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Can’t We All Just Get Along?

Posted by JLFuller on August 19, 2008

Dr. Robert L. Millet and Reverend Gregory C.V. Johnson of Standing Together.org presented a conversation at the LDS Institute of Religion at Arizona State University in on April 25, 2008 in Tempe. They discussed many thngs. Among them was the following.

“Greg Johnson explained about a time when he and Robert Millet were ready to give their event at an LDS Chapel when the bishop unexpectedly cancelled the event. Greg went to speak with the bishop to ask why he cancelled the event. The bishop began to explain that he served a mission almost 30 year ago and, as Greg explained, he wasn’t treated very well by the Evangelical Christians he had met. The experience had such an effect that he simply didn’t want to expose his congregation, comprised of the youth, to this same experience.  Greg told the bishop that this would not be the same experience. The bishop then agreed.  Greg noted that after the event, the bishop came up to him and thanked him.  Greg remarked that there was healing that was taking place at that moment.” http://summatheologica.wordpress.com/2008/06/08/reading-scriptures-with-new-eyes-a-baptist-and-mormon-converse/

3 Nephi 11: 29-30 sets out the LDS perspective –

29. For verily, verily I say unto you, he that hath the spirit of contention is not of me, but is of the devil, who is the father of contention, and he stirreth up the hearts of men to contend with anger, one with another.
 30 Behold, this is not my doctrine, to stir up the hearts of men with anger, one against another; but this is my doctrine, that such things should be done away.

Such things as Millet and Johnson have taken on require a choice. The choice here is to forgo doctrinal differences in order to accomplish real Christian service. Galatians 5:22-23 says it too. “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.”

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