Sunday, November 29, 2015
Apostate Christendom had to redefine grace because it had no experience with it
A world without the Holy Ghost had to come up with explanations for why revelation, prophecy, and all of the spiritual gifts had ceased through the dark days of apostasy. Having no experience with God's grace, they had to come up with a new meaning for it. Not being worthy to experience spiritual manifestations such as the Holy Ghost, they taught instead that his grace was a legal arrangement by which blessings would come after this life, rather than during it. Real saving grace is necessarily experienced during mortality. It necessarily alters and exalts our works. Grace that that does not transform our works has no power to save anyone for it is by our works that we will be judged.