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Interpreter A Journal of Mormon Scripture
Published:
5/6/2020
Specs:
Digest / 5.25" x 8.25"
12 pages Saddle-stitched
Category:
Religion
Tags:
church of jesus christ of latter-day saints, elitism, intelligence, lds, Mormonism, Salvation

Abstract: Over the centuries, many religious thinkers — precisely because they are religious thinkers — have put a premium on intellectual attainment as a prerequisite for salvation. This has sometimes yielded an elitism or snobbishness that is utterly foreign to the teachings of the Savior. The Gospel as taught in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints values education and knowledge, certainly. But not unduly. Intellectuals, while heartily welcome among the Saints and, when faithful, much appreciated for their potential contributions to the Church, have no claim on any special status in the Kingdom simply because of their (real or pretended) intellectuality, whether here or in the hereafter.

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