What is the real role of Grace and Mercy in the church?
To prepare for this discussion one may want to check out the following video
Brad Wilcox - His Grace is Suffcient http://byutv.org/wat...57-7000b9945468
One may also want to listen to
Stephen Robinson - "Believing christ"
Robert Milllet - "Grace after all we can do"
Brad and Wendee Wilcox - "faith, an anchor to my soul"
Bruce R McConkie "what think ye of salvation by grace" http://speeches.byu....der.php?id=6910
Gerald Lund "salvation: by grace or works" http://www.lds.org/e...-works?lang=eng
Questions to be discussed
1.) Do you have the same view as Bro. Wilcox in the above video? Did you learn anything from his talk? what do you see differently?
2.) What does it mean to "do all you can do"? (2nd Nephi 25:23) some say just repent, some say as Bible Dictionary does to "expend one's best efforts", some say that verse is mis understood and the salvation has nothing to do at all with all we can do. Where do you stand?
3.) Is "Grace" undervalued within Mormonism? Should we talk about it more or are we honoring it's proper place already?
4.) Because of the teaching within LDS theology that one must "work out our Salvation" that we in some ways are taught to rely on Christ too little and to try to do it ourselves instead of yoking with him?
I have a bunch more, but we will start there.
Edited by reelmormon, 08 May 2012 - 04:37 PM.