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SidneyCarton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-19-08 03:32 PM
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17. Good point, hard to explain.
I would say that salvation for the dead is a big selling point for me. (albeit a highly controversial one, which I can understand.) We make the rather bold claim that salvation comes only through the ordinances of the gospel (baptism, etc.) and without these, done in the proper manner and by the proper authority, no one can achieve the highest degree of glory in the afterlife. As billions have lived without that opportunity, such a claim makes the assumption that God sent a majority of his children here to fail. My belief that people can accept my faith, even if they had no opportunity to do so in life. Hence it gives me a sense that God is essentially fair in his dealings with his children, even if his fairness does not necessarily fit with our temporal perspective.
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