Someone shared the following rant against divine generosity. It failed to encourage me. It turns out to be so low there’s snake all over it.
What it means to maintain principles
Is that like having an annual clean up with no end in sight? Is that maintenance like the way of condemnation in the temple? Is that like executing people instead of liberating them?
In all dealings with His creatures God has maintained the principles by revealing sin in its true character, by demonstrating that its sure result is misery and death. The unconditional pardon of sin never have has been, and never will be. Such pardon of sin would show the abandonment of principles of righteousness, which are the foundation of the Government of God
(Gods Amazing grace 73.2?)… cannot be found in vengeance.
This outrageous venom is right next to Caiaphas’ denial of Christ. The writer is saying that grace is debt, that grace starts a race to set oneself right with God.
There are sources for finding many things. Jobs for livelihoods, demons for deception, fables for false pride, laws for litigation, love for comfort but only God’s Anointed for grace. Secretly the human race wants to create its own devices for fellowship but its figleaf solution is manifestly inadequate.
Finding ground that is safe is supposed to be easy, but we cannot find, for example, James’ doctrine of GOD-WITH-US nor his service to the atonement. The Lamb of God is conversely plastered all over the writings of Paul, Peter and John.
1 John 4:1 provides a strategy for getting our groove on.
Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.
Building a house on anything other than the words of Christ himself is doomed to failure.
Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. Matthew 7:24-25