The Difference between Grace and Mercy

5 April 2013 by Simon Yap-


Some people say there is no difference between grace and mercy.

Supposed you killed a man; you exhausted all means to acquit yourself but you failed. The highest court has pronounced you guilty. You await your execution. The king steps in and he gives you a royal pardon. You are suddenly a free man! Your whole criminal record is wiped away! You are given a second chance! Is that grace?

Nope, its just mercy.



The king then says to the whole nation, he makes you his adopted son and thereafter made you his heir. He also allows you to dine and eat with him and gives you everything he owns including making you a co-ruler.

Now that’s grace!



You are saved by His grace through faith.

You are not saved by His mercy.

That’s the difference between grace and mercy.

It took the blood of bulls and goats to give you mercy.

It took Jesus to give you grace.

God did not have pity on you. He loves you. That’s a huge difference! 


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1 Comment

  1. Dear brother Simon,

    I really need to email you personally about joining your church, & some issues I have about that.

    Please trust me. I'm reluctant to contact you through any of your blogs, as someone might take my questions the wrong way and twist and change what I'm saying to harm your ministry.

    I know our Lord Jesus has His hand opon you Simon, & is using you to bring clarity and understanding to difficult scriptual truths that have simply aluded believers on both sides of the isle; Protestant & Pentecostals.

    Bless this email, in Jesus Name,

    John Graham 

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