A Little Information About Grace:
All Christians like to hear we are no longer under the law because we are under Grace. Grace is the most popular word in Christianity.
Because people like to hear about Grace so much, false teachings about Grace are wide spread. Some people teach that grace stops sin. Others use Grace as an excuse to disobey Gods 10 Commandments. The word Grace can be used in all types of ways.
For example...I can tell you to go out and do what ever makes you happy and feel good, live your life and enjoy the Grace of God.
Even though what I said sounded good and most likely would be recieved by most with a smile and Amen. The truth is this simple advice also excused sin and encouraged disobedience to God. In the bible when Jesus Christ healed or helped people. He didnt say now go and live your life and do whatever you want because you are saved by Grace. Instead Jesus said to go and sin no more or go and tell people everything the Lord has done for you.
In John 5:14 after Jesus healed the lame man He told him
Now that you are well; so stop sinning, or something even worse may happen to you.”
Using Grace to excuse sin and justify disobedience is not from God. It is a trick that Satan uses to keep people from growing in Christ.
Grace does not stop sin.
Grace does not excuse sin.
Grace does not give you permission to disobey God.
Grace is not a substitute for the 10 Commandments.
Grace is simple. It is the Word used to explain recieving something that you did nothing for and do not deserve. Gods Grace to us is the free gift of salvation,eternal life through Jesus Christ. None of us deserve eternal life. But because God loves us so much He sent Jesus Christ to save us. We didnt do anything to deserve eternal life and there is nothing we can do to earn eternal life. Its all about Gods love for us that eternal life is available for those who have faith and believe in Jesus Christ. This alone is Grace.
John 3: 16 "For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.
Jesus Christ told the people that He came to accomplish the purpose of the law.
Matthew 5: 17-19 17“Don’t misunderstand why I have come. I did not come to abolish the law of Moses or the writings of the prophets. No, I came to accomplish their purpose. 18I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not even the smallest detail of God’s law will disappear until its purpose is achieved. 19So if you ignore the least commandment and teach others to do the same, you will be called the least in the Kingdom of Heaven. But anyone who obeys God’s laws and teaches them will be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven.
The 10 Commandments tells us what sin is and was written by the very finger of God. The law of Moses was given so Man could have a way to be forgiven for sin through sin offerings as sacrifices to God. That is why Jesus said He came to acomplish the purpose of the law. Because Jesus Himself is the only perfect sacrifice. The law of Moses was accomplished after Jesus went to the cross and rose from the grave. Because of this.. Men no longer had to offer sin sacrifices or do things to earn Gods forgiveness or approval. This is why the Apostle Paul told the believers that they were no longer under the law but instead they are now under Grace. Meaning we dont have to try and earn the approval or forgiveness of God. But instead because of Grace all we have to do is repent and have faith in Jesus Christ. The key to walking in the Grace of God is the Holy Spirit. No human can live a sinless life in complete obedience to the 10 Commandments. That is why Jesus sent us the Holy Spirit. To help us live in obedience to Gods Word. The Holy Spirit leads to all truth. Once you have Jesus in your heart the Holy Spirit will guide you and teach you how to live.
Now In John 4: 23 Jesus said
“But the time is coming--indeed it's here now--when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. The Father is looking for those who will worship him that way.”
The people who worship God in Spirit and in Truth are the people who are saved by grace.
Satan wants you to believe that you dont have to obey God because you are no longer under the law. But the Bible teaches us that obedience to Jesus Christ is the highest form of worship. Obedience to Jesus is the only way to worship God in Spirit and in Truth. Being Obedient to the Word of God means putting your faith hope and love for Jesus in action. Jesus Christ Himself is the living Word of God.
John 1 1In the beginning the Word already existed The Word was with God, and the Word was God.
So dont be decieved..We are all saved by the Grace of God..But we grow and remain in Christ through our love and obedience and the power of The Holy Spirit.. It is up to you to choose God over the World.