Christian Response: Salvation, according to the Bible, is due to God’s grace and love. He provided Jesus as the sacrifice for the sins of the world. It’s through faith in the crucified and risen Jesus that we may be saved. Works are excluded (John 1:12; 3:16; Rom. 10:9-13; Eph. 2:8-9).
Mormons believe that we can live a perfect life. Matthew 5:48 states, “Therefore you shall be perfect, just as our Father in heaven is perfect.” Some believe Jesus didn’t really mean perfect, because that would require that we be flawless. Instead, we believe He was telling us to be mature.
Witnessing to Mormons:
Mormons as we have read believe in multiple gods, if each one of us has the potential in becoming a god then we must presume that there are hundreds if not thousands of gods. …show more content…
Before Me there was no God formed, nor shall there be after Me. I, even I, am the Lord, and besides Me there is no savior.
Isaiah 44:8 ~ …. Is there a God besides Me? Indeed there is no other Rock; I know no one.
2 Nephi ~ 25:23 – Saved by grace, after all we can do. Shows that they have a works based salvation.
This is one reason that the Mormons go door to door and want to have bible studies, the more they do the better chance they have at salvation.
We know that Salvation is faith in Jesus Christ alone.
Ephesians 2:8 ~ For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God.
We must understand that we have a different view of Jesus:
Jesus is God versus Jesus is a
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One reason why the Mormons were successful at settling at Salt Lake City was because they had sent a group of pioneers ahead to stablish the city at salt lake before the main settlers arrived. By doing this, they were insuring that they wouldn’t be bothering anyone that could get them into trouble. This meant that when the main settlers had arrived, they already knew what it was like in Salt Lake City. Amother reason why the Mormons were successful at settling at salt lake city was because Brigham Young was good at organising.
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