I remember sitting with a couple of guys sometime last year to discuss the knotty issue of Hyper-Grace, these guys made so many ludicrous statements about God that I found amusing and laughable. Indeed, I didn’t take them serious until I noticed that they were serious with me and felt offended by my comical attitude towards their theological positions on Grace.
The Hyper Grace theology has become the most divisive doctrine in the last decade and has potential of splitting the church family. Though I honestly consider some of the positions of advocates of such theology “laughable”, we should start changing our approach towards this matter from being nonsensical to grave.
I don’t want to have Sarah’s laughter on this matter, as it was a serious matter that Sarah laughed at because it was the Word of the Lord to her that she was going to have a child in old age, ‘…And the LORD said unto Abraham,
I was inspired more by the fact that even God laughed at some ideas as well, Psalm 2 v 4, ‘He that sits in the heaven shall laugh…’ there are so many Laughable positions on this Hyper Grace Theology. I would love to share a few of them with us yet ask us to take this serious as we laugh because these are serious jokes not just being projected by comics but preachers and custodians of souls of men.
5 LAUGHABLE OPINIONS ON HYPER GRACE
- GOD DOES NOT CARE ABOUT SIN BECAUSE HE LOVES SINNERS: This is perhaps a misrepresentation of God in the highest form. To push the idea that God doesn’t care about acts of ‘sins’ because He loves People is very ludicrous indeed. We have deliberately chosen to ignore the fact that God’s eyes are purer to behold sins in the affirmative (Hab. 1 v 13), yet we take advantage of the fact that He loves people (generically) to teach that He cares about what they do. God hates sins but loves people and that is the position of scriptures because God is the same yesterday, today and forever (Heb. 13 v 8)
- GOD ACCEPTS ALL KINDS OF MONEY REGARDLESS OF THE GIVER: Some have made preposterous statements about what Grace does with respect to money, implying that God accepts all kinds of money regardless of the spiritual state of the giver, laughable indeed! Peter made the declaration to Simon the sorcerer in Acts 8 v 20, ‘…thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money…’ This is very instructive because I will love to include grace in the ‘gift’ of God that can’t be purchased with money. God doesn’t like the ‘wages of unrighteousness’ (2 Pet 2 v 15) and His grace should not be used to do money laundering.
- GOD HATES THE LAW AND RULES: This is the most misunderstood point of grace because it is inferred that Grace came to replace the Law of Moses, which isn’t totally correct because God had prophesied Grace from the foundation of the world and after the fall of man in the garden (Gen. 3 v 12-15). God is not against laws or rules, in fact Paul spoke about the ‘law of the spirit of life in Christ…’ (Rom. 8 v 2), and that Satan is the lawless one through the antichrist, while Paul said let things be done decently and in order (1 Cor. 14 v 40). God is an orderly God and can’t be seen to encourage lawlessness, but He has taken away the Law of Moses from the equation of redemption.
- YOU DON’T NEED TO DO ANYTHING TO GO TO HEAVEN: Such statements are made when Hyper grace teachers link our ultimate salvation to the finished work of Christ on the Cross of Calvary through the shed blood, hence they claim we don’t need to do anything again, just continue your life and God will transport you to heaven ‘graciously’. This is laughable and a doctrine from the pits of hell. Paul admonished us to ‘work’ our salvation (ultimate) with fear and trembling (Philp 2 v 12). Grace has saved us presently and will save us ultimately if only we tremble in awe of His majesty to honor Him with a life worthy of His glory.
- STOP ASKING GOD FOR FORGIVENESS: The logic behind this laughable statement is still baffling to me because the phrase is built on the idea that our sins have been paid for, the past, present and future sins have been paid for by Christ on the cross, hence we should stop asking God always for forgiveness because that will mean we don’t believe the scriptures…hahahaha!! Some choose to forget that what God had done and what we should do to receive His forgiveness are two different things altogether. John mentioned that if we say we have not sinned, then we make Him a liar and his truth abides not in us, but if we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us and cleanse us of all unrighteousness (1 John 1 v 7-9).
Let me not bore you with my theological positions on the Hyper Grace theology, my intention today was to ask us to laugh along with these Laughable thoughts but yet take them serious as we get Inspired for righteous lifestyle.