RickD wrote:Grizz, would you then say that any Mormon who claims he's a Christian, is indeed a Christian?
The new Mormon marketing methods claim that Mormons are Christians too. I've seen many of their commercials in my area. According to you, we are not to judge the claims of those who claim to be Christian. I just want to be sure what you're saying here.
I don't really know what Mormons believe. But that does not matter. If someone says they are a Christian, a Mormon, an Anglican or a cucumber for that matter I'm in no position to judge them nor do I think its my place.
Look, let me explain a little more about my beliefs on this. I will use myself as an example because I'm the only person that knows what I think. I claim to be a Christian. Ok so what! I can claim whatever I want. What you or anyone else thinks about my claim is irrelevant and inconsequential to my claim. I mean really, what does it matter if you or anyone else think my claim to be false? There is only God that matters in relation to my claim. His opinion on the matter is the only opinion that has consequence! What I think means nothing.
Am I really a Christian...all the time? Am I "Christ-like" every day...every hour...every minute? I'm not. There are times when I'm a Christian and there are times, more than I care to admit, that I can make no such claim. I strive twords being a Christian. I'm not sure if we ever get there. I don't know if being a Christian is a destination attainable in this life or a journey, that upon completion, when the train pulls into the station so-to-speak, we find out what our final destination will be. Will I succeed in my quest, will my I reach the destination I want? Only God knows.
I can't in good conscience look at someone else and say whether they are or are not Christians. If they claim to be, so be it. I can only look at myself.
So IMHO only God knows about the Mormons, the Anglicans or the cucumbers. Not me.