Philosopher who argued for God wins Templeton Prize
33 minutes ago
"So when you say that nobody deserve's his grace, does that mean that his grace is universal - regardless of our behavior or choices? Thus all will be saved? I guess my point is to say that things are really not so simple sometimes. When we Mormons are asked:
Are we saved by grace?
Are we saved by works?
Simple yes or no answers do not give the whole story. The plan of salvation as we understand it is a lot more complex than how others understand it."
"I understand what you're saying about not having simple yes or no answers. Of course, to be able to answer the question you have to first understand if we're talking about universal salvation from physical death (the Resurrection), which would be "yes", or universal salvation from spiritual death, which would be conditional. (Of course, that's another discussion unto itself, ie: faith, repentance, baptism--the first principles and ordinances of the gospel).
I would imagine that this isn't a clearly understood point by a majority of Christians today--and perhaps even among many of our own."