Thanks mattrose. That is a good way to understand it. For 3 or 4 years now, I have been in the camp of the "grace-based" ministries. I've read the critics saying, "Beware, it is just a license to sin!". And I guess that could happen depending on how one approaches the issue of grace. I can honestly say, in the last few years, I have grown closer to Jesus and made BIG strides in being a follower of Christ, cultivating my Christian character, just really changed as a person. More so in the last few years than I did in the previous 20 as a Christian. After knowing this whole "grace thing"better, it has made me so appreciative of His grace toward us. I now demonstrate it to those around me (and it has made me know and love our Savior even more).