The Bible Answers Short Questions From Our Readers
Plain Truth Staff
Question: What Doer "Not Under the Law, but Under Grace" Mean? Answer: Does grace do away with the law? If you keep the law, have you "fallen" from grace? Most people are confused by those who claim to expound the words of Paul. You may hear one group quote one set of scriptures telling of the law, and another group quoting verses mentioning grace. That is the wrong way to study the Bible. All scripture is given by inspiration. What does "grace" mean? Webster defines it as mercy, favor, unmerited kindness, an exemption or pardon as from a penalty. It is by grace, the undeserved pardon of God, that you are delivered from the penalty of sin. (Romans 6:23.) Christ paid the penalty in your stead. If you accept the grace of God, who permitted His Son to die in your stead, to free you from sin, then you are under grace. You are under an unmerited pardon, not "under the law."
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