“That They May Be Judged According to Their Works”

Brant Gardner

This atonement is what gives power to the name. When we are able to be truly defined by that name, then we will perform works that are worthy of the name. It is not, and never will be, the works that will save us, however, but rather the fact that we align our essence to the name that we bear. Just as the gospel is only Christ’s when it is his, so we are only Christ’s when we become his by living the gospel. The works do not save us, but are simply indications of the change of heart, or soul, or essence to be more Christ-like. We are truly worthy of the name when we have become “perfect even as I, or your Father who is in heaven is perfect” (3 Nephi 12:48).

Multidimensional Commentary on the Book of Mormon