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RCoryellMay 14, 2017

We (Mormons) do believe we are saved by Grace after "all we can do" to say otherwise is contrary to what has been revealed scripturally and by our general authorities. Dallin H Oak's talk at the Spring of 1998 general conference is the standard. The apex of the talk is as follows: Relying upon the totality of Bible teachings and upon clarifications received through modern revelation, we testify that being cleansed from sin through Christ’s Atonement is conditioned upon the individual sinner’s faith, which must be manifested by obedience to the Lord’s command to repent, be baptized, and receive the Holy Ghost (see Acts 2:37–38). “Verily, verily, I say unto thee,” Jesus taught, “Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God” (John 3:5; see also Mark 16:16; Acts 2:37–38). Believers who have had this required rebirth at the hands of those having authority have already been saved from sin conditionally, but they will not be saved finally until they have completed their mortal probation with the required continuing repentance, faithfulness, service, and enduring to the end.

Joy LundbergMay 12, 2017

A wonderful, inspiring message. Thank you, Darla!

Herm OlsenMay 11, 2017

Wonderful account re: Mercy. Rather than pleading for vengeance, or financial deliverance, Mercy is needed. Thanks for sharing.

SusanMay 11, 2017

Praise God, from who all blessings flow!

Robert StarlingMay 11, 2017

Thank you Darla for your wonderful insights into this vital subject. I have an evangelical friend who criticize Mormons for believing that we are "saved" by grace only AFTER "all we can do". As you have pointed out, often that is what many Latter-day Saints DO believe, but it's not what the Gospel teaches us, if we will just listen and learn. Before Bible reading was outlawed in our public schools, we used to have a morning devotional. I remember hearing often the 23rd Psalm which tells me that "Surely goodness and mercy (and grace) shall follow me ALL the days of my life", not just "after all I can do". If we will let Him, Christ will "save" us every day. Thanks for the reminder.



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