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.
Anything this side of hell is God's mercy upon you
There is nothing that keeps us even one moment out of hell, but the mercy of God.
Sin and transgression cannot be removed but by the grace of God through Jesus Christ.
We should never take the mercy of God for granted, His mercy is so great upon us; sinners that we are against such a loving God.
The only way to heaven is through the forgiveness of our sins, not our own holiness or good works. God takes the ungodly sinners that we are and saves those who come to trust in Him through Jesus Christ.
When God calls a sinner to repentance, He sends His Holy Spirit to work a change in that sinner's heart, enabling them to see their sin, leading them to faith in Christ alone for salvation.
Applying God's Mercy and Grace through Daily Living can be found in Brief Messages and Sermon Notes on this Site. Please check it out.
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