False Grace

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Many in our day have fallen for a lie (false gospel) which teaches that God's "grace" makes it okay for them to willfully disbelieve and/or disobey what God says in the Bible. Nothing could be further from the truth. Grace is NOT a license to disbelieve and/or disobey what God says in the Bible.

Romans 6:1-2 ... Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? 

Romans 6:15-16 What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under graceGod forbid. Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?

The Bible does not teach that it is okay to sin because of "grace". It says that we can either yield ourselves to obedience unto righteousness or to sin unto death. Those who yield themselves to sin, get death (eternal death).

But many false teachers are teaching a "grace" which is not true Biblical grace.

Jude 1:4 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 ...

These false teachers, whom the Bible says will be condemned (go to hell), turn "grace" into lasciviousness (indulgence/licentiousness - a license to sin). They appeal to God's grace to try and excuse their sins of rejecting Biblical truth and/or disobeying God's commands. 

2 Peter 2:1, 19 ... there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies ... While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.

These false teachers promise people liberty (freedom in Christ), but the liberty they teach is not a "freedom from sin", but a "freedom to sin". The Biblical doctrine of grace teaches no such thing.

Titus 2:11-12 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;

God's grace does not give people "a license to sin" but rather teaches them to turn from it. According to the above verse, the true grace of God teaches us to deny ungodliness and live righteously in this present world. That is not a grace that gives men liberty to disbelieve and/or disobey the Bible.

The Bible is very clear that those who are truly saved will believe whatever God's word (the Bible) says and that those who will not are not saved.  

John 8:47 He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.

It is also clear in scripture that true believers will obey God by keeping His commandments and those who do not are not saved.

1 John 2:3-4 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

Matthew 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 

 So beware, for many people are teaching salvation by grace, but that grace is NOT true Biblical grace. And such a salvation is NOT true Biblical salvation.