The more a man elevates God’s grace in his mind, the less you see him working according to religion. The more you see a man working according to religion, the more clearly you see how little he knows about God’s grace.
Talking about God’s grace, to some, is summed up as easy believe-ism… The real question on the table is,
“If it is so easy, then why do so many people have a hard time just simply trusting what God has accomplished for them on the cross of calvary?”
I have heard many preachers stumble through a message about grace, but end the lesson in nothing less than an invitation to join religion. Some speakers find themselves in the book of James doing u – turns, trying to explain how religion is bad, yet attempting to justify their statements, because James talks about religion as a necessity. What a mess!!!
The answer is found in right division. I speak of grace as a sole entity of God’s operation with man today, because I know that we are in the “Dispensation of Grace.” All to often, the picture that is being pained is men operating according to instructions that God had postponed, while existing in complete unawares of what God is doing today.
Friends, the Gospel is clear for 2015… Read about it in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4…
See what to do with it in Ephesians 1:13.
Learn who you are in 2 Corinthians 5:17-21.
Learn what has happened to you in Romans 6.
Learn how you are not lacking anything in Colossians 2:10 and Ephesians 1:3.
Are you elevating God’s grace or your religion?