A friend of mine pointed out this blog article to me:
It is a piece from an outsider looking in at the world of Mormonism and seeing things that he admires. I thought it interesting how he focused on some of our practices and rituals in a positive, different way than I expected — especially the idea of sanctification. We take a lot of this for granted sometimes. I find myself unfortunately used to criticism on some of the topics he discussed. It took me by surprise to see them presented in a positive light. That gave me a moment of introspection.
It is awkward to claim that we are “better” Christians. I don’t want to say it like that. We are different. The LDS Church has things that it focuses on better than others. Other Christian churches focus on some aspects of the Gospel of Christ better than us. There is so much to learn from the beliefs and practices of others. Sharing these views helps us all grow in faith.
What do you all think of Tim Wade’s points? Do we do these things better?
I’ll turn it around. Are Baptists better Mormons? Tell us what you think they do really good that we could learn and make our faith better.