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Question 21

Question

Many people say, "Jesus is my Savior." But this can mean a multitude of different things. What does it mean to you?


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Galatians 2:20: "I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave Himself for me." -SD (non-LDS)


jesus is my savior because he died for me so i might live. it seems simple enough to me. he paid a price he did not owe because i owed a debt i could not pay. i truly would like to know what a mormon thinks on this, because in all of my studying i don't feel jesus is savior in mormonism. let me give this example as to why i feel this way. first of all, lifeguards are taught when someone is drowning to let them wear out to the point of going down for the last time, otherwise they will and have pulled them to their death. now if i'm the drowning guy and jesus is the lifeguard then mormonism teaches grace along with good works. well if i'm drowning then i can do no good works, i will surly die and i need a savior. yet if the mormon says all your thrashing and screaming are good works then so what? jesus the lifeguard will not attempt to help till i'm so tired i quit screaming and thrashing. i.e., i quit doing my good works. then and only then will he come in and save me. so this is why i don't see a savior in mormonism because it is dependent upon your good works. kinda like you're in a burning building, smoke knock's you unconscious. well, you're out so the fireman, who is now your savior, saved you apart from any good works. you did nothing. if you were awake to try you could kill both of you. i would love to talk further if anyone wants to. you can reach me at [email protected] mail.com. -RB (non-LDS)