I would rephrase the "only true church" to the "only church with a fulness of the 
gospel."  At least, that's what the definition seems to me. After all, any church with 
some truth could be defined as a "true church."  Where other churches have truths, we 
seek to share in those truths with them. When Catholic Charities helps out a nation, 
we often combine resources with them, because it reduces overhead expenses, and the 
outcome of goodness is the same. As we help other churches (helping them build 
buildings, etc), we are encouraging religious belief in God, which is one step further 
toward people accepting the fulness of the gospel.

Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2003 16:14:18 -0900
From: "John W. Redelfs" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Subject: Re: [ZION] Catholics & Mormons unite

Stacy Smith wrote:
>I understand all of the above, however, I go back to Joseph Smith in which 
>he was commanded "to join none of them."  Helping them on some
 project may 
>appear to be wonderful, but doesn't it suggest to some who have gotten 
>mixed signals that we no longer hold the doctrine of the restoration of 
>the gospel true?  My friend got such a mixed message while studying with 
>the missionaries.

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 they might 
easily be confused by those of inadequate education.  --JWR


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