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July 6 – Mormons believe Jesus’ grace dependent upon obedience to Law.

Isaiah 61:10; “I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.”

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 June 28 – What is the gospel?  Romans 1:16; “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”

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 I saw an article in LDS Living that caught my eye yesterday with the title Why Do Mormons Struggle So Much with Grace?  Now, I must confess there was a part of my that wanted to jump up, raise my hand and say “I know, I know. Pick me, pick me!!” after reading it.

The short answer is because they don’t understand it, nor have they been taught the biblical view of God’s grace. The idea of being saved by grace after nothing I did was a foreign concept to me as a new creation in Jesus Christ. I thought to myself, there has to be something I must to earn my place in God’s presence.  

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 Here are Questions 14 to 17 in our series based on the article ’51 Questions that might lead you to Mormonism’.

Just to let you know, after consulting with Michelle I don’t believe I’m going to answer all the questions in his article. However, I do plan on answering the ones that pertain directly to Mormon doctrine, and those which use scripture as a means to mislead the lost or cast doubts on what God has actually said.

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witnessing-tip-of-the-day-amazing-grace General Conference, ‘Let Your Faith Show,’ April 2014; “But living the Lord’s pure religion, which means striving to become a true disciple of Jesus Christ, is a way of life and a daily commitment that will provide divine guidance.” – Russell M. Nelson

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witnessing-tip-of-the-day-0-0 January 11 – Grace. Hebrews 4:16 says we can “come boldly unto the throne of grace, so that we can obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need”.

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Witnessing Tip of the Day June 01June 1 – Romans 5:1; “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

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