October 24 – God’s selfless love for us. Romans 5:8; “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
The online version of Mr. Grant’s collection of teachings is different from the book edition. The book contains the quote listed below, but online it’s exempt. First, I’d ask a Mormon why they’re not the same. Secondly, I’d point out to the Mormon there’s no way they could ever be saved based on what their church is teaching.
I’d also ask them how many commandments they’re required to keep. Is it all of them, some of them, or ??? The Bible says there are 613 Laws. Are Mormons keeping all 613 laws?
And finally, if you as a human would still love your child after they’ve misbehaved, don’t you suppose that God would still find it in Himself to love you after you’ve sinned?
Conference Report, October 1900, p. 36; “If we keep the commandments of God He will love us, and the Savior will manifest Himself unto us. If we fail to keep the commandments of God, there is no promise made to us…It is the keeping of the commandments of God that causes men to grow and to become strong and powerful in the Church and kingdom of God.” – Heber J. Grant Also see Gospel Standards, p. 36.