21 Nov 2013 by Lim Poh Ann-
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; love and faithfulness go before you (Psalm 89:14).
The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love (Psalm 103:8).
For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ (John 1:17).
Jesus told the woman caught in the act of adultery: “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more” (John 8:3-11).
Overemphasis on grace leads to the following assumptions. Do check out for yourselves whether the following premises in red are valid:
- Once we are saved, we will remain saved (OSAS, once saved always saved, eternal security). http://bit.ly/GM5Srz
- All our future sins are forgiven at conversion. http://bit.ly/18wc9Rb
- There is no need to confess sin as we merely need to rest in the imputed righteousness of Christ. http://bit.ly/19yBzuD
- We can afford to banish sin consciousness from our lives as the sin issue is a thing of the past, being settled once and for all when we believed in Jesus. http://bit.ly/GDv4QL
- Repentance is merely changing our way of thinking. http://bit.ly/15qK4KI
So let us dwell on the whole counsel of God, not half-truths. Because truth has wings.
Love and mercy are important attributes of God. But He is also a God of justice and righteousness.
WILL TRUE GRACE PLEASE STAND UP?
GRACE: CAN WE HAVE TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING?
DISAGREEING WITH GRACE
How can we be positive about disagreement?
Note: Dr Lim Poh Ann is a medical practitioner. He was the former editor of Asian Beacon magazine (December 2008 – October 2011).
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