Grace cannot be earned or it’s not grace anymore. Besides who could afford the great price of grace? Dietrich Bonhoeffer compares cheap grace (grace without a price) with costly grace (grace that cost the blood of God’s Son). He writes, “Cheap grace is the grace we bestow on ourselves. Cheap grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, Communion without confession.... Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ, living and incarnate.”
Some have accused “grace preachers” of preaching a message of “easy forgiveness” or “cheap grace.” However, grace is not cheap. Grace cost God His Son. Grace cost Jesus His life. Grace was so expensive it took the lifeblood of a Savior to pay for it. Paul did not preach “cheap Grace.” He preached the Gospel of Grace. We are to preach the Gospel that Paul preached.
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