I appreciate your concern...but I also know in whom I trust and in whom I teach others to trust. That will all be a part of Christ’s judgement, in the which, as I have said, I am comfortable.
Anyone, who’s heart is sincere, and who loves and gives themselves to Jesus Christ and His salvation, and seeks to share it with others, will ultimately be led by Him to the full truth.
I of course believe and am convicted that that truth is His restored church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. You and others here are clearly not so convicted.
As I have said, that is fine.
If we are all sincere in our heartfelt love for and acceptance of Jesus Christ, He will straighten it all out while bringing all of us to Him...the God and Savior I worship is MIGHTY TO SAVE...and He has the power to do so justly, lovingly, and compassionately for all of those who call Him Lord and Savior and have adopted Him as such in their hearts and souls.
Please, don't spin the two questions to avoid answering, for it is your mortal soul which is in the balance hanging by a tenuous thread.
When Abraham told the accompanying servants that they should wait at the foot of the mountain while he and his son Isaac ascended to make the offering, Abraham said WE will return to you after it is finished. Abraham had no reservations about God's Promises to him, no 'we will see if God will keep His promises based upon how I perform this oh so difficult sacrifice.' Abraham believed God, and it was counted for him righteousness.
If you do not believe you are NOW saved because of your trust in Christ, you are not believing God. Teaching that unbelief system as is the foundation of MormonISM, that 'you better live up to the gift' mormonic teaching is an insult to the Great High Priest, the ONLY MELCHIZEDEK High Priest since He arose from the Grave.
When you lure souls into the belief that one must earn their salvation, you are contradicting what God says about His promises. Snaring souls in such a satanic lie does not serve The Lord Christ. I think you know whom it serves ...
1. The prophet is the only man who speaks for the Lord in everything.
2. The living prophet is more vital to us than the standard works.
3. The living prophet is more important to us than a dead prophet.
4. The prophet will never lead the church astray.
5. The prophet is not required to have any particular earthly training or credentials to speak on any subject or act on any matter at any time.
6. The prophet does not have to say Thus Saith the Lord, to give us scripture.
7. The prophet tells us what we need to know, not always what we want to know.
8. The prophet is not limited by mens reasoning.
9. The prophet can receive revelation on any matter, temporal or spiritual.
10. The prophet may advise on civic matters.
11. The two groups who have the greatest difficulty in following the prophet are the proud who are learned and the proud who are rich.
12. The prophet will not necessarily be popular with the world or the worldly.
13. The prophet and his counselors make up the First Presidencythe highest quorum in the Church.
14. The prophet and the presidencythe living prophet and the First Presidencyfollow them and be blessedreject them and suffer.
I testify that these fourteen fundamentals in following the living prophet are true. If we want to know how well we stand with the Lord then let us ask ourselves how well we stand with His mortal captainhow close do our lives harmonize with the Lords anointedthe living ProphetPresident of the Church, and with the Quorum of the First Presidency.
Ezra Taft Benson
(Address given Tuesday, February 26, 1980 at Brigham Young University)
I see you have chosen IGNORE yet again.