“Dear friends, I had been eagerly planning to write to you about the salvation we all share. But now I find that I must write about something else, urging you to defend the faith that God has entrusted once for all time to his holy people. I say this because some ungodly people have wormed their way into your churches, saying that God’s marvelous grace allows us to live immoral lives. The condemnation of such people was recorded long ago, for they have denied our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.” Jude 3-4
Yes, God’s grace is marvelous. I am who I am only by the grace of God. I am where I am only by the love and the grace of our Lord and Savior. The problem today is that Satan, as he always does, has perverted the true Gospel. His false prophets are telling people that they can be saved and not change a thing about their lives. When Jesus came into my life, I wanted to change the way I was living. The reason that I came to Jesus was because I was not at peace with my life. There was a big hole in my spirit that needed filling and the only thing that could fill it was Jesus Christ. The grace that is preached today is a cheap grace. It is a grace that costs nothing. It is sold to us as a free ticket to heaven. It tells us that we can go on sinning as much as we want. Jesus paid the price on the Cross and it is paid in full. Yes, this is true, but this cost Jesus everything. It cost Him His life. This marvelous grace will cost us everything also. “If you refuse to take up your cross and follow me, you are not worthy of being mine. If you cling to your life, you will lose it; but if you give up your life for me, you will find it.” (Matthew 10:38-39) “When Christ calls a man, He bids him come and die. There are different kinds of dying, it is true; but the essence of discipleship is contained in those word.” (Dietrich Bonhoeffer) Don’t believe the lies of Satan.