Faith without Grace
Lies has many faces.
Their father, the devil, knows that repeated lies often end up resembling the truth. A half-truth hides a half-lie.
For this reason, he has taken advantage of the teachings about the Grace of God and embedded the idea of how easy it is to achieve Salvation.
…by grace you have been saved… Ephesians 2.5
It’s as if the grace of God excludes the discipline (righteousness) of the Kingdom of God.
It’s as if I believed and confessed, “Now that I am in grace, I can enjoy the world without fear of losing my Salvation.”
It’s as if my Salvation were guaranteed on account of the Grace of God.
Does the grace of God permit us to live a Christian life free from the justice, mercy and faith of the Kingdom of God?
Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faith. These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone. Matthew 23.23
Does the Grace of God allow us to live a Christian life free to enjoy the works of the flesh? Galatians 5.19
Free to deny turning the other cheek? Matthew 5.39
Free to deny forgiveness? Matthew 6.15
Free from having to deny yourself? Matthew 16.24
Free from having to carry the cross? Matthew 16.24
Free from having to accept insults, persecutions, and lies? Matthew 5.11
This is, free to walk down the easy path and enter through the wide and broad gate? Matthew 7.13