Does everyone have to go through a time of law in order to understand and desire grace?
This is a serious and difficult question. I would love to know what others think. My inclination is to say that new believers should be able to trust in the work of the Lord from the beginning and carry their trust in the Savior into their Christian lives. After all, nothing new happens to the believer after the moment of salvation, right? We do not become more saved or better saved. Sanctification is a process of us becoming what we are in Christ. It is not us changing in any substantial way.
My experience and observation, however, reveal that almost everyone does go through a time of trying to trust in law and good works, performance. Most of the Church seems to be stuck there.
Why would so many go through this if it is unnecessary? What do you think?