Category Archives: Grace vs. Works in Mormonism

2 Nephi 25:23: Saved by grace “in spite of” all we can do?

By Eric Johnson Note: The following was originally printed in the November/December 2018 edition of Mormonism Researched. To request a free subscription, please visit here. At a recent church meeting where I spoke about The Miracle of Forgiveness evangelistic approach described in a chapter found in Sharing the Good News with Mormons (Kregel, 2018), two young male LDS missionaries […]

Review: Changed Through His Grace

Book written by Brad Wilcox Reviewed by Bill McKeever When Brigham Young University professor, Brad Wilcox, gave his “His Grace is Sufficient” talk at BYU in 2011, Latter-day Saints were using his words to give the impression that Mormonism’s version of grace was not all that different from what most Christians believe. However, when one carefully […]

Reinterpreting Moroni 10:32?

Note: The following was originally printed in the March/April 2017 edition of Mormonism Researched. To request a free subscription, please visit here. Listen to a 5-part Viewpoint on Mormonism podcast on this topic: Part 1   Part 2    Part 3    Part 4   Part 5  February 13-17, 2017 By Bill McKeever The writer of  the last book of the Book […]

Grace unto Works

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 […]

Am I Good Enough? Will I Make It?

Note: The following was originally printed in the January/February 2017 edition of Mormonism Researched. To request a free subscription, please visit here.  To listen to a 5-part Viewpoint on Mormonism series that originally aired January 2-6, 2017, click the following: Part 1  Part 2   Part 3  Part 4  Part 5   By Eric Johnson The title for this article is the actual title for […]

What is so amazing about the Mormon version of Grace?

Note: The following was originally printed in the September/October 2016 edition of Mormonism Researched. To request a free subscription, please visit here.  By Bill McKeever  John Newton (1725-1807), the slave trader turned Anglican pastor, wrote many hymns during his lifetime, but none have enjoyed as much fame as “Amazing Grace.” According to Newton biographer, Jonathan Aitken, “Amazing Grace” is […]

“Credit for Trying:” A Loophole for Latter-day Saints?

By Eric Johnson Listen to a week’s worth of Viewpoint on Mormonism broadcasts that aired starting June 20, 2016 Part 1  Part 2  Part 3   Part 4   Part 5  In the last message of the April 2016 General Conference, Apostle Jeffrey R. Holland attempted to provide encouragement to those Latter-day Saints who become discouraged in their struggle to do everything that […]

Have You Ever Sinned the Same Sin Twice?

By Eric Johnson and Bill McKeever When it comes to the area of God’s forgiveness, there is a vast difference between the God of Mormonism and the God of the Bible. Because of the sinful nature that clothes all humans, everyone struggles with sin and temptation. Not even the apostle Paul was exempt from the daily contentions with […]

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