Originally Posted by Maygraceabound
So my question for the LDS members is this: Assume the KJV of the bible is the only true Word of God available. All of it's content is reliable as truth. What would that Gospel (good news) look like?
Here is my understanding of what the Gospel is:
* From old English "god spel" = "Good news"
* The Good news, is that there is a God, and He is good and loves us. We are apart from Him, but can return to Him in Heaven if we get rid of our sin, because sin cannot dwell in the presence of God.
* We cannot get rid of our sin alone, so God sent His son Jesus Christ to atone for our sins. We can avail ourselves of the atonement of Jesus Christ, be washed clean of our sins, and return to God in heaven.
Everything else is just details.
We mormons have a few sort of large other details, like information about different kingdoms in heaven, and how to gain exhaltation vs. just being saved. You and I differ on some details, like the nature of God (trinity vs godhead), or the eternal nature of the family.