Friday, December 27, 2013

Danger of Hyper-Grace
What is hyper-grace?

"The term hyper-grace has been used to describe a new wave of teaching that emphasizes the grace of God to the exclusion of other vital teachings such as repentance and confession of sin."

There is a rising trend of such teaching in the US and elsewhere recently.  This is dangerous because many Christians have been misled by such preachers.  The over emphasis of grace to the extent of the other Biblical teachings like sin, hell and judgement by God.  These preachers mixed the truths of the Bible with principles that the audience wanted to hear.  Many are misled, they committed sins and live in sins thinking that the grace of God covers all sins past, present and the future.  This is wrong teaching and is not Biblical.  

In Asia we are not spared, there are churches teaching such grace, and there is a large church in Singapore which is considered a pioneer in such teaching.

8 Signs of Hyper-grace church by Jospeh Mattera:

1. Preacher never speak of sin.
2. Preacher takes stand of cultural righteousness.
3. Ignor Old Testament.
4. People who live immoral lives are allowed to preach.
5. Pastor speaks against institutional church.
6. Pastor preached agaisnt tithing.
7. Pastor preach motivational messages.
8. Leading members of church live sinful lives.

Usually these churches teach properity gospel and the preachers are more like motivation speakers than preachers.

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