3 And I testify again to every man who becomes circumcised that he is a debtor to keep the whole law. 4 You have become estranged from Christ, you who attempt to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace. (Galatians 5:3–4, NKJV)
What could be more dreaded than falling from grace? So dreaded, in fact, that some believe and advance the teaching that a Christian cannot fall from grace. And yet, the apostle Paul is writing to Christians, warning them of this very possibility. Why deny something the apostle of Christ said can happen? Furthermore, note that this falling from grace would take place by accepting, advancing and practicing false teaching. Binding circumcision and the Law of Moses on Gentiles for salvation was false doctrine and not the gospel of Christ (Acts 15:1-2; Gal. 1:6-9). What we believe and teach and practice matters. It affects whether or not we stand in grace or fall from grace. By hearing “the word of the truth of the gospel” you will know “the grace of God in truth” (Col. 1:5-6). Let us cling to truth and stand in God’s grace.