Grace Frees Us from Fear of Punishment — A Quote by Brennan Manning in “The Ragamuffin Gospel”

“Many today are not experiencing what Paul calls in Romans 8:21, ‘the glorious freedom of the children of God…’ We accept grace in theory but deny it in practice. Living by grace rather than law leads us out of the house of fear into the house of love. ‘In love there can be no fear, but fear is driven out by perfect love: because to fear is to expect punishment, and anyone who is afraid is still imperfect in love’ (1 John 4:18).”

— Brennan Manning, “The Ragamuffin Gospel”, p. 142

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