Rom.6:15 – What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? May it never be!
I have come to the conclusion that social media is the judgement of God on this generation. You might wonder why on earth I would say something like that. It’s really quite simple. Social media is the great equalizer. Anyone can have the mic and say whatever pops into their head. I am shocked at all the live preaching services that have erupted in the last couple of years on social media. The theology being preached would be quite humorous if it wasn’t so dangerous. One of the favorites is the “grace message”. You know, just like what Paul referred to in today’s verse. “Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace?” Sounds shockingly familiar. Grace has been dragged through the mud to allow for Christians to live like all of the others in our godless society.
What is this grace that Paul was so adamant about? Didn’t Paul say that Christ justifies the ungodly (Romans 4:5)? Absolutely. Everything we have ever done is absolutely done away with by the death of Christ. But this grace never stops there. We are not only forgiven we are changed. We have been born again. Yes, there is more than forgiveness purchased by the cross. The cross leads to the resurrection that brings us into a whole new way of life.
It’s amazing to me that the proponents of this new so called grace message actually think it is new. Paul was obviously dealing with it in his day, Augustine wrote volumes about it in the 400’s, Luther even gave it a name. He called it antinomianism. The preachers of this new grace message have actually just fallen into an age old cesspool. Just another reason to let your flesh take over.
Now let’s get to the good news. Grace is much more powerful than sin. The sinful tendencies that reign in the hearts of the lost and try to creep back into a believer’s life are no match for God’s grace. God’s grace is the luring pull upon our hearts to become captured and overcome by the love of God. The love of God is so much sweeter than the foolish pleasures of sin. When you fall prey to the Master’s love, leaving behind the old vices are not that hard. Shall we sin because we are not under the law but under grace? To those that have drunk from the cup of grace the question doesn’t even make sense. Drink from the cesspool or from the bubbling springs of living water? What a choice!!!