Bible – Only Christ pre-existed – not man. (John 8:58; Col 1:17) We didn’t have a spiritual existence prior to earth. (I Cor 15:46)
hmm… LDS – teach that everyone pre-existed – we all exist eternally.
Bible – God tempts no one. (James 1:13-14). Man is basically sinful. (Rom. 8:5-8; I Cor 2:14)
hmm… LDS – teach it brought mortality and physical death – not fallen nature – believe Adam was given two conflicting commandments and was supposed to fall.
Bible – We are in spiritual rebellion until conversion. (Eph 2:3; Rom 5:6). We do not just commit sins – we are basically sinful. (Matt 1:21)
LDS – Specific acts – not man’s basic nature.
Bible – Must repent of basic rebellion. (Jer. 17:9; Luke 5:32)
LDS – Repent of individual acts – not sinful nature.
Atonement – Salvation by Grace
Bible – Salvation is not universal but based on belief of each individual. (Rom 1:16; Heb 9:28; Eph 2:8-9)
LDS – believe Christ’s death brought release from grave and universal resurrection – Salvation by grace is universal resurrection – beyond this, man must earn his place in heaven.
Bible – Christ redeems from more than mortal death – redeems us from spiritual death. (Rom 6:23; Eph 2:1)
LDS – from mortal death only – not sinful rebellion or spiritual death.
Bible – Message of Christ’s death and resurrection as atonement for our sins. (I Cor 15:1-4; Gal 1:8)
LDS – Mormon Church system and doctrines.