When I was saved it was the preaching of the gospel of grace that led me to repent and receive Jesus. Coming from a “works to get to heaven” religion and twelve years of school in its education system you can understand why grace was so appealing. In this present day emphasis on grace and from being a Pastor for over thirty years of ministry, I have noticed a different attraction to the gospel of grace or teachings on grace. I have witnessed the attraction to it being because some have not overcome sin in their personal lives and are not answering the Lord’s call to His purpose for their lives. They are being drawn to the teaching on grace which gives them assurance of their salvation despite their disobedience and despite their unwillingness to lay their life down for his service.
My understanding of grace was not ongoing grace for ongoing sinning but that we would sin not and grace to equip and empower us for fruitful work. To my knowledge no member is given grace to live as they want to but as they ought to. All believers are given grace for service not for sitting Romans 12:6; Ephesians 4:6. A truth that is supposed to help us meet the standards in God’s Word seems to be twisted to say we no longer have any standards to meet. This is not the true grace of God. It is turning the grace of God into the justification to live with no restraints Jude 4. Instead of grace imparting God’s divine nature within us enabling us to fulfill the high holy standards of His moral law it is being twisted to add to the lawlessness Jesus prophesied would abound Matthew 24:12 (iniquity – anomia: without law; lawless; violation of law; illegality; not subject to law).