Re: Jew,Christian, Mormon, a childs question
I'm getting that old deja vu feeling again Terry. We've been down this road a few times my friend. Here's why I keep getting involved in this discussion. I understand your position as a moderator and have no problem with not even getting into this subject again except for the fact that both you and Jack feel compelled to speak in such glowing terms about a few "sects" (not my first choice of words) that it almost sounds like an endorsement. This statement you make:
"I have never found a church anywhere that I felt everyone in it was lost.
I have never found a church anywhere that I felt everyone in it was saved.
is what I have a problem with. I can accept the second part of it about never finding a church where everyone was saved, with no problem. But I find it incomprehensible that a Christian pastor would say they've never found a church where everyone was lost.
Without naming names, you and I both know that a few religions so indoctrinate their members in their ideology that there is zero chance of there being a single member that is unaware of what their church teaches, and I can say without fear of being overly judgmental that if anyone accepts those doctrines, they are indeed lost. I can provide a list of what those damning doctrines are but I am already deeper into this discussion than I ever intended to be. Some pretty hateful and insulting things have already been said on this thread which prove the wisdom of your forum policies. So I'll make you a deal. Since I can't stand to let certain comments by without challenge, I'll just stay off this particular forum before you have to ban me. Of course you know this is nothing personal and I'll keep in touch with your privately for any doctrinal discussions.
"Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!"