Merit See also Grace; Jesus Christ, Atonement through; Mercy; Virtue; Worth no flesh can dwell in God’s presence, save through merits of the Messiah, 2 Ne. 2:8. rely wholly upon merits of him who is mighty to save, 2 Ne. 31:19. since man had fallen, he could not merit anything of himself, Alma 22:14. God has taken away guilt from hearts through merits of his Son, Alma 24:10. have remission of sins through Christ’s merits, Hel. 14:13. rely alone upon merits of Christ, Moro. 6:4. rely upon merits of Christ, D&C 3:20.