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Ensign, ‘What Think Ye of Christ?’, November 1988 “Man unquestionably has impressive powers… But after all our obedience and good works, we cannot be saved from the effects of our sins without the grace extended by the atonement of Jesus Christ… Man cannot earn his own salvation.” — Dallin H. Oaks (more…)

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‘For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works,  lest any man should boast.’ Ephesians 2:8-9

 The Teachings of Spencer W. Kimball, 502 “Ordinances are basic to the gospel. Now, what is the gospel of which we speak? It is the power of God unto salvation; it is the code of laws and commandments which help us to become perfect, and the ordinances which constitute the entrance requirements.” — Spencer W. Kimball (more…)

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witnessing-tip-of-the-day-no-greater-love General Conference, ‘Making Righteous Choices at the Crossroads of Life,’ October 1988“But if we are obedient and faithful to the laws, ordinances, and covenants which we accept with our free agency, of our own free will and choice, we can attain eternal life.” – Robert Dean Hales

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John 14:15; “If you love Me, keep My commandments.”

Teachings of Heber J. Grant, Chapter 3, Walking in the Path That Leads to Life Eternal, p. 32; Heber Grant“There is but one path of safety for the Latter-day Saints, and that is the path of duty. It is not a testimony only; it is not marvelous manifestations; it is not knowing that the gospel of Jesus Christ is true, that it is the plan of salvation—it is not actually knowing that the Savior is the Redeemer, and that Joseph Smith was his prophet, that will save you and me; but it is the keeping of the commandments of God, living the life of a Latter-day Saint.”

See Conference Report, Apr. 1945, 9.

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