eternal life freely to all who believe . . . with no strings attached. The reality that He gives this gift regardless of the strings attached to lives.
Strings like . . .
. . . overeating
. . . gossip
. . . materialism
. . . addictions –even coffee can be an addiction (OUCH!)
We need to be careful with the strings we attach to grace.
In our honest moments, we know deep down, that those same strings are attached to our lives.
And so does God.
That’s why He sent His Son to die for us, with no strings attached.
Being justified freely by His grace through redemption that is in Christ Jesus (Romans 3:23).
Question: Why do you think the church seems so afraid of grace?