NOBODY IN HIS RIGHT MIND WILL THINK THAT GOD’S GRACE TEACHES YOU TO LIVE A LAWLESS LIFE. GRACE IS A GOOD TEACHER, IT WILL NEVER TEACH YOU TO DISOBEY GOD’S LAW ALTHOUGH IN CHRIST, YOU ARE NOT “UNDER LAW”, BUT “UNDER GRACE” (NEW COVENANT).
(Tit 2:11-13) “For the Grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope—the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good. THESE, THEN, ARE THE THINGS YOU SHOULD TEACH. Encourage and rebuke with all authority. Do not let anyone despise you.
GRACE AND TRUTH CAME THROUGH JESUS CHRIST.
(John 1:17) “For the law was given through Moses, but Grace and Truth came through Jesus Christ.”
CHRIST MEDIATED A NEW COVENANT BASED ON GOD’S GRACE. THIS COVENANT OF GRACE OPERATES BY FAITH.
“The righteous shall live by faith” (Rom. 1:17)
“We live by faith, not by sight.” (2Cor 5:7)
“Without faith it is impossible to please God” (Heb 11:6)
“According to your faith it shall be done to you. (Matt 9:29)
“Fight a good fight of faith.” (1Tim 6:12)
FOR THIS REASON, UNDER THE NEW COVENANT OF GRACE, BELIEVERS ARE ADMONISHED TO FIX THEIR EYES ON JESUS, FOR HE IS THE AUTHOR AND THE FINISHER OF FAITH.
(Heb 12:2a) “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith”
IT’S ALL ABOUT JESUS!