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.

Pastor John Rasicci is the founder and Pastor of Word of His Grace Church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where we are building people who are building the Church. Pastor's ministry mission is to help people discover God's dream for their Life, the Local Church, and the Last Days' Harvest. With a strong emphasis on the grace of God and with a prophetic voice, Pastor John preaches and teaches in churches, conferences, and crusades both locally and throughout the world. He has produced books, tapes, and other teaching materials to empower, enable, and equip Believers with the Word of God. Pastor John is married to his wife Candy who with their three children, Krista, Joanna, John Anthony, and two son-in-laws, Matt and Doug, serve together in the ministry. After graduating from Kent State University, Pastor John pursued a career in professional baseball before accepting the call to the ministry. He and his wife, Candy, received their ministry training from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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