As an unsaved Gentile I never knew what it was like to live under the Law of Sinai. That all changed shortly after I was saved a couple of years and joined the ranks of the “truly” Reformed. You know who they are. They are the ones who forgot what the following verse means.
For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace. – Rom. 6:14
Note carefully. When a person is under grace sin will have no dominion over him or her. It is not while they are under law.
Funny how Romans 6:14 is often flipped on its head by the Torah Lawyers of our day. Please understand this point. While under law you do not even have a fighting chance to please God.
But is being under grace a license to sin? To the apostle Paul that is a stupid question.
What then? Are we to sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means! – Romans 6:15
Here is the plain truth. God’s new covenant people no longer serve under the old written code (law). We are dead to it. Rather, we serve in the new life of the Spirit.
But now we are released from the law, having died to that which held us captive, so that we serve not under the old written code but in the new life of the Spirit. – Romans 7:6
Somewhere along the line the Torah Lawyers have convinced some of us that the written code, the Law, is indispensable for the saint’s progressive sanctification. We need to remind them and ourselves that to be “under law” is to be under its reign and authority and that to be “under grace” is to be under HIS reign and authority.
It’s worth repeating.
It is while you are under grace when sin will have no dominion over you. It is not while you are under law.
This is just amazing!
I want my grace back!
Has anyone seen my grace? Please return it!
Commentary: Moe Bergeron