QUESTION: WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO "FALL FROM GOD'S GRACE?"
STUDY REFERENCE: Galatians 5:4, Romans 11:6, Galatians 2:21.
Grace is the manifestation of favor. Theologically speaking, grace is the freely given, unmerited favor and love of God. The influence or spirit of God operating in humans to regenerate or strengthen them.
Galatians 5:4 says; "For if you are trying to make yourselves right with God by keeping the law, you have been cut off from Christ! You have fallen away from God's grace.
Studying the above scripture, the bible made us understand that grace can only be found in Christ Jesus. We cannot walk in grace by trying to please God through our works. What I mean by this is; trying to be a good person, giving to the poor, trying to keep the ten commandments. There is nothing wrong in trying to do all these things or keeping the law but you have made Christ of no effect in you. Galatians 2:21 says; "I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!”
The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ were a proof of His ministry that he is the savior, the Son of God, who came in flesh to save all sinners, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. John 1:17 says; "For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
Therefore, having faith in the Lord Jesus is the justification we have, for by the law will no man be justified. His grace has been made available for everyone who believes and as long as you are in Christ Jesus, His grace is sufficient for you in every situation.
If a believer today is unwittingly duped into joining a works-salvation cult, he will cease to experience God's grace until he leaves the cult. In fact, if a believer joins any group, cult or otherwise, which teaches that we must produce good works in order to maintain our salvation, he will cease to experience grace. Even the linking of assurance to the quality of our lives can lead a believer to fall from a daily experience of grace.
Faith in the Lord Jesus is all you need to remain in His grace!