I am disgusted by some Christians on social media and there lack of consistency. One example is that one guy said when, I asked him a question about his understanding of grace from his post on Facebook, “Are you saying after you are saved and if you break the Law you will not suffer penalty?
His answer was, “Absolutely I am saying that. For I am not under law. I am under grace.”
My response to that is, “all the best with that thinking.”
Then he made another statement in another post saying, “The Australian Cricketers should be banned for life for cheating.”
My thought is that this seems to be hypocrisy or double standards. He had one rule for Christians and another for the Cricketers (non-Christians). This preacher should be ashamed of himself for making posts about grace and then demanding Law in another. When I pointed out the double standard he called me names. Then he went onto saying that his rule is that you cannot take a comment from one post and apply it in another. A very inconsistent and unstable approach. Every word we speak or published will be heard by God and others may read them and see this inconsistency. Our whole life will be before God.
When we make a mistake in the life there will be a penalty in the world and in eternity too. God’s rule is consistent. God is waiting for a heartfelt remorse for doing the wrong things and not a remorse for getting caught.
If there is a heartfelt remorseful repentance for doing the wrong thing; then the effect on our eternal standing will be removed by God. Of course there are those who want grace for themselves and demand Law from others. If no remorse there will be a penalty eternally.
The world thinkers will want Law and Penalty for any slip-up. The world is much more ruthless in its demands than God, but God will have the last say on eternal issues. Repentance is the core to restoration and reconciliation.
We need to share a balance of grace and judgement or people will find it hard to understand the Kingdom of God.
There is no such thing as automatic forgiveness for sin.
Jesus’ blood washes away the sin of man, but it does not wash away the law. His grace is everywhere but it is only available on request and then His mercy will flow.
Psalm 107:19-20 “Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and He saved them out of their distresses. He sent His word and healed them, and delivered them from their destruction”
The Church needs to view this.
well said Ian
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Thank you Maurie. How are you doing. Where are you living now? I will be heading back to Australia soon to live.
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