“For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.” Romans 6:14.
If we believe God’s grace to be lenient on sin, we have turned God’s grace into a law of man. The law of grace, just like any law, is external and doesn’t change a heart. This law of grace is rampant in the social gospel churches whose favorite Bible verse is Matthew 7:1 (I’m gonna make you go look it up). It is the feel good gospels that find no fault in the other feel good gospels, who have diluted the Gospel of Jesus Christ so much that the Truth of the Gospel of Jesus is considered legalism. Their favorite quote is “no one has it exactly right”. If this is the case, why then are we studying their teachings? Why would we not study the Bible itself? Isn’t that akin to the slot machine that promises to pay out 98%? They are telling us we are going to lose at least 2% but we continue to put our money in there. How much of the Truth of the Gospel do we lose? Why do we listen if we know there is poison in the pot?
It is not God’s grace that is lenient on sin but man’s law of grace. Once we are born again, God’s Laws are written on our heart and the Holy Spirit convicts us when we sin. I have often said and will say it again, as a Saint, we hate our sin as much as we hate the sinner’s sin. It is our faith in Jesus’ finished work that allows the Holy Spirit in us to give us power over sin (Romans 8:2).
If you are finding grace to be lenient on sin and not more strict on sin and you look around the church pews and see no victory over sin, discern the root of the grace. Is it external or internal? If you don’t know the difference, it is external. Now there is a choice to be made and it is your choice, prayerfully consider.
“The secret of the Lord is with them that fear Him; and He will shew them His Covenant.” Psalms 25:14
-Donna Clark Warren