Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Christianity Is NOT "Nothing But Grace"!
Christianity is NOT "all grace, nothing but grace", used by worldly Christians as a justification for walking in sin. Titus 2:11-12 tells us that God's saving grace instructs us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires, and to live sensibly, righteously, and godly in this present age. Godliness and righteousness in the Bible are defined by moral law. That means that God has imposed moral law -- commandments, not suggestions -- over us, governing our lives. Law-keeping is not legalism. Law-keeping for saving grace is legalism; law-keeping as the expression of love for God and neighbor is Christianity. The cure for religious legalism is not religious immorality!