This is exactly how I see it and this is what the scriptures teach. I can
tell that John is quite familiar and in perfect touch with the style of
Bruce R McConkie's teachings and Mark E Peterson's too. All of the GA's
teach this but deliver it in their own style. Some are gentle like
President Monson and some pound the fist on the pulpit like Mark E
Peterson did but the message of the apostasy and the restoration is
On Sat, 26 Oct 2002 21:48:37 -0800 "John W. Redelfs"
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> I don't believe there is any inconsistency or contradiction in Church
> doctrine on the matter, but am becoming increasingly disturbed by
> what I
> see as a growing inconsistency in the minds of the saints over the
> merits of apostate religions and true Christianity as only practised
> by the
> saints. Of course there is some truth in other denominations. So
> what? Nobody has ever said otherwise. But the whole idea of a
> Church loses all meaning if we don't remember that for there to be a
> Church there have to be false churches. False churches teach false
> doctrine. They do not lead their members towards Christ. On the
> most of them so confuse their members with false teachings that they
> our missionaries when otherwise they might have listened to them.
> If it isn't a true Church, it is a false church. I should think
> that would
> be obvious. The saints seem to be incapable of understanding the
> difference between the false doctrine taught by other churches and
> the good
> people who are misled by those doctrines. We need to learn to
> between the various churches that people belong to and the people
> But no, every time I point out something wrong about the teachings
> another church, I get practically booed out of the house by
> that other churches have some truth. Did I ever deny it? They just
> have priesthood. They don't have unpolluted doctrines. The do not
> the power to save. And if a person remains committed to them, they
> will be
> damned for rejecting the servants of Christ and his gospel. A man
> lives and dies a Buddhist has as much chance of obtaining eternal
> life as a
> Baptist who does the same. I say this keeping in mind that some
> join the Church, and so do some Baptists. But they are the only
> and Baptists we are going to be associating with in the Celestial
> if we are fortunate enough to end up there ourselves.
> Broad is the path to destruction, but the narrow gate to the
> Kingdom is the baptism performed by the Church of Jesus Christ of
> Latter-day Saints. And there is no other way to get in. No one
> the Celestial Kingdom unless he becomes, dead or alive, a member of
> the Church.
> There seem to be a lot of people who are losing sight of this
> teaching of the gospel.
> John W. Redelfs [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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