Looking for the answers to the Kwiki Kwiz from Lee LeFebre’s book The Shackling of Grace? If so you’re in the right place!
Each question below is to be answered with a simple true or false.
- I must try as a Christian to make my life more Christlike.
False. God never intended to make my life (the flesh) Christlike. He intended for His son to manifest His Life in me and through me.
- A Christian’s chief goal in life is to sin less and less as he/she gets older.
False. Although it is a worthy objective to sin less as I mature, His chief goal in life is to glorify His son in me. I must realign my goals to agree with his.
- I believe I will gradually grow closer to God as I mature as a Christian.
False. I Cor. 6:17 states that He that is united to the Lord becomes one Spirit with Him. Union or oneness has alread taken place. I cannot get closer than that.
- I am saved by the blood of the Lamb.
False. Nowhere does the scripture say His blood saves us. The blood cleanses, redeems and reconciles us but we are saved by His Life. Rom 5:10 - For while we were sinners we were reconciled by the death of His son, much more having been reconciled we shall be saved by His Life!
- Conquering sin is something I don’t have to do.
True. All sin for the Christian was conquered by the Lord Jesus at the cross. See Rom 6:6, 7.
- I am, thank the Lord, a forgiven sinner.
False. Although we still sin, our identity is changed to who we are in Christ.
- A Christian should ask for forgiveness repeatedly.
False. Eph 4:32, 1:7 & Col 1:14 all state that if one is in Christ, forgiveness is accomplished. Therefore forgiveness is past tense.
- God will not give you more than you can bear.
False. God has to give us more than we can bear in order to bring us to the end of ourselves. This allows our death with Christ to be revealed.
- God changed my identity in an instant when I became a Christian.
True. 2 Cor 5:17 states we became a new creation. 2 Cor 5:21 tells us that we became the righteousness of God in Him. Thus our identity in Adam was gone in an instance.
- Freedom involves a life long struggle for a Christian.
False. Gal 5:1 states that “for freedom Christ has set us free.” Freedom is not something the Christian accomplishes, but something experienced by abiding in the life of the Lord Jesus.