Grace takes care of sin, breaks its power, releases from its condemnation. But some take a lax approach to sin because of grace. After all, God is going to forgive, regardless — so they think. Such an approach comes close to the attitude that Paul anticipates when he writes about grace.
What shall we say then? Are we to remain in sin so that grace may increase?
Romans 6.1 NET
Paul uses baptism to show how saints must not sin since they died to it. It’s probably not a coincidence that progressives (their self-denomination, accurate since they progress beyond the teaching of Christ) use grace to blanket their sin while at the same time making baptism only a symbolic act.
Repentance gets short-changed, while sin gets accepted. The list of unacceptable sin gets abbreviated.
It is no coincidence that Paul talks at length in chapter 6 about obedience and being a slave of righteousness, which leads to sanctification and eternal life. For grace that does not talk obedience is no grace at all.
Father, may I never wink at sin, nor use grace to justify my transgression.
Hold this thought: Dead to sin, how can I fail to close / Its door, to open the fount from whence grace flows?