Law vs Grace
The most important truth about "law vs grace" and why we must know this doctrine to save ourselves from deception and ultimately destruction
The debate on “law vs grace” has been ongoing in the Christian community for a long time. Christianity stands firmly on grace being God’s compassion, and therefore, keeping the law equals rejecting the sacrifice of Jesus, who brought God’s grace. If we believe in the name of Jesus, the word “Jesus”, we will be saved. Despite the long-standing beliefs, there is more to this story than Christianity teaches, and that missing knowledge means life or death.
Satan has employed the “the straw that broke the camel’s back” strategy. Yes, if you didn’t know, this is a strategy, and many evangelists of false doctrines use it. They introduce and promote many wrong interpretations of scriptures, distort valid doctrines, and create many doctrines that create an illusion of completeness, leading many into destruction. The grace doctrine falls into this category, distorted to get people to worship Satan by rejecting the commands of God, the single most crucial aspect of the scriptures and the definition of sin.
A precursor to understanding this concept, we must understand several things first:
The biblical definition of Grace
God gives us his Son
Jesus brings us to God
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The biblical definition of Grace
But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
Grace is the Hebrew חֵן. STRONGS Concordance reference H2580.
chen (khane) n-m.
1. graciousness, i.e. subjective (kindness, favor) or objective (beauty)
KJV: favour, grace(-ious), pleasant, precious, (well-)favoured.
Today, we often substitute “grace” with “favour”. Therefore, Noah found favour with God and God had compassion on him by saving his life during the great flood.
Give to the Son
John writes the words of Jesus, showing the Father gives those he has selected to his Son. Jesus also states that he came to do the will of his Father, and his Father’s will is that he should lose nothing his Father gives him and raise them on the last day.
37. All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.
38. For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.
39. And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.
40. And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.
Those whom Jesus delivers from this world are sent to him by God, exemplifying the Father's status and the Son's role. God is in charge, and his Son does his will. There is one God.
But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.
Deliver to the Father
The Son’s role, as seen earlier, is to deliver those whom God sends to him back to God. This fact indicates that those sent to Jesus need help, and Jesus is the one who cleans or brings them to a state acceptable to God. He also delivers them through the trials of this world, whose intent is to swallow them up into sin (Revelation 12:12).
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Nobody gets to God without the Son. The Son is the one who makes changes in our lives and helps us navigate the deceptions and persecutions of the world. Knowing this makes the following verse clear, explaining why the elect cannot be deceived.
For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
Jesus leads the elect, so it is impossible to deceive them. The elect are designated to be delivered to God.
Jesus & the Holy Spirit
The role of Jesus overlaps the role of the Holy Spirit (Spirit of God). This can be seen in the following passages:
Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.
But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
16. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
17. Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
18. I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.
19. Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also.
20. At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.
And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
These passages provide an interesting dilemma. 1 Corinthians 6:11 and John 14:26 refer to the Comforter (The Holy Spirit) as separate from Jesus. Meanwhile, John 14:16-20 and John 14:28 make them one. Jesus states that he will go and return, not leaving the elect comfortless.
What does it mean if the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God who formed the Son of God (Luke 1:35) through supernatural means and is one with God and the elect, the servants of God?
One often means from the same source and one in purpose. Jesus came from the Holy Spirit, who is the Spirit of God. Jesus does the will of God, his Father, and is therefore from one source and has one purpose with God. The elect, the children of God, are called gods (Psalms 82:6, John 10:34); those who do the will of God are also from one source, through the adoption (Matthew 12:49-50), and of one purpose.
8. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9. Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Our works show our faith, which is that we believe in the testimony of Jesus and understand the law can never save us, but only the Spirit of God. To be saved is a gift from God since he could have destroyed us the same way he condemned the angels who sinned to darkness awaiting judgment.
For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;
Works, obeying the voice of God is often confused with doing “the law” or “subjective good deeds” in the quest to be justified in the sight of God. There is no faith or belief in the testimony of Jesus if there is no working for God. Are we not created in Christ Jesus to produce good works (Ephesians 2:10)? If the Spirit of God dwells in us, there will be many good works glorifying God.
18. But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.” Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds.
19. You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder.
20. You foolish person, do you want evidence that faith without deeds is useless?
21. Was not our father Abraham considered righteous for what he did when he offered his son Isaac on the altar?
22. You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did.
Fear of the world and not knowing the power of God compels many from taking that step into the light.
Our works do not save us, but we cannot be saved without good works.
The works of the law do not justify us, nor do our subjective good deeds justify us; we are justified by doing the will of God wrought through his Son working directly in our lives.
Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.
The role of the helper (advocate) extends beyond Jesus dying on the cross to the full glory of God being in the world today (2 Esdras 7:112), helping us navigate the rough waters to stay on the narrow path (Matthew 7:13). Each person must account for themselves because the comforter is available to all of us. The power of God is sufficient to deliver us from this world.
God’s grace is his compassion for his servants. Additionally, his compassion caused him to grant us salvation through the sacrifice of his Son. His Son intercedes in our lives so we can understand the written word and grant us wisdom to understand the world.
Grace is God’s compassion through his Son, given to us to lead us through this world so we are not consumed by sin and ultimately brought into the presence of the Father.
The world is set against God and anyone who serves him; therefore, without a helper, none could be elected, and no servant of God would survive the onslaught.