Category Archives: Repentance and Salvation

Crash Course Mormonism: Repentance

By Eric Johnson According to Mormonism, repentance is the process by which a church member receives forgiveness. The goal is ceasing all sin. As a church manual reports, “Our Father in heaven does not sin, and He does not allow people who sin to live with Him. To live with Him, we must repent of our sins. To repent means […]

Choosing the “Easier” Commandments

By Bill McKeever Note: The following was originally printed in the November/December 2018 edition of Mormonism Researched. To request a free subscription, please visit here. If you were to ask any Latter-day Saint if they are keeping all of the commandments or have repented of all their sins, the answer you are likely to hear is, “I’m doing my […]

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 […]

The Boast of Joseph

By Eric Johnson Joseph Smith, the founder of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, made this boast a month before he was shot to death in a gun battle at the Carthage Jail: “Come on! ye prosecutors! Ye false swearers! All hell, boil over! Ye burning mountains, roll down your lava! For I will […]

Review: The Infinite Atonement (Tad Callister)

By Tad R. Callister Deseret Book, 2000 Reviewed by Eric Johnson This book was reviewed during two weeks in the spring of 2019 on Viewpoint on Mormonism Part 1  Part 2  Part 3  Part 4  Part 5  Part 6  Part 7  Part 8  Part 9  Part 10  March 25-April 5, 2019  In his book titled The Infinite Atonement, […]

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 […]