“How is the indwelling Spirit not relational?” – David Crabtree

Law and Grace

Jesus is fully Lord or not Lord at All

Without trying to sound trite, it really IS about Jesus. He is the Lord of Grace. The Holy Spirit is fully in there too as He is called the Spirit of Grace (Heb 10:29). It is also about belief and unbelief in Jesus. He is either fully capable of saving and empowering us in righteousness, or He is not. Leaning to Law to assist with righteousness means we think that Jesus is less than able, which practically means we no longer trust His abilities to comprehensively save or to rule. Sounds very much like unbelief to me!

How can we ‘balance’ Grace?

It has been said, many many times, that a “Grace only” message is dangerous and that Grace needs to balanced with appropriate use of Law and/or Truth. If we say we need to balance Grace with Law, for example, what Law do we balance it with? Do we balance Grace with the Ten Commandments? What part(s) of Law do we omit in our balancing of Grace? Let’s explore…