Oops, did I just step on your Hyper-Grace?

There is a new flavor of the week in the body of Christ which is touted as the Bugs Bunny pre-sweetened cool-aide according to latest revelations of the Hyper-Grace hucksters. To quote Dr. Michael Brown in his book “Hyper-Grace,” Since hyper-grace teachers believe that the moment we are saved, God pronounces all our sins forgiven-meaning, past, present, and future sins–they also believe that there is no need for us to confess our sins to God as believers or to ask for forgiveness.”

It would appear that our flavor is a little too sweet, and gone flat in view of 1 John 1:9. This progressive crowd can and does come up with all manner of new revelation that encourages the easy sleazy walk with God. Indulge me for a bit here in my concern for needs based ministry to hurting people who know they are forgiven, and know they are a new creation in Christ.

Brethren, if a man is overtaken (caught) in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted. Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:1,2 NKJV. the-good-samaritan I guess the old tent maker/repairman Paul did not believe that one could fall into temptation and sin. My take on this passage and the idea that a born again believer can sin and be overtaken by it is as follows.

To me this verse (verse one) directs qualified, spiritually equipped believers to be available to minister restoration to fellow believers who fallen aside or been trapped or bound by sin. And he who had died came out bound hand and foot with grave-clothes, and his face was wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Loose him, and let him go.” John 11:44. This Scripture illustrates the principle of restoration freeing the bound/trapped/fallen.

Following Lazarus’s being raised from the dead, he is still hampered by his grave-clothes—a man with a new lease on life, still needing release from the trappings of the past (the linen strips–grave-clothes). Note that Jesus told His disciples to “Loose him, and let him go,” entrusting the completion of the miracle He began to the care and ministry of those He assigned. In our present day Jesus still entrusts the reborn/forgiven soul to the ministry of caring disciples wherever or whenever bondage residual to an individual’s past threaten his/hers growth in the family of God.

Let’s be clear here. In our new life, forgiveness of all sin is secured instantly through justification by faith in Christ, but additional ministry is often needed to help with the breaking of old sin patterns which have created structures within that have to be destroyed by the ultimate destroyer of structures the Cross of Jesus Christ. This is a clear call to deliverance.

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  1. CornerStoneCC (@XtianNorthwest)
    Jul 21, 2014 @ 14:05:42

    I think you missed the point about Grace. We know we are sinners. God knows we are sinners yet he died to pay the ransom price for sin. Hear me on this, He died for SIN. SIN encompasses all sins committed by mankind against God starting with Adam. Through one mans sin, all have sinned. Through one mans death for sin, all can have eternal life. That is a hyper-gracious as it can get. He took our sin upon Himself so that we could be imputed with the righteousness of God. Therefore, once we come to him by grace through faith, there is no more condemnation for sin.

    Does that mean mankind will not sin again? NO, It means that when you are born again from above, there is no sin which will ever separate you from God ever again. ” there is therefore now no condemnation for sin for those who are in Christ Jesus”

    In closing. We are justified not by being found without sin, but by our faith in Jesus Christ. Of course when you look at it from God’s vantage, Its a done deal, but when you look at it through the eyes of man and the here and now, we daily struggle to submit our flesh under the provision of grace.

    The only thing stopping most people from experiencing this grace, is the idea that they have to earn it by not sinning.

    cornerstonechristianchat.com

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    • Mannyr
      Jul 24, 2014 @ 22:47:31

      Have you even read the post? It is a brief statement about hyper-grace teachers who take their pet doctrine way too far. Might I suggest you purchase Dr. Browns Book Hyper-Grace which takes great pains to expose the abuse and false teaching of grace by the hyper-grace teachers. Let me perfectly clear, we as disciples of Christ we are saved by grace Ephesians 2:5, 8,9 it is a gift it cannot be earned. What does Galatians 6:1 say about one who is saved and has fallen into sin? Pay it no heed, just go on like nothing has overtaken this one. Some people need help in areas of sin, unless you are an advocate of hyper-grace.

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