Has GRACE...GONE-A-MUCK!

Grace Haters say that the Grace Lover's belief is extreme and is nothing other than grace gone-a-muck, meaning that Grace has reached beyond its limits and is false grace. Grace Robbers fail to understand that by its very nature GRACE is EXTREME, LIMITLESS, BOUNDLESS and when it is seems not extreme enough to reach the most vilest person alive, God causes Grace to abound making it more EXTREME!

There is no such thing as TOO MUCH GRACE!

The grace robbing religionists preach and teach...the that God's Grace is limited by their GRACE-BUTTING. Their grace-butters-gospel is a shame-and-blame game that leaves people guilt-ridden, brow-beaten and veils the Amazing Grace of our Loving Lord, stifling its empowerment, due to their tradition of taking the Old Covenant system and moving it to this side of the cross and mixing it with grace and calling it the gospel.

The Grace Haters teach that too much Grace is considered to be dangerous and is referred to it as false Grace or grace-gone-a-muck. One famous writer that the religionists revere as the man who has all the right perspective on Grace has written a book entitled "Hyper Grace"...meaning that Grace has run-a-muck...that some religionists follow who has the last word on Grace by believing him to be a direct pipeline from God to the grace-butters and grace-plusers, and has all the enlightenment from God regarding and revere him as God's Grace expert.

If we can have too much Grace then we can have too much Jesus!

Gary Deddo puts it this way.

"How does the Bible actually define grace? Answer: Jesus Christ himself is God’s grace to us. Paul’s benediction that ends 2 Corinthians refers to “the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Grace is what God freely gives us in his incarnate Son, who in turn, graciously communicates to us God’s love and restores us to fellowship with God. What Jesus does towards us reveals to us the nature and character of the Father and the Holy Spirit. Scripture tells us that Jesus bears the stamp of God’s exact character (Hebrews 1:3). It says that “he is the image of the invisible God” and that “God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him” (Colossians 1:15, 19). He who has seen him has seen the Father and if we know him we will know the Father (John 14:9, 7)."

"Jesus explains that he only does “what he sees his Father doing” (John 5:19). He tells us that only he knows the Father and he alone reveals him (Matthew 11:27). And John tells us that this Word of God, who has existed from the beginning with God, took on a human existence and has shown us “the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth.” While “the law indeed was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.” In fact, “from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.” And this Son who has existed in the heart of God from all eternity “has made him known” (John 1:14-18)."

"Jesus is God’s grace to us—revealing in word and in action that God himself is full of grace. Grace isn’t just one of the things God happens to do every now and then. Grace is who God is. God gives us his grace out of his own nature, the exact same character we meet in Jesus. He does not give out of a dependence upon us, nor does he give because we somehow obligate him to extend his good gifts to us. God gives grace because he has a giving nature. That means that God gives us his grace in Jesus Christ, freely. Paul calls grace a free gift from God in his letter to the Romans (5:15-17; 6:23 NRSV). And in his letter to the Ephesians he memorably declared: “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God — not the result of works, so that no one may boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9 NRSV)." (End quote)

All that God gives us He gives freely out of his own goodness, out of his desire to do good to all that is less than and other than himself. God’s blessings are acts of grace that have their source in God’s goodness and free giving nature. God continues to give freely of His goodness even when it meets up with resistance, rebellion and disobedience from His Grace-robbers. In response to sin, He freely gives His forgiveness and reconciliation in and through His Son’s atonement. God, who is light and in whom is no darkness, gives Himself to people freely through Jesus, by His Spirit, so that we might have abundant life (1 John 1:5; John 10:10).

Grace by its very essence is hyper...extreme? That’s because right along with God's unfailing Love there is NOWHERE Grace cannot reach. Grace is limitless and boundless because it is the empowerment of Jesus Christ, in fact Grace IS Jesus Christ. Yet somehow some religionists believe their job is to keep “people in line", often by instilling within them the fear that “falling from grace” is not to keep the religious rules and regulations and to depart form their interpretation of Grace, thus becoming unacceptable to God.

But according to Galatians 5:4 it is those who disbelieve Christ’s finished work on the cross by striving to obtain a relationship with God by doing the do's and not doing the don'ts of the Law and believing Grace has limits and boundaries are the ones that have fallen from grace. The religionist leaders who have “bewitched” them (Gal. 3:1-3) into a shame based performance gospel, have become stumbling blocks to those who would follow Christ with child-like trust.

The irony of such teaching is that the guilt and shame engendered by the mixed Gospel of Grace-plus-works, veils the power of Grace that would enable them to keep them from falling. Fear never empowers a person to live righteously. Love is the motivator that moves us to please the One who has made us righteous.

How sad that one can think one is serving Christ while robbing God’s children of the freedom Jesus died for. It happened in Paul's day as well. He wrote the church in Galatia that false brethren had infiltrated their ranks to spy on the freedom they had in Christ and bring them back into slavery under the Law.

True followers of Christ know Him by the Spirit of Truth who reveals God to them, not by the ideologies and man-made doctrines that religious denominated men have taught them.

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