Perhaps the Biggest Problem Facing the Church Is…

Contrary to what some Christians today would have you believe, the biggest problem facing the church today is not “cheap grace” but “cheap Law” – the idea that God accepts anything less than perfect righteousness.

– Tchividian, Tullian; One Way Love: Inexhaustible Grace for an Exhausted World; David Cook Publishers; copyright 2013; Kindle Edition; Location 990

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Your Perspective on the Law Matters

A low view of law always produces legalism; a high view of law makes a person a seeker after grace.

– J. Graham Machen

as quoted by Tchividian, Tullian; One Way Love: Inexhaustible Grace for an Exhausted World; David Cook Publishers; copyright 2013; Kindle Edition; Location 990

It Shows Us What Godliness Is, But It Cannot Make Us Godly

We make a big mistake when we conclude that the law is the answer to bad behavior.  In fact, the law alone stirs up more of such behavior.  People get worse, not better, when you lay down the law.  This isn’t to say the Spirit doesn’t use both God’s Law and God’s Gospel in our lives and for our good.  But the Law and the Gospel do very different things.  The Law reveals sin but is powerless to remove it.  It points to righteousness but can’t produce it.  It shows us what godliness is, but cannot make us godly.

– Tchividian, Tullian; One Way Love: Inexhaustible Grace for an Exhausted World; David Cook Publishers; copyright 2013; Kindle Edition; Location 933

The Difference Between Grace and Law

Children will run from law, and they’ll run from grace.  The ones who run from law never come back.  But the ones who run from grace always come back.  Grace draws its own back home.

– Steve Brown

as quoted by Tchividian, Tullian; One Way Love: Inexhaustible Grace for an Exhausted World; David Cook Publishers; copyright 2013; Kindle Edition; Location 506