Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Cheap grace revisited

Am I suggesting that we are saved from the guilt of sin by grace and from the power of sin by effort? Not at all! The problem with “cheap grace” is that it does not go far enough. It fails to understand that the goal of God’s grace is noting less than Christlikeness. We want to believe God to escape the consequences of our sin, but we do not want to believe Christ to deliver us from sinning. We want to enjoy the pleasure of sin while escaping its bitter consequences.— Called to be Holy, page 5

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The whole gospel—again! We need to believe God for complete deliverance. Scripture points us in that direction, if we are willing to read it without putting on our atonement only glasses.
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