MG-09 – By Faith Alone
“Sola Fide” (Sola Fe-day), “By Faith Alone” is one of the essential doctrines of the Christian faith that cannot be found within the Mormon Church. To a Christian, “By Faith Alone” means that you are saved by your belief in the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ Alone, excluding any works of your own for your salvation.
True Christians trust in the Bible when it says in Ephesians 2:8-9, “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast.”
Yet Mormonism teaches a grace plus works doctrine. In the Book of Mormon in 2 Nephi 25:23 it says, “for we know that it is by grace that we are saved, after all we can do.” AFTER ALL WE CAN DO? This is definitely NOT a Christian Belief!
Mormon leaders have even gone so far as to claim that this doctrine of “faith alone” was “originated by Satan” Himself! For example, Apostle Spencer W. Kimball (who later became 12th Prophet) said in his book, The Miracle of Forgiveness, page 206: “One of the most fallacious doctrines originated by Satan and propounded by man is that man is saved alone by the grace of God; that belief in Jesus Christ alone is all that is needed for salvation.” And the Mormon Church cited this statement in their LDS Church manual entitled, “Book of Mormon Student Manual Religion 121 and 122,” 1989 edition, p. 36.
Now ask yourself, how can the Mormon Church be considered Christian when they teach that man is not saved by the doctrine of faith alone? This doctrine forms the very foundation of the Biblical Gospel. To deny salvation by faith alone is to reject the full sufficiency of Christ’s atonement.
By teaching that faith alone is not enough, Mormons claim you must work your way to the highest level of Heaven by being Temple-worthy & obeying certain laws & ordinances set up by the Mormon Church. These include tithing a full 10% of your income and being baptized by a man holding the Mormon Melchezideck Priesthood.
Yet, the Bible says Romans 10:9: If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”
We want you to know that belief in Jesus Christ ALONE is sufficient for your salvation. You are saved by faith… not by your works, so that no one can boast!
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