On Thu, 06 Nov 2003 16:14:18 -0900 "John W. Redelfs"
> This is a concern that I have, probably a futile concern.  How can 
> we teach  1) that all the other churches contain some truth, and 2)
that we 
> are the only true church?  The two statements are not incompatible, but
> might  easily be confused by those of inadequate education.  --JWR

I find that an anology usually works, especially for "those of inadequate
education."  First, though, the word "true" can mean many things.  Here,
I believe it is used to mean genuine, or exact, conforming to a standard.
 My favorite anology here is the broken mirror.  When the great apostasy
occured, the "mirror" (ie The TRUE/GENUINE/EXACTING Gospel) was
shattered.  Churches were built from the "fragments" that were left (thus
SOME truth).   When Joseph Smith restored the Gospel and had all the keys
handed to him, he had, once again, a complete mirror--thus the only


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