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Stacey Robbins You can’t ADD grace to the law. If the new law we’re living under isn’t ‘grace’ then, we’re still in the old legal system and the ‘reward’ and ‘punishment’ thing is eventually going to rear it’s ugly head. It’s not about adding grace to our existing theological ‘to-do’ list, it’s about living in grace. That’s a very different thing.
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Archie Rhines Much of the richness of God seems to be tough in that one can’t do it on their own. Knowledge of grace is not enough. It has to get from the head to the heart. Only God blesses us with His grace at the heart level…
This is really a pretty awesome thought. There are no shortcuts or cheaters in the area of grace. You can’t be a wicked person with knowledge of grace and expect to experience it.
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Perhaps the most powerful treatment of this is in Galatians. Paul calls those who have turned back to the Law “bewitched.” The law shows us our need for a Savior, grace is the vehicle by which we live once we accept the gift.
We MUST stay under grace in all things and at all times. Our one law we must embrace is the “Law of Love” as set forth by Jesus when the Pharisees ask Him the greatest commandment: Jesus said to him, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.” (Mt 22:37-40). Then in John 13 He said: “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.”
If we truly fulfill that one command, we do His will and fulfill all we are called to.