@softball ump : "and there are some who say mormons are not
Christian?"There are some who say Muslims, Jews, Hindus and
Sikhs are not Christian. But there they are helping with the clean-up, not
realising that doing so makes them, perforce, Christian by your lights. The
power of the self-confirmation bias is relentless. As for the
eternal return to the matter of "some say Mormons aren't
Christian", the only people who make that claim use a different definition
of "Christian" than you do. By their definition (a theological one,
based on traditional Christology rejected in LDS teachings), Mormons cannot be
considered to be believers in Christ; by your definition (not based on
traditional Christology) Mormons are clearly Christians just like other
Christians (only uniquely correct with unique authority). You're both
right, given your definitions; you just can't talk to each other across the
yawning definitional chasm that neither side wants to bridge.
I echo UtahBlueDevil's sentiments, although I am not religious. I would
love to see less proselytizing and more practical service from all of the
missionaries out there, LDS or otherwise. I think that should be the core
message, and would be much better for churches than knocking on doors in just
about any culture.
Right now I'm trying to sandbag the tears of joy I'm experiencing for
the service these young men and young women are doing for their fellowmen. I
pray for you and your families and those affected by the storm.
It's stories like these that make me proud to be a memeber of this church.
Really folks..... I do think this is one of the finest uses of these young
missionaries time right now..... I think we ought to use these young men and
women more often in situations like this. It is a great way to show what we
believe.Our young people are working side by side many other groups
that are pitching in and doing what needs to be done. What a great way to
intrench yourself in a community as you serve with others who are doing
Why would anybody repeat an admonition to quit giving to the Red Cross because
they cannot get to absolutely everybody at once and one bellicose politician
makes an unwise statement? Helping people is in our human nature, for
most of us, and transcends politics and religion. I am glad missionaries are
helping. They are among thousands upon thousands who are helping. Give blood.
Send money. It all helps.
Out of tragedy, there are always heart-warming stories of heroes. We love the
missionaries and everyone else who comes out to help others. Their gift is
unmeasurable. Thank you.
In NYC the Borough President James Molinaro called the Red Cross an
“absolute disgrace” and even urged the public to cease giving them
contributions. Go Get 'em missionaries!!!!!
Amen to all said. And now is the time for us to Amen what NT said.
It's amazing what these YM+YW serving on a Mission will do. Without
question, they have stepped up to serve and to give help to anyone. That's
exactly what Jesus Christ would ask of them. This opportunity to serve will stay
with them forever and will teach them life lessons that will be so valuable in
years to come. Thanks President
when ye are in the service of your fellow man ye are only in the service of your
It's what Mormons do. I love the Restored Gospel.
@WaipahuboyI am guessing that your son and my neighbors' son
are companions. That is awesome. My nephew's mission to Japan
changed from a proselyting mission to a service mission (for the most part)
after the big tsunami hit there a year and a half ago. Fairly similar for these
Christian soldiers in NY and along the east coast.But rather than
beating our drums, let us send $, provisions, give blood, give service wherever
we can...yes, and pray for all impacted by this and other devastating disasters,
natural or otherwise.
Awesome story! Thank you for sharing!
President and Sister Calderwood are the greatest....our son has the privilege of
serving in the NY-NYS Mission. He is learning some of life's most valuable
lessons from these wonderful leaders.I echo ash5mass and our beloved
prophet, there's no better feeling than giving compassionate service to
others. Tragedy sometimes has a silver lining, our prayers go out to all
affected in the Outer Boroughs and Manhattan.
One of many reason why I love my Church!!!! We are most definitely Christians!!
Charity is showing you care for God's children with unfeigned service.
and there are some who say mormons are not Christian?