Jerry Bridges, in his book Transforming Grace, says that if your concept of grace does not expose you to the possible misunderstanding of gaining a license to sin by it, you probably do not understand grace the way you should.
He then cites Martyn Lloyd-Jones who says, "There is no better test as to whether a man is really preaching the New Testament gospel of salvation than this: that some people might misunderstand it it to mean that...you can go on sinning as much as you like.
When we truly understand that God accepts us despite anything we have done or will do, people may very well raise an eyebrow. The gospel is just too good. The extent of grace is so radically foreign to us that we cannot adequately understand it without thinking that it means there is an open door to sin.
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