GraceThey say that love is blind. Perhaps it would be better to say that love ignores the challenges and difficulties of a relationship with the opposite sex. A line of thought that ignores evidences will reach wrong conclusions, which will lead in turn to great disappointments.

Some think about God’s grace as others consider love, as the blanket solution:

What shall we say then? Are we to remain in sin so that grace may increase? Absolutely not! How can we who died to sin still live in it?
Romans 6:1-2 NET

Paul wants to avoid someone thinking that sinning more means more grace. Goodspeed translates it, “Then what shall we conclude?” Shall we transgress God’s law so that he may have more opportunity to extend forgiveness? This logic doesn’t follow, especially in light of our baptism, in which we died to sin. (Read the following verses.)

To die to sin means to be separated from it and to have no more relation to it. This way, to live in sin doesn’t make sense.

The teaching of the gospel and the Christian’s experience (in this case, immersion) always confirm the truth and expose false doctrine which opens the door to sin.

But it’s necessary to think a little, instead of proclaiming grace, as the so-called progressives do today, as the cover for licentiousness and the cape for immorality. For this is their argument, one which the apostle proved false a long time ago.

 

2 thoughts on “Absurd conclusions among us

  1. Randal, I’m not sure that I know of anyone who claims that grace covers licentiousness or immorality. I’m quite sure I haven’t heard anyone make that argument, other than Paul when he shoots it down, as you rightly point out. Who have you heard that holds that position?

  2. Hi, Emmett, progressives don’t call it licentiousness or immorality, since they rename it, but one example would be the teaching that one can remain in an adulterous situation after baptism, as if immersion changed sin into a relationship that God approved of. Going outside the brotherhood, there are those who teach, as a part of eternal security, that regardless of one’s sins, God will save.

What do you think?

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