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LDS missionaries are sent around the world to proclaim the Restored Gospel. Concisely stated, what is the Restored Gospel and how does it differ from the Gospel as understood by orthodox Christianity?


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The orthodox or traditional Gospel as understood in its variegated forms by Catholics, Protestants and other Christian groups, is what is left (from the LDS point of view) after some original teachings of Ur-Christianity were removed or changed after the apostles died. These include the role of the temple, the nature of God, the purpose of this life, eternal nature, and the principle of continuing revelation. -M.S. (LDS)


godspell is the old english word meaning gospel--which means good news. to christians the bible is very good news. jesus paid the price. no amount of good works will save us (eph 2:8-10 rom 11:5-6).in mormonism there is no good news. you must do a lot of works and then there is still no assurance of salvation, miracle of forgiveness. mormonism teaches the gospel was lost more than once and had to be restored many times (i.e. restored gospel. this is taught in vol 3 of encyclopedia of mormonism).lds scriptures precisely define gospel as the way or means by which an individual can come to christ (ency vol 2).if you restore something it goes back to its original form. mormonism is not the original form of the new testament church. there are at least 12 teachings of major importance in mormonism not found in the b.o.m. if any one would like to talk to me you can reach me at [email protected] -RB (non-LDS)


It is no secret to show a restoration you have to show a falling away first. Jesus Christ stated that there would come a time in which no man can work. (John 9:14) Amos prophesies there will be a famine of hearing the word of the Lord. (Amos 8:11,12) and how people will search for that word. The apostle Paul put it best stating to the people who were in the day of Christ's resurrection from the dead marveling how soon people fell away unto another gospel a gospel in which seeks to please men.(Gal 1:6-10) There are those having the form of godliness but denying the power thereof. (2 Tim 3:5) How many religions deny the priest hood structure of prophets and apostles claiming they don't exist and that God does not talk to his people anymore in this fashion? How many profess that they know God, but in works they deny him (Titus 1:16) as they make claims of Grace alone Faith alone and you are saved having to do nothing but believe. You must turn your whole life to Christ and do *his* will, whatever that might be. To restate the first response to this question parts of the gospel of Jesus Christ were removed and have been restored. These include the role of the temple, the nature of God, the purpose of this life, eternal nature, and the principle of continuing revelation. -ER (LDS)