So, until you get your eating habit under control, you aren't following the D&C, and this means you aren't a true Christian because you aren't following the prophets? I definitely wouldn't be considered one under your definition, either, since there are many things I struggle with and do not follow perfectly. Why, I would guess none on this list is a true Christian, according to your definition. Even President Hinckley has mentioned having to work harder to follow the counsels given, so I guess even though he may be close, he misses the mark. John, I think you need a better definition which isn't so exclusive, or at least explains itself better. Just where does one draw the line on those who follow/don't follow the prophets? Is telling a white lie a disqualifying event? We've had apostles lie under oath during the time of polygamy. Would they be no longer considered a true Christian? If so, then how can we follow someone who isn't a true Christian? Give us some better parameters, because the one you are giving even disqualifies the current prophets!
K'aya K'ama, Gerald/gary Smith gszion1 @juno.com http://www .geocities.com/rameumptom/index.html "No one is as hopelessly enslaved as the person who thinks he's free." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe JWR: A Christian, by my definition, is one who follows Christ. And since it is impossible to follow Christ without following those whom Christ has sent to lead, namely President Hinckley, all nonmembers and many members do not qualify as true Christians. --JWR ________________________________________________________________ Sign Up for Juno Platinum Internet Access Today Only $9.95 per month! Visit www.juno.com ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// ==^================================================================ This email was sent to: email@example.com EASY UNSUBSCRIBE click here: http://topica.com/u/?aaP9AU.bWix1n.YXJjaGl2 Or send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] T O P I C A -- Register now to manage your mail! http://www.topica.com/partner/tag02/register ==^================================================================