In 1 John 3:15, John writes, “Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.” Those of us in the Free Grace movement maintain that this verse deals with fellowship with the Lord. A believer can indeed hate his brother. If he does, he is out of fellowship with
Are you familiar with the term “fake news”? I’m sad to say there is a lot of fake news about GES online, often centering around what is known as the “crossless gospel controversy.” People have made the most outlandish claims about us and what we believe—so much so, I think much of it counts as
A few years ago J. B. Hixson gave a message at a 2013 Pastor’s Conference entitled, “Why I Am No Longer Free Grace.” In the message he indicated that his theology had not changed, but that other people who call themselves Free Grace had changed their theology. That’s why Hixson no longer calls himself Free
Consensus theology—is the majority right? What is the measure of truth? Free grace is often criticized for being out of step with the Reformers. This is sometimes true and we are ok with it. We seek to be Biblicists over being traditionalists.
By Shawn Lazar Sola fide or fides caritate formata? Are we saved by faith alone, or faith formed by love? During the Reformation, that was one of the questions faced by Martin Luther, and it is an objection that the Free Grace movement still hears today. Faith in Jesus isn’t enough, some people say, you
By SC Lazar Assurance Lost In a recent article in Christianity Today (“Should We Stop Asking Jesus Into Our Hearts?” Posted 7/13/2012), pastor J.D. Greear writes about his struggle to attain assurance of salvation. Greear recounts how his assurance was lost after a Sunday school lesson on Matthew 7:21-23, that pointed to the possibility of
I recently came across the following quote from Watchman Nee, the famous Chinese evangelist and martyr. It is taken from a lecture he gave in Shanghai, during the spring of 1937, translated in The Gospel of God Vol. 1 (Anaheim, CA: Living Stream Ministry, 1990). It is almost word for word what Zane, Bob, and