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 Mormon salvation

Joseph Smith taught that "a man is saved no faster than he gets knowledge" (HC 4:588).. and that "it is impossible for a man to be saved in ignorance" (D&C 131:6). Encyclopaedia of Mormonism, 1992.

If it had not been for Joseph Smith and the restoration, there would be no salvation. There is no salvation outside the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints." (Doctrines of Salvation vol. 2 pp. 1-350)

Mormon doctrine on salvation is somewhat confusing - apparently even to many Mormons!  Mormon doctrine teaches that men have as many as four types, or levels, of salvation open to them. In brief these are:

  1. Resurrection - which comes to all.
  2. Gaining a level of glory
  3. Gaining celestial glory
  4. Exaltation - actually becoming a God yourself.

Rather than go into lengthy line by line comparison with Biblical truth, simply removing one or two foundational blocks clearly exposes it as false salvation.

Mormon salvation is a future hope, not a present gift from God. This 'salvation' is inextricably linked to Joseph Smith. When two Mormons call at your door they will usually have the Book of Mormon open at the picture of Joseph Smith to make their 'salvation testimony'. They believe that Joseph Smith will sit alongside Jesus Christ at the judgement.  Smith and Christ are seen as inseparable.

"They do not seem to understand that every principle connected with the Gospel is vital to salvation, and that if we reject the Book of Mormon we reject the Bible; if we reject Joseph Smith, we reject Jesus Christ who inspired and sent him; if we reject Brigham Young as an Apostle, we might as well reject Peter, James and John and the other Apostles who lived in ancient days! - Journal of Discourses, Volume 9, page 310, Brigham Young, July 13th 1862

Biblical truth is that ALL authority was given to ONE person only..

And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. (Matthew 28:18)

Biblical truth is that there is only One Name in which there is salvation..

"Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved." (Acts 4:12)

 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. (John 14:6)

"I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. (John 10:9)

In Mormon thinking God's grace is granted after you rid yourself of all unrighteousness..

"..if ye shall deny yourselves of all ungodliness, and love God with all your might mind and strength, then is his grace sufficient for you, that by his grace ye may be perfect in Christ" - Book of Moroni 10:32

In Mormon thinking the more righteous you are the more grace you are given..

"Grace is granted to men proportionally as they conform to the standards of personal righteousness that are part of the plan" - Mormon Doctrine - page 339

Biblical truth is..

And He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness." Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. (2 Corinthians 12:9)

Moreover the law entered that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more, (Romans 5:20)

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Biblical Salvation




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Understanding the result of the work of the cross

             Old man                               Sin dealt with                                  New man

Sin & rebellion

The Blood of Jesus

Forgiveness & salvation

for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

(Romans 3:23)

But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ

(Ephesians 2:13)

And you....He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses

(Colossians 2:13)



 "My Lord and my God!


 John 20:28

if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. (Romans 10:9)



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First, read the simple prayer below, and ponder it.

Then if you mean it from your heart pray it aloud. God is listening!

It is a life changing declaration to God that you have been in rebellion to Him, and that your sin has separated you from Him.

As a free will choice, you are now laying down your rebellion to Him, turning away from your sin, and accepting that Christ's finished work at Calvary was for you.

Where once you were the Lord of your life, now you are making Jesus the Lord of your life.

Listen to the sure words on salvation spoken by the Apostle Paul.

.. if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. (Romans 10:9)

Lord Jesus, I acknowledge that I am a sinner

I acknowledge that I have sinned against You in word thought and deed.

But now Lord Jesus I turn away from ALL my sin and my rebellion, and I turn to You alone as my Lord, and my Saviour.

I believe that You shed Your precious Blood and died on the cross for me - and that you rose again from the dead - in order that I might be able to come home to Your Father, and now my Father, as a new born child of God.

I thankfully receive my complete forgiveness through Your finished work on the cross and I ask You to fill me with the Holy Spirit

From this moment on I boast only of You as

"My Lord and my God!"

Now tell someone!  Find a good church!  Enjoy being a child of God!


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