John -
Read this book right away.  It is really good, and I have used it on several
occasions to help individuals repent from giving up because they think they
are too weak or not important or too far gone.  They finally learn to simply
believe Christ.  When you do this, nothing righteous is out of reach.

Jon

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John W. Redelfs" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Monday, September 22, 2003 8:46 PM
Subject: Re: [ZION] Steven E. Robinson: Is This A Forbidden Topic?


> Stacy Smith wrote:
> >Hi.  I see that my question about the books has tactfully been
> >avoided.  Is this author off limits to Zion?
>
> I haven't commented on the books because I have not read them.  But I own
> BELIEVING CHRIST and intend to read it eventually.  Brother Robinson is a
> religion professor at BYU and highly respected for his knowledge of the
> gospel and Church doctrine.  In fact, to be a religion professor at BYU
> that respect must necessarily extend into the highest quorums of the
Church
> since the Council of the Twelve is the board of trustees of BYU.
>
> I doubt very much if Robinson teaches the Protestant heresy of salvation
by
> grace alone without works.  However, he explains in the introduction to
the
> book that there is an equally heretical idea widely held in the Church
that
> we can work our way to heaven.  His book is designed to overturn that
> misunderstanding of gospel doctrine.  And as such it may not be a balanced
> treatment of the Grace vs. Works debate.
>
> John W. Redelfs                       [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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> "There is no place in this work for those who believe only
> in the gospel of doom and gloom.  The gospel is good
> news.  It is a message of triumph." --Gordon B. Hinckley
> ===========================================
> All my opinions are tentative pending further data. --JWR
>
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