Federal Vision (FV) objection 4
“FV confuses the meaning of grace; you’re either saved and have grace, or you are not, and don’t”
Then what does Paul mean when he tells the Galatians they have “fallen from grace” (Gal 5:4) if they go back to the law, getting circumcised to be in favor with God? It can’t mean they lost their salvation, because Jesus won’t lose any of those the Father gives Him (John 10:27-28). It can’t mean they lose nothing, because Paul says “grace.” This is part of the FV core: there is a 3rd category between saved and in covenant, and lost: lost and in covenant as a covenant breaker. Scripture speaks of this category in many places, in various ways. Matt 13:5-7; John 15:2,6; Gal 5:4; Hebrews 6:4-6a; 10:28-29. Being in covenant as a covenant breaker (nominal, apathetic, carnal Christian) for a time can be a blessing, if it leads you to faith. If it doesn’t, it heaps condemnation upon you (Matt 11:20-24).