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 September 8 — Burdensome Salvation Requirements. Matthew 11:28 “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” (more…)

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LDS Contradictions: BoM Says Law Doesn’t Save; Mormonism Says It Does

Romans 5:1 “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ”.

 Today we’re looking at simple comparisons of works, v. grace.

Our objective in doing so is for Christians to have the tools/resources to share the truth with a Mormon they might know.

If you’re LDS, we humbly ask you look over the evidence given, and ask yourself if God would really send so many conflicting messages to you. We promise beloved, this isn’t how the God of the Bible operates!

Please, pray for Mormons to know the difference, and for Jesus to intervene!

With Love in Christ;

Michelle

1 Cor. 1:18

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General Conference, ‘Turn to the Lord’, October 2017 “A fundamental belief of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is that God has a plan for each one of His children. God created this earth so you could come here, experience the trials of life, and prove that you’re worthy of spending eternity with God in heaven.” — W. Christopher Waddell (more…)

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 May 31 — Mormon Works vs. God Is With Us. Matthew 1:18, 21, 23 “Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise…21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. 23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.” (more…)

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Witnessing Tip of the Day May01May 11 – Working Towards a False Salvation Ephesians 2:8-10; “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. 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.”

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 April 18 — Backseat Driving God’s Love for Us. John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

Matthew 5:17 “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.” (more…)

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 April 14 —  Have You Been Overcome? John 16:33 “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” (more…)

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 February 14 – The Greatest Love of All. 1 John 4:19 “We love him, because he first loved us”.

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December 1 – Endless Path of Duty.  2 Corinthians 6:2 “(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)”

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November 3 – Who, Or What, Is The Temple Of God? 2 Corinthians 6:16-17 “And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.”

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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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‘The Christian worker must never forget that salvation is God’s thought, not man’s… … Every element of self-reliance must be slain by the power of God.’ — Oswald Chambers, May 5

 Today we’re exploring one of the Church’s new advertisements that was listed on the front page of their website last week. The topic was on the benefits of Self-Reliance.

Practical Courses, Spiritual Benefits “…Self-reliance does not mean that we can accomplish or obtain anything we want. If we are self-reliant we believe that through the power of Christ, and through our own effort, we can work for the spiritual and practical needs of life. Many people can become more self-reliant. … The self-reliance initiative is a tool to help.” [emp. added]

Galatians 3:2 “This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?”

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Ensign, ‘Have You Been Saved,’ May 1998 “We are saved from our sins (see Hel. 5:10) by a weekly renewal of our repentance and cleansing through the grace of God and His blessed plan of salvation (see 3 Ne. 9:20–22).” — Dallin Oaks

Matthew 1:21 “And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.”

Romans 5:8 “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” (more…)

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 The LDS reference for today is an absolute heartbreaker. For the sake of overall brevity, we’re limiting ourselves to just a few comments Dallin Oaks gave in a General Conference speech. To read his article in full, see  Ensign, ‘Have You Been Saved,’ May 1998.

“As Latter-day Saints use the words saved and salvation, there are at least six different meanings.

What do we say when someone asks us, “Have you been saved?” This question, so common in the conversation of some Christians, can be puzzling to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because it is not our usual way of speaking.

We tend to speak of “saved” or “salvation” as a future event rather than something that has already been realized. … (more…)

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 March 11 – How to be born again. John 3:2-6, 15; “The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. 3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. 4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born? 5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.”

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Galatians 2:21 “I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.”

The scripture above is what I saw every day when I went into the offices of Saints Alive back in the ‘90’s. Ed always had his Bible opened to the front page where he had written that verse down, and so it was visible right there on his desk. The verse became emblazoned in my memory bank – PTL!

This month as I was organizing our articles for the websites, Ed’s bible kept coming to mind as I noticed a recurring theme.

Mandates. (more…)

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May 28 – Law v. Grace. James 2:10; “For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles in one point, he has become guilty of all.”

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Journal of Discourses 15:370-371; “He sends forth his servants with the truth, and he makes this promise—he made it through Joseph Smith—If they will believe in Jesus Christ, repent of their sins, be baptized for the remission thereof by one having authority, they shall receive the Holy Ghost and a testimony from Him as to the character of the work in which they have engaged.” – George Quayle Cannon, Salt Lake City, March 23, 1873 [emp. mine]

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January 2 –– Are you spiritual enough? Romans 8:26-27; “Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. 27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.”

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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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