Category Archives: Grace

What Does It Mean to “Work Out Your Own Salvation?”

After teaching a group of Zoramites that Jesus Christ would atone for their sins and that they should exercise “faith unto repentance,” Amulek made the following plea: I desire that ye should remember these things, and that ye should work … Continue reading

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What Is “the Immediate Goodness of God?”

When the people of Alma miraculously escaped their captors and arrived in the land of Zarahemla, the people there “knew not what to think” (Mosiah 25:8). They were filled with mixed emotions: They were horrified at the treatment which the … Continue reading

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What Does It Mean to Be Saved by Grace “After All We Can Do?”

grace – the free and unmerited favour of God, as manifested in the salvation of sinners and the bestowal of blessings (Oxford English Dictionary) Are we not all beggars? (Mosiah 4:19) After quoting a sermon by his brother Jacob, followed … Continue reading

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How Does the Lord Strengthen Us?

Near the beginning of the Book of Mormon, Nephi affirms that God will take care of the people who strive to obey Him. Nephi listed three ways that God does this: “He doth nourish them” – helps them maintain their … Continue reading

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Why Is It Important to Know That God’s Grace Is Sufficient?

While writing a history of the Jaredite people, the prophet Moroni experienced some self-doubt. “The Gentiles will mock at these things,” he protested to God. He described the awkwardness of his hands, and compared the words he had written to … Continue reading

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What Does It Mean That the Savior Is “Full of Grace and Truth?”

After explaining to his son Jacob the importance of the law, Lehi testified that redemption would come through the Messiah, “for he is full of grace and truth” (2 Nephi 2:6). What is it about those twin attributes—grace and truth—which … Continue reading

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What Does It Mean to Be Saved by Grace “After All We Can Do?”

After sharing a sermon by his brother Jacob about the Atonement, Nephi quoted extensively from the book of Isaiah. He explained that his reason for quoting these two other witnesses was to “[prove] unto my people the truth of the … Continue reading

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