The Attack On Grace

Dan Corner

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The Battle Over Grace

The biblical term grace has been distorted from different fronts, which has lethally confused the issue of salvation itself. Since a Christian is saved by grace (Eph. 2:8,9), to change what grace is or how to get it, is an assault on how to become saved.

Unwittingly, even the utility companies have gotten involved with their so-called grace period, when one doesn't pay his bill on time. Along with all the religious attacks, that have also aided in the ongoing fallacious misunderstanding that grace is unmerited favor instead of favor, as the Greek word charis actually means.

Grace Is Not Unmerited Favor

If grace was unmerited favor, then everyone would get saving grace, which is surely not true for the proud and unbelieving. It take humility to get God's grace, while the proud are opposed by God (1 Pet. 5:5). It also takes faith in Jesus Christ to get in grace (Rom. 5:2), but that same faith can afterwards cease to exist (Lk. 8:13; 1 Tim. 1:19; 2 Tim. 2:18; Rom. 11:20-23). If it were not necessary to have a submissive faith in the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation by grace, then Universalism would be true, which is impossible, based on scripture (Mt. 13:41,42; 25:46; 2 Pet. 3:9; Jude 7; etc.).

The grace changers (Jude 4), more commonly known as the eternal security teachers, have also equated their fallacious doctrine to grace, and thereby automatically attempt to discount all opposing views as something else, such as a work's salvation, legalism or cult. Also, their once in grace always in grace belief is demolished by Gal. 5:2-4, which shows a Christian can fall from grace to the place where Christ is of no value at all -- meaning he no longer has salvation.

Catholicism

From a totally different angle, Catholicism attacks grace by teaching Mary is the mediatrix and dispenser of all grace. They teach to Jesus through Mary -- meaning we get to Jesus by first going to Mary. In contrast, Jesus taught us to come to him directly (Mt. 11:28; Jn. 5:40; 7:37; etc.). The Catholic view is also disproved with the repentant thief who bypassed Mary at the foot of the cross and successfully went to Jesus and was saved (Lk. 23:42,43).

This Is The Mary Fantasyland Poem

Catholicism also teaches grace comes through their sacraments with babies gets born again at infant baptism. If that were true then infants, who can't repent or have faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, would get saving grace, which is impossible. The bible definitely doesn't teach infant baptism.

The result of this ongoing attack on grace, and how to receive it, has resulted in many being lethally deceived, frustrations and even the holy image of Christians being smeared. In reality, God's grace teaches us to say "No" to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age (Titus 2:12). True grace does not allow for wickedness, while the gospel itself includes a conditional security for the believer in Christ (1 Cor. 15:2; Col. 1:23).

The counterfeit grace has led to a bogus Christian image allowing for Christian drunks, adulterers, thieves, liars, etc. with no one living holy and obediently, as Christians do (Lk. 8:21; Phil. 2:12; Heb. 5:9; 1 John 2:3,4; etc.). The prevalent counterfeit grace teachings have produced counterfeit Christians. Remember, God is not holding and keeping Christians to the place where we can't turn away and die spiritually (Rom. 8:12; James 1:14,15; 5:19,20; etc.) -- getting back on the road to hell again, as has happened to many.

This Is Why Eternal Security Teachers Are DANGEROUS

True salvation by grace includes humble repentance (turning from sin) and a submissive faith in the Lord Jesus Christ to the place of following, serving and obeying him. Salvation is gained without Mary, water baptism and is not unmerited favor. We have eternal life as long as we have Jesus (1 Jn. 5:12,13), which can change (Mt. 10:33; Jn. 15:1-6; Rom. 11:20-22; Rev. 3:16; etc.).

Jesus taught make every effort to enter through the narrow door (Luke 13:24), while the distortions say make no effort because that is works and legalism. Obedience is not legalism, according to grace.

To actually enter Paradise to finally be saved by grace (or to continue to believe on Jesus) we must:

Understand From Initial to Final Salvation

Consult the book, The Believer's Conditional Security: Eternal Security Refuted and / or The Myth of Eternal Security for much more.

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