This past week, some young people asked me the question,
What is the difference between the two groups?
I can look just like my LDS friends. I like the KJV Bible translation. I wear from time to time white shirts and ties. I enjoy singing hymns. I do not drink alcohol. I am conservative. I strive to be a family man. I eat chocolate at the Deseret bookstore. I hang out at the BYU-Idaho library. I have my internet forays like everybody else in bloggernacle. Seems like I am a good fit for Idaho Falls, Idaho, right?
So are there any differences? This question is asked to me. Hmm . . . would you like to pull up a chair? I am back.
Let me quickly suggest some differences that you might agree with:
- Eternal distinctions between Creator and creature because we did not preexist with God.
- God creates out of nothing.
- Though distinct, the Son is as fully God as the Father and to be worshipped.
- The 66 books of the Bible are canon.
- It must be faith alone in Christ alone to have full access to the Father. To be in the presence of the Father is grace alone. And it is a life changed by God’s power.
- Lives changed by the Lord Jesus comprise Christ’s Church.
- It is only heaven when you are in the presence of the Father, Son, and Spirit. Anything else would be hell.