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What is the difference between God's Grace and His Mercy?

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    graceinusposted 5 years ago

    What is the difference between God's Grace and His Mercy?

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    JThomp42posted 5 years ago

    Hello grace, The difference between God's grace and mercy is there is no difference. God has mercy on us through his grace. God's grace is why he sent his son to die on the cross so that if we accept Jesus, the mercy he has shown by doing this allows us to spend eternity with him in heaven.

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      graceinusposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      But God also show Grace towards man in the OT before Jesus died on the cross. But I agree with you that we recieve grace because of what Jesus did.

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      JThomp42posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I was just using that as an example my friend. smile

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      graceinusposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      JThomo42- Thank you , you answer is very helpful to me. God bless

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      JThomp42posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      God bless you as well.

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    Paul K Francisposted 5 years ago

    I sometimes see it as the one being active while the other passive. God's grace empowers us and mercy calms us, bringing us peace.

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      graceinusposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Paul K Francis- I never thought of it that way before. You gave it much to think about. Again thank you.

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    CJ Sledgehammerposted 5 years ago

    The difference between "Grace" and "Mercy" is that Grace is getting what you don't deserve (gift, leniency, forgiveness), while Mercy is not getting what you deserve (punishment). Hope this helps. :0)

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      graceinusposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      CJ Sladgehammer-  I do believe this is what I was looking for.
      Blessing to you.

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      CJ Sledgehammerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It was my pleasure and I am glad I could help.

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      Midsummer Rainposted 17 months agoin reply to this

      Very true !! That's exactly how I would explain it too !

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    SwordofManticorEposted 5 years ago

    I believe that they both have one thing in common. They show us who God truly is. A God of absolute love.

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      graceinusposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      SwordofManiiticorE- I must agree with you 1000%. And many thanks for your answer. Blessings to you always.

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    lostohanababyposted 3 years ago

    To me;  God's Grace...is when I obtain 'blessings' special to me or over something I am trying to accomplish and ask for his help.  His 'will' to intervene in a situation that has become difficult of giving me spiritual strength to 'not to give' up.   God's Mercy..to me. is for me to ask in a Act of Contrition, to pray to God and ask for forgiveness of my 'sins'.  In hope of receiving his 'favor' in my life and in the lives of my loved ones.

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      graceinusposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      lostohanababy- I believe Mercy can be defined as  withholding punishment that is well deserved. Whereas grace is a form of pardon or forgiveness of sins that is not deserved. CJ Sledgehammer answer has described it very well. Thanks for your answer..

 
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