Topical Guide/Doctrinal issues/Afterlife/Salvation

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What can the writings of early Christians tell us about how to receive salvation in Jesus Christ?

Summary: What can the writings of early Christians tell us about how to receive salvation in Jesus Christ?

Evangelical Christians claim that salvation comes through "faith alone."

Summary: Evangelical Christians claim that salvation comes through "faith alone" (sola fide) and they accuse Latter-day Saints of holding to an un-Biblical belief of "works-based salvation."

Do Latter-day Saints believe that everyone else will be "damned"?

Summary: Since the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints claims to be "the only true Church," does this mean that the LDS believe that everyone else will be damned? And, since the Church teaches that the dead will have the opportunity to hear the gospel preached to them, doesn't this imply that the witness given to those "after death" will be so compelling that virtually everyone will become "a Mormon"?