I’d like to start a new thread to respond to something Stingray posted on another thread. H seemed surprised that he received responses that chastised him for his post here.
Originally Posted by Stingray
Congratulations on leaving the LDS! Unfortunately, you’ve decided to join the CC which is very similar to the LDS with regards to its many false teachings. I’m just curious, how long had you been out of the LDS before you decided to join the CC? …else. Here is a very good website that ministers to people who have had experiences similar to yours: ptm.org/ Check it out if you get a chance.
“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28
You seemed surprised that your simple post got such a response. I’ve underlined and bolded the things which I found offensive.
I also went to the link you provided and watched numerous times (to ensure I understood fully what it was saying) the video clip for “Bad News Religion” to promote the book by Greg Albrecht.
A couple of things I found worth commenting on there:
"…all we do falls short of God’s perfection [TRUE]
"and nothing we do, be it good or bad, changes His love for us [TRUE]
"or His willingness to accept us. [also TRUE]
", no matter how many bad or evil things you’ve done, no matter how much pain or s uffering you’ve caused in your own life or that of others. [TRUE, although one must confess one’s sins, do penance and seek to amend one’s ways to receive God’s forgiveness. Alternatively, one can be perfectly contrite, but I’d rather go for the known grace of confession.]
"God’s Grace completely covers you and forgives you. [FALSE]
God’s grace doesn’t COVER us, it converts us. We are made worthy of salvation by the very nature of Christ’s incarnation. It was because God humbled himself in the nature of humanity that we are worthy of joining Him in heaven. It is Christ’s sacrifice that paid the debt of our sins. It is our joining in that sacrifice that sanctifies us and the whole world.