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How can one live in Grace AND the Law?

I'm no Angel

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:59 AM on Jan. 27, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • You live under grace not under law. When you walk in grace everything works out. It is by grace through faith we are saved and by His grace we are able to follow the commandments You shall love the Lord your God and the 2nd Love your name as yourself.
    By doing those two things in His Grace you follow the law but you are not under it... in bondage to it but you are free in His Grace.

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 1:13 AM on Jan. 27, 2010

  • Grace does not cancel out the law. Without grace we would all be condemned because we have all broken the law.(Romans 3:23,6:23)

    Imagine that you're pulled over for speeding and the cop lets you off with only a warning. Will you continue speeding because you escaped that ticket? Or will you be more careful to obey those traffic laws from then on?

    This is what Jesus does when we accept Him as Savior AND Lord. He frees us from the prison of sin and warns us to "sin no more lest something worse happens to you." (John 8:11; John 5:14) As Savior He frees us, as LORD we obey Him.

    Answer by Lexylex at 8:20 AM on Jan. 27, 2010

  • Apply for US citizenship - there is no separation.


    Answer by sugahmamma at 9:36 AM on Jan. 27, 2010

  • people do it all the time.


    Answer by Kattykitten at 9:53 AM on Jan. 27, 2010

  • We are under grace because we all have sinned and should go to hell. God loves us and wants us to spend eternity with Him. I believe if we truly love Him, we try our very best to live for Him and obey His laws. We should love others. (Which I find is one of the hardest to do, although it is one of the most important) To see others through God's eyes instead of our own. His grace is amazing, but I still want to obey His laws because I love Him. We do have to ask for His forgiveness when we do sin, but by His grace we are forgiven. It is so awesome, none of us deserve it!

    Answer by ChereseB at 11:19 AM on Jan. 27, 2010

  • You can't. "For if you are trying to make yourselves right with God by keeping the law, you have been cut off from Christ! You have fallen away from God's grace." Galatians 5:4

    You need to study study study the book of Galatians. We as Christians are saved by grace. The righteousness that we produce in our lives is a result of our love for God. Jesus tells us that if we abide in Him we will produce fruit (spiritual fruit). But without abiding in Him, we can do nothing (John 15). We need to abide in Him and rest in His grace, and love Him with all of our hearts. The Holy Spirit will work in our hearts to sanctify us, to bring about the TRUE holiness in our lives that is INTERNAL not just EXTERNAL. Holiness is not about following rules, because then our hearts will be far from Him. The Law and the prophets is summed up in this "Love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your mind, and with all your soul."

    Answer by Cinnamon-mom at 12:25 PM on Jan. 27, 2010

  • So seek to a relationship with Him. Come to Him through grace. Spend time with Him, Read the Bible. Pray. Sing worship songs to Him. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you be pleasing to God in how you live your life. In everything you do, do it to make Jesus smile. He loves you and wants you to cultivate that relationship so He can make you holy. You can't make yourself holy on your own. Come to Him just as you are and He will do the work in you. Don't try to earn His love--you already have it. He died for us when we were sinners, do you think He will cast us out now that we want to seek Him? No. He will lead us into the truth and draw us closer.

    Answer by Cinnamon-mom at 12:29 PM on Jan. 27, 2010

  • I believe grace IS the law...

    (think about it, its a lot deeper than it sounds...)

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 4:01 PM on Jan. 27, 2010

  • Cinn you bring a very good point and I love your answers so anyone else have an argument for what she said? I mean she is using scripture.

    I'm no Angel

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:59 PM on Jan. 27, 2010

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