Free Grace Theology

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 2 2019 3:30 PM

Dennis Davis:

Strange, I am not seeing that book in the store?

It's in the faithlife ebook-store, not on logos.com: https://ebooks.faithlife.com/products/167868 

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Dennis Davis | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 2 2019 3:52 PM

Thanks for the link, Graham. 

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Dennis Davis | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 2 2019 3:53 PM

Found it.  Graham posted in on page 1 of this post.  Thanks. 

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Susan W. Murphy | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 3 2019 6:59 PM

I'm not familiar with "Free Grace."  Is this once saved, always saved doctrine?

Thanks.
Susan Murphy

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Paul Caneparo | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 3 2019 7:24 PM

Susan W. Murphy:

I'm not familiar with "Free Grace."  Is this once saved, always saved doctrine?

Thanks.
Susan Murphy

I would say "a variant of". But you can believe in "once saved, always saved" without being necessarily in the "free grace" camp.

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David Thomas | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 4 2019 7:58 AM

Susan W. Murphy:
I'm not familiar with "Free Grace."  Is this once saved, always saved doctrine?

Others may be able to refine my understanding, but I think of "Free Grace" (Hodges) and "Lordship Salvation" (MacArthur) as ends of a continuum. It depends upon one's understanding of repentance. At one end a person is justified purely as a free gift of God by simple faith (what some may call "easy believeism"). At the other end of the continuum is a person who is justified by God's grace in response to personal faith and repentance. At the "Free Grace" end is the idea that an infant plays no role in his/her birth. At the Lordship end is the idea that "If Jesus isn't Lord of all, then He isn't Lord at all." Both would agree that Biblical Repentance is a gracious gift that comes from God, but the disagreement comes in how repentance manifests itself.

I hope this is helpful and mean no disrespect to my brothers and sisters who disagree with my summary of the issue.

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Paul L. White | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 4 2019 9:59 AM

Miss Susan,

The simplest way I know to describe "Free Grace" is the saying: "faith alone in Christ alone."

In other words, "not of works lest any man [person] should boast."

As opposed to, as mentioned above, "if He's not Lord of all, He's not Lord at all."  In other words, God saved us, and all we have to do is believe it, and it is ours.  Receive it.  Grace is Free.

Some of the people in this Forum belong to a Free Grace group on Facebook.  If you're interested, please let us know, and we'll give you the exact name of the group so you can apply for membership.

The only caveat is that it is presumed you believe in a "no works" Salvation.

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JohnB | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 4 2019 11:54 AM

Austin Decker:

JohnB:

Sorry if this is slightly of topic, but can any one suggest the best 2 or 3 books that clearly describe what Free Grace is and isn't (not from a critical viewpoint unless a Free Grace proponent can recommend it!).

1. Final Destiny 4th editon by Dr. Jospeh Dillow (This is the best in my opinion)

2. A Free Grace Primer by Zane Hodges (former prof at DTS)

3. Free Grace Soteriology by Dr Dave Anderson (President of ATS accredited Grace School of Theology)

4. So Great Salvation by Dr. Charles Ryrie (Simple, clear, and short - not the best though)

Great thanks. Gone for number 1 . 

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Susan W. Murphy | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 4 2019 5:39 PM

Paul Caneparo:

Susan W. Murphy:

I'm not familiar with "Free Grace."  Is this once saved, always saved doctrine?

Thanks.
Susan Murphy

I would say "a variant of". But you can believe in "once saved, always saved" without being necessarily in the "free grace" camp.

Thanks for the reply.  This terminology is new to me even though I've been a Christian years.
Susan Murphy

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Susan W. Murphy | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 4 2019 5:41 PM

David,

This is very helpful.
Thanks.
Susan Murphy

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Susan W. Murphy | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 4 2019 5:50 PM

Dear Mr. White,

Thanks for the info.  This is very helpful.  
Susan Murphy

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Paul Caneparo | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 4 2019 6:09 PM

Susan W. Murphy:

Paul Caneparo:

Susan W. Murphy:

I'm not familiar with "Free Grace."  Is this once saved, always saved doctrine?

Thanks.
Susan Murphy

I would say "a variant of". But you can believe in "once saved, always saved" without being necessarily in the "free grace" camp.

Thanks for the reply.  This terminology is new to me even though I've been a Christian years.
Susan Murphy

RT Kendall's book "Once Saved, Always Saved" is a great presentation of the variant I preach. Grace is indeed free, but there is still a cost associated with unfaithfulness. Unfortunately Faithlife don't currently list this book, but I'd recommend it very much.

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