By grace, one is saved by faith alone in Christ Jesus. Eph 2:8.
What is faith ? Faith is believing in God. Abraham believed in God and it was counted to him as righteousness. * (See Note below) James 2:23. But the demons also believe in God and shudder even. James 2:19.
So what is the difference ? The difference is between legitimate and illegitimate faith.
Abraham believed in God and obeyed His commandments, even to uproot Himself from Ur and was willing to sacrifice his son. It was heart belief on the part of Abraham and he acted proving his faith. While the demons believed in their intellect only and they not only do not obey God’s commandments but wreck havoc on God’s Kingdom even.
What if Abraham said, “Lord, I believe You” but rubbished obeying God’s commands to leave Ur or to sacrifice his son, is that still faith ?
What do the hyper grace believers believe ? Is their faith legitimate when they rubbish obeying God’s commandments ? When they sin, they do not even worry about it and dismiss it altogether like the demons. What action is there on their part to prove that they believe in God when they belittle and do not want to obey God’s commandments like the demons ?
They believe repentance is just a change of mind. The demons do not need to change their minds. They know what God can do except they do not want to obey God. Legitimate faith will have action to prove it is true. Obedience to the guidance and training of the Spirit of God is that action that leads to transformed lives.
Jesus our Lord gave His commission to us to make disciples of all nations and teaching them to obey every commandment of His. Do the hyper grace believers obey ? They are proliferating half truth leaving out the obedience of the commandments of Jesus. What is the difference between their action and the action of demons in luring people to ignore obeying God’s commandments ?
By rubbishing obeying God’s commandments, do they truly love Jesus ? For Jesus said, “If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.” John 14:15. Or is it another Jesus that they believe in ? I believe a child can discern easily.
End Note :
* Gal 3: 7-9, 14
7 Know then that it is those of faith who are the sons of Abraham. 8 And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, “In you shall all the nations be blessed.” 9 So then, those who are of faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith…14 so that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we might receive the promised Spirit through faith.
But it is important to note that salvation is not obtained through works of the Law but through faith alone in Christ Jesus lest I am accused of preaching salvation by works. It is a world of difference between compliance of the Jewish Law, Halakha, and obedience to God’s commandments proving our love of Jesus and our faith. For clarity, kindly read this post : http://www.jcmanifesto.org/on-law-works-and-faith-works/