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Another wonderful book review from "Seeker of Truth"

Thank you for those few who have taken the time to write up their thoughts on the books I've written using Amazon's review feature. There is a tendency of people to only write reviews when they really hate a book, and it can significantly skew the perspective of those who might otherwise read the book, especially when there are only a few reviews.

One such score-skewer is the self-styled "Seeker of Truth" who has left another single star review for one of my books ("Repentance") on Amazon. Because his doctrinal viewpoint aligns very much with the common Christian status quo, it's perhaps worth taking a moment to address.

The argument of the reviewer is essentially that God can magically change you against your will, while my claim is that God has given us the power of choice and provides us the information necessary to show us what we ought to choose, both at great price to himself and his servants, and that we need to make that choice in order to receive the blessings he has promised.

And this is the manner after which they were ordained--being called and prepared from the foundation of the world according to the foreknowledge of God, on account of their exceeding faith and good works; in the first place being left to choose good or evil; therefore they having chosen good, and exercising exceedingly great faith, are called with a holy calling, yea, with that holy calling which was prepared with, and according to, a preparatory redemption for such. (Alma 13:3)

The reviewer reduces my argument to: "all" God gives is information.

I have presented many scriptures that support my position and refute his (and others), as well as adding my own witness that by living what the Lord has taught, I have ceased doing anything different than I sincerely believe Jesus would in my place.

In this person's reviews, here's the evidence he provides: feelings.

In spite of his claims that his God can magically change people into something they don't choose to be. ("His grace transforms me...I can witness to the transformational power of that grace") whoever his God is seems to lack the power to make him sinless. That's too bad. It sounded so easy...

The real God does have the power to lead you out of sin, and it is a power I have witnessed through my own experience. You can stop sinning, and he has already given you the power to do so. The only thing holding you back is your own choice to prefer something else to him. He will do all that can be done to help you make better decisions, but that does not include making them for you.

The more you seek him, the more reasons he will give you to seek him more. The more you obey him, the more reasons you will find to obey him more. The more you trust him, the more reasons he will give you to trust him more.

While some dismiss this supernal gift as "only" information, it comes at the greatest cost in the universe--the cost to create everything we know here, the cost to reveal the Father to us through giving the life of the Son, and the cost to give us a path to be forgiven of the sins we forsake through learning about and living more like him.

To all I say: Actually read what Jesus has said, actually do it, and you will actually find everything he promised. Wait around for him to magically change you against your will, and your experience of hell will only get worse as he adds to the already sufficient evidence that he is worth obeying even greater  necessity for what you so freely trample under your feet.