Cheap Grace

A German pastor gave his life in opposition to what he called "Cheap Grace." This 1-minute devotion explains that cheap grace is a problem in the modern church. #BibleLoveNotes #Bible #Grace

Seventy-five years ago, Dietrich Bonhoeffer coined the phrase "cheap grace": grace without repentance and discipleship, without the cross, and without Jesus.

Cheap grace is embraced by many in our modern churches who: 
1. Stress forgiveness while neglecting repentance and obedience. 
2. Focus selfishly on health and wealth.
3. Remain silent about the holocaust of abortion and the evils of sexual immorality and materialism.

Bonhoeffer said, "Costly grace is the treasure hidden in the field; for the sake of it a man will gladly go and sell all that he has…” (See Matthew 13:44).

Because of his outspoken opposition to the slaughter of Jews, Bonhoeffer was imprisoned and executed by the Nazis.  

During this time, most people in German churches remained silent or supported Hitler. That is one reason the evil of Nazism lasted as long as it did.

Let's refuse to remain silent, dear Christians! Grace cost Christ His life. Let's give Him ours.



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A German pastor gave his life in opposition to what he called "Cheap Grace." This 1-minute devotion explains that cheap grace is a problem in the modern church. #BibleLoveNotes #Bible #Grace

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7 comments:

  1. That's a very thought-provoking quote!

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  2. Hi Gail - it is so true what you say. We are so blase and free with God's grace. It is humbling and amazing and undeserved and life giving and life saving...
    Thank you for the reminder my friend
    God bless
    Tracy

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  3. Hi Gail,
    I love that book! We reviewed it on our blog (http://www.maidservantsofchrist.com/detail.asp?DetailID=61&Return=bymonth.asp?Start=9/1/2012) a month or two ago. Bonhoeffer's focus on the real obedience is so challenging. Thanks for bring this great idea and wonderful book back into the forefront!

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  4. So interesting that you posted this today, Gail. Peter had a man drop by his office yesterday who was all about Zane Hodge's position on grace. We scratch our heads at people who call Jesus their Savior but not their Lord. Whether we accept it or not He is Lord of all. Thank you for your thoughtful posts. I often share them.

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    1. I don't know if you remember, Vicki, but I was assigned a report on Zane Hodge's theology when I was in seminary. And you are so right...it doesn't make sense at all in light of the principles in Scripture.
      Thanks for your encouragement.
      Gail

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  5. God says, "If you love me keep my commandments."

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