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Published: Friday, Oct. 26 2012 3:33 p.m. MDT

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Lightening Lad
Austin , TX

Bigotry dies hard

Midwest Mom
Soldiers Grove, WI

They're right. There's no real way that Mr. Graham can come out looking good on this one. Either he was a lazy leader and didn't research the issue and pray about it thoroughly, or he's simply caving for political convenience.

It would also seem that most of the so-called Christian right has "rendered unto Cesar" as they let go of many other commandments, for the sake of political expediency, such as the counsel to refrain from bearing false witness.

Brother Dave
Livermore, CA

Looks like "bigotry" and "narrowness" is still alive with some "Christians".

Jesus, Himself, was very open to ALL the scriptures say. He worked with, and conversed with, and Blessed... Samaritans, Publicans, and many many others who were considered "Out-Casts" in the society of roughly 2,000 years ago.

Reverend Billy Graham is doing a Great Thing in being open minded to "other believers and
followers" of Jesus by opening up with meaningful and respectful dialogue.

God Bless Billy Graham!!!

Cougar Claws
Lindon, UT

A 'cult' by definition is any organized religion, period.

That makes not only Mormonism a cult, but any other religion with structure.
That also includes the Catholic church, and many other Christian churches.
That includes Islam, and probably most other major religions.

So in conclusion, most religious people belong to a 'cult.' The term is completely misunderstood and misused as is most of the doctrine of the LDS Church.

There are a lot of ignorant people out there. Sheesh.

Whoa Nellie
American Fork, UT

Can someone please explain what in the world sharrona is preaching? I simply cannot understand her mysterious use of words.

Craig Clark
Boulder, CO

sharrona,

"....We(Christians) therefore believe in One God in three divine persons, great is the mystery of this unity. Its beyond unity, its more higher than what we can conceive as unity."
____________________

The Holy Trinity is a mystery because it was once too much of a problem. Early Christians weren’t daffy enough to think that Jesus went into Gethsemane to pray to himself. Nor were they prepared to trade in the one God of Israel for a deity duo. The paganism in them had no problem with the later but the Jewish roots of the faith precluded such an innovation. Then along comes the emperor Constantine as the first royal convert to Christianity who convenes a counsel to order his quarreling bishops to settle their differences.

After much contentious debating of the divinity of Christ, the three persons in one God was the band aid solution the bishops came up with. Today, the trinity is Christian doctrine adhered to all but Mormons, Quakers, Jehovah Witnesses, Unitarians, and several other dissenting sects who hearken back to Christianity’s earlier roots. Never underestimate the power of seventeen centuries of orthodoxy.

SoCalChris
Riverside, CA

I can only imagine how early Christians were viewed by the "orthodox" sects of the time. Stoning comes to mind. I think today's orthodox Christians should worry more about their own salvation and less about whether Mormonism is a cult or a religion.

Why not follow the more civil and kind-spirited approach used by Paul/Saul's mentor Gamaliel? "if it be of men, it will come to naught, but if it be of God, ye will not be able to overthrow it; lest perhaps ye be found even to fight against God."

CWEB
Orem, UT

Go Mitt...beat Obama...keep our Constitution intact!

rlsintx
Plano, TX

I have to say that of non-LDS religious leaders in the world, my respect is the highest for The Rev. Graham. That he would, at this late point in his life see fit to take just a wee peel of disrespect off the view his site projected of LDS and their beliefs should be seen magnanimously and taken to heart by many others of his faith. We have so much in common, including dedication of principles of truth in a world turning increasingly away from what we together see as good. We need each others support where commonality can be extended and found.

Shazandra
Bakersfield, CA

My people perish for lack of knowledge. Oy vey.

Just read Jude, 2 Peter, 2 Cor. 11. What are believers supposed to protect? Who are they to reveal? Who masquerades as an angel of light? For what are we to contend?

Do your homework and stop creating your own gospels. These comments reveal exactly why Baptists and Biblical purists refuse to blur theological lines.

Billy has some 'splainin' to do!

Allen#2
WEST VALLEY CITY, UT

Isn't it interesting to see "kind, loving", Christians using any article about Mitt Romney to bash President Obama?

kosimov
Riverdale, UT

To all those who know why persons mentioned here did what they did, or could read the minds of those persons and know truthfully what they were thinking and why they did what they did: I hope you will soon open an office where you offer these services to the general public for a reasonable fee! I really would like to know why people do what they do. I would really like to know what their motives and intentions are without the need to figure that out or trust what they say. I could be more successful in business if I could read the minds of my competitors like you can read the minds and discern the real intentions of those who are running for office, as opposed to what they say Imagine how useful and valuable it would be if I could bring one of you to a contract negotiation so you could tell me what my adversary is thinking and what he really intends to do. I would not have to try to understand his words; you would just tell me his real thoughts and intentions. Just like you do with the candidates.

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