k7.txt - Notice that this doesnt just say teach all nations but baptize them Mormon baptism makes one a member of the Mormon Church So under a Mormon

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Notice that this doesn t just say teach all nations but baptize them. Mormon baptism makes one a member of the Mormon Church. So under a Mormon interpretation, this amounts to a command to convert people and bring them into the Mormon Church. In addition to a keen awareness of Jesus Great Commission, in its the-Mormon-Church-is-the-only-true-church interpretation, many Mormon Church leaders have a business background, in which growth is often a key goal. Finally, at a gut level, most Mormon leaders care about growth as do rank-and- file Mormons because for a long time the fast growth rate of the Mormon Church was seen by those in the Church as a validation of the Church s claims to have been established by God. The article flagged just below gives a nice description of this mindset, which resonates with my own 40 years as a Mormon during those high-growth years, before I left Mormonism in 2000.
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