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Posted by rayww on April 10, 2005, at 8:54:54

What is the difference between saying (as someone said on admin)
a) No one outside of the church will receive salvation, and
b) Salvation is gained only through the Messiah?

I see a big difference. In (a) the question becomes "which church", and in (b) "which Messiah"

Some points to ponder:
* People who don't believe in God don't need to worry about salvation because they don't believe in it anyway.
* Is Salvation a free gift or does it come with a procedure and price?
* Can a murderer who believes in Christ while committing a crime be saved?
* Does Jesus save us in our sins or "from" our sins?

I would like to invite people of all beliefs to share a brief statement about who they or their religion believe qualifies for salvation. THis is not meant to be an argument between who gets the prize and who doesn't. I simply want to know and expose for all to see the faith versus folly of belief, especially if one excludes others. Please be sensitive. If one believes there is no salvation, or when we're dead we're dead, share that too. I want to let the secrets out. I want to know what rituals, price, promises, covenants etc. it takes in every religion to qualify for everlasting life in the company of God.

I'll start by quoting
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believes that in order to be able to abide the light of God's presence we need to develop a Celestial body. (Body means body - - my very own body). These verses refer to "bodies" and "glories" of all degrees of light, from no light to brilliant. We beleive there are procedures and policies complete with outcomes and measures all along the way, and that every person who is born can grow into this. We believe God is no respector of persons, and that every person has had equal opportunity from the beginning of time. We believe this is a process over time and that every choice we make takes us closer to or farther away from light. We believe that our physical body is capable of absorbing light and also darkness. However dim it seems here, this light will be glorified in the hereafter. Light can be recognized through spirit, tone of voice, writing, acts of love, etc. I have not outlined specific procedures because anyone in any faith can qualify to the point of baptism. We believe that eventually there is one gate only that will open to salvation, and that gate is through Jesus Christ, since it was he who broke the bands of death.




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