Originally posted by Nemesio
Do the following represent the sum total of your criteria, or were there others that you
didn't mention? [/i]
I, Omnislash, have chosen to assume/believe/understand:
[i]1) that there is a God;
2) that this God is of infinite power, ...[text shortened]... Church of Latter Day Saints not
attract you, or Islam?
[i] There is more criteria, indeed, but that criteria was partially established after my research on theology began. I say partially, because they are ipso facto, in the sense of the spirit of the previous conclusions. Without going into great detail, I could summarize it as such.
Definitive salvation by grace.
The Mormons are bunk in my book, as actions which are allegedly "pleasing" to God determine much of the spiritual well being in the hereafter. (In all truth, I could rant about Mormons for a loooooong time, but let's leave it at this and let it suffice.) Hence, salvation is not exactly by grace. It is by "good works", etc.
Islam does not have definitive salvation. They are indeed similar in many ways to the christian doctrine, but they are not definitive, and by that I mean "X = Y" with Y = salvation. There are very few ways that a muslim can "know" they are going to be "saved" (martyrdom, etc., not grace).