I am always amused by the passion that some on FR display when administering litmus tests and rectal exams to ascertain the Christianity of others. If one’s Christian faith is so weak that they must take shots at the faith of others, then their quest for ideological purity is merely an exercise in inflating their own faith by “lowering the bar”.
And it’s funny as hell.
This is NOT a litmus test. It would help to read the entire article. It is a very scholarly article for sure written with a sense of diligent theological inquiry.
You REALLY should malign our Great Founder & Leader, Joseph Smith, that way!!
--MormonDude(I don't CARE what the facts are: I BELIEVE that JS was a PROPHET of GOD!)
However we are given by God the mental ability and discernment to judge false and incorrect teachings and those who distort the Gospel and are more than permitted to point such errors out and fight them. Indeed we are instructed and required to do so, something the modern “Oprahesque” Christians have become afraid to do.
If Christians did not stand up against false dogma and ideas, anyone could introduce any number of errors or perversions and call them “truth”. Perhaps bowing to Allah could have become a Christian ritual in such a world.
Fortunately the truth wins no matter how the enemy approaches.
Seems like you've posted enough times on this thread to exhibit some similar passion...
...when administering litmus tests and rectal exams to ascertain the Christianity of others. If ones Christian faith is so weak that they must take shots at the faith of others, then their quest for ideological purity is merely an exercise in inflating their own faith by lowering the bar.
Hmm...seems like you've taken to some "ascertaining" yourself on who's supposedly inwardly motivated to supposedly "inflat[e]...their own faith."
How do you manage to make such an inward determination? Seer stone? Magic 8-ball? Your own personalized, (what was your framework again? oh, yeah, spiritual rectal exams...). Tell us, how do you get inside to assign motivation?