Posted by Dinah on December 14, 2002, at 4:05:51
In reply to Re: The not popular truth, posted by rayww on December 13, 2002, at 23:52:12
> I hesitate to get into this because most of what we understand concerning the millennium has come through modern revelation in the Doctrine & Covenants, and the Book of Mormon, and that concept offends mainstream Christianity, as Christians do not believe in revelation or in doubting, proving, or in searching for truth. They just believe.
My opinion would be that it just means that they just don't believe in these particular revelations. I don't think you can generalize from that that they don't believe in searching for the truth. That may be true of some non-Mormon Christians, and some Mormon Christians as well.
> And that is good, but do modern Christians believe in Jesus Christ? And, if so, do they follow his path? Personally I don't find the power to do that in "I believe", rather in being and living (be-live) it.
Yes, I would say that most modern Christians believe in Jesus Christ and a good number try to follow his path. A fair number of non-Mormon Christians do their best to live their beliefs.
I have immense respect for the Mormon church. Some of my ancestors came over to Utah in handcarts, were driven from Nauvoo. But I also have respect for those of other faiths, Christian and otherwise. I also have respect for those of no particular religious persuasion who try to live a good life. And my recollection is that most of my Mormon friends did as well.