Digital Guide: Are Mormons Christian?
Comparing the Differences Between Mormonism & Biblical Christianity
What does Christianity teach about faith?
In Christianity, faith is synonymous with trust – trust in God’s Word. The Bible says that eternal life is ours through Jesus – complete and absolute trust in Jesus’ works and not our own. The Bible also assures us that from the moment of our conversion, we already have eternal life. This is because our faith is in Jesus’ work, and his work has been judged to be perfect.
What’s more, forgiveness, eternal life and the companionship of the Holy Ghost are all gifts from God given to his children. Meaning, God gives them voluntarily, without obligation, payment or condition.
We...know that a man is not justified by observing the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ.
What does Mormonism teach about faith?
In Mormonism, faith is acceptance of the Mormon plan of salvation and the power God gives Mormons to resist sin and perform works. This faith is a commitment to keep the commandments of Mormonism. Mormons don’t know their eternal destiny today because it is based on their worthiness, not the work of Jesus.
To have faith in Jesus Christ means to have such trust in Him that we obey whatever He commands.
Gospel Principles, Chapter 18: Faith in Jesus Christ
Faith is full and complete trust that Jesus is enough.
Faith is the commitment to keep the commands of Mormonism.