1. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    Grace

    "For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast." {Ephesians 2:8-9) Generation after generation God's gracious gift of salvation and eternal life has been made available to every member of the human race. Whether this gift is accepted depends on an individual's volition. Grace is a foreign concept to the human race. Everything we have [whether material possessions, position, prestige or organizational power] has been worked for, earned or inherited.

    What does the five letter word "grace" mean to you?
  2. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    17 May '15 15:54
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    Grace

    "For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast." {Ephesians 2:8-9) Generation after generation God's gracious gift of salvation and eternal life has been made available to every member of the human race. Whether this gift is accep ...[text shortened]... as been worked for, earned or inherited.

    What does the five letter word "grace" mean to you?[/b]
    With no replies other than two Thumbs Down,
    apparently "Grace is [in fact] a foreign concept to the human race [as represented on the spirituality forum]."
    Is the Case Closed?
  3. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    17 May '15 16:24
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    With no replies other than two Thumbs Down,
    apparently "Grace is [in fact] a foreign concept to the human race [as represented on the spirituality forum]."
    Is the Case Closed?
    Come sir, give them a grace period.
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    17 May '15 16:49
    OK I'll bite: It's the free gift of God's loving mercy. Therefore it's the reason people argue about faith versus good works on this forum.
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    17 May '15 22:30
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]Grace

    "For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast." {Ephesians 2:8-9) Generation after generation God's gracious gift of salvation and eternal life has been made available to every member of the human race. Whether this gift is ac ...[text shortened]... as been worked for, earned or inherited.

    What does the five letter word "grace" mean to you?[/b]
    im usually a bit alternative but on this one, im going with the english oxford dictionary.

    noun

    elegance and beauty of movement, form, expression, or proportion
    a pleasing or charming quality
    goodwill or favour
    the granting of a favour or the manifestation of goodwill, esp by a superior
    a sense of propriety and consideration for others
    (plural)
    affectation of manner (esp in the phrase airs and graces)
    See in someone's good graces
    mercy; clemency
    (Christianity)
    the free and unmerited favour of God shown towards man
    the divine assistance and power given to man in spiritual rebirth and sanctification
    the condition of being favoured or sanctified by God
    an unmerited gift, favour, etc, granted by God
    a short prayer recited before or after a meal to invoke a blessing upon the food or give thanks for it
    (music) a melodic ornament or decoration
    See days of grace
    See with bad grace
    See with good grace
    verb

    (transitive) to add elegance and beauty to ⇒ flowers graced the room
    (transitive) to honour or favour ⇒ to grace a party with one's presence
    to ornament or decorate (a melody, part, etc) with nonessential notes
  6. Standard memberRJHinds
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    18 May '15 01:47
    Originally posted by stellspalfie
    im usually a bit alternative but on this one, im going with the english oxford dictionary.

    noun

    elegance and beauty of movement, form, expression, or proportion
    a pleasing or charming quality
    goodwill or favour
    the granting of a favour or the manifestation of goodwill, esp by a superior
    a sense of propriety and consideration for others
    (plura ...[text shortened]... party with one's presence
    to ornament or decorate (a melody, part, etc) with nonessential notes
    This is the definition in that dictionary of yours that Grampy Bobby is referring to:
    the free and unmerited favour of God shown towards man

    😏
  7. Standard memberDeepThought
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    18 May '15 02:33
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_Hopper
  8. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    18 May '15 06:59
    'Your grace' is also the appropriate way to address a Duke.
  9. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    18 May '15 08:421 edit
    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    Come sir, give them a grace period.
    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke "Come sir, give them a grace period." Precisely what God has done. As long as you're alive on earth you have the opportunity to change your mind about the person of Jesus Christ whose substitutionary spiritual death on our behalf has provided the grace gift of salvation and eternal life as an alternative to separation from God for eternity.
  10. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    18 May '15 08:51
    Originally posted by JS357
    OK I'll bite: It's the free gift of God's loving mercy. Therefore it's the reason people argue about faith versus good works on this forum.
    "OK I'll bite: It's the free gift of God's loving mercy. Therefore it's the reason people argue about faith versus good works on this forum." JS, "the reason people argue about faith versus good works on this forum" relates primarily to the competitive ego need to engage in combat and peer approval; secondary reasons include immaturity and ignorance. God is not the author of confusion.
  11. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    18 May '15 09:062 edits
    Originally posted by stellspalfie
    im usually a bit alternative but on this one, im going with the english oxford dictionary.

    noun

    elegance and beauty of movement, form, expression, or proportion
    a pleasing or charming quality
    goodwill or favour
    the granting of a favour or the manifestation of goodwill, esp by a superior
    a sense of propriety and consideration for others
    (plural) ...[text shortened]... e a party with one's presence
    to ornament or decorate (a melody, part, etc) with nonessential notes
    "the free and unmerited favour of God shown towards man" english oxford dictionary. stellspalfie, this partial definition of "grace" refers to the expression of God's unfailing love toward the fallen human race. Also a Grace Gift is freely given and is undeserved by its unworthy recipient. Grace is all that God the Father is free to do for mankind because of Jesus Christ's saving work on the cross. Thanks for your reply.
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    23 May '15 08:27
    Originally posted by JS357
    OK I'll bite: It's the free gift of God's loving mercy. Therefore it's the reason people argue about faith versus good works on this forum.
    It's funny that atheists would trust in their good works.
    The true atheist should know that their good would not let them into heaven.
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    23 May '15 08:33
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    JS, "the reason people argue about faith versus good works on this forum" relates primarily to the competitive ego need to engage in combat and peer approval; secondary reasons include immaturity and ignorance.
    That's it GB use another thread to stick in your passive aggressive jabs at people you are too cowardly to name.
  14. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    23 May '15 10:32
    Originally posted by RBHILL
    It's funny that atheists would trust in their good works.
    The true atheist should know that their good would not let them into heaven.
    RB, wouldn't the "true atheist" deny/reject the possibility of both an after life and a heaven?
  15. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    23 May '15 10:34
    Originally posted by divegeester
    That's it GB use another thread to stick in your passive aggressive jabs at people you are too cowardly to name.
    Originally posted by JS357
    "OK I'll bite: It's the free gift of God's loving mercy. Therefore it's the reason people argue about faith versus good works on this forum."
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