Have you ever heard anyone talking about the good news of salvation found in Jesus alone, how God has done everything to save us and gotten nervous. Maybe you’re a believer and think, yeah, but I still have to do this or that and it’s all about my life, now right? This objection comes often in circles where grace exists. A few years ago, D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones predicted as much:
There is no better test as to whether a man is really preaching the New Testament gospel of salvation than this, that some people might misunderstand it and misinterpret it to mean that it really amounts to this, that because you are saved by grace alone it does not matter at all what you do; you can go on sinning as much as you like because it will redound all the more to the glory of grace. That is very good test of gospel preaching. If my preaching and presentation of the gospel of salvation does not expose it to that misunderstanding, then it is not the gospel. (from his exposition of Romans 6)
Undoubtedly, we are not to continue in sin that grace may abound. However, this underestimates the power of the Gospel to change. You are not the person you once were. You are a new creation. The old has passed away, the new has come. Today, rest in the amazing Gospel of grace. God has chosen to save you apart from anything you do. Faith is merely tapping into that reality.