It seems on some points Mormon theology is at one with mainstream Christianity . A distinctly Pelagian flavor converges between the two regarding election and related teachings . In Joseph Smith's Translation for Acts 13:48 he has it the way many professing Evangelicals wish it would read : ... " and as many as believed were ordained unto eternal life . " Dave Hunt would prefer that rendering . There's a book by Mormons called : Verse by Verse : Acts Through Revelation . The authors are D. Kelly Ogden and Andrew C. Skinner . The following is found on pages 200 and 201 . But Paul teaches that foreordination preserves our agency and choice . God can foreordain us to our various callings and assignments in mortality , and he can know in advance our response , because of his omnicience , his perfect foreknowledge . He is not guessing , hoping , or expecting ; he knows all things . Still he does not fix our destination beforehand ; we are agents and make the choices that will determine our destiny .