Do Mormons agree with us that we’re saved by grace? Here’s a quote from a Mormon website:
Contrary to what many people think, The LDS do believe in salvation by grace. No man is capable of saving himself. If it wasn’t for the saving atonement of Jesus Christ all mankind would be lost. No matter how hard we work, no matter how much we obey, no matter how many good things we do in this life, it would not be enough were it not for Jesus Christ and His loving grace. On our own we cannot earn the kingdom of God no matter what we do.
You may have heard something similar before in a conversation with an LDS friend, and you might have left the discussion either confused or convinced you both have the same gospel.
Sometimes when challenges in real life come up, you have to do a little digging before you can give an answer. So for this challenge, in addition to your response, we’d like to hear what questions you’d ask to clarify whether or not you agree about the nature of salvation. How would you graciously handle a situation where this came up in conversation? And if you’ve had this conversation before, we’d love to hear how it went.
On Brett’s last mission trip to Utah, he interviewed apologist Sandra Tanner of Utah Lighthouse Ministry on this subject, so we’ll be posting that interview as a response on Thursday.