QUESTION Under grace, are we still ‘sinners’? Is confessing sin a denial of grace? What about saying “the Lord’s Prayer,” which asks God to forgive our sins? Some grace teachers regard the Lord’s Prayer as Old Covenant since Jesus taught it before the Cross and at the Cross, all sins were already forgiven. What’s your
To look at Jesus—especially on the Cross (1 John 4:8)—is to behold the clearest depiction of the God who is self-giving, radically forgiving, co-suffering love. I’ve come to believe that Jesus alone is perfect theology.
- Brad Jersak, A More Christlike God
"There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear, because fear involves punishment" (1 John 4:18) ... If your faith is based on fear, what are you left with when perfect love drives fear out?
- Brad Jersak, Her Gates Will Never Be Shut