A car with three individuals, one an aged man in the front passenger seat pulled up to a stop and the driver was given the paper and was asked, “What is grace?” He stated that he was a member (of 2x2ism) for “12 years,” so should have known what “grace” is, but replied, “Grace is God’s understanding.” I asked him, “Is it God’s understanding of Himself or God’s understanding of His creatures?” The driver pressed the gas peddle to the floor, spraying me with gravel from his sinning tires as he demonstrated the normal response of 2x2s to dialogue that contests 2x2ism.
From a number of recorded sermons given by 2x2 workers (some of them handed out to select 2x2s by workers) one can find workers defining the word “grace” (of Ephesians 2:8) as a type of power from God that enables them to live the 2x2 life, which they claim would be impossible for any man to live without such “grace” (power) from God.
The word “grace” of Scripture (God’s grace or grace between men) is defined as “unmerited favor.” -- God's amazing favor - i.e. God's MERCY in giving to undeserving human beings eternal life as an unearnable GIFT through their "faith" in God alone (belief in to the degree of complete dependence on God).
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