The book cover for Is Sunday School Destroying Our Kids?: How Moralism Suffocates Grace by Samuel C. Williamson is the newest design by Beetiful. Read Samuel’s article that inspired the book here.
People in the world often reject Christianity simply because they can’t distinguish it from mere morality. The world needs morality — oppression thrives when consciences are abandoned–but we need more than that alone. We need the gospel of grace. A gospel that has largely been lost amid the dos and don’ts and preoccupations of religious culture.
People often pit grace against moralism. And they should. Moralism circumvents heart-changed morality. We need moral men and women, but moralism damages the foundation of heart-change.
It’s okay to pit grace against moralism, but let’s not pit grace against morality. Grace is the source of real morality, and grace — thank God! — breaks the bars of moralism that imprison us.