Q. I’ve recently had a discussion about sin and sin nature with fellow Christians. We disagreed on some issues, which is not all that unusual, but afterwards they defined some of my beliefs as those of the Free Grace Movement. Then they warned me this was dangerous. My understanding of this topic is somewhat limited and I wondered what you thought about Free Grace?
A. What’s currently being called the Free Grace Movement is the view that everyone receives eternal life the moment they believe in the Lord’s perfect once for all time sacrifice for our sins and accept Him as their personal Savior and Lord. Its advocates believe that God justifies the sinner on the sole condition of faith in Christ, not subsequent righteous living, They define faith as the belief, trust, and conviction that the Bible’s promises are true as written. Jesus (John 3:16, John 6:28-29, John 6:40, John 10:27-30) and Paul (Romans 8:38-39, Ephesians 1:13-14, 2 Cor. 1:21-22) were two of it’s earliest proponents. This view is also known as the doctrine of eternal security and OSAS (once saved always saved).
I have been an enthusiastic advocate of this view all my Christian life.