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LDS misrepresented

By Katy Ewing
Arizona Daily Wildcat,
January 27, 2000
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To the editor,

I am a Mormon. I am a Christian. In response to John McCoy's letter on January 25, 2000, I'd like to take a moment and explain my church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He is correct, we do not believe in the Trinity, but we do believe in God the Eternal father, and in His Son Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost. In the Acts of the Apostles, Stephen declares that he saw Jesus standing on the right hand side of God - giving scriptural support to the belief that they are two separate personages. All of our beliefs, like this one, come straight from the scriptures.

If these beliefs do not classify me as a Christian, then I humbly apologize, but I know Christians to be people who believe in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, and follow his impeccable example of love and service. Too often, it seems that the true definition of "Christian" is overlooked by people blinded by denomination.

I agreed with Moniqua Lane's article, "Do the Right Thing," and appreciate her courage. Instead of the Southern Baptist Convention battling against anyone it deems a bit different, maybe we all should try to appreciate each other's beliefs. We as Mormons claim the privilege of worshipping the Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege. Let them worship how, where, and what they may. We stand for the same principles, though we may express them differently.

And, being Christian, I know as well as the Southern Baptist Convention that it is not our place to judge others. The judgment should be left to Jesus Christ himself. I regret that I do not know more about Jehovah's Witnesses, but I send out a call for them to defend themselves and stand for what they know.

Katy Ewing

Music education freshman

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