Often the modern grace message gives people a license to disregard the clear moral teachings of Jesus and the apostles. Churches around the globe teach a lawless grace and direct many to make choices of convenience and compromise. Consequently Christianity loses public credibility as so-called leaders of faith fall into adultery, child abuse, alcoholism, financial corruption, and many other sins. This is the great crisis of the twenty-first-century church, and respected theologian Vinson Synan says it’s time to bring it to light.
Featuring perspectives of leaders from a range of cultural, pastoral, and theological backgrounds, The Truth About Grace opens the discussion to more than a dozen scholarly contributors, tackling topics such as grace and the security of the believer; grace versus works; and tongues as a manifestation of grace. Synan brings you the key voices on this hot topic, from hyper-grace critic Michael Brown to Singaporean pastor Joseph Prince, whom some consider a leading voice in the hyper-grace movement. The Truth About Grace will help you discern the unbiblical excesses in the modern grace message while growing in understanding of the true nature and purpose of grace.
Vinson Synan, PhD, is interim dean of the Oral Roberts College of Theology and Missions and the former dean of the School of Divinity at Regent University. Before that he served as a pastor and the general secretary of the Pentecostal Holiness denomination and as a national leader of the Pentecostal-Charismatic movement in North America. Synan has produced nineteen works as the premier historian of the Pentecostal-Charismatic movement.