Excerpt From Terry Virgo’s, “God’s Lavish Grace”, And My Thoughts

“The true preaching of the gospel of salvation by grace alone always leads to the possibility of this charge being brought against it. There is no better test to whether a man is really preaching the New Testament gospel of salvation than this, that some people might misunderstand it and misinterpret it to mean that it really amounts to this, that because you are saved by grace alone it does not matter at all what you do; you can go on sinning as much as you like because it will redound all the more to the glory of grace. That is a very good test of the gospel preaching. If my preaching and presentation of the gospel of salvation does not expose to it the misunderstanding then it is not the gospel. If a man preaches justification by works, no one would ever raise this question.” (D Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Romans: The New Man, An Exposition of Chapter 6, Banner of Truth Trust, 1972) -Excerpt From Terry Virgo’s, “God’s Lavish Grace”.

While this may be very controversial to most, I would have to agree with this statement. I do not believe that God’s trueness of grace leads to sin increasing, but I do think that the question being asked is a very good basis for true Grace being preached to the Body. After all, God’s Grace, in the person of Christ Jesus, is altogether “too good to be true”! That’s why it’s called grace (unmerited, unearned, undeserved favor)!

In conclusion; when you are teaching about grace to those around you, and the question arises, “Does God’s grace mean we can go on sinning?”, you’re on the right track! Just make sure you have the Biblical truth to refute the question after its being asked! (Romans 6:1)

Prayer Time!:

Jesus, guide me in Your divine wisdom to teach those around me, who need Your abundant life, about who You are and what You’ve done for us, Your Beloved. Thank you, Holy Spirit for teaching us during our time in the Word about God’s goodness, love, mercy and amazing grace. I ask for continued revelations of His grace and everything therein! In Jesus’ precious Name. Amen.

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2 thoughts on “Excerpt From Terry Virgo’s, “God’s Lavish Grace”, And My Thoughts

  1. Pingback: My Indoctrination to Salvation – A Much Needed Grace « Darrell Creswell

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