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Choices

Living under grace means that we can sin if we so choose. We are free to make foolish choices. ‘Is he saying that since grace covers all sins, I can go out and sin if that’s what I want to do?’ Yes, that’s exactly what I’m saying… Yes, you can sin. However, when you understand your identity in Christ, you don’t want to sin.

Steve McVey

“Wait just a minute! You’re going to give people a license to sin!”

That would be the typical response. It’s understandable. It’s rational. But, God and the grace He gives are not understandable or rational.

Think about it this way, once my wife has declared her undying love for me how could I turn and say “Thanks, now I’m going to go out do whatever I want.”. That doesn’t make sense either. The proper response would be spending everyday telling her how much I love her. Now, this isn’t a perfect example, I don’t know that there is one. But I think it helps prove the point.

Those born from God don’t practice sin because God’s DNA remains in them. They can’t sin because they are born from God.

1 John 3:9 CEB

So, according to this verse, if you wanted to sin you’d have to become someone else or forget who you are to do it. Let’s not have an identity crisis going on.

Included

Mankind’s inclusion in the finished work of Christ doesn’t mean that everybody has received it or is experiencing the benefits of it now or will necessarily experience the benefits of it when they die. The gospel message, however, is that we all are included in Him and what He has done on our behalf. Accept it and be blessed. Reject it to your own peril. The work of God in Jesus through the Spirit is what it is. This gospel we proclaim isn’t a message of what can be but is the good news of what already is in Jesus Christ. We don’t bring a sales pitch to the unbelieving world. We are ambassadors for Christ, and we tell everybody, “God was in Christ reconciling you to Himself. He does not count your sins against you. You are forgiven, and He has received you. Now, receive Him.” These are the two sides to one coin. One side has been settled in eternity, and the other side settles it experientially. One side shows what has happened, and the other side shows what does happen as a person believes on Him. Some Universalists will tell you that faith is a work, but that is nonsense. Faith is the joyful acceptance of what is already true. Faith isn’t something we do but is the spontaneous explosion of an enthusiastic embracing of Jesus and what He has given us in Himself. Do I believe in the ultimate reconciliation of humanity to God? Oh, no. It’s better than that. I believe in the historical reconciliation of humanity to our loving Creator, who is also our Father. Without asking for so much as a nod of approval from us, before we were even born or could have an opinion on the matter, while we were yet helpless, sinners, enemies of God—He went and did it all.

– by Steve McVey from Beyond An Angry God

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Flip The Script

Grace revolves around what He has given us, not what we give to Him! You receive eternal life not because you gave Christ your life. You receive eternal life because He gave you His Life!
– Steve McVey

Grace is a “flip the script” from striving to resting.

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