The word of cheap grace has ruined more Christians than any commandment about works…
For integrity’s sake someone has to speak up for those among us who confess that cheap grace has made them give up following Christ, and that ceasing to follow Christ has made them lose the knowledge of costly grace. Because we cannot deny that we no longer stand in true discipleship to Christ, while being members of a true-believing church with a pure doctrine of grace, but are no longer members of a church which follows Christ, we therefore have to try to understand grace and discipleship again in correct relationship to each other.
What then are we to say? Should we continue to sin in order that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin go on living in it? Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? Therefore we have been buried with him by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead to the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life. Romans 6:1-4
Restore us, O Lord God of hosts;
let your face shine, that we may be saved. Psalm 80:19
Pray for the church, and for all Christians, that they may not succumb to the lure of cheap grace.
Lord Jesus Christ, I would follow you, no matter what the cost; lead me in the way of true discipleship.