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KnoWhy #387 - Why Doesn’t God Punish Us the Moment We Sin? (Mormon 2:15)
|Title||KnoWhy #387 - Why Doesn’t God Punish Us the Moment We Sin? (Mormon 2:15)|
|Year of Publication||2017|
|Corporate Authors||Book of Mormon Central Staff|
|Publisher||Book of Mormon Central Staff|
|Place Published||Springville, UT|
|Keywords||Grace; Probation; Punishment; Repentance; Sin|
In Mormon 2:15, Mormon stated that the “day of grace was past” with his people, the Nephites. The 1828 Webster’s Dictionary, a dictionary from Joseph Smith’s own time and place, defines the day of grace as a “time of probation, when an offer is made to sinners.” This seems to relate to commerce: a grace period. In other words, the day of grace is extra time given for a person to pay a debt, which in a spiritual sense means that God gives his children extra time to repent.
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