I was disappointed to read the Idaho Statesman’s “weekly faith column” by Elizabeth Greene entitled: “LDS policy belies honorable church.” Instead of writing like most have written in the past about something religiously positive and faith-building or inspirational for readers, she chose to bash another Christian organization — the LDS Church — because they might not see things the way she believes they should see them.
Mormons, like most Christian churches, reference the Bible as a central part of their faith. Biblical teachings are centuries old and are followed by hundreds of millions of people throughout the world ... not just by the Mormons. Teachings contained there are plain, and you either believe and try to follow those teachings or you don’t.
Mormons also believe in “honoring and sustaining the law,” as well as loving all of God’s children whether they believe in God and the Bible or not. It seems inappropriate to criticize fellow Christians who are attempting to embrace all of these principles in the way they believe is the proper way to do so. Judging and criticizing other followers never was a very worthy Christian pursuit (and reflects poorly on those who choose to do so).
Tyler J. Smith, Meridian
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