Mormon Salvation- Are you worthy? Have you done all you can do?
Have you done all you can do?
The Gospel of Mormonism is “faith, repentance, baptism, receiving the Holy
Spirit by the laying on of hands, morality, loyalty, tithing, word of wisdom,
duty, celestial marriage (Articles of faith)
Which Christ is the true one that we must believe in to receive salvation. An example of this problem is in Matthew chapter 16:13-20, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” What about us? “Who do you say I am?” Among the true facts about the true Christ are that he was born of a virgin in Bethlehem, performed many miracles, lived a sinless life, died on a cross as payment for our sins, and rose again as a sign in fulfillment of prophecy on the third day. Those who deny or re-define what Jesus did and said, have invented another Jesus.
The second LDS requirement is to be reconciled to God. Repentance
is the LDS key to reconciliation with God. “Repentance is for every soul who
has not yet reached perfection.” (MOF p.33) To regain a right standing with
God, involves repentance of all former sins and keeping all the
commandments, performing all the proper ordinances, and continuing to the
end. According to LDS scriptures, the majority of LDS Prophets, authorities and
scholars, are required (after belief in Christ) for becoming worthy of salvation
and exaltation in the kingdom of God.
What is true LDS Repentance? The first part of repentance is keeping all the commandments and ordinances of the gospel in this lifetime.
This involves “doing all you can do.” According to LDS scripture, scholars and Prophets, it is possible to keep all the commandments perfectly. “… the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men, save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them.” (1 Nephi 3:7)
“And now, as I said unto you before, as ye have had so many witnesses,
therefore, I beseech of you that ye do not procrastinate the day of your
repentance until the end; for after this day of life, which is given us to
prepare for eternity, behold, if we do not improve our time while in this life,
then cometh the night of darkness wherein there can be no labor performed.”
“Ye cannot say, when ye are brought to that awful crisis, that I will
repent, that I will return to my God. Nay, ye cannot say this; for that same
spirit which doth possess your bodies at the time that ye go out of this life,
that same spirit will have power to possess your body in that eternal world. For
behold, if ye have procrastinated the day of your repentance even until death,
behold, ye have become subjected to the spirit of the devil, and he doth seal
you his; therefore, the Spirit of the Lord hath withdrawn from you, and hath no
place in you, and the devil hath all power over you; and this is the final state
of the wicked.” (Alma 34:34-35).
Repentance must involve an all-out, total surrender to the program of the
Lord. That transgressor is not fully repentant who neglects his tithing,
misses his meetings, breaks the Sabbath, fails in his family prayers, does not
sustain the authorities of the Church, breaks the Word of Wisdom, does not love
the Lord nor his fellowmen. A reforming adulterer who drinks or curses is not
The last part of repentance is to stop all sinning and endure perfectly to
the end with no repetition of any sins. “If you keep my commandments and
endure to the end you shall have eternal life, which is the greatest of all the
gifts of God.” D&C 14:7
“Dangers of Delay –“throughout the centuries the Lord has reminded man
so that he could never have excuse. And the burden of the prophetic warning has
been that the time to act is now, in this mortal life. One cannot with impunity
delay his compliance with God's commandments.” (MOF p. 9-10).
On page 7 his tract/ booklet, “Repentance Brings Forgiveness,” (RBF)
President Spencer W. Kimball stated, “The forsaking of sins must be a
permanent one. True repentance does not permit making the same mistake again.”
“The Lord said, 'Go your way and sin no more; but unto that soul who sineth
shall the former sins return.' (D&C 82:7)” As quoted in (RBF p.7) President
Kimball continues in (MOF p. 170). “Those who feel that they can sin and be
forgiven and then return to sin and be forgiven again and again must straighten
out their thinking. Each previously forgiven sin is added to the new one and the
whole gets to be a heavy load. Thus when a man has made up his mind to change
his life, there must be no turning back. Any reversal, even in a small degree,
is greatly to his detriment.”
V.19 “And no unclean thing can enter into his kingdom; therefore nothing
entereth into his rest save it be those who have washed their garments in my
blood, because of their faith, and the repentance of all their sins, and
their faithfulness unto the end.”