Sounds rather subjective as it’s only more moral by your own standard.
But humans inherently lack the moral authority to dictate universal morals.[quote=“Greatest_I_am, post:5, topic:112799”]
You give such a prick moral authority do you? I do not.
I do not give him any authority, as it’s not mine to give. I simply recognize that he has it.
Ive already explained the atonement to you before. But I would recommend studying The Consolation Of Philosophy by Boethius for a quick 100 page answer to that question. [quote=“Greatest_I_am, post:5, topic:112799”]
Our benefits, Have you read the first 4? Whose benefit did you say
“If ye love me, keep my commandments.”
It’s the doctrine that teaches us to love our enemies when human nature and reason would tell us to hate and hurt them. And to our eternal benefit.[quote=“Greatest_I_am, post:5, topic:112799”]
Like do not kill and the first thing Moses did was kill, what, 3,000 men?
Yes and it was justified therefore it wasn’t murder therefore it didn’t violate the Ten Commandments as he as a prophet had the moral authority from the Moral Judge of the universe to make that call.[quote=“Greatest_I_am, post:5, topic:112799”]
If Yahweh, I will let Christians love a genocidal son murdering prick
It was justified to fulfill the law.[quote=“Greatest_I_am, post:5, topic:112799”]
And why not paint that true picture. Both Christianity and Islam have basically developed into intolerant, homophobic and misogynous religions. Both religions have grown themselves by the sword instead of good deeds and continue with their immoral ways in spite of secular law showing them the moral ways
Mine hasn’t. We’ve restored Christianity and have spread through good works and seen great success. Our moral ways in time changes secular law as we opposed slavery because of our theology. Abe Lincoln had a Book Of Mormon which strongly denounces slavery and injustice. [quote=“Greatest_I_am, post:5, topic:112799”]
Jesus said we would know his people by their works and deeds.
I agree he would not recognize many. But he would recognize us as his Latter Day Saints seeking to emulate him through faith and service to all mankind. We’ve built new prosperous free civilizations wherever our influence has touched.
“Plant Mormonism in any country on earth and pretty much the same results will occur. If successful, it will produce deeply moral individuals who serve a religious vision centered upon achievement in this life. They will aggressively pursue the most advanced education possible, understand their lives in terms of overcoming obstacles, and eagerly serve the surrounding society. The family will be of supernatural importance to them, as will planning and investing for future generations. They will be devoted to community, store and save as a hedge against future hardship, and they will esteem work as a religious calling. They will submit to civil government and hope to take positions within it. They will have advantages in this. Their beliefs and their lives in all-encompassing community will condition them to thrive in administrative systems and hierarchies—a critical key to success in the modern world. Ever oriented to a corporate life and destiny, they will prize belonging and unity over individuality and conflict every time.”