Author: Dave Anderson
While nearly all branches of Christianity would lay claim to GRACE as the primary foundation for our future in heaven, there is wide divergence of opinion on just what that means. The understanding of GRACE among different factions within Christianity depends heavily on one’s understanding of justification, regeneration, sanctification, repentance, faith, and other biblical topics presented in this textbook.
The author holds that GRACE is free, not in the sense of being cheap or easy, but as a free gift (Eph 2:9) with no strings attached, in contrast to Arminian or Calvinistic soteriology which add requirements on the “front end” or “back end” of salvation. The Free Grace position is a biblical alternative to these systems of soteriology and is presented as a corollary of dispensationalism, affirming that God’s “so great salvation” is absolutely free.