I’ve meet some people this last year that say they believe there is a God, but don’t know anything about him.
- They say things like “I’m good with God”, but don’t know that there are commandments about sex before marriage and they copulate with anyone on the first date. (EWWWW-Sick)
- They are offended when they hear things like “love your enemies. Ya, that one is big buddy! It sets you apart from Jews and Muslims and Atheists.
- They work with a company who says, “All life has value”, but is ok with abortion.
- They tell me kids are A** holes, but Christ says “suffer the little children to come unto me”
- They are Christians, but don’t have a church, don’t go to church, and don’t care. These kinds of people are 1 step away from being a non-believer. They don’t want to know the truth, to read, to learn more, because the truth will invite them to change.
I am full of imperfections, but at least when I sin I KNOW I’m sinning. The pope said something recently about being a hypocrite and not bothering to come to church. Umm- that’s everyone! We are all imperfect and trying to “be ye therefore perfect” as Christ said in the New Testament and The Book of Mormon.
Greg Trimble calls them Pseudo Christians and more can be read about that here.
From the Bible Dictionary:
One of the attributes of God (Isa. 46:9–10; Acts 15:18; 2 Ne. 9:20). Knowledge of divine and spiritual things is absolutely essential for one’s salvation; hence the gospel is to be taught to every soul. “How shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard?” (Rom. 10:14). Knowledge is not obtained all at once, even by revelation, but line upon line, precept upon precept (Isa. 28:9–10). The scriptures, and also living prophets, are given so that the people might have knowledge of things of God and “know how to worship, and know what you worship” (D&C 93:19). Knowledge is one of the endowments of the Holy Ghost (John 14:26; 16:13; D&C 34:10; 121:26–33) and one of the gifts of the Spirit (1 Cor. 12:8; Moro. 10:10; D&C 46:18). Peter lists knowledge along with faith, patience, kindness, and virtue as necessary acquisitions for one who would seek for a divine nature (2 Pet. 1:3–9). Since no one can be saved in ignorance of the gospel (D&C 131:6), and one progresses only as fast as he gains knowledge (HC 4:588), it follows that the person who gains knowledge will have “the advantage in the world to come” (D&C 130:18-19
GO GET SMART!