I have been meditating on the concepts of grace AND truth vs. the Law the past couple of days. With those thoughts in mind, I made the following post on Facebook:
“God’s love and justice are never in conflict. Neither is grace and truth. If you’ve taken sides, your perspective is skewed.”
In my experience, I have observed that some individuals, groups, and even whole churches tend to view “grace” and “truth” as if they are somehow opposites, like railroad tracks that are crossed instead of parallel, or signs that point in opposite directions.
Grace and truth both come from the Father. They will point in the same direction every time. If we perceive differently, then it is our perspective that has become warped. If we feel like there is a tension between the two, then it is we who have become mistaken in our thinking.
One of my pastor friends commented to my post, “Absolutely true Burt Campbell. Can you give us an example of “taking sides?”
I’ve opted to paste my response here to be able to access it again more easily in the future. Feel free to comment with your reflections!
Read the full post here: https://www.burtoncampbell.org/single-post/2017/05/02/Grace-AND-Truth