So ... does grace make light of sin?
As a child, many things made sense to me that can only make sense to those who don't know any better. Let's face it, how many of us grew up seriously musing upon such heavy questions as how Santa Claus could actually bring toys to every child in the world, or if you could really lay on a cloud? Don't misunderstand, I'm not criticizing children for not knowing what can only be known by growing through experience - otherwise, it wouldn't be childhood - I'm simply using the analogy as a reference point. I was a child, and I don't for a moment despise considering the multitude of crazy ideas that I did. Many questions, like "Does grace make light of sin?", only make sense within the framework where they make sense. Does that make sense? :) You see, I really do understand how the question makes sense, for it used to make sense to me, and I do remember why. Now, it only makes sense when I entertain the idea that it's still supposed to make sense. Other than that, I can only hear such questions as demands from children.
How could grace (i.e. the totality of our life in Christ) make light of sin, when in fact it demands that sin has been put to death? In order for sin to be made light of you would have to adopt a framework that provides a measuring stick by which it can be downplayed. Anything come to mind? That's right, it only makes sense within a framework of rules and regulations. For those who hang upon such a framework will project the sense of their system upon everyone else. It doesn't make sense to see it any other way.
But in Christ, we have been removed from that which made questions about sin to seem sensible.
For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son Colossians 1:13 NASB
Why do we insist on trying to make sense of that former domain of darkness? Do we suppose it brings any glory to God to grapple with the questions that were formed in the darkness? Instead, let us bring those questions to light so that they may be seen as having died along with everything else of that former life. Live as one who is alive, for that is what you are.