The Apostle Peter, in his first letter, in summing up all he said in the letter, said “…this is the true grace of God wherein ye stand,” 1 Peter 5:12. There is a true grace of God which the New Testament teaches. If there’s a true grace, there must be a false grace. If there’s a true teaching of grace, there must be a false teaching of grace. There is a true grace that produces a holy, godly life, and there is a perverted, twisted, greasy grace that produces license to do as you please and serve yourself.
Grace that promotes license is not grace but LASCIVIOUSNESS and a false grace, “For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ Jude 4.”
Grace doesn’t mean a license to do as one pleases. Lasciviousness is the total lack of self restraint that has no feeling of shame and no restraint from impurity. Grace also doesn’t mean defiance for or disregard for God’s moral standards, which is called LAWLESSNESS, “Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law 1 John 3:4.”
True grace teaches us how to live soberly, godly, righteously while denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, “For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world Titus 2:11, 12.” Any teaching on grace that produces slackness, looseness, ungodly, unrestrained living is a perversion of true grace. True grace never promotes unrestrained careless liberty or LICENSE but loving service, “For brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another Galatians 5:13.” God’s grace frees us to serve not to sin.