Right on Gary. That was a bull'seye.
On Sat, 31 May 2003 19:45:24 -0500 Gerald Smith <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> I believe they are discussing different ideas, but arriving at the
> conclusions overall. Elder Nelson is trying to refute the idea of
> unconditionally accepting everything we do, simply because he loves
> He will not exalt us in our sins, and we are erring if we think so.
> Elder Maxwell is teaching that God loves us period, however in the
> chapter he discusses that God is not always accepting of our
> actions, nor
> will he bless us in our wickedness.
> The difference is terminology and what each is trying to express.
> Kind of
> like a verse in the scriptures saying "by grace ye are saved" which
> is a
> true, albeit, incomplete statement. It is correct, but can be taken
> different interpretations if not taken in its proper context. So it
> with Elder Nelson's statement. He has an issue with calling God's
> unconditional, because it sounds like God is totally accepting of
> all our
> actions, good or evil. But I'm sure he would not disagree with
> Maxwell's term of "perfect" love, which allows God to love us all,
> not necessarily be accepting of what we do or have become.
> K'aya K'ama,
> Gerald (Gary) Smith
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> Gary, I accept Elder Maxwells comments with all my heart, as that is
> I have always beloved. However how does this reconcile with Elder
> article in the Ensign where he appears to say something very
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