Grace. Generally refers to the general salvation everyone receives by being born onto this earth, through the work of Jesus and His atonement. Exaltation, or individual salvation, requires many works. As twelfth President Spencer W. Kimball said, “One of the most fallacious doctrines originated by Satan and propounded by man is that man is saved alone by the grace of God; that belief in Jesus Christ alone is all that is needed for salvation” (Spencer W. Kimball, The Miracle of Forgiveness, p. 206. See also The Book of Mormon Student Manual Religion 121 and 122, 1989, p. 36). Apostle Bruce R. McConkie explained, “The blood of Christ was shed as a free gift of wondrous grace, but the Saints are cleansed by the blood after they keep the commandments” (Sermons and Writings of Bruce R. McConkie, p. 77).
For a look at 2 Nephi 25:23, which says a person is “saved by grace after all you can do,” see here.
For a Viewpoint on Moronism radio show on this topic, go here.
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