Myth 2: Hyper-Grace Preachers are Against Confession

September 4, 2014 // 72 Comments

“Hyper-grace preachers say it’s wrong to confess sins. They say confession is a form of unbelief.” Actually, every hyper-grace preacher believes in the power of confession. We say things like, “confession is good for you,” and “confession is healthy.” But what is confession? Like the word [...]

Myth 1: Hyper-Grace Preachers are Against Repentance

August 20, 2014 // 46 Comments

“Hyper-grace preachers say there’s no need for repentance. They dismiss repentance as unbelief.” Actually, hyper-grace preachers are for repentance, not against it. We say things like “repentance is essential” and “repentance is to be our lifestyle.” We are for repentance, for without it no one can [...]

The Hyper-Grace Quiz

August 13, 2014 // 100 Comments

In the past few months, there has been an aggressive backlash against the gospel of grace. This backlash has been seen in the Christian media, the blogosphere, and in the publication of books by respected Bible teachers. I have come across articles with titles like “Confronting the error of hyper-grace,” [...]

How to Recognize the Hyper-Grace Gospel

May 15, 2014 // 35 Comments

The hyper-grace gospel declares that God’s love for you is unconditional and His grace is superabounding. It’s the how much mores that Jesus spoke of and the grace upon grace that John wrote of. The hyper-grace gospel is easy to recognize for it is nothing more than boasting about Jesus—who He is and what [...]

How to Recognize a Mixed-Grace Gospel

May 8, 2014 // 94 Comments

In churches every week, you will hear one of two messages. You will either hear a mixed-grace gospel or you will hear the hyper-grace gospel. Do you know how to tell the difference? A mixed-grace gospel combines the unmerited favor of God with the merited wage of human-effort. “You are saved by grace but you [...]

May the Grace be with You

May 4, 2014 // 28 Comments

This week I made six Star Wars movies. Well, they weren’t actual movies, more like short video clips riffing on the theme of Hyper-Grace. Here’s the first one:   Why did I make these clips this week? Because today is Star Wars Day, of course, and “May the Fourth be with you.” Geddit? I am reminded of [...]

Two Gospels?

May 2, 2014 // 38 Comments

In modern Christianity there are two gospels competing for the hearts and minds of hearers: 1. Mixed-grace gospel: You are saved by grace but sanctified by works 2. Hyper-grace gospel: You are saved by grace and sanctified by grace What is a mixed-grace gospel? It’s the message that you are saved by grace but [...]

Pictures of Hyper-Grace

April 15, 2014 // 28 Comments

Your love, O Lord, reaches to the heavens, Your faithfulness to the skies. Your righteousness is like the highest mountains, Your justice like the great deep. (Ps. 36:5–6) We can see from Scripture that God’s love and grace are hyper; they extend over, beyond, and above what you can conceive or imagine (see [...]

What is Hyper-Grace?

April 10, 2014 // 44 Comments

Here’s something you may not know about grace: Jesus never defined it. As far as we know, the Lord of grace who came from the throne of grace full of His Father’s grace, and from whom we have received grace upon grace, never uttered the word grace. But He sure showed it. Actions speak louder than words. Jesus [...]

‘The Hyper-Grace Gospel’ – out today!

April 8, 2014 // 43 Comments

I wrote my latest book by accident. It’s called The Hyper-Grace Gospel and it’s out today. You can find it on Amazon. My new book has an interesting back-story. After reading Michael Brown’s recent book opposing the “modern grace message,” I decided to jot down a few notes for E2R readers. In his book [...]