On your repentance page quiz, everything you said about mormonism was correct and redundant. As a mormon I agree with everthing you said, your argument isn’t an argument, it’s barely even anti-mormon. It’s basically mormon. Thanks for getting your facts right and not saying crazy stuff, except you interperted the quote from The Miracle of Forgiveness wrong. You took it out of context and you know it, don’t lead your readers astray. Please fix it.
P.S. I’m not complementing you, I just want you to know that it was weird, you’re trying to be against mormons but when I read your page, as a mormon I was like “ya, that’s right on, how is that weird?”
Thank you for your email to Mormonism Research Ministry. I’m glad you found The LDS Repentance Quiz to correctly reflect the teachings of Mormonism. I appreciate your concern over the quote you believe has been interpreted incorrectly; however, the Quiz quotes The Miracle of Forgiveness 6 different times. I’m afraid I don’t know which quote you believe to be taken out of context. I’ve looked up each quote from The Miracle of Forgiveness and don’t see anything amiss. Please let me know which quote you believe has been misused and we can discuss it further.
I’m sorry that you were confused when you read The LDS Repentance Quiz. Mormonism Research Ministry is not “trying to be against Mormons” as you have said. Rather, our purpose, as stated on our web site, is this:
Mormonism Research Ministry is a missionary/apologetics organization that was organized to propagate the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to critically evaluate the differences between Mormonism and biblical Christianity…
We at Mormonism Research Ministry resolve to accomplish the above in a manner that honors the Lord Jesus Christ. Our goal is not just to give compelling arguments that show Mormonism to be in error, but to be used by the Holy Spirit to see lives changed for God’s glory.
To that end, The LDS Repentance Quiz is not intended as an “argument,” but rather as a demonstration of the impossibility of a person being deemed truly repentant according to LDS requirements, which in turn results in the impossibility of a person receiving forgiveness of her sins — and salvation.Mormonism presents an “impossible gospel.” If I must rely on achieving sinlessness in order to be forgiven of past sins, if I must prove my repentance is sincere by never repeating my sin again (I can never “repent again”), if I can be reconciled to God only after all I can do (as stated in 1 Nephi 25:23) — and all I can do includes achieving perfection — it’s hopeless. Nobody ever reaches a point in their life when sin is no longer a problem. If the Apostle Paul couldn’t do it (Romans 7:13-24), who can? As the Quiz asks, “Why would you want to hold on to a system that only guarantees failure?”
The Bible presents a different Gospel than that found in Mormonism. The Gospel presented in the Bible says perfect righteousness is required by God; therefore, our hope for forgiveness cannot lie in our own inadequate, continually-in-need-of-repentance righteousness. Our hope for forgiveness lies in the mercy and faithfulness of Christ alone, which He offers freely to the unrighteous who approach Him in full awareness of their shame and their neediness (Romans 3:21-26; Philippians 3:8-10).
The Bible teaches that salvation (eternity in the presence of God) is based on the works and righteousness of Christ.
“But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to His own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by His grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life” (Titus 3:4-7).
This is a good news Gospel. Jesus can and did perfectly keep all the commandments. By His mercy, He has applied His righteousness to all who trust completely in Him. Those “in Christ” are forgiven–based on the love, mercy, and righteousness of Jesus.
So, to answer your question, The LDS Repentance Quiz doesn’t endeavor to highlight anything “weird.” It focuses on a crucial difference between Mormonism and biblical Christianity (the Gospel) and invites readers to
“experience the ‘peace that passes all understanding’ by knowing all of your sins are forgiven! If you would like to have the assurance of forgiveness that has been enjoyed by millions of Christians for centuries, we would like to talk with you.”
Please let me know if you would like to talk about it.