Romans 6:14 (NKJV)
“For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.”
Not under the law, but it’s still wrong to tell a lie.
Not under the law, but it’s still wrong to hate someone. In fact. It’s murder.
Not under the law, it’s still wrong to murder someone.
Not under the law, but it’s still wrong to steal.
Not under the law, but it’s still wrong to take the name of the Lord in vain.
Not under the law, but it’s still wrong to commit adultery. Even to look lustfully, you’ve committed adultery with her already in your heart.
Not under the law, but it’s still wrong to have other gods before the Lord.
Not under the law, but it’s still wrong to make a graven image.
Not under the law, but it’s still wrong to not keep the Sabbath, and keep it holy.
Not under the law, but it’s still wrong to covet.
Confusing. Isn’t it?
Grace doesn’t give us permission to return to the sins we love to commit in defiance of the Lord. Remember, before Christ came, Noah found grace in the eyes of God.
It takes effort to find the requirements of God for His grace.
Grace never says, “I’ve never sinned or I haven’t sinned” (see 1 John 1:3-10).
Paul said “For by grace are you saved through faith and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God not of works lest any man should boast. For we are His workmanship created in Christ Jesus unto God works, that God prepared before hand that we should walk in them.”
Most people will quote Romans 8:1-2. We’ve been freed from the law of sin and death. The law brings us the knowledge of sin. Paul said that we are no longer under a tutor or schoolmaster.
But Paul also said “Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? Certainly not. Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it?“
The purpose of grace isn’t to do away with moral law. Moral law is summed up in Romans 8:2.
“For the law of the Spirit of life has made me free from the law of sin and death.”
The law couldn’t give eternal life. The law condemns. Grace is God’s unmerited, unearned, undeserved favor exhibited in the sinless life, sacrificial death, burial, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The debt that we owed and can never be repaid by sinners, was paid for, in full, by the Lord Jesus Christ. But the Lord requires that we turn from sin and place our faith on Christ alone.
The confusion is in listening to teachers teach a kind of grace that makes sinning against God acceptable. That God looks the other way. It’s all under the blood. You’re forgiven of your past, present, and FUTURE sins?
This rejects 1 John 2:1-4, and 3:1-9.
You never hear hyper grace teachers teach Romans 6 or the entire book of 1 John. They avoid it because it reveals flaws in their teaching on “grace.” It completely debunks their baseless teachings. Remember. We’re Gentiles not having the law.
We’re saved by grace through faith, which is a gift from God.
Though we’re not under the law, but under grace, it’s still wrong to sin against God.