Any teaching about grace that discounts the requirements of obedience for eternal salvation, Heb 5.9, denies the “true grace of God” 1 Pet 5.12.
“I firmly believe there is no life like the Christian life. There is no better way to live on planet Earth than as a devoted disciple of Christ! This is not surprising since God has created us to serve Him; it logically follows, therefore, that we would find the most satisfaction (i.e., a truly abundant life) laboring to fulfill our God-given function. Such a person will likely not make the most money or be the most popular, but they will have joy, peace, and purpose beyond that which the world can fathom (cf. Phil. 4:6,7).” —Stephen R. Bradd
God wants a congregation to be a loving family that helps the weak, draws its power from the gifts of each one, and reaches out to draw others in to the forgiveness and freedom that prevails.
Clever yet superficial quote on Twitter by one Sinclair Ferguson: “Baptism didn’t die on the cross for your sins.” Does anybody claim this? The Bible does say that without #baptism you cannot be forgiven of your sins in Christ. It’s so plain that religious folk who reject baptism have to resort to ridicule to hide their lack of argument.