KnoWhy #387 - Why Doesn’t God Punish Us the Moment We Sin? (Mormon 2:15)


KnoWhy #387 - Why Doesn’t God Punish Us the Moment We Sin? (Mormon 2:15)

TitleKnoWhy #387 - Why Doesn’t God Punish Us the Moment We Sin? (Mormon 2:15)
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2017
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central Staff
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
KeywordsGrace; Mormon 2:15; Probation; Punishment; Repentance; Sin
Abstract

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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Citation Key3613