“Cheap” Grace

by Colin Dexter

German war-time Christian martyr Dietrich Bonhoeffer termed “cheap grace” the deadly enemy of the church.

Cheap grace is the grace we bestow on ourselves. Cheap grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, communion without confession…. Cheap race is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ, living & incarnate”

(taken from editorial, Triple helix , winter 2014)

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