Misconceptions about God's Grace
The most common misconception about God’s Grace probably is that the doctrine of God’s Grace leads to sin or that someone living by God’s Grace as his basis will take sin lightly or that sin then doesn’t matter because “I have Grace”. Or someone said that God’s Grace gives us the chance to take advantage.
Let’s ask ourselves, are there any scriptures that can confirm that view?
What kind of mindset do these people have that propose these points of views? Could they be the same kind of people like in the letter to the Galatians that wanted the new Christians to still adhere to the rituals of the law?
Is this coming from ones that have a real Grace-relationship with our Creator?
I’m of the opinion and the scriptures bear me witness (and C. H. Spurgeon and James Smith said it long ago), that is nothing but the flesh talking. Or someone that looks at Grace as a “thing”, something that they can touch and handle.
How could Grace save us from sin and death and then say; it’s ok, go sin some more. That doesn’t make any sense. Or someone that just got forgiven a huge debt, now they are whipping out their credit card to go on their next spending spree and go into debt all over again. Again, that doesn’t make any sense.
We were slaves to sin and Jesus came and set us free. Now we want to go and be slaves again?
Again, by the Grace of God we were born into God’s family, now we want to be like our Father.
Grace is on the opposite end of sin, so how could it lead to more sin, or say that sin is ok?
Grace causes exactly the opposite, Grace is the beginning of holiness, Grace empowers us to overcome sin, and because of Grace we are no longer under sin.
Because of God’s Grace, I’m so thankful, I do not want to do anything that hurts or offends my Lord. Grace is all consuming, takes over, and changes us from one degree of glory to another.
What then shall we say? Shall we continue in sin that Grace may abound? Let it not be! We who died to sin, how shall we still live in it? (Romans 6:1+2)
What is Paul’s reaction to the thought of sinning more? He is appalled by it, he totally rejects that kind of thinking.
For certain men slipped in stealthily, the ones having been of old written before to this judgment, ungodly ones perverting the Grace of our God into unbridled lust, and denying the only master, God, even our Lord Jesus Christ. (Jude 1:4)