You first said: He died to provide us miraculous divine grace to empower us to keep the law.<quoted text>
If we love God, we KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS but when we fail WE HAVE GRACE.
There does that make it plain?
Or is that too hard for you?
That is saying that once so empowered we keep the law. To keep the law means we don't sin.
Now you say: If we love God, we KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS but when we fail WE HAVE GRACE.
This means, because we love God, not because we are empowered to keep the law, we keep His Commandments, which means we don't sin. To fail in keeping His Commansments is to sin.
And all this time I have believed that when we sin, confess and repent, we got forgiveness!!!! Now I know that is not so...we get grace!!!
Thanks for your guidance!!!!!