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How To Abuse God's Grace

Can we talk about abusing God's grace. Can you please give examples of what would be considered abusing God's grace?

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First Peter 2:16," As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.

The above Scripture might possibly be interpreted to make the following statement from jenny correct.

"I've known people who have told me to my face that they have a right(if not a right perhaps a possibility) to do whatever they want (such as adultery and stealing) because God forgives them."

Question, can liberty in Christ be used maliciously?

The answer appears to be yes. For if such is not the case why is it named?
---mima on 2/18/11

lit.Gk: "No power for them once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift...and fell away, to further renew in correction: for themselves over-crucify the Son of God, and deride publicly." Hebrews 6:4,6. The Jews did the same kind of sin in the old testament: God gave them remedy for sin, which was to sacrifice an animal, so the people abused this provision and they lived all their days in sin with the knowledge, "all I have to do is kill an animal and God will forgive me". They would line up and kill hundreds of animals in sacrifices all day long, rather than be good so that no animal needed to be sacrificed. Please Read- Isaiah 1:11-17
---Eloy on 2/18/11

I've known people who have told me to my face that they have a right to do whatever they want (such as adultery and stealing) because God forgives them. I think that is what is meant by abusing God's grace: deliberately and willfully doing something that you know is wrong. I would think these people are under condemnation and not grace, but I could be wrong.
---Jenny on 2/17/11

In Rom 6 chapter Pauls lets us know that we do not have a license to sin. This how many abuse God's Grace. If you read Phillipians 3:18-19 It will tell you the consequences.
---Yochanon on 1/1/08

It's a shame that it happens, but, it does. You can abuse God's grace in many ways but the biggest way to do it is to use your christianity freely. There are christians that think that because they are saved and are going to Heaven when they die that, that gives them the right to sin and get away with it, that God will extend them grace and therefor, forgive them. Remember, God's precious gift of salvation is not a license to sin!
---Michelle on 12/18/07

Its grace that allows us to be in Gods presence. Being in his presence is how we get our souls fed. Having your soul fed is how to overcome the worlds tempting buffet. If we wait until we have good enough behavour to approach God we will never enter into his presence. I have to enter daily no matter what I have done. Otherwise I will get hungry and feed on the world. (idolotry and sin)Jesus made me clean to do so not my good behavour.
---dan on 12/18/07

It is impossible for a christian to abuse Gods Grace. There are two parts to Gods Grace, Mercy and Love. There are two parts to Salvation, Lord and Savior. One most yeild in faith to Jesus so as to make him their Lord and Savior. This is all done within the Heart. The problem is there are some who only do this within their head and are not trully saved because they left out either Savior or Lord. Therefore we think that they are abusing Gods Grace when really they don't even own it.
---Marcia on 7/24/07

God is a forgiving God, but also a just God. Some people use forgiving God as a license to sin, because God will forgive me so I can do whatever I want. This is abusing God's grace. Yes God is a forgiving God, but also a just God - He must punish sinners. We must obey His Word and Commands.
---Leslie on 7/24/07

This passage refers to the "Abuse of atonement", making Salvation of none effect. When a saved one chooses to sin, they are rejecting Salvation, and exploit God's grace in never ceasing from their constant sinning and asking for forgiveness. But the true repentant realizes the awesome sacrifice which was paid for for the sin, and the forgiven one never desires for the Innocent One to be sacrificed again, and therefore refuses sin and does not sin, but instead in gratefulness remains faithful.
---Eloy on 12/12/06

That is, Hebrews 6:4-8.
---Eloy on 12/12/06

Have to agree with Debbie on this one. Legalism and grace do not mix. We get so caught up in how things should be done,we don't allow room for God's Holy Spirit to work in our lives and churches. WE in our own way can be just like the Pharisees of Jesus' day. Isn't it ironic that we want God's grace extended to us,but sometimes are not willing to extend grace to another?Dana9769
---Dana on 12/12/06

(St. John 3 v 16) For God so love the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life. If you have heard the word and failed to accept the grace that our father offers us through his son, then that is abusing God's grace.He made us and we ought to accept graciously the gift of life that he offers, anything less is abuse.
---chery7575 on 12/12/06

If you willfully sin even though you know things are wrong that is abuse of Grace. Like if a guy cheats on his wife that is a willful sin and he has abused the grace of God. God will forgive if they are truly repentant, this is not just words though, we should live them out in our actions.
---Jared on 12/12/06

Un-forgiveness is abuse to God's grace.

If we are God's children then we've been re-born with his nature, and his nature was perfectly visible in Jesus Christ who forgave even unto death.

We have the power to forgive if we walk in his Spirit, and if we don't forgive then we have a form of godliness and deny the power thereof. It's Jesus' forgiveness that transforms anyone, and our forgiveness is to be the greatest evidence of his power working in us.
---Pharisee on 12/12/06

Debbie- your answer was perfect. I couldn't have said it any better. God bless.
---craige on 12/12/06

Peter, you say, "If you were looking for a quote from The Holy Bible, I cannot help you." Then what do you base the truth that you speak on? Just because it's your opinion, your thought, doesn't mean it's the truth. Can I ask why you cannot quote a scripture from the bible? Why don't you know what God says in His word? Just curious, not judging.
---Donna9759 on 12/12/06

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There is no such thing as abusing GOD's grace. All you can do is disrupt the gentle grace that GOD shines apon you forever and ever. If you were looking for a quote from The Holy Bible, I cannot help you. My source is GOD (everyone). I don't expect you to believe me, but try to imagine the possibility that GOD gives more than one message in more than one point in history.
---Peter on 12/12/06

So would you all agree that if a born again believer, baptized in the Holy Spirit looses their temper at someone who criticizes them and tells them they hate them, and in the heat of the moment, loses their temper and tells them to get out of their house, is that an example of abusing God's Grace?
---Donna9759 on 12/12/06

The greatest abuse to God's grace today is when Christians mix it up with the Law. Law and grace do not mix, they are opposites. Grace is far superior to the law and many try to adhere to the law and push grace aside. Most Christians do not understand Grace and its value in our lives, if they did, their focus whould not be on law keeping. Most christian churches today are very legal.
---Debbie on 12/11/06

Read Romans 6
---sandiee on 12/11/06

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In all honesty I don't how one can abuse God's grace. Unless it means not using it or turning away from it. Grace is Godly so it can't be used for evil or even misused. You either use it correctly or you don't. I believe using it is accepting it and having faith in it.
---Matthew on 12/11/06

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