Posted by rayww on December 14, 2002, at 9:44:50
In reply to Re: The not popular truth » rayww, posted by Dinah on December 14, 2002, at 4:05:51
I made a mistake - I meant to say most "Christian religions". I joined a Christian Bible study group with some of my best friends who are excellent Christians, who worshipped the Lord with devotion, and whom I loved and learned a great deal from. I regard that as a peak experience in my life because I got to know and understand mainstream Christianity. I discovered soon into it that even though we were good friends, multi denomination didn't necessarily mean mormons. I don't know if I ever succeeded in convincing them that I was a Christian too. Sometimes what I write reflects the pain I felt in trying to become one with other Christians. I appologize if that is happening on this board.
> 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.
Truer words were never spoken. A Christian is a follower of Christ, and can belong to any or no religion. We no longer refer to the term "non-Mormon" in the church for that very reason.
> > 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.
Thanks Dinah. Not everyone would discuss this as openly as you have.