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Dear Evangelical Friends: Can A Mormon Be A Christian?

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This site forbids talking temple content. Can't really discuss the topic much. Know enough about it to reject it as non-Biblical.

I'm wondering if you're aware of the fact that twice in the New Testament Paul told the saints he desired to teach them the deeper doctrinal "meat" of the gospel (the mysteries of godliness), but that he was unable to do so because the members of his day were yet carnal and too spiritually immature to be able to teach them anything other than the easier to digest basic teachings (milk) of the gospel. Since Paul was never able to openly teach the saints those meatier, harder to digest principles of the gospel, and since you don't even know what those deeper teachings are, saying that something isn't in the Bible doesn't automatically mean a doctrine you don't believe isn't true; and until you do know what those deeper and meatier teachings of the gospel are, you're in no position to say what is and what isn't gospel truth. Bottom line? by it's own word, the Bible doesn't contain all gospel truth.

Paul indicated that if the spiritually immature were to ever ingest some of the meatier teachings of the gospel before they were fully prepared and ready to receive them, the reaction would be gagging, choking and condemnations of those deeper teachings as evil. And that's exactly what you're doing now, gagging, chocking and condemning as evil the deeper teachings of the gospel that have been revealed in these latter-days to the Latter-day Saints.

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No, I'm not. I doing what Paul says, test all things. Hold fast to that which is good.

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No, I'm not. I doing what Paul says, test all things. Hold fast to that which is good.

But if someone is yet too spiritually immature to be able to receive and digest the meatier doctrines of the gospel, that person is unprepared to know one way or another if an extra-Biblical gospel doctrine is true, unless God enlightens that individual by revelation. If a true gospel teaching is not found in the Bible, because it's part of that canon of extra-biblical doctrinal meat, then the Bible can't be used to "test" if the doctrine is true because it isn't found in the Bible in the first place.

In Hebrews, the New Testament church was warned that one of the main reasons why the meat of the gospel wasn't then being openly taught is because those who are worthy to receive the meat of the gospel must first have spiritual wisdom that's mature enough to be able to properly discern between good and evil. This can mean only one thing: those members of the church who don't have sufficient spiritual wisdom are likely to esteem the meatier doctrines of gospel to be evil. Revelation beyond what's recorded in Bible is the only way one can know if an extra-Biblical teaching of the gospel is true or false.

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3223 posts...  are we saved yet?

 

 

I agreed and given the dead horse has been beaten to a pulp will put a humanitarian end to it.

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