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Fake Christianity of Hypergrace

Five pastors expose the gospel of cheap grace, also known as “hypergrace”

There is a growing trend of pastors who preach that “God accepts you the way you are,” which is a monstrous lie, according to R.C. Sproul. Others interpret grace, though unmerited, as overflowing. Thus, the need to even believe in Christ is not essential. After all, “Jesus died for everyone,” which is another false gospel perpetuated by “woke Christians.”

Five prominent Bible teachers expose the fallacy of cheap, also known as “hypergrace.”

1. Dietrich Bonhoeffer on hypergrace

Dietrich Bonhoeffer is considered a modern martyr for opposing Hitler. Although his hailed status is problematic, Bonhoffer is Biblically correct in describing hypergrace as “preaching forgiveness without requiring repentance.” He also adds that baptism without church discipline, communion without confession, and absolution without personal confession.

Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, and grace without Jesus Christ living and incarnate in one’s life.

A costly grace

Costly grace is the gospel that must be sought again and again. It is a “free gift” which must be asked for, the door at which a man must knock. (Cost of discipleship)

grace is the gospel that must be sought again and again.

MEANING OF REPENTANCE IN THE BIBLE.

2. R.C. Sproul on hypergrace

Grace is often defined as “a gift we don’t deserve.” But Scripture divides grace into two parts: saving grace and common grace. The saving grace is given to believers, but common grace is for everyone.

Any person can claim to be a Christian. A Christian whose nature has not been transformed, which means they are still in a stage of carnality, is an impossibility. It cheapens grace. [Sinful nature]

What’s wrong with hypergrace?

Hypergrace believes that once we’re in Christ, we are no longer under the law, even in the instructive sense. But do we continue sinning so that grace may abound? NO. Hypergrace is one of the greatest threats to evangelicalism.

Hypergrace is one of the greatest threats to evangelicalism.

GOD DOES NOT ACCEPT US AS WE ARE.

3. John Piper on hypergrace

Many people receive Jesus as a sin-forgiver because they want to be guilt-free—not for the love of Jesus. They became Christians because they didn’t want to burn in hell, yet they continued with carnality.

Others receive Jesus because they want a healer—to be healthy. They want Him as a protector because they want to be safe. To them, Jesus is a “prosperity giver” because they love money.

Receive Jesus supremely, personally, and valuable

They don’t regard Him as more glorious, beautiful, wonderful, or satisfying than everything else in the universe. They don’t treasure Jesus, cherish, or delight in him. They treat him as a therapeutic deity.

They treat Jesus as a therapeutic deity.

MORALISTIC THERAPEUTIC DEISM.

4. Paul Washer on hypergrace

Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you — unless you fail the test?

Many people take Jesus as an accessory. If [following Jesus Christ] doesn’t cost you anything, it’s because you’ve bought into “American Christianity.”

This kind of “fake Christianity” is simply adding Jesus into your life to make it happy and fulfilled —this is blasphemy. Jesus is not just a ticket to heaven, not just someone who can bless your life. He is your life — He is everything. Jesus becomes our life!

Many people take Jesus as an accessory.

PAUL THE MOST TERRIFYING VERSE IN THE BIBLE.

5. John MacArthur on hypergrace

According to John MacArthur, cheap grace is the superficial acceptance of forgiveness and divine love without genuine repentance or transformation. “Cheap grace,” as it’s often called — just believe in Jesus, that’s all,” he said, suggesting that mere acknowledgment of Christian doctrine secures forgiveness without requiring genuine remorse or a desire for moral change.

Cheap grace is not at all a reference to God’s grace; it’s a contemptible counterfeit. It’s a grace that is “cheap” in value, not cost,” he said.

In this view, adherence to correct doctrine is enough to access grace, leading to a shallow understanding of sin and salvation. This concept negates the transformative power of grace, allowing sin to persist without addressing the root of the problem.

Consequently, it undermines the essence of Christianity, which emphasizes the necessity of personal transformation and living a life distinct from worldly standards. [GTY]

The Hypergrace movement

An article by Jeremiah Johnson and Wayne de Villiers of the same church where MacArthur leads said that “Hypergrace movement offers us a compelling case that it’s possible (and detrimental) to overemphasize an aspect of God’s truth. [It has] no motive other than unmerited grace is ever seen as a legitimate reason to call people to repentance or obedience.

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