Perhaps we need two different definitions: Christ-like, and Christian?
"John W. Redelfs" wrote:
> After much pondering, Mark Gregson favored us with:
> >What do we know about being a true Christian? Not much, really, because
> >God has never revealed any definition for "true Christian". He has given
> >the requirements for entering the Celestial Kingdom, however, and if you
> >want that to be your definition of "true" then fine. It doesn't mean that
> >one is perfectly keeping all the commandments here in this life. By the
> >revealed requirements in D&C 76 and elsewhere, there are probably very
> >many living now who qualify.
> This thread has gone further than I ever intended. I know there are many
> wonderful, kind, and unselfish people in the world. I was not referring to
> them. I was addressing those who claim that Mormons aren't Christians.
> For years we referred to those outside the Church as "gentiles." Then that
> word wasn't good enough, so we stated saying "nonmember." Even that term
> is considered too politically incorrect. So what do we call them today?
> Bruce R. McConkie frequently spoke of "apostate Christendom" to refer to
> non-Mormon Christians. He also used the word "sectarian." I've thought
> that "potential members" might work. How about "future
> investigators?" Brothers and sisters might also work. I have often
> preferred "traditional Christian" as opposed to "nontraditional Christian."
> But to those who want to call us a cult and say that we aren't Christians,
> I want to make it perfectly clear that it is they who are not
> Christians. Only one church on earth teaches true Christianity, and it
> isn't the anti-Mormons or the traditional Christians that support them in
> their work.
> John W. Redelfs [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> "Atheistic humanism is the opiate of the self-described
> intellectuals" --Uncle Bob
> All my opinions are tentative pending further data. --JWR
> /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at ///
> /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html ///
Marc A. Schindler
Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada -- Gateway to the Boreal Parkland
“Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick
himself up and continue on” – Winston Churchill
Note: This communication represents the informal personal views of the author
solely; its contents do not necessarily reflect those of the author’s employer,
nor those of any organization with which the author may be associated.
/// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at ///
/// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html ///
This email was sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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!