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Judgment & Justification

Comparing the Differences Between Mormonism & Biblical Christianity

Judgment & Justification

What does Christianity teach about judgment?

We are judged “not guilty” because we place faith in the perfect works of Christ. When God looks at us, all he sees is Jesus’ perfection.

Our works act as a testimony to our faith, but we are saved by our faith in Jesus’ perfect work. It’s our faith that credits us with the righteousness of Jesus’ perfect works.

For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.

Isaiah 61:10

What does Mormonism teach about judgment?

Mormonism teaches justification is being pardoned by Christ, and that Mormons accept the “gift” by performing all the works and requirements of Mormonism. If Mormons don’t do the work, they believe God will withdraw his offer.

In Mormonism, good works act as a testimony to a Mormon’s worthiness. Mormons believe they are judged by their works and if they are found worthy enough, they will be saved.

As we repent of our sins, giving up every impure thought and act, the Holy Ghost will change our hearts so we no longer have even the desire to sin (see Mosiah 5:2). Then when we are judged, we will be found ready to enter into God’s presence.

Gospel Principles, Chapter 46: The Final Judgement




We are judged not guilty because of Jesus.



Mormons are judged based on their works.

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