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Re: Mormons on God!

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  • ps6nyc
    The issue for Mormons and Jehovah s Witnesses is: what role can a created spirit being legitimately have in the salvation of all mankind for all time?
    Message 1 of 3 , Sep 5 2:58 PM
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      The issue for Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses is: what role can a
      created spirit being legitimately have in the salvation of all mankind
      for all time?

      Apparently, for JWs, the sacrifice of Jesus served as "ransom" to offset
      the sin of Adam, thus enabling us to be resurrected into an earthly
      paradise where we will be judged on our works during a 1000 year trial
      period, by 144,000 JWs along with Jesus.

      With Mormons, it is unclear what role Christ's sacrifice pays in our
      eternal salvation, since membership and temple service are required.

      Let's just be clear, nevertheless, that the Jesus Christ of Christianity
      has little in common with that of Mormons and JWs, apart from the earth
      life biblical histories; no harm in making distinctions clear.

      --- In Maury_and_Baty@yahoogroups.com, "rlbaty50" <rlbaty@...> wrote:
      > (1)
      > From: Steven Hackbarth
      > Time/Date: 8:14 PM EDT on August 25, 2012
      > Joel Osteen, a prosperity televangelist, has declared
      > that Mitt Romney also is a Christian, although Mormons
      > consider Jesus to be a created sprit being, like the
      > Jehovah's Witnesses.
      > But isn't "unitarian Christianity" an oxymoron?
      > (2)
      > From: NonAnonymous (aka Robert Baty)
      > Time/Date: 9:56 PM EDT on August 25, 2012
      > To Steven Hackbarth -
      > In browsing around a bit recently, I came across this reference
      > from the "official" Mormon website and regarding the subject
      > you mentioned:
      > -----------------------------------------------
      > Fundamental to Our Faith
      > By Elder Dallin H. Oaks
      > Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
      > This article is excerpted from an address
      > given to the faculty and students of Harvard
      > Law School on February 26, 2010.
      > (excerpts)
      > We maintain that...God the Father is not a
      > spirit but a glorified Being with a tangible
      > body, as is His resurrected Son, Jesus
      > Christ.
      > Our unique belief that
      > > "the Father has a body of flesh and
      > > bones as tangible as man's; the Son
      > > also; but the Holy Ghost has not a
      > > body of flesh and bones, but is a
      > > personage of Spirit" (D&C 130:22)
      > is vital to us.
      > But, as Gary Lawrence's interviews
      > demonstrate, we have not effectively
      > conveyed this belief to others.
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