What Is The Difference Between Mercy and Grace?

Are  mercy and grace the same thing?  Do Christians receive only one or both?  What are the differences between mercy and grace?World’s Definition of Grace If you looked up a dictionary’s definition of grace, you would see it as being the unmerited, divine assistance that humans receive for their regeneration by God and also as being a virtue coming from God.  That’s a pretty good definition about what grace is coming from a simple dictionary but there are others that are much further from t … [Read more...]

What is God’s Grace?

How do we define God’s grace?  Why does every believer and every lost person need the grace of God?A Definition of Grace I have my own definition of grace; it is God’s unmerited, unwarranted favor.  It is what we get that we do not deserve.  That’s why it’s called grace. If it was earned or worked for then it wouldn’t be grace anymore since “if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works; otherwise grace would no longer be grace” Rom 11:6).  If you received a birthday present, did … [Read more...]

Can Salvation Be Earned? A Bible Study of Works vs. Grace

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Can a person be saved by works?  Can the absence of works doom a believer?  What is the connection between salvation and works?  Can it be earned by works?What Are Works? Martin Luther wanted the Book of James excluded from the New Testament.  Why?  It was because James wrote,“What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him?  If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, and one of you says to them, “Depart in pe … [Read more...]


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