Mormonism, JW's and others...

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    Think you'd be surprised to know that - on the surface - it appears that some of them would be in heaven as well. They do, after all, believe in the concept of salvation.

    From the Mormon website:

    - Our Heavenly Father wants us to be happy. Sin, or wrongdoing, makes us unhappy and also brings unhappiness to those we love, for “wickedness never was happiness” (Book of Mormon, Alma 41:10).
    Through the Atonement of Jesus Christ, Heavenly Father has provided a way for us to repent and be forgiven for the things we have done wrong.

    To repent, we need to:

    Admit to God that we have done wrong.
    Feel sincere sorrow for our sins.
    Ask God to forgive us.
    Do all we can to correct the problems our actions may have caused.
    Turn away from our sins and never repeat them.
    Sincere repentance brings us forgiveness and greater peace in this life. It prepares us to live with our Heavenly Father in the life to come.

    http://www.mormon.org/learn/0,8672,1468-1,00.html


    And even though the JW's really stress "works" there is evidence they believe in the concept of accepting Christ:

    http://www.watchtower.org/library/w/1996/2/1/what_must_we_do.htm
     
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    Just so you know Mormons and JWs are not the same sect. Although much of mainstream christianity tends to lump them together. Just FYI
     
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    Really? I've never considered them the same.... do they both believe in the book of Mormon?
     
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    Nope. Besides my point was they arent the same. Only mormons believe in the Book of Mormon, well and some sects that have broken away that dont usually number more than a few thousand people if that much.

    JW's are an interesting group though. pretty fun to debate scripture with. Course it can be tough to since the version of the Bible can be seriously different from normal version (by different i mean that they are alot of verses missing such as those on fasting etc).
     
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    Okay, I didn't think so, but I was a bit confused by your post. I think I get what you mean now though....

    I live in Vegas so I deal with a lot of Mormons. I never understand the garments thing though....
     
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    Well, what did everyone score?

     
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    im 40%. i was unaware that driving a four door car was so important. While i definately think the JWs are wrong on alot im not sure i totally approve of some of these sweeping generalizations.
     
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    You are 43% Jehovah's Witness!
     
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    Well I'm damned too, said.
    Maybe it's cuz I won't answer the door when they knock...Or the time they dropped by on Christmas morning and I slamed the door on em...
    Whatever the reason, they don't want me..Someone should tell them though, so they'll stop coming by. It doesn't seem to work when I tell them. LOL

    *BTW...I treat everyone that comes to my door without an invite the same way..cept for kids selling something for school.*
     

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