In the past several months there has been a lot written regarding grace. My goal in this article is to make clear the difference between grace, which is God’s undeserved gracious actions and gifts towards us related to our salvation in Christ, and the consequences of sin that come from numerous sources and places.
It has been said that once we as believers in Christ Jesus confess our sins that God remembers them no more (read Hebrews 8:12 and Psalm 103:12). Some have taken this to mean that we can just go on with our lives as if the sin never happened. But, the reality is, based on the severity of the sin committed (yes, some sins are worse than others according to Scripture; read John 19:11, Luke 12:47-48, 1 John 5:16-17), there are various ramifications that arise related to God’s discipline, opening a door to Satan, destroying relationships, and our own heart condition. Read More