Question on LDS and Evangelicals in the I-15 Corridor

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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:

  1. Eternal distinctions between Creator and creature because we did not preexist with God.
  2. God creates out of nothing.
  3. Though distinct, the Son is as fully God as the Father and to be worshipped.
  4. The 66 books of the Bible are canon.
  5. 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.
  6. Lives changed by the Lord Jesus comprise Christ’s Church.
  7. It is only heaven when you are in the presence of the Father, Son, and Spirit.  Anything else would be hell.

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