Grace Must Be Free

5 Oct

The gospel is so simple that it’s hard for our grown-up minds to grasp. It can’t be that good. There must be a catch. Before I understood the simplicity of the gospel, my mind was like an ashtray—full of “buts.” God loves you but… Jesus died for you but… As I understood it, God’s gifts always come with a price tag. Only they don’t. They can’t. Don’t you see? Grace must be free or it’s not grace. Don’t let anyone charge you for what God has freely given.

Paul Ellis

The Gospel in Ten Words, KingsPress, 2012, 6.

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