The “We’re Not Worthy” discussion as brought up a question in my mind. It’s a rather basic question about salvation so I should expect there to be a uniform LDS answer. Which is true in LDS theology:
A) No one can receive the atonement without first performing the saving ordinances
B) No one can perform the saving ordinances without first receiving the atonement
The Evangelical answer is that there are no saving ordinances, the only thing that saves us is the atonement (and if you want to be technical our acceptance of it). We believe in doing good works, but that they have nothing to do with our salvation. Rather, our works can’t even begin to be truly “good” until after we receive the atonement. (By works I mean acts of love and kindness for the benefit of others). Our view is perhaps best summed up by Ephesians 2:8-10
8For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9not by works, so that no one can boast. 10For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.