Saturday, March 17, 2012
I was in the home of a TBM Mormon and noticed that in their entry way they had a tile with a saying engraved on it. It reads as follows:
"Faith is not believing that God can; it is knowing that He will."
Let's shorten that a little so it is more obvious what the real message is...
"Faith is not believing; it is knowing."
If someone got up in testimony meeting and said, "I believe the church is true," they wouldn't necessarially be made fun of, but you just don't use the word "believe" in Mormonism. You say you KNOW!
There is a tremendous amount of pressure to know. If you don't know, then something is wrong with you and you better get with the program!
"It is called FAITH because it is not KNOWLEDGE." ~ Christopher Hitchens