- Oct 16, 2004
I'm not sure why you are dodging this question. I'm trying to trap... I mean, see what Mormon thought is concerning salvation. The D&C, which I quoted earlier, clearly says murder is unforgivable, in this world and the next. Under that law, what would happen to a man who murdered himself in what must be his last act?
I was unaware that I was trying to dodge anything. But murder and suicide aren't necessarily the same thing.
Are we still talking about the same salvation? If murder and adultery according to your scripture results in destruction you are living under law, and to quote Paul if you live under law then Jesus died for nothing! I know murder sounds like an extreme example, but according to the rest of Christianity, God doesn't view sin on a sliding scale. All sins are equal (except for one).
Murder and adultery do result in spiritual destruction, yes. This is not because God insists on levying a punishment as such, it is that things like that have an effect on us.
And I am not sure that it means a lot to say "all sins are equal". I mean, the effect on your soul that lying has can't be equivalent to the effect that murder has, can it?