Is there really a “GRACE CONTROVERSY?!?

Biblically, there is really no “GRACE CONTROVERSY!”  Paul, in Romans chapters 5-7, emphatically declares that “sin reigned in death, and the strength of sin is the Law!”   It is through the ‘abundance of grace’ and of the ‘gift of righteousness’ that we will reign in life through the One, JESUS CHRIST. ( Romans 5:17)
Romans 6:1,2-  What shall we say then?  Shall we continue in sin that grace may …abound?  Certainly not!  How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it?  Three questions here:  The are basically answered in Ro. 6:6-9-  Knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin.  For he who has died has been freed from sin.  Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more.  DEATH HAS NO LONGER DOMINION OVER HIM.
 
Romans 7:4-  Therefore, my brethren, you also have become dead to the law through the body of Christ, that you may be married to another–to Him who was raised from the dead, that we should bear fruit to God.

 Since the “old man” ( old husband-the law) is dead, “the woman” (body of Christ) is freed from the Law, being married to Christ!  The only way to “Fall From Grace” is to attempt to be JUSTIFIED BY THE LAW.  (Gal. 5:4)  That is, to try through ‘physical’ requirements to please God, rather than what Gal 5:5 says, “For we through the Spirit eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.”

Then, the only way to be estranged from Christ, is to do what Jude spoke of in verse 4- For certain men have crept in unnoticed, who long ago were marked out for this condemnation, ungodly men, who turn the GRACE OF GOD INTO LEWDNESS and deny the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ.

To do this, you have to “intentionally and willfully” walk away from the “true grace” of God through Christ Jesus, who “teaches us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously and godly in this present age,…

So, seeing that the GRACE OF GOD is the “divine favor and empowerment” of the Lord Jesus Christ to overcome sin, there is really no “condemnation, compromising, and controversy” concerning this abundant grace in Christ!  You cannot separate the grace of God from the TRUTH!

John 1:16,17- And of His fullness we have all received, and GRACE UPON (for) GRACE.  For the law was given through Moses, but GRACE AND TRUTH came through Jesus Christ. 

Finally, if all true believers and sons of God, come not only to the cross but ‘through’ the cross, they will realize that they are delivered from sin and death, and no longer want to give it any place in their lives, living victoriously through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 
I. Timothy 3:16-  And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness:  God was manifested in the flesh, Justified in the Spirit, Seen by angels, Preached among the Gentiles, Believed on in the world, Received up in glory.

JB 

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