We have been in an extended study concerning God's amazing, over the top Grace. We've been allaying the many myths associated with the message of Grace as of late. Radical Grace isn't the message that celebrates sin and lasciviousness. It isn't a message of inaction and passivity. Grace once received, produces empowerment and brings greater understanding of who we are because of Christ.
One last myth I wish to put to rest is the idea that Radical Grace is somehow opposed to repentance. I am aware why some may perceive this about the message of Grace. The source of the contention is the definition of repentance. This is yet another reason for the rejection of Grace. Men cling to a dictionary and Latin definition of repentance.
Whenever truth comes it lays aside the traditions of men. When tradition is laid aside some men fight to keep their traditions on the forefront if you will. In order to better understand where I am coming from let's define what repentance is not.
Repentance is NOT you telling the Lord I'm sorry
Jesus has forgiven us on that Cross. He took our past and present and future sins and paid for them in His Finished Work. We are perfectly forgiven. Now, if it helps one to receive of the Finished Work to ask for forgiveness when they miss it, by all means ask away. You don't need to though because having received Jesus also means we received all He purchased for us in His great work of redemption.