The Atonement of the Lord Jesus Christ is the heart and core and center of revealed religion.

Elder Bruce R. McConkie Christ and the Creation

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C.S. Lewis, Charity, Words of Christ

I hope no reader will suppose that ‘mere’ Christianity is here put forward as an alternative to the creed of the existing communions – as if a man could adopt it in preference to Congregationalism or Greek Orthodoxy or anything else. It is more like a hall out of which doors open into several rooms. If I can bring anyone into that hall I shall have done what I attempted. But it is in the rooms, not in the hall, that there are fires and chairs and meals…And above all you must be asking which door is the true one; not which pleases you best by its paint and paneling…When you have reached your own room, be kind to those who have chosen different doors and to those who are still in the hall. If they are wrong they need your prayers all the more; and if they are your enemies, then you are under orders to pray for them. This is one of the rules of the whole house.

C.S. Lewis
Mere Christianity, Preface

And the words of Christ:

But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?
And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?

Matthew 5:44

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1 Comment to “If They are Wrong They Need Your Prayers”

  1. Vance Hooley says:

    Just recently I heard someone say “although marriage is not always that grand, divorce is a hundred grand”. I immediately thought how sad for that person to be entertaining such thoughts. He probably is not very happy in his marriage. I was reminded once again how blessed I am. The “covenant” my husband and I are in is so sacred. A “covenant” unlike a “contract”, can never be broken. A marriage “covenant” is a sacrament in my religion therefore that bond between male and female for the purpose of creating life, more souls for Him in heaven………is greatly strengthened.