Merit vs Grace

3 Jul

There are essentially two ways in which you can go about your life. The first is to depend entirely on your self-efforts, and the other is to depend completely on the unmerited favor and blessings of God… The world’s way to success is based on meritocracy. All religions are also based on this same principle of merit. God’s way to success in the new covenant is in direct contradiction to that and is based on his unmerited favor. You can’t earn it. You can’t deserve it. And you certainly can’t merit it.

Joseph Prince

Unmerited Favor, Joseph Prince Teaching Resources, 2009, x

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2 Responses to “Merit vs Grace”

  1. jeremypenwarden April 12, 2011 at 5:17 am #

    But much of the church tries to mix the two. That is the really toxic third way

  2. Corina Gaines July 5, 2012 at 4:03 am #

    We need to yell this from the rooftops over and over. The demons of religion and legalism WILL flee! Am running out of patience with my bros. and sisters in Christ who worship at these demonic alters. It would be sad if they only condemned themselves and silently wallowed in the law at home. But many seem determined to deceive others with their nonsense. None are so blind as those who will not see!

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