Answers to Grace Quiz:
- You probably know the 1st verse of the Bible. What does the last verse of the Bible say?
- In your own words what is the most often repeated verse of the New Testament?
- Define the word "grace" as it's used in the Bible.
- What's the difference between grace and mercy?
- In that famous verse of Ephesians 2:8 & 9, is a person saved by faith, by works, or by grace?
- What is the Greek word for grace?
- To what kind of grace is Paul referring in I Corinthians 3:10, when he said: "By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as an expert builder"?
Answers to Grace Quiz:
- "The grace of our Lord Jesus be with God's people. Amen." Revelation 22:21.
- "Grace to you", "The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you", or other very similar verses. Romans 1:7, 16:20; I Corinthians 1:3, 16:23; II Corinthians 1:2, 13:14; etc.; etc.; etc.. These encouragements continue all the way through the New Testament until the last verse of the Bible, the aforementioned Revelation 22:21, stating: "The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God's people. Amen".
- Please see "Grace, An Exhaustive Word Study". The word "grace" occurs approximately 120 times in the Bible; and while it takes on various forms, it always means "active intercession from God's throne". (That's the "Throne of Grace", mind you, Hebrews 4:16!) Also, “Grace is the glory of God manifested amidst the flesh of man” (anon.).
- Mercy "is the outward manifestation of pity" (according to Vine's). Grace, being active intercession from God's throne, need not be merely due to pity. Grace given through mercy is generally acknowledged in salvation; while grace is more often the blessings and gifts which God manifests around us in order to accomplish his work.
- Ephesians 2: 8 & 9 says: "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith- and this not of yourselves, it is the gift of God- not by works, so that no one can boast". Obviously it is grace that saves albeit through faith, but surely not by works.
- Commonly "charis", but also "chariti", "charitos", and "charin"; not to be confused with "char" (joy) or "charismata" (spiritual gifts, or manifestations of grace).
- He’s referring to the active intercession from God’s "Throne of Grace", which called him, and sustained him in apostleship. Also, please see I Corinthians 15: 9 & 10, and Ephesians 4: 7, 8, & 11. This is no longer saving grace, which is also active intercession from God’s "Throne of Grace". But this grace is the power which Christ gives to each person in his Church, so that critical functions will be continually carried out (Ephesians 4: 11), and “God might dwell there” (Psalm 68: 18).