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JW And LDS What is Grace?

Discussion in 'Debate Other Religions & Faiths' started by Daniel Marsh, Sep 28, 2020.

  1. Daniel Marsh

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    What is Grace?
     
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    (Guide to the Scriptures | G Grace.:Entry)

    GRACE. See also Atone, Atonement; Jesus Christ; Merciful, Mercy; Salvation

    The enabling power from God that allows men and women to obtain blessings in this life and to gain eternal life and exaltation after they have exercised faith, repented, and given their best effort to keep the commandments. Such divine help or strength is given through the mercy and love of God. Every mortal person needs divine grace because of Adam's fall and also because of man's weaknesses.

    Grace and truth came by Jesus Christ, John 1:17. Through the grace of Christ, we shall be saved, Acts 15:11 (Rom. 3:23–24; D&C 138:14). We have access by faith to his grace, Rom. 5:2. By grace ye are saved through faith, Eph. 2:8. The grace of God brings salvation, Titus 2:11. Come boldly unto the throne of grace, Heb. 4:16. God gives grace to the humble, 1 Pet. 5:5. No one can dwell in the presence of God but through the merits, mercy, and grace of the Holy Messiah, 2 Ne. 2:8. It is only in and through the grace of God that men are saved, 2 Ne. 10:24. We are saved by grace, after all we can do, 2 Ne. 25:23. It is by grace that we have power to do these things, Jacob 4:7. Men might be restored unto grace for grace, according to their works, Hel. 12:24. My grace is sufficient for the meek and all that humble themselves, Ether 12:26–27. Moroni prayed that the Gentiles be given grace that they might have charity, Ether 12:36, 41. By the grace of God ye are perfect in Christ, Moro. 10:32–33. Jesus received grace for grace, D&C 93:12–13, 20.

    I answered as this is also directed to LDS.

    JW And LDS What is Grace?
     
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  4. Daniel Marsh

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  5. LightBearer

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    Below is a highlight from the link above, which is an excellent and informative explanation of the term "Grace" as used by many Bible translators to translate the Greek word Kharis, but "Grace" does not convey the true and accurate meaning of the Greek word.

    "Undeserved Kindness. The Greek word khaʹris occurs more than 150 times in the Greek Scriptures and is rendered in a variety of ways, depending on the context. In all instances the central idea of khaʹris is preserved—that which is agreeable (1Pe 2:19, 20) and winsome. (Lu 4:22) By extension, in some instances it refers to a kind gift (1Co 16:3; 2Co 8:19) or the kind manner of the giving. (2Co 8:4, 6) At other times it has reference to the credit, gratitude, or thankfulness that an especially kind act calls forth.—Lu 6:32-34; Ro 6:17; 1Co 10:30; 15:57; 2Co 2:14; 8:16; 9:15; 1Ti 1:12; 2Ti 1:3.

    On the other hand, in the great majority of occurrences, khaʹris is rendered “grace” by most English Bible translators. The word “grace,” however, with some 14 different meanings does not convey to most readers the ideas contained in the Greek word. To illustrate: In John 1:14, where the King James Version says “the Word was made flesh . . . full of grace and truth,” what is meant? Does it mean “gracefulness,” or “favor,” or what?"

    Scholar R. C. Trench, in Synonyms of the New Testament, says khaʹris implies “a favour freely done, without claim or expectation of return—the word being thus predisposed to receive its new emphasis [as given it in the Christian writings] . . . , to set forth the entire and absolute freeness of the loving-kindness of God to men.

    For more: https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1200002612?q=khaʹris&p=sen

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  6. Daniel Marsh

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    thank you,
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