“Free Grace” Hijacked.

I want to thank one of our readers, Dan Huston, for pointing out that in my booklet, Burning Straw Dummies, available at http://www.amazon.com/author/randyseiver, I have used the term “free grace believer” to refer to those who believe in the free and sovereign grace of God, and that the term may be misleading since there are those who use the same term in a quite different way to describe what I would describe as “cheap grace.” As a correction, I have added the following to the book description. I hope it will serve to clarify my views on this matter.

Throughout this booklet, I have used the term “free grace believer” to refer to those who believe in the free and sovereign grace of God lavished on hell-deserving sinners. Since I wrote this booklet over thirty years ago, that term has been hijacked by those who believe in cheap grace and are perpetuating a doctrine that shows they have no understanding of salvation at all. In my book, Authentic Evangelism and Its Counterfeit, I have addressed this damnable heresy in some detail. I would suggest that you read the last two chapters of that book if you have any question about my affinity for that aberrant view.

6 Responses to ““Free Grace” Hijacked.”

  1. January 7, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    The Free Grace Alliance has abused the term, indeed, making it problematic for those who talk about the free gift of grace rightly. Good to hear some folk are reading your book!

  2. 5 Huston
    January 18, 2018 at 9:22 pm

    Manfred’s right. And for what it’s worth, I found your YouTube channel quite by accident. Or should I say quite by appointment?!

    I was blessed by your measured, reasoned and articulate handling of the straw dummies which ignited a further interest in my own study. Around this time I was reacquainted with a past coworker who wanted to have theological discussions. He does not miss an opportunity to mis-characterize and disparage reformed believers and this was when I realized why I was brought to find your resources! It wasn’t only to equip my faith with the theological framework necessary for discussion. More than that, I was given the motive (old friend’s frustrating arguments) and now the means (your well prepared study material) to finally discover my own understanding of God’s unchanging truth. I had needed the motivation to put in the hard work. I had also needed the concepts and lexicon of reformed theology to coalesce within my mind.

    There’s more that could be said but I just wanted to stop by and say thanks for the years of hard work and study. 🙂 I am grateful to be a part of a newer generation of reformed believers who have the privilege of standing on the shoulders of the past reformers -men who have proven that doctrine, theology and deep prayer do not kill zeal for the gospel, it amplifies it.


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