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On the Dangers of Distorting God's Grace

When the gospel is presented in anger, the grace of God and His mercy toward and love for sinners cannot be seen. When Bible teaching is characterized by to-do lists and instructions that even dictate one's emotions, there is no room for God's grace. It is suffocated by man's rules and expectations. The student sitting under this teaching is far too busy attempting to measure up; he is too consumed to even consider that, when he stumbles, there is grace. In fact, I daresay that the reaction of many individuals exposed to this type of teaching is more of a reaction of fear of man than fear of God.

What God Says About His Word

Far too many professing evangelicals today are willing to undermine and compromise the inerrant, infallible, authoritative Word of God. It simply is not popular for a man to state unabashedly that the Bible is true, that it means what it says, and that men are subject to the truths contained within it. Yet, when we consider what God says about His Word, we realize that, as Christians, it is not only our duty, but our privilege to remain faithful to this gift.

Resting in the Immutability of God

To attempt to wrap one's brain around the innumerable and magnificent attributes of our God is a feat which shall never be fully accomplished this side of glory. Yet our mighty God, the Creator and Sovereign King, has revealed Himself in His Word. And what has He revealed? His goodness, His love, His righteousness, His holiness, His faithfulness, His sovereignty, His forgiveness, His justice, His omnipotence, His omniscience, His salvation, His omnipresence, His graciousness, His perfection. The list could go on and on.

Salvation Is a Work of God

There is a difficult but marvelous truth to be found within the pages of Scripture: You, dear Christian, cannot save anyone. Nor can any sinner save himself. No matter how pithily or poetically one asks Jesus to "come into his heart," no matter how many zeroes are written on the check, no matter how piously the Lord's Table is approached, no matter how many Bible studies one participates in, no matter how many sermons one hears, no matter how many Bibles one owns, no man can bring himself to the point of salvation, nor can any man hold himself responsible for saving another. Salvation is a work of God.