The questions that i asked were mainly those

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The questions that I asked were mainly those concerning grace according to the Mormon faith. I did not want to bring into question anything concerning the basic church foundation or other questions that would make the interviewee uncomfortable. The questions were as follows: 1. In the book of Levy in the Book of Mormon, it says that “we are saved by grace, after we do all we can do”…what does that mean? “We are saved by grace and that grace comes in after we do all we can do to be Godly… then the grace comes in” (Elder Barker, personal communication, 2010). 2. What does that grace mean to you? “We must keep the commandments….and do all we can do. We believe that Jesus will give us the strength to keep the commandments. We are not perfect…so that little part that we cannot do….Jesus helps us” (Elder Barker, personal communication, 2010). 3. The Book of Mormon says that if you deny yourself of all ungodliness love God with all your heart, mind and strength then His grace is sufficient for us. Have you done that? Have you denied yourself of all ungodliness and loved God will all your heart, mind and strength?
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7 Mormonism “Denying yourself of all ungodliness doesn’t happen all at once. It may not happen now, or even later, it is a process. After a long process of working towards that goal of denying yourself of all ungodliness…then God’s grace is sufficient ”  (Elder Barker, personal communication, 2010). The Contrast of Mormonism and Christianity Although most Mormons would consider themselves as Christians, there is some debate as to whether Mormons are Christians. There are several distinct differences between the actual beliefs within the two faiths. I will discuss some of them in this section of the paper. Within the LDS Church, there is a belief that there are three celestials (or heavens). The first celestial is the “Celestial Kingdom, which is the highest, where God and those who followed His law reside. There is a second celestial called the Terrestrial Kingdom; this is the middle kingdom where those who followed the Law of Moses reside. Then there is the third celestial called the Telestial Kingdom; this is the lowest where those who followed the Carnal Law reside” (Mystern, February 4, 2008). According to the Christian faith, the Bible speaks of only one heaven, the place where the the Father, Son and Holy Spirit dwell and those believers who have left this earth. Most Christians believe in the concept of Heaven as taught in the book of John, “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you unto Myself, that where I am, there ye may be also” (John 14:1-3, KJV). The heaven that Christians believe in is the one “place” that Jesus refers to in that scripture.
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8 Mormonism Another belief that is different in the Mormon religion than in the Christian religion is the place of Jesus as the Son of God. The Mormons believe that God (the Father) created Jesus and Satan. In that respect the Mormons believe that all God’s creations are brothers and sisters; therefore the belief that Satan and Jesus were brothers. In the Christian belief, Jesus was not
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