Talk

Salvation without Repentance from Sin? A Critique of the Free Grace Gospel

Date recorded: 31 May 2015 | Speaker: Wayne Grudem | Event: ELF Workshop
Salvation without Repentance from Sin? A Critique of the Free Grace Gospel
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Description

The “Free Grace” movement (especially as promoted by the late Zane Hodges) claims that we should not include a call to repentance from sin in our gospel presentations, and we should not tell people that genuine faith will always produce good works in a person’s life, because these things add “works” to the gospel. This session will explain how the Free Grace movement (1) misunderstands the classic Reformation principle of “justification by faith alone,” (2) weakens the gospel message as taught in the New Testament, (3) gives false assurance of salvation to many unconverted people, (4) adopts numerous highly unlikely interpretations of the New Testament, and (5) overemphasizes mental assent to propositions while underemphasizing heartfelt trust in the living person of Jesus Christ.