Some have characterized this as “the loophole in the gospel”. If we require a tremendous amount of mercy to be saved, then Christ is teaching us here that we'll need to be merciful in equal measure.
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Sharing our thoughts from our life of discipleship
The Mormon narrative on divine creation has interesting parallels with creative process described by Fred Brooks. In Mormonism, the creative process is itself a symbol of Eternity.
The Book of Mormon wrestles with the tension between aspiring to peace but being faced with the reality of a fallen world.
Our walking in the gospel towards Christ is far more important than the particular gait with which we walk.
The Book of Mormon warns us against ultra-orthodox attitudes towards church and Zion. It is Satan who advocates a view where the church can do no wrong -- not God.
Understanding the will of the Lord and the problem of evil is probably the most challenging obstacle we will face on a daily basis because it often comes into direct conflict with our notions of right and wrong, mercy and justice.
Insights from a network and textual analysis of the 2016 April General Conference.
I hope that tomorrow morning I will rise from my bed and find that I am a more compassionate person because of the things I did today, I also hope that this pattern is one that I can follow as I strive to learn to love the Savior more fully.
Do we allow our faith to be powerfully, even transformatively, lead by compassion? Or do we see compassion as something we pull behind our faith? Do we allow compassion to challenge our beliefs? Or do we challenge compassion with our beliefs?