There is a balance of truth, I don’t know how to make sure it is communicated to everyone except by the power of the Holy Ghost. Must we do all we can do? Yes, but don’t discourage yourselves. Start with doing one thing or stop doing something you shouldn’t be doing. Pray with all the energy of your heart that you might be filled with the love of God. That you might have a change of heart or are born again. That you have no more disposition to do evil.
Make covenants with God through his authorized servants. Enjoy the blessings that come from publicly and permanently declaring your devotion to Him. Enter a marriage like relationship with God. Enjoy the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Then the joy comes. God will condemn no one that is honest of heart. Those that are honest of heart will put their effort into becoming the sons (and daughters) of Christ. Yet it is His grace that carries us from initial step to every scraped knee to the ultimate day of glory when we receive our reward for qualifying to the highest blessings of God.]]>
I am curious to see how his take on “damnation” matches with our theology.]]>
I like Rob Bell’s take because he asks questions that need to be asked. When he describes seeing an artistic rendering of Ghandi on which someone had placed a note saying “Reality check: he’s in hell,” his reaction is what most people feel. When he says that as a Christian, you don’t have to believe that all Buddists are going to hell, he gives relief to a lot of people. As Mormons, we certainly find ourselves more attuned to his brand of Christianity and it’s nice to see people arriving at these same conclusions.]]>