Where are you getting the idea the LDS add anything to the finished works of Jesus Christ? Cite, please.Bonnie said:
These verses demolish faith/grace plus works pseudo-Christian cult groups, that would add to the finished and perfect work of Christ on the cross, where our sins were nailed to His cross and taken out of the way. The cults would have that Jesus somehow needs our imperfect works to complete what He did for us on the cross.
As I have maintained for years here--you seem to be the one who believes one has to add something to the finished work of Jesus Christ.
The LDS believe it is an absolute free gift:
Romans 5:18---King James Version
18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.
All men. Those who have faith--those who don't.
You have postulated for years one has to add their faith to that in order for it to come as a free gift to one. I disagree. We have to add NOTHING to Christ's perfect sacrifice and His free gift to all men. His free gift--not His and yours. Nor His and mine.
IOW--one would have to take the stance of the Reformed church to believe that---as all men include those who will never have faith in Christ--and yet--it was a free gift to them also, or else--God didn't die for them also, and the free gift was only to them which are the elect(predestination). Limited Atonement. Bonnie--it was a free gift to all men--even those who would never have faith in Christ. And that free gift was death and hell ---was conquered for all men, as it relates to the Fall. The curse was found--and all men now have the OPPORTUNITY to inherit life, because of the free gift of the Atonement and resurrection(death and hell)--and that free gift had nothing to do with your faith. Free. Christ alone. Done. Over. Finished. Nailed to the Cross. And finished when He finished it--not when you add faith to it.
The LDS believe it was God alone--God plus nothing, and especially not your imperfect faith, nor mine--- because if that were added--the Atonement would have failed.
So--I don't know what you are talking about--and neither do you, IMO--when you say the LDS feel they have to add something to His work. You are the one who advocates we have to add something--not the LDS.