Mormons Rely on Self, Reject Jesus’ Efficacy on Cross

28 February

 General Conference, ‘Making Righteous Choices at the Crossroads of Life,’ October 1988“But if we are obedient and faithful to the laws, ordinances, and covenants which we accept with our free agency, of our own free will and choice, we can attain eternal life.” – Robert Dean Hales

Colossians 2:14 “Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;”

Ephesians 2:15-16 “Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace; And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:”

Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

We are no longer under the law, nor are we in debt for our sins. The grace of Jesus Christ cancels out that debt with His shed blood, making us free from the bondage of the burden of trying to make ourselves righteous through works.

We don’t have to try to obtain eternal life through good works and meaningless rituals. Eternal life is a (free) gift to all who repent, and put their faith and trust in Jesus Christ!

In Christ,

Melissa Grimes

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One Response to “Mormons Rely on Self, Reject Jesus’ Efficacy on Cross”

  1. Randy Hanson March 4, 2017 at 10:02 pm #

    Imperfect I am, even below the dust of the earth.
    3rd Nephi 11:30
    Behold this is not my doctrine to stir up the hearts of men with anger one against ainst another, but this is my doctrine that such things should be done away.
    First let me testify that Jesus is the Christ the son of the Living God and my Savior and Redeemer and the Savior and redeemer of mankind and rules in all perfect just righteous judgment in mercy, and justice, and vengenace forever and ever. And the four standard works of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are a part of Word of God in their entirety. and Joseph Smith Jr. who translated the Book of Mormon which is a true historical abridgment of Jesus christ’s dealing with the people in the americas to about four hundred A.D. Also taught that a person can know everthing that he knows even as they pay the price to know it. and to be of grace and enabling grace that when judgment comes it be not so hard on you.

    the road to Jesus is the Christ the Son of the Living God and my Savior and redeemer is a something that many fall short in there personal testamony as a matter of beliefe to fact in the Church of Jesus christ of Latter-day Saints. But it is always the goal that a person can truely say that they know that jesus is the Christ and there Savior and redeemer even unto a personal testamony about Jesus Christ. And indeed from joseph Smith Jr. we are all saved by the grace of God even Jesus Christ. This is gained through fasting and prayer. From chapel chruch mormons to Born again christian mormons is a personal process. whcih I have went through and so have others. And our rock that we rely on is Jesus Christ. Indeed from 3rd Nephi we find that we are to build upon this rock of personal revelation that to it Flesh and Blood did not reveal this unot you but my Father with is in heaven. the Condition of peter from knowingly convinced to converted governing power took that of peter seeing how truely weak he was and picked up by Jesus Christ and put through that of converted through actions of faith. And we all pass through this who have reached the point that Jesus Christ is my savior and redeemer. And with that the words of mormon verse 8 whcih is that of mormon’s paryer is that more come to that knowledge and become a delightsome people. And oh how undeliteful were his people and some people who gain a true testimoney of Jesus Christ. That he is truely there savior and redeemer. Thuse we mormons are not all at the same palce in our progress. We tend to build to try to buildto a self sustaining culture but so did that of many others unless you became one ofthe traveling elders such as that of peter. Plese don’t judge us all by some young ones that are still on the path to the personal strong revelation of the competness of jesus Christ in his work as our savior and redeemer . it takes time to go from a chapel church member to that of Jesus christ is our savior and redeemer and he is mine.

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