Janice Bower said:
Mormons are required to earn each blessing:
The first effect (of the atonement) is to secure to all mankind alike, exemption from the penalty of the fall, thus, providing a plan of General Salvation. The second effect is to open a way for Individual Salvation whereby mankind may secure remission of personal sins.
As these sins are the result of individual acts, it is just that forgiveness for them should be conditioned on individual compliance with prescribed requirements - obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel."
James Talmage, Articles of Faith, p. 87
Does anyone detect an anomaly here? The LDS claim the Atonement is a free gift to all men--no obedience or faith required.
The critics here deny that--and claim faith is necessary and required.
So--who is claiming requirements?