I like how Colossians 1;13,14 says it, which was in my readings this morning.
I have a side by side - english/'greek' new testament which i like better than any other I've used or concordance which puts it this way:
"Who drew out to self us out of the authority of the darkness and transferred into the kingdom of the Son of the love of Him, in Whom we are having the release by ransom, the letting go off of the sins"
The New King James, verse 13 is written like this:
"13 He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love,"
And in the Contemporary English Version, verse 14 reads:
"14 who forgives our sins and sets us free."
But to me, the side by side version still says it best - "the release by ransom, the letting go off of the sins"
...and transplanted into the Kingdom of His Son of love..
"love works no ill".. doesn't cheat, fraud, is faithful
and this of course, "The secret kept for ages, is Christ in you.." (Col 1:26)
Christ in us! I am out from under the authority of darkness (kingdom of darkness), set free from sin/darkness, and am now a transplant enjoying freedom in the Kingdom of grace, praise, worship, prayers and thanksgiving, through Christ, and Christ in me.. [but if i "mix law w/ grace" i will "fall from grace". law implies goodness coming forth from the self, grace (humbly) recognizes the truth of One source of all Goodness, so we take shelter and abide under His wing and shadow.. We draw near.. (in boldness! Hebrews). Grace ='s the POWER of God (Christ in us) Hebrews says to obey the gospel.
Mixing "law with grace" (same topic, imo:) is to greatly dilute the POWER of God/transformation-which is inner, and produces "fruit", not outer focused/forced change..