Posted by Dinah on January 23, 2003, at 10:52:34
In reply to Re: Is Bob's religion the Bobtist faith?, posted by rayww on January 23, 2003, at 10:11:42
> To answer honestly, There are only three possible choices if you want to know God's real religion
> 1/ the Jewish religion because the fullness of hte Gospel was on the earth in the beginning.
> 2/ the Catholic church because it has maintained the chain of authority to act in God's name since the time of Christ.
> 3/ The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because they teach there was an apostacy and then a restoration.
Ray, that statement makes me feel very uncomfortable. The same way I felt at a friend's funeral when the preacher pretty much said that those who had accepted Christ as their Savior would see my friend soon, but those who had not had better say their goodbyes now.
I realize that as a Mormon you are commanded to give your testimony. But testimonies, to my recollection, are "I" statements. "I" believe that this church is true. "I" know that this church is true. And they don't necessarily include the corollary - that other churches are not true.
I know many devout and good Hindus who serve God in their ways and traditions. I know that many devout and good Muslims serve God in their ways and traditions. I know many devout and good non-Catholic and non-Mormon Christians who serve God in their ways and traditions. I find it hard to believe that God would reject their love and service. In fact, if He would, I would rather not know about it, because He wouldn't be the God I think He is.