|For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten
Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John
3:16) And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more
grace. (Romans 11:6)
||Grace consists of God's gift to His children wherein He
gave His Only Begotten Son that whosoever would believe in Him and comply with His laws
and ordinances would have everlasting life. (Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson,
|Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound.
But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound (Romans 5:20). Therefore it is of
faith, that it might be by grace (Romans 4:16).
||Grace is granted to men proportionately as they conform to
the standards of personal righteousness that are part of the gospel plan. (Bruce R.
McConkie, Mormon Doctrine, p. 339).
|For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of
yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast.
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath
before ordained that we should walk in them. (Ephesians 2:8-10).
||Yea, come unto Christ, and be perfected in him, and deny
yourselves of all ungodliness; and 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 (Moroni 10:32, Book of Mormon)
|Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption
that is in Christ Jesus (Romans 3:24). Not by works of righteousness which we have
done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing
of the Holy Ghost. (Titus 3:5)
||As with all other doctrines of salvation, justification is
available because of the atoning sacrifice of Christ, but it becomes operative in the
life of an individual only on conditions of personal righteousness
Doctrine, p. 408).
|That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus,
and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be
saved. (Romans 10:9)
||Certain saved-by-grace-alone fanatics flatter their
followers into believing they can be saved through no act other than confessing Christ
with their lips (McConkie, Mormon Doctrine, p. 287).
The truth of the gospel is that God saves men freely and by His grace alone.
Adding to God's grace violates God's intention and places one under the curse of
God (Galatians 1:8-10, 5:2-4). Despite how often Mormons speak of the
gospel, they have been given a false gospel that cannot save.