Friday, October 19, 2007

Distorted Grace

I was sent this cartoon a while back and after pondering the meaning behind this imagery I am troubled that Christians forward this type of stuff via email without ever considering the real message they are endorsing, what disturbs me most about this particular email is that I believe it perverts the doctrine of justification by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone which "is the hinge by which all Christian theology swings." So ask yourself if this cartoon is a true depiction of Biblical justification or is it a distorted view of the grace and mercy of God? Does this present a religion of grace or works?

Romans 5:6 "For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly."

1 comment:

Coram Deo said...

To me it looks like a perfect depiction of the semi-pelagian theology of the modern professing church at large.

I supposed it would be an amusing and thought provoking little conversation piece but for the magnitude of the consequences of holding to the works based salvation represented therein.