Sunday, September 11, 2011

Preaching of the Grace of God encourages people to sin?

Romans 3 : 5-8

5 “But,” some might say, “our sinfulness serves a good purpose, for it helps people see how righteous God is. Isn’t it unfair, then, for him to punish us?” (This is merely a human point of view.) 6 Of course not! If God were not entirely fair, how would he be qualified to judge the world? 7 “But,” someone might still argue, “how can God condemn me as a sinner if my dishonesty highlights his truthfulness and brings him more glory? 8 And some people even slander us by claiming that we say, “The more we sin, the better it is!” Those who say such things deserve to be condemned.

Before reading further, verse 8 follows from verse 7. 

Paul was accused of encouraging people to sin (verse 8) :  “The more we sin, the better it is!”   through his preaching.  In today's context, this type of accusation is still  leveled against grace preachers; now we use a more sophisticated term called 'antinomianism'  or lawlessness.

In fact those who come to the conclusion that grace preachers are preaching lawlessness indicates that they themselves are following this kind of wierd thinking,  as indicated  in verse 7 :  


“But,” someone might still argue, “how can God condemn me as a sinner if my dishonesty highlights his truthfulness and brings him more glory?

How can the preaching of the Grace of God encourages people to sin so that it highlights his truthfulness and brings him more glory?...this is what Paul was asking.


Related topic :
http://youarefreeindeed.blogspot.com/2011/09/his-grace-abounds-and-antinomianism.html 


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