Monday, March 12, 2012


Affirming that God doesn’t love us on the basis of our keeping within his paths does not require us to act as though he has left us without good direction.  In church circles where the beauties of grace are passionately proclaimed, some people inevitably will worry whether a gospel emphasis opens the door to  licentiousness.  However, others will begin to wonder if it is any longer appropriate to challenge one another to be holy, or to correct anyone who does not follow Scripture’s mandates.  Grace does not forbid giving directions, promises, corrections, and warnings.  Only cruelty would forbid such help.
Bryan Chapell in Holiness by Grace, p.126

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