By: Danny Wallace
Grace is not a new thing. It is a priceless treasure long ago abandoned by religion for a cheap, and ineffective “mish-mash” law gospel. What “feels” like a new thing, is really nothing more than a priceless “treasure restored.”
Charles Spurgeon addressed it quite well long ago when he wrote, “We sing, and sing rightly too – my soul, no longer attempt to draw thy life and comfort from the Law.”
He went on to say, “For from the Law death cometh and not life, misery and not comfort. To convince and condemn is all the Law can do. When will all professors, and especially all ministers of Christ, learn the difference between the Law and the Gospel? Most of them make a mingle-mangle and serve out deadly portions to the people, often containing but one ounce of Gospel to a pound of Law, whereas, but even a grain of Law is enough to spoil the whole thing.”
These words hold true for eternity. Man cannot resurrect for any true and worthy purpose that which was finished by Christ, and shelved by God Himself. In Hebrews 8:13 we are told, “By coming up with a new plan, a new covenant between God and His people, God put the old plan on the shelf. And there it stays, gathering dust.”
Spurgeon was right. Even a grain of Law is enough to spoil the entire message. We are moving into a time where the message of bondage is being decisively abandoned, and rightfully so. In the days to come, Grace abounds in fullness, without even a speck of contamination. Let freedom ring!