Romans 6:14 “For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.”
Hello readers, just a short mid week blog. I recently saw something in Romans 6 that really struck me. This verse quoted above really showed to me how far contemporary Christianity and modern Christians have gotten from the Bible.
The truth is, we’ve been adrift for decades, and often when people drift, drifting is a slow and gradual process, and we may not be aware that we are drifting, but then suddenly we’ve ended up a long way from where we used to be and are supposed to be. And that’s the case here.
Because the modern Christian mentality towards God’s grace and sin is now completely opposed to what the Bible teaches. And this verse proves that, just read the verse, can you see it?
I’ve heard so many times in my life this phrase “I’m not under the law, I’m under grace” when some Christian is excusing or justifying their sin. But are you really under grace? Isn’t your sinful lifestyle indicating that you are precisely and definitively not under grace?
In this verse, the Bible clearly teaches us that we should not and do not need to sin because we are “not under the law, but under grace”. So the correct use of this phrase isn’t to justify and excuse sin, it’s correct usage is in the context of “not sinning”.
Because if you are living in sin, you are not under grace, but instead under the law because you need the law! 1 Timothy 1:9 “Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,” Woah!
But consider how the Christian psyche has changed. Watch Christian evolution in action. An evolved Bible produced evolved truths… which are lies. And don’t say that new Bibles didn’t contribute to this, because they did. Because how else can you flip the doctrine of the grace of God so upside down it has become in direct opposition to what the Bible truly teaches?
Look at this… we went from “I’m not sinning because I’m under grace” to now “I’m sinning because I’m under grace”! See the difference?
People don’t even understand what salvation is. Could you even define it? Jesus Christ’s very name means “he shall save his people from their sins”. His people. You one of his?
And when God saves us through Jesus Christ, he frees us from sin… so why would he want you going back to that life he saved you from? That’s not much of a salvation if he hasn’t saved you from anything!
When you got saved by believing on Jesus Christ, God struck the yoke of sin off your neck, he didn’t reinforce it. His grace frees you, not imprisons and seals you into sin. And nor is his grace an excuse to sin, because any excuse is now taken away… this verse makes you in fact, without excuse… because when saved, sin has no more dominion over you, meaning you do not have to sin! Excuse gone!
Nowhere does the Bible excuse or justify sin, and neither should we who are saved. Jesus came to save us from our sins, and if he’s not done and doing that in your life… he’s not doing anything in your life “For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.”
And the ironic part is, those who claim God’s grace to excuse their sin show in their lives that they are instead failing of it. Satan’s magic trick worked on them. Because if you did have God’s grace, you wouldn’t be living in sin, and definitely not excusing and justifying and rationalizing and redefining it.
Remember how we say “by God’s grace” I will do this, or do that, or not do that… it’s because we know that we need God’s grace to live the Christian life… and God’s grace gives power to obey God and walk pleasing in his sight. Only with God’s grace do you have power over sin, so God’s grace equates to victory over sin, not defeat by sin. What a sad perversion of the blessed truth of the gospel.
And just in case you’re not convinced yet… let’s seal the deal with more Bible to finish. Think about these verses sometime…
Titus 2:11 “For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,”
Titus 2:12 “Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;”
It’s really quite self explanatory. How could you argue with Bible, yet many people have moved beyond the Bible haven’t they. But nonetheless Jesus and his word remains the same, and his standard does to, and God still says “Be ye holy, for I am holy”.
So if you’re a professing Christian, living in sin while claiming “I’m not under the law, I’m under grace”, you really don’t know anything about God’s grace at all, and you’re living in opposition to the Bible and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Hi, my name is Joseph Zadow. I am a 30 y/o Bible Blogger. I was new to blogging once! God’s word is the best thing that we can be given, and once we have it and know it for ourselves it is both a privilege and responsibility to bring it to others! We are blessed to be a blessing! I am a sinner (for sure!) saved by God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ and I am a Lord Jesus Christ follower. He is faithful even though I rarely am to him. I believe the Bible is the word of God, and stake my life on it. My destination is heaven. As they say, I’m just a passin’ through this world… although most of the time it’s more like hangin’ by a thread in Jericho! I love playing sports – particularly cricket… I currently work on an orchard and a side hobby business of mine is growing vegetables etc – they are good for you! I love writing. Always happy to talk, so feel free to leave a comment. You can read more about me and my blog here – kjvbibletruth.com/about :)