Mormons and the Bible

bible candlelightYesterday, I had the delightful opportunity to have lunch with a long-time friend, a devout Christian, I haven’t had a chance to talk to (beyond Facebook) for years. As we chatted, I found myself saying that the Mormon faith probably “has more teeth in its mouth” regarding obedience to commandments, and she nodded agreement. At the moment (and certainly afterward), I wondered if, in saying this, I hadn’t fed into misconceptions about Mormonism. Had I reinforced the idea that Mormons think we earn salvation by works, or via compliance to commandments? The question got me thinking about how many ways its possible for Mormons and Christians to miscommunicate. Continue reading “Mormons and the Bible”