Is forgiveness really free?

and other questions about grace, the law and being saved

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A short book that gets to the heart of how grace really works

Part of the Questions Christians Ask series.

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We're saved by the free gift of God—but how free is that gift when our lives are demanded in return?

Many Christians are confused by the relationship between the grace of God, and the role of laws and commands in the Christian life. What does it mean to live a life of grace? How does grace help us grow? And are we "once saved always saved?" In this short, readable book, Michael Jensen explores the Bible's teaching on these important questions and delivers some surprising conclusions.

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  • Introduction
  • 1. Is forgiveness really free?
  • 2. A precious word
  • 3. If it's free, is it worth anything?
  • 4. How does grace change me?
  • 5. What place does OT law have in the life of grace?
  • 6. How does grace change us?
  • 7. Why does God give grace to some and not others?
  • Conclusion

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Author Michael Jensen
ISBN 9781909559783
Format Paperback
First published February 2014
Dimensions 110mm x 178mm x 7mm
Print size 9pt
Language English
Pages 80
Publisher The Good Book Company
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Is forgiveness really free?

Dave McDonald, Macarisms, September 2nd 2014

I found this book pointed me back to the important truths of grace from the Scriptures and reminded me that “but for the grace of God go I” goes far beyond a cliche. It’s the foundation of a life lived in the transforming power of God.... continue reading

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“A simple primer on grace”

This little book grapples with the issues of grace and the law. It is written fairly simply so would be useful for a new Christian hitting these issues for the first time. It isn't long enough to develop the issues, for example, the last chapter on "how bad are human being really" majors on the Pelagian heresy and Augustine's response rather than a clear biblical explanation of our total inability to help ourselves in any way to even respond to God's grace (total depravity). Nevertheless there is some clear teaching in the chapters on whether grace is free and what the place of OT law is.

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