About the Author
Bill "rode out" the Charismatic movement during its heyday, becoming involved in a church that was related to Bob Mumford and the shepherding movement. Later, Bill taught classes on (Charismatic) prophecy and led the "ministry team." His church became heavily involved with the "Toronto Blessing," which was probably the beginning of the end. He has met, "sat under" and been prayed for by many of the biggest names in the "river" today. With his wife Cindy, he visited the Brownsville Revival; Cindy also traveled to Toronto. His knowledge of the "River" is first-hand.
Why the name "Beyond Grace" ?
"In the Christian life, holiness is not optional. Many Christians seem to think about holiness as if it is like something added to a car, such as fancy leather upholstery instead of the normal kind of plastic. But that is not true.
Holiness is an essential part of salvation. In Hebrews 12:14 the writer says, Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no man will see the Lord. What salvation do we have that does not bring us to see the Lord? But without holiness, no one will see the Lord.
We have in our contemporary Western Christianity a very incomplete picture of salvation. 'If I get saved and born again, and then I want to go on and be holy. I can do it - but it is an option.' I want to tell you that your salvation depends on your being holy. And holiness comes only from the Holy Spirit."
The extravagance of God (His "surpassing grace" 2 Corinthians 9:14) is so unmeasurable that it takes us "beyond grace". It is this extravagence that allows up to live a life that is holy and pleasing to Him - this is our reasonable act of worship (Romans 12:1).
Thank God for grace.
It's time to move "Beyond Grace."
Comments by William Fawcett on this blog are his opinions alone, and do not necessarily reflect the views of his church, employer, or associates.