Date: September 11, 2019 03:31PM
Never said I knew "all evangelicals." But the concept is a commonly accepted one in evangelical circles.
Maybe "cheap grace" is the wrong term to use. So sue me. This one uses "free grace," which may even be worse.https://faithalone.org/blog/a-response-to-the-cheap-grace-charge/
"Dr. Charles Stanley was asked about cheap grace. In a message called, 'The High Cost of God's Grace,' Stanley says, 'Grace is free, but it’s not cheap. It cost God His Son, and yet He gives it to us freely' (see here). Cheap wrongly implies we buy our own salvation at a steep discount. But as Stanley says, it is free to us, not cheap. But for God it was not cheap, rather the greatest price paid in history.
"I agree. ***Everlasting life is a free gift given to all who simply believe in Jesus. There is no other condition.
"Those who add additional conditions are trying to improve on God’s Word.*** They think that the quality of people in our churches is low. They are convinced God wants church people to live holier lives than they are living. So their solution is to make it harder to get into the church. Raise the bar. Raise the entrance requirements."
Just *believe in Jesus* and you receive everlasting life. *No other conditions.* Rape and murder but still believe in Jesus? You may rot in prison, but it's heaven in the eternities.