What is the difference between mercy and grace?
Mercy is God not punishing us as our sins deserve, and grace is God blessing us despite the fact that we do not deserve it.
God's grace touches and effects every aspect of a believerís life, it impacts our growth, stability, and service, and not just our salvation. God has mercy toward us be cause sin is universal and touches everything that is touched by humanity. You cannot talk about grace, without taking sin seriously. The difference between saved sinners and lost sinners is the grace of God.
God's grace is a very important doctrine and much in the Bible speaks on aspects of His grace. But we need to be careful about saying that grace covers everything; there is much taught on grace that misrepresents it.
It is said that "Grace" has been a much used, much misused, and much abused word and concept in Christian theological thinking. The Biblical word "grace" for many Christians is an almost meaningless word, or a word with misconceptions and inadequate definitions.
Consider my message on The Purpose of the Church
Consider my message on Misunderstood Grace
Other messages on my new website Saved by Grace not Works
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