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Caught On Tape – Caught Playing Christian
By: Anthony Moore
As I watched this segment caught on tape It made me realize that
in our world Christ was the only perfect being to live on earth as man. What that means is that all the rest of us will have some faults for our entire journey here on earth. Part of our test is to be able to look past the faults of men in order to see the things of God.
The assessment of this taped moment leads me to think of the following issues. I see a Christian Brother who has great knowledge in scriptures but isn’t Christianity more then remembering verses from the Bible? I see a man who stops youth out on a quest for their church to find new members and virtually ridicule them and their faith in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
In the researching of some of the issues maybe this will bring forth some light. In the 176th General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 1, 2006, the late President Gordon B. Hinckley did not speak or conduct in the Saturday morning or afternoon session. However, in the General Priesthood session held that same evening, he spoke emphatically, urging the priesthood holders to do everything in their power to wipe out racism in the LDS Church.
Now in the segment do you think the Priest is acting intelligently at one point he refuses to shake the young mans hand. I see that the Priest says that some of us believe in Joseph Smith but He believes in Moses and so do the Mormons. The Priest says something very alarming Quote” We’re the real ones we’re the Gods”. Now that’s a very BOLD statement Mr. Priest?
I have children and attempt to raise them in a positive light of religion. The world is full of religions and faiths. We should never condemn anyone’s faith are religion.
Two independent studies list African-Americans as the number-one culture in the United States when it comes to seeking religion. One of the studies, done in October 2005 by the Higher Education Research Institute, associated with the UCLA Graduate School of Research Studies, revealed that African-Americans led in seven of twelve spirituality categories.
According to the 2005 Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches, the annual church membership figures compiled by the National Council of Churches show that the LDS Church is the fastest-growing and fourth largest in the United States. This study also states that the country’s main-line Protestant churches—Methodist, Lutherans, Presbyterians, and others—are being overtaken by Mormons, Pentecostals, and Black churches.
The one thing I would like to point out is that ” An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the bjust be delivered “(Proverbs 11: 9)
I want to also include that the Rev. Al Sharpton took a challenge to see if there was anything wrong about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints. On March 22 2007 Rev. Al Sharpton met with Elder M. Russell Ballard, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles — the second-highest governing body of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — hosted the Rev. Al Sharpton and his associates at a dinner Monday night, concluding Sharpton’s visit to Church headquarters.
After his Utah visit Rev. Sharpton remarked to reporters “ His visit was an effort to find “common ground” and “things we should know about each other that we did not know and areas, possibly, we can work together for the betterment of humanity.”
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