[Christ in the Land Bountiful]



Grace is the divine help or strength extended to us through the Atonement of the Lord Jesus Christ. Through the grace of God, everyone who has lived will be resurrected—our spirits will be reunited with our bodies, never again to be separated. Through His grace, the Lord also enables those who live His gospel to repent and be forgiven.

Grace is a gift from Heavenly Father given through His Son, Jesus Christ. The word grace, as used in the scriptures, refers primarily to enabling power and spiritual healing offered through the mercy and love of Jesus Christ.

Everyone on earth experiences physical death. Through the grace of Jesus Christ, all will be resurrected and will live forever (see 1 Corinthians 15:20–22; 2 Nephi 9:6–13).

Because of personal choices, everyone also experiences the effects of sin (see 1 John 1:8–10; Mosiah 16:4). These effects are called spiritual death. No one can return to the presence of God without divine grace. Through the Atonement, we all can be forgiven of our sins; we can become clean before God. To receive this enabling power, we must obey the gospel of Jesus Christ, which includes having faith in Him, repenting of our sins, being baptized, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and trying to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ for the rest of our lives (see Ephesians 2:8–9; James 2:17–22; 2 Nephi 25:23; 31:20).

The grace of God helps us every day. It strengthens us to do good works we could not do on our own. The Lord promised that if we humble ourselves before Him and have faith in Him, His grace will help us overcome all our personal weaknesses (see Ether 12:27).

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Joshua J. Perkey, “Grace and the Atonement of Jesus Christ,” New Era, March 2014

Brad Wilcox, “His Grace Is Sufficient,” Ensign, September 2013

Rosie Kaufman, “Grace for Mother Duck and Me,” Ensign, August 2013

Carolyn J. Rasmus, “The Enabling Power of the Atonement,” Ensign, March 2013

E. Richard Packham, “My Maturing Views of Grace,” Ensign, August 2005

Tough Topics: Are You Saved by Grace or Works?New Era, March 2005

Stephen E. Robinson, “Believing Christ,” Ensign, April 1992

What is the role of grace in LDS theology?Ensign, July 1989

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