Hebrews 9:14 “How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?”
Doctrines of Salvation 1:133; “Are you aware that there are certain sins that man may commit for which the atoning blood of Christ does not avail? Do you not know, too, that this doctrine is taught in the Book of Mormon? And is not this further reason why you should discard the book as well as the name? Is it not safe for us to rely upon the scriptures for the solution of problems of this kind?” – Joseph Fielding Smith
Romans 3:23-25; “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; 24 They are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. 25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God.”
Today’s post stems from our Witnessing Tip on December 24th, and since we’ve been celebrating the Messiah’s birth, we wanted to compare these two opposing doctrines and ask a question or two.
If you’re going to the trouble of believing you need extraneous sources to provide salvation, why believe in a god who has only partial power?
Does this god only love and care for you part of the time? If so, what are the minute details so you can know when that is, and what’s expected of you?
If you can’t earn salvation based on your own meritorious works, why not believe in a God who does it all? May we suggest the God of the Bible? He covers all sin, for all people, all the time! This God doesn’t look at the name over the doorway, nor does He count the cost because He’s already got you covered through the death of His Son.
Whether you’re LDS, or not, we pray that you’ll come to have a saving knowledge of Him who gave His life for you personally!