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Old 08-13-2009, 01:55 PM
 
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The question is not "What is a Christian?" This thread is about wanting to know what the Christian concept of GRACE is, or means.

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Thanks...
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Old 08-13-2009, 01:57 PM
 
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The question is not "What is a Christian?" This thread is about wanting to know what the Christian concept of GRACE is, or means.

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June, please clarify. Are you talking about the Grace as found in the Christian Bible or some other form of Grace that "Christians" define otherwise?

Paul
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Old 08-13-2009, 02:12 PM
 
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June, please clarify. Are you talking about the Grace as found in the Christian Bible or some other form of Grace that "Christians" define otherwise?

Paul
June is assuming that whatever "grace" is, that it's got to be found and heard and learned about somewhere, so yes, she would like to hear what the bible says about it. --That doesn't mean that whatever one's 'definintion' of grace is has to be quoted from or supported by scripture.

You've got to keep in mind that this is June who is asking the question, here. I realize it was rather open ended, (which was not intentional) but rather, that I initially wasn't quite sure just how to ask it!


-Sorry...
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Old 08-13-2009, 02:17 PM
 
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The question is not "What is a Christian?" This thread is about wanting to know what the Christian concept of GRACE is, or means.

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Well i think it's hard for some christians to swallow but June i believe it's God's unmerited , unconditional favor towards Mankind.

I believe if we turn our back on God He doesn't get mad , He shines His grace on our back .

"The LORD, the LORD, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.
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Old 08-13-2009, 03:57 PM
 
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Grace is an unmerited favor from God,something we didn't earn on our own,such as our salvation. Jesus paid the price.
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Old 08-13-2009, 04:36 PM
 
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Jesus paid the price, but it is up to us to accept the gift through faith, works, thoughts and words.
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Old 08-13-2009, 04:37 PM
 
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Jesus paid the price, but it is up to us to accept the gift through faith, works, thoughts and words.
It's up to us to accept it through faith.
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Old 08-13-2009, 04:41 PM
 
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If you have faith works undoubtedly come
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Old 08-13-2009, 04:43 PM
 
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Corinthians 13:1-13, Love is manifested through works, not just our own gagas
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Old 08-13-2009, 04:49 PM
 
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So if grace is God's 'unconditional love and/or favor' then what makes "grace" different from just God's love? In other words, how do you identify grace? June came upon the following passage written by Paul Tillich --which made grace sound rather nice-- but she's still not sure what it IS or how you'd even know it's "grace." (Is this making sense?)

"Grace strikes us when we are in great pain and restlessness. It strikes us when we walk through the dark valley of a meaningless and empty life...It strkes us when, year after year, the longed-for perfection does not appear, when the old compulsions reign within us as they have for decades, when despair destroys all joy and courage. Sometimes at that moment a wave of light breaks into our darkness, and it is as though a voice were saying: 'You are accepted. You are accepted, accepted by that which is greater than you, and the name of which you do not know. Do not ask for the name now; perhaps you will find it later. Do not try to do anything now; perhaps later you will do much. Do not seek for anything. Simply accept the fact that you are accepted."

-quoted from "The Shaking of the Foundations"
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