Much needed day of rest. Went to church as usual. The lesson in Sunday school was on the life of Christ. We watched the video of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles testifying of Christ. All twelve, plus the First Presidency. All testified of the divinity of Christ, and His Atonement. I find the argument that the Latter-Day Saints are not Christian an odd one. There are arguments against the LDS faith that I can understand and appreciate, but this is not one of them. Calling a church non-Christian implies that you have been given the authority to define what is Christian and what is not. Most of the critics as far as I know could not reasonably claim such authority or try to explain how they got it. I am aware of the "authority of the Bible" argument, and it does not hold water. We read the Bible just as much as anybody else, so even if the Bible did give one authority to judge, we would have it as much as anybody else. I suppose the Catholic church could have some form of a claim for this authority, but what is ironic is that most of the criticism does not come from the Catholic church. But if it did, in order to maintain some form of logic, I would expect them to state that every church that is not Catholic is equally not Christian because they lack the inspired understanding of Christ or authority to act in His name.
What we really get the flack for is being different from the established Christian tradition. While being different does not always imply being right (although some people think that all they need to do to be right is be different), if you are right, you will often be different. When you have found the truth, it will differ from error. When the error has been well established and perpetuated through centuries of tradition, the truth will be in conflict with it, and will undoubtedly raise some eyebrows. So what? Stick with the truth regardless.