Mormonism teaches that through faith, works (as defined by their leaders), and baptism, man is progressively becoming a god. They also believe they can save deceased family members through “baptizing” them by proxy. In contrast, we read in Romans that forgiveness is a gracious gift from God through Christ’s sacrifice. We are saved by believing Jesus was raised from the dead, and declaring he is Lord. It is made clear in Ephesians that we can’t take credit for this because our salvation isn’t a reward for good deeds – it is a GIFT!
1. When have you been tempted to add requirements to your salvation?
2. How does it feel to give up the burden of earning forgiveness and accept God’s free gift?
Challenge: Listen to a song today that celebrates God’s grace and take time to bask in our Savior’s love. Thank him for providing your redemption with a grateful and joyous heart!
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