What is Grace?

  • ‘God’s free and unmerited favour, shown to sinners through the atoning death of His Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.’ [1]
  • ‘God’s goodness toward those who deserve only punishment.’ [2]       
  • ‘the active communication of divine blessings by the inworking of the Holy Spirit, out of the fulness of Him who is “full of grace and truth”’[3]

[1] J.B. Clyne, Asked and Answered: A Catechism of Apostolic Principles, 22
[2] Wayne Grudem, Bible Doctrine, p.485
[3] Louis Berkhof, Systematic Theology, p.427