Topical Guide/Doctrinal issues/Basic Gospel Principles/Faith/Faith, Grace, and Works

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Does the Church ignore the doctrine of grace at the expense of "works"?

Summary: Some claim that the Church ignores the doctrine of grace at the expense of "works." Critics argue that Church leaders do not teach this doctrine, and as a result most members of the Church do not expect to be saved, since they are not "good enough."

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."