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 I saw an article in LDS Living that caught my eye yesterday with the title Why Do Mormons Struggle So Much with Grace?  Now, I must confess there was a part of my that wanted to jump up, raise my hand and say “I know, I know. Pick me, pick me!!” after reading it.

The short answer is because they don’t understand it, nor have they been taught the biblical view of God’s grace. The idea of being saved by grace after nothing I did was a foreign concept to me as a new creation in Jesus Christ. I thought to myself, there has to be something I must to earn my place in God’s presence.  

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Ensign, ‘I Have a Question,’ July 1989 pp. 59-61 “What is the role of grace in LDS theology? …Are we saved BYUthrough Christ’s grace by merely confessing him as our Savior? Or are we saved through his grace after doing all we can…both in confessing his name and in keeping his commandments? Both reason and scripture loudly proclaim the latter….However, God’s grace will not do for us what we can do for ourselves…” – Robert E. Parsons, associate professor of ancient scripture, Brigham Young University

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