Note: The following was originally printed in the January/February 2017 edition of Mormonism Researched. To request a free subscription, please visit here. By Bill McKeever When speaking to individuals who place a strong emphasis on personal performance when it comes to being justified before God, one can unwittingly fail to emphasize that the New Testament has much to […]
Por Eric Johnson Un estereotipo falso que caracteriza el Cristianismo Evangélico es que las buenas obras no son importantes. Por lo tanto, los de afuera del Cristianismo opinan que lo único que debe hacer una persona es pasar por la iglesia, recitar una oración corta, y zas, la salvación está asegurada y la persona ahora puede […]
This is one in a series on the Christian doctrine of the Trinity. To see MRM’s website page on the Trinity to see other resources, please click here. By Eric Johnson Some have wondered if understanding the Trinity is necessary for one’s salvation. The answer is no. As Harold Lindsell and Charles Woodbridge put it, The mind […]
Are there good reasons for a person to consider becoming a Christian? We think there are!
How can a person get into heaven?
By Eric Johnson
How Can I Be Sure that I am Saved?
By Eric Johnson
It is common for Christians to sometimes doubt their salvation and think they may no longer be accepted by God. These doubts may occur after they have sinned or struggled with their faith. At one time or another, many faithful Christians have asked, “What if I’m not good enough? And what if God doesn’t love me anymore?”
When the subject of salvation comes up, many Mormons use certain biblical passages to support the LDS idea that good works are necessary for a person to receive salvation. It is clear Mormonism is a religion that stresses good works. Latter-day Saints are generally good people who are known for clean, wholesome living, volunteer service, and a rabid dedication to their families. So, when a Christian says “salvation” comes by grace through faith alone (Ephesians 2:8-9), the average Mormon bristles. “What about James 2:20?” they oftentimes say, referring to the passage possibly quoted more often by Mormons than any other.
Everyone has presuppositions. There are many ways we have been influenced, including our culture and the people in our surroundings. Even our religious faith might be something we garnered from our community. Since it is not possible that all paths lead to God, we would like to challenge you to read the book of Romans in the New Testament. Read it as a little child as if you were reading it all the way through for the first time. Write down some notes and put checks next to those verses that you think are crucial. Once you are done, consider whether or not your spiritial belief is in agreement wiht the book of Romans. The conclusion you draw might just surprise you!
By Edward Mellott
“These things have I written unto you that believe in the name of the Son of God, that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God” (1 John 5:13).
By Charles H. Spurgeon.
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