Thursday, 28 September 2017

Are Mormons Christians?

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints claims to be the only true church. They believe that shortly after the gospels and epistles were written, the message of the gospel was lost until Joseph Smith revealed it. If this is the case, they should agree with what Holy Scripture says about being saved.

Many verses in the Bible state that it's only by faith in the atoning work of Christ on the cross that we can be saved from eternity in hell. Titus 3:5 (KJV) states, as just one example, "Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;"

Furthermore, Psalms 14:3 (KJV) leaves no room for doubt that we are helpless and can't possibly save ourselves through good works. "They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one."

Romans 10:13 (KJV) urges, "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."

And as for good works, they come naturally from our salvation. James 2:18 (BBE) explains, "But a man may say, You have faith and I have works; let me see your faith without your works, and I will make my faith clear to you by my works."

As four acts of righteousness which we attempt to do to earn God's favour and salvation, Isaiah 64:6 (KJV)explains, "But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away."

But Mormons believe that good works save a person. All through Doctrine and Covenants, the false gospel of works righteousness is proclaimed. As nice as individual Mormons are, their works are wasted when it comes to saving their souls.

I'll be writing about this and much more in my next book called You Think You're Going to Heaven? People must realize that they can't earn salvation. It's a gift from God Almighty through Jesus Christ. Otherwise it wouldn't be a gift if people have to work for it.

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