Christ_of_Saint_John_of_the_Cross“Behold, this is my doctrine—whosoever repenteth and cometh unto me, the same is my church.” – Jesus Christ (1844 Doctrine & Covenants 36:16)

“For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” – Jesus Christ (Matthew 18: 20)

There are many that feel their church is the “one true church.” But, what truly makes one a Christian? Is it the church they attend? It is the books they read? It is the things they do or do not do?

While these things may be attributed to their Christianity, it is the God we follow. If that God is Jesus Christ, then you are a Christian.

The Bible tells us that all that accept Christ’s Grace are his and are saved through his name (Romans 3: 22-26).

Alma counseled his son, Shiblon, warning him of bragging about the correctness of the Church of Christ.

“See that ye are not lifted up unto pride… Use boldness, but not overbearance… that ye may be filled with love… Do not say: ‘O God, I thank thee that we are better than our brethren;’ but rather say: O Lord, ‘forgive my unworthiness, and remember my brethren in mercy’—yea, acknowledge your unworthiness before God at all times.” – Alma 38: 11-12, 14 (OPV)

Rather than rejecting our fellow Christians, we should be one with them, as we are all one Church and One Kingdom in Christ. Yet each of us has a place in God’s kingdom perfect for them to help them on their path back home. This is but one of those paths. While we are not a church, if the Spirit is pointing you here, we welcome you home, if it is pointing you elsewhere, we wish you God’s speed on your journey and know that we are your brothers and sisters in Christ.

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Image: Christ of Saint John of the Cross by Salvador Dalí, 1951, Fair use