From back cover:
STRUGGLING WITH THE STRICT LAWS AND ORDINANCES OF THE MORMON FAITH?
LONGING FOR A MORE FULFILLING (AND LESS COMPLEX) RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS CHRIST?
WANT TO KNOW WITH CERTAINTY THAT YOU HAVE ETERNAL LIFE?
Mormons are leaving their faith in record numbers. And studies reveal that few leave Mormonism to embrace the more traditional Christian worldview. Sadly, many drift into complete atheism or worldly, reckless lifestyles, having concluded that if Mormonism isn't true, then nothing is!
Starting at the Finish Line challenges the transitioning Latter-day Saint to take a closer look at the reliability of the Bible and the promises found therein. The Bible teaches that we are saved by grace, through faith, not by works. And while this ought to be music to their ears, most Latter-day Saints struggle to accept the simplicity of this promise and the fact that the work of their salvation was already completed by Christ dying on the cross.
DR. JOHN WALLACE was an active member of the LDS church for two decades but in the last twenty years has come to see the beauty of simply being a follower of Jesus Christ. A practicing dentist in Southern California, John is active in his church, Calvary Chapel Westgrove. Reaching out to transitioning Mormons remains the primary focus of his personal ministry.
Table of Contents
Section I: Introduction
Chapter 1: Hindsight is 20:20
Section II: A Defense of the Bible
Chapter 2: She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not
Chapter 3: The New Testament
Chapter 4: The Old Testament
Section III: The Dilemma
Chapter 5: I Am Undone
Chapter 6: The Law
Section IV: The Solution (Part 1)
Chapter 7: Who is Jesus?
Chapter 8: The Cross
Chapter 9: The Sufficiency of the Blood
Section V: The Solutions: (Part 2)
Chapter 10: Whoever Believes
Chapter 11: But as Many as Received
Chapter 12: The Divine Exchange
Section VI: Grace Plus Works
Chapter 13: The Gift of God
Chapter 14: Grace—God's Unimaginable Kindness
Chapter 15: The Judaizers (and Modern-Day Mormons)
Chapter 16: With Apologies to Nephi
Section VII: A New Creation
Chapter 17: Born Again
Chapter 18: Abide in Me
Chapter 19: A Place for Works
Chapter 20: Sin and Forgiveness (A Family Matter)
Chapter 21: Secure in our Salvation