Fear of men and their judgments is a hard thing to overcome.
– J Paul Wright
“Individual orientation to the Church of the Lamb or to the great and abominable church is not by membership but by loyalty. Just as there are Latter-day Saints who belong to the great and abominable church because of their loyalty to Satan and his life-style, so there are members of other churches who belong to the Lamb because of their loyalty to him and his life-style. Membership is based more on who has your heart than on who has your records.
Latter-day Saints have erred in believing that some specific denomination, to the exclusion of all others, [represents one or the other]. This is dangerous.”
Warring Against the Saints, Stephen E. Robinson, Ensign, January 1988
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When this article was written in 1988 for the Ensign Magazine, Stephen E. Robinson was an associate professor of ancient scripture at Brigham Young University and a high councilor in the BYU Second Stake.