Galatians 2:16 “Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.”
An article in the March issue of Ensign gave members a laundry list of mandates for true salvation. Their list of manmade works for salvation served as a stark reminder for us as Christians to always be on our knees for these dear people!
‘…the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands…’ Acts 7:48
It’s obvious the Church leadership hasn’t any good news to offer its members. Their best offer of salvation in Christ hinges on the idea people are responsible for their own fate. If they jump high enough through the correct hoops while wearing the proper clothing, they’ve earned the opportunity to work for their salvation.
Their article offered a handful of snippets from various leaders reminding Mormons of their arduous task ahead. Some of those included the following…
1.Proper attire when attending the temple — Russell Nelson.
2.Knowing the definitions of 7 Mormon words pertaining to salvation — Russell Nelson.
3.Accepting that endowments are the only way to true salvation — Robert D. Hales.
4.Endowments helps to qualify Saints for exaltation, aka godhood, in the future — Robert D. Hales.
5.Participation in the temple shields members, and provides spiritual power — Boyd K. Packer.
All those things, they said, provides a ‘firm foundation’ for their daily living. They went on to state that access to the blessings of God are only found in temple attendance. To read the article in full, see Ensign, ‘Temple Endowment Q&A,’ March 2019.
They should have reminded members the Lord said He is our shield (Psalm 3:3), and there’s no other foundation but Jesus (1 Corinthians 3:11). To be sure, our hearts are sickened by reading these false teachings.
Please, pray for those who read the lies, and for Jesus to intervene!
With Love in Christ;