Friday, March 07, 2014

Cheap Grace

"Cheap grace means grace as a doctrine, a principle, a system. It means forgiveness of sins proclaimed as a general truth, the love of God taught as the Christian 'conception' of God.  An intellectual assent to that idea is held to be of itself sufficient to secure remission of sins. . .no contrition is required, still less any real desire to be delivered from sin.  Cheap grace therefore amounts to a denial of the living Word of God, in fact, a denial of the Incarnation of the Word of God.  Cheap grace means the justification of sin without the justification of the sinner.  Grace alone does everything, they say, and so everything can remain as it was before."

"Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ, living and incarnate."  

~quote from Dietrich Bonhoeffer, The Cost of Discipleship

Lord, forgive us for those times when we love our sin more than we love and value you and our redemption purchased with the blood of Christ.  

1 comment:

  1. Thank you to the lord for we must take our a cross and follow christ today again and take our the lamps to shine around us that darkness time when is no the light in alot place without Christ, but false doctrine are to desotry so much good things of God ,thanks and bless,keijo sweden