Guilt and judgment
People seek a remedy to guilt and judgment, but when they find a law-based church, the guilt and judgment becomes amplified.
Another thought: The “Guilt-Grace-Gratitude” model is predicated on a legal scheme. It is a Law sandwich. It starts with “guilt”, which is most definitely not the work of the Holy Spirit. Guilt and conviction are not the same concept. One is human sorrow, the other is godly sorrow. 2 Corinthians “10 Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death”.
The Law binds the conscience …
Turning to the Law to overcome sin actually exacerbates the problem.
Turning to the Law to overcome sin is the outworking of human sinfulness.
Hearing Christ has died for me sets the conscience free. This Gospel of total and complete forgiveness brings about true repentance. It is not the Law that brings repentance, but God’s kindness. And, who is “God’s kindness”? None other than Jesus, our savior.