Won’t teaching grace this way create apathy and spiritual laziness? – Audio
When we realize that we were once hopeless, tied to the railroad tracks of eternal death, destined to spend eternity away from God, now the opposite is truer, because now we are the rescued. We now have hope, we are no longer condemned and nothing can separate us from the love of God. We now are the chosen Bride of Christ (Revelation 19-21). It creates a desire within us to worship God and to offer our bodies as living sacrifices.
When you were a kid and broke the rules and your parents brought the hammer down, what sort of desires did it create within you? More than likely, this created not a desire to please your parents but rather a desire to rebel further, because it prob-ably made you angry. You may have felt that your parents did not get it! Did they not see all the other things you were doing? Did they not know how hard you were trying? They may have made you feel that you never measured up or would ever be able to make them happy. So this frustrated you and possibly made you feel, “Why should I even bother?”
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