The Miracle of Forgiveness, p. 101 “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. Along with all the other works necessary for man’s exaltation in the kingdom of God this could rule out the need for repentance. It could give license for sin and, since it does not require man to work out his salvation, could accept instead lip service, death-bed “repentance,” and shallow, meaningless confession of sin.” – Spencer W. Kimball, 1969
Romans 10:4 “For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.”
Mr. Kimball’s slam on Ephesians 2:8-9 is nothing but a ruse to draw attention away from God, and the mercy He lavishly bestows upon us.
It’s no surprise he’d say this considering his grandfather, Heber C. Kimball, did the same thing as an early LDS apostle. Couched in its narrative is the twisted plagiarism of Ephesians 2:8-9 that shows up as 2 Nephi 25:23, proclaiming we’re ‘saved by grace after all we can do’.
Ephesians 2:8-9 gives no license for sin, nor does it eliminate the need for repentance. The true believer is prompted by God’s Holy Spirit inside to do this as he/she is being drawn closer to the Lord. The desire of a believer is to be holy, just as He is holy.
If we’re not saved by grace, the gospel is for naught my friends. Galatians 2:20-21 states if our righteousness came by the Law, Christ is dead in vain. Why would we proclaim His name while working for salvation as well?
Pray for those who continue to believe the atrocious lies of this false gospel being taught as truth by the numerous false prophets.
With Love in Christ;