I’ve noticed a tendency in believers, myself included, to misunderstand God’s grace. This is to our own detriment. As a result, grace seems to have become a polarizing topic in recent years. On one side, people say you can’t give too much grace or people will live a life of sin. They say grace must be balanced with the law. This sounds right to our logical minds, but it is far from biblical truth. In fact, the Bible clearly says you can not mix law and grace!1
As I look around, I can’t help but feel uneasy with the state of Christianity in America. So many Christians don’t seem to be walking in the fullness of God’s purposes and promises. They have believed the gospel message and know they are going to heaven… but that’s about it. Sure, there are the standard Christian habits tacked on: read your bible, pray, go to church, etc. But beyond that, many haven’t gone much further in their faith because they haven’t been taught the fullness of the gospel message and how God intended it to transform their lives.