Over the past several years I think I have finally gotten a pretty good handle on the Evangelical view of salvation. As a Mormon I had thought about it, and I believe I understood it, but I only from the skeptical angle. I didn’t take the theology seriously. As I endeavored to do that over the years, I can see it’s beauty. I think more Mormons would do well to take it more seriously. I don’t think there is anything to fear in doing so.
What interests me is why they won’t. The main reason is that Evangelicals are often as close-minded, clueless, and defensive as Mormons, and quite often, openly aggressive. There is smugness on both sides, which generally produces contempt in both sides as well. They both revel in the strengths of their religions without understanding what their smug adversaries with the bizarre beliefs have to offer.