Lael Caesar

is an associate editor of Adventist Review.


The measure of true charity is Calvary. Though some have argued that charity with a ruler is not charity. Jesus, God incarnate, they say, pardons the adulteress (John 8:11) and sets the Sabbath law aside that the hopeless may have hope (John 5). The trouble with righteousness is rules.

So is the way of grace a validation of lawlessness, eliminating all evaluations of righteousness? Shall we sin that grace may abound (Rom. 6:1)? What would we do with our Bible’s denunciations of sin (Rom. 1; Gal. 5:19-21; 2 Tim. 3:1-5; Rev. 22:15; etc.)? And how would salvation work in the absence of all divine standards?

Truth is, inconsistency is no problem for a …

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