The following articles are related to the topic of LAW AND GRACE

Are We Under Law or Grace?

Why do some insist that Christians are under law today? We are not under law, but grace. The law came by Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus (Jn. 1:17). We must respectfully point out that the question recorded above reflects a serious misunderstanding of the nature of both law and grace. And it misrepresents the nature of the ... read more »

John Calvin and Grace

One of the most influential religious figures of the last millennium was John Calvin of Switzerland. Calvin was born in 1509. At the age of fourteen, he went to Paris to study the classics. He was so austere that his fellow students nicknamed him "The Accusative Case." In 1529, he commenced the study of civil law. Presently, though, Calvin became ... read more »

Galatians 5:4 – Fallen from Grace

Those who have been influenced by the dogma of John Calvin believe that a child of God can never apostatize to the point of being lost. Dr. Charles Stanley, in his book Eternal Security-Can You Be Sure?, devotes an entire chapter to Galatians 5:4. He desperately wants to negate its impact on the once-saved, always-saved doctrine. Stanley suggests that all ... read more »

Seven “Laws” to Pray By

Prayer comes very close to being a basic human instinct. When one is in a life-threatening danger, the inclination is to pray. When the sorrows of human existence come crashing in and the heart is crushed under the burden, one can scarcely restrain himself from calling out for help - even when no discernable person is present. When one is ... read more »

Is Christian Worship Regulated by New Testament Law?

A recent article from a gentleman affiliated with the Independent Christian Church contends that the New Testament is not a "set of laws" to which the Christian is obligated. He argues that the essence of the New Testament is love and grace, and "love is not law" and "grace is not law." One of the conclusions our friend draws, therefore, ... read more »

Did the Law of Moses Continue until A.D. 70?

A man argues that the law of Moses was binding until Jerusalem was destroyed by the Romans in A.D. 70. One of the passages used to support his position is 2 Corinthians 3:11, which states that the law "is passing away" (NKJB). Therefore, it had not yet been removed. What are we to make of this? The gentleman is a ... read more »

2 Timothy 1:13 – The Pattern of Sound Words

Man has ever sought to be free of divine restraint. In the early days of the church, a philosophy known as antinomianism was prevalent. It was the ideology that argued: "We are not under law." The concept is not dead even today. There are some, even in the church of the Lord, who allege that we are under grace - ... read more »

The Righteousness of God Revealed

The book of Romans is magnificent in that it reveals so many aspects of the "righteousness of God" (1:16-17). In this discussion, four of these will be considered. The Wrath of God While the concept of the love of God should never be minimized, it is also true that there is another element to the nature of our Creator: he ... read more »

Words Fitly Spoken

Solomon once said that, "a word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a network of silver" (Prov. 25:11). This proverb likely describes the beauty of a word spoken appropriately and at the right time. Perhaps the pithy saying could be a reminder to God's people today that their own words should be wisely chosen for the time in ... read more »

Justified by Faith

The text is thrilling beyond the human tongue to express: Being therefore justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ; through whom also we have had our access by faith into this grace wherein we stand; and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God (Romans 5:1-2). The Exegesis Bible passages brim with inspired ... read more »