Turning GOD’s Grace into Liscentiousness

Evil eye (2)Beloved, while I was making every effort to write you about our common salvation, I felt the necessity to write to you appealing that you contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all handed down to the saints.

 For certain persons have crept in unnoticed, those who were long beforehand marked out for this condemnation, ungodly persons who turn the grace of our God into licentiousness and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.  Jude 1:3-4

My heart aches for the many professing Christians who are being deceived as they follow after false teachers. Like the Israelites of old, not only do they not know GOD’s WORD (Isa 1:3-4, 1 Jhn 2:3-4), they prefer to be deceived rather than know GOD or HIS WORD (Job 21:14-15, Jer 9:3-6, 2 Tim 4:3-4).

Our Beloved LORD GOD has called us to contend earnestly for the faith or to hold fast to HIM and to HIS WORD (Deu 13:4, Prov 4:4-5, 1 Ths 5:21-22, Heb 10:23, 2 Jhn 1:6, Rev 3:11).

Twenty years ago, I first began to hear professing Christians state that JESUS did away with the law when HE came so we do not need to study the Old Testament. When I asked them to then explain Mat 5:17-20 and Rom 15:4 to me, they could not. In the last ten years, I have witnessed false teachers twisting GOD’s WORDS in Rom 16:14. They emphatically tell a crowd of captivated congregants “we are under grace we are no longer under the law!” leaving these people to believe they no longer have to deal with their sin. When I asked those holding to this “radical grace doctrine” to explain Rom 6:15, 1 Jhn 1:9 and 1 Jhn 3:4-10, they tell me I am legalistic.

Our Beloved LORD GOD’s grace means forgiveness and the power to overcome sin, it does not give license/permission to live ungodly, immoral lives. In fact our LORD warns us in Hebrews 6:4-8, Hebrews 10:26-31 and 2 Peter 2:20-22 that those who have once been set free from the defilements of the world and have experienced the salvation of our precious JESUS CHRIST, partook of HIS Holy SPIRIT, tasted HIS good WORD and then fallen away by becoming once again entangled in willful sin, their last state is worse than their first. And they will suffer the same fate as those who never knew GOD, eternal destruction (Rom 2:8, 2 Ths 1:7-8).

In conclusion when one professes to know GOD, and be a follower of JESUS CHRIST yet live unholy lives, by their deeds they deny HIM (Titus 1:16, Jude 1:4), and cause unbelievers to blaspheme HIS Holy NAME (Rom 2:17-24).

3 thoughts on “Turning GOD’s Grace into Liscentiousness

  1. Thank you for encouraging us with God’s Word. They need to read and study Romans 6.

    What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. For he that is dead is freed from sin. Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him: Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dies no more; death hath no more dominion over him. For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he lives, he lives unto God. Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God. For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid. Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness? But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you. Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness. Romans 6:1-18

    God bless us.

    1. All glory to our Beloved LORD GOD! I so love HIM and I so love HIS WORD. Romans chapter 6 is indeed a powerful message confirming HIS grace in no way justifies continuing in sin. And Romans 6:15 and Romans 6:23 succinctly addresses grace, law and the outcome of sin. Thank you so much for stopping by and your words of encouragement and our Beloved ABBA FATHER’s WORDS of eternal life. Your stopping by blessed me dearly. And I loooooved your June 1, 2015 blog concerning obedience! I was praising our Beloved LORD JESUS as I read it.

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