1 Peter 5:12 By Silvanus, a faithful brother unto you, as I suppose, I have written briefly, exhorting, and testifying that this is the TRUE GRACE of God wherein ye stand.
The Apostle Peter in his closing remarks makes a distinction about the grace of God calling it the true grace. If there is a true grace there must also be a false grace. Thank God for His grace but any teaching on grace that promotes lasciviousness (Jude 4), lawlessness (I John 3:4), and license in the name of liberty (Galatians 5:13) is not the true grace of God. To say there are no standards under grace is just not true. True teachings of grace produce separation, holiness, and an empowered life to reach God’s high holy standards.
In true New Testament grace – Biblical principles are understood and external standards are implemented.
In legalism – Biblical principles are ignored and external standards are exalted.
In lawlessness (liberalism) – Biblical principles are forgotten and external standards are despised.
The third description seems to be where some in the Church are moving toward.