For Sharon Lindbloom’s take on this book, see her Mormon Coffee blog. By Matthew B. Brown Reviewed by Eric Johnson The topic of the plan of salvation is a favorite with LDS missionaries all over the world. Where did we come from? Why are we here? And where are we going? Which Mormon missionary hasn’t […]
Chapter 3: The Plan of Salvation Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Fielding Smith, (2013), 58–71 During 2014, LDS members will be studying the latest manual published by their church, Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Fielding Smith. We will evaluate this book regularly, chapter by chapter, by showing interesting quotes and providing […]
The Plan of Salvation booklet was produced in 2008 and is apparently used by Mormon
missionaries to explain the three questions that potential converts commonly ask: Where did I come from? What is my purpose in life? And where am I going? This 24-page booklet (measuring 5×7 inches) includes 8 pages of pictures, taking up one-third of the space, and is meant to be an easy read for a layperson. Since this is printed by the LDS Church (with the church’s official emblem on the back cover), we will quote the booklet word-for-word, providing commentary from an Evangelical Christian perspective. What you will discover is that the doctrines of the Mormon Church when it comes to the “plan of salvation” are not in line with the teachings from the Bible.