Free Salvation

An expression not commonly used in Mormonism. The LDS church defines it as salvation which is freely and fully available to all people, but not free in the sense that they don’t have to earn it. “Though salvation is free (fully available and not withheld from anyone because of time, location, or lineage), we must reconcile ourselves to God” (Ensign, July 1989, p. 60). In fact, Mormons label the Christian teaching of free salvation as satanic. “One of the most fallacious doctrines originated by Satan and propounded by man is that man is saved alone by the grace of God; that belief in Jesus Christ alone is all that is needed for salvation” (Spencer W. Kimball, quoted in Book of Mormon Student Manual, p. 36).