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Romans 4:4 “Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt.”

Mormon Doctrine, Grace, p. 241 “Grace is granted to men proportionately as they conform to the standards of personal righteousness that are part of the gospel plan. Thus the saints are commanded to “grow in grace” (D. & C. 50:40), until they are sanctified and justified, “though the grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” (D. & C. 20:30- 32.)

Grace is an attribute of perfection possessed by Deity (D. & C. 66:12; 84:102), and Christ himself “received grace for grace” until finally he gained the fulness of the Father. The same path to perfection is offered to man. “If you keep my commandments,” the Lord says, “you shall receive of his fulness, and be glorified in me as I am in the Father; therefore, I say unto you, you shall receive grace for grace.” (D. & C. 93:6-20.)” – Bruce McConkie (more…)

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Why Mormons Can’t Celebrate Good Friday

Originally posted March 2013

I’m certain I’m not alone when I say that Good Friday always gives us lots to think upon and pray about! Each of us has our own list of reasons why we’re grateful God intervened in our life and we each carry our own set of memories why this day is special for us.

One of the most memorable experiences for me dates back to my days in Junior High School of all things. At the time I had become friends with a handful of other girls and as it turned out I was the only Mormon. My small group of friends included a Catholic, a Presbyterian, an Episcopalian and a Methodist. I began noticing my Catholic friend only ate fish on Fridays and while all the girls had their own set of doctrinal creeds they held dear, their customs afforded me a front row seat to other cultures right there in the heart of Utah Mormonism. I began wondering what it’d be like to attend a church that had a cross somewhere on the building.

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Joshua 24:15 “And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve…”

Journal of Discourses 12:162; “We cannot now administer the further ordinances of God in the fullest sense of the word legally unto the people, neither shall we be able to do so until we have a temple built for that purpose. … We must be situated in local circumstances wherein we can efficiently administer in those ordinances of the house of God that cannot be administered to a people while they are scattered abroad among the nations of the wicked.” – Brigham Young, Salt Lake City, February 16, 1868

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General Conference, ‘The Atonement Our Greatest Hope,’ October 2001; “Our salvation depends on believing in and accepting the Atonement. Such acceptance requires a continual effort to understand it more fully.” – James Faust

 

 

 

 

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Discussion 5 – Living a Christlike Life

There are four principles discussed with the investigator in this lesson they are:

The Two Great Commandments

Sacrifice Brings Blessings

Fasting and Fast Offerings

Tithing

Judging by the title of the discussion and the principles it teaches, I think we can safely say the lesson the investigators are left with is that you must do works and sacrifice to live a “Christlike’ life.

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October 13 – Believing God will stick around. John 14:23; “Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.”

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October 12 –Trading the truth of Trinity for lies. 1 John 5:6-7; “This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth.  For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.”

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