The Jack Clause
So earlier, Tomchik introduced the concept of the Jack Clause . This is like the Santa Clause but not nearly as benevolent. Just kidding.
Essentially, Tom’s point was maybe that
So I guess He’ll either tell you to join Mormonism (in this life or the next) or there will be some sort of “Jack clause” that we don’t know about yet that will get you into the CK. After all, what more can one do than the will of God in his/her own life?
So following the example given by Brigham Young and Bruce McConkie, I’m going to engage in some wild speculation about why God would have such a clause. What it may entail, and who might be eligible for exaltation under the Jack Clause. I hope it’s fairly obvious from this OP that while parts of this may be heartfelt, for the most part it’s just wild speculation not supported at all by LDS canon. But it’s my hope.
What would the Jack Clause be? Well, I guess the reasoning is that, LDS believe that a person should do whatever God tells them to do. So if someone doesn’t receive an answer to join, or a “no answer” and the LDS faith is the only authorized Church, how could they really have received no answer or a “no” answer.
Some have postulated that Jack does good for the LDS church. I mean, I’m doubtful that there are many Evangelicals who understand Mormonism as well as she does. I mean, she’s had a couple of years of a immersion program where she has to learn about tolerating Mormonism. Of course, I still think she has a lot to go, but she really try’s to challenge her pre-conceived notions. For these efforts, I think she’s more of a scholar than an apologist.
So maybe God’s giving the Evangelicals a really good example to follow, and will tell her: “Well done thou good and faithful servant. Thou hast fulfilled the plan I had for you, and been a valiant example.”
Maybe God wants Mormons to see the example of this devout Evangelical, who isn’t currently a member of the fluffy bunny nice-nice club. (She’s pretty open that she used to be).
Maybe God wants Mormons & Evangelicals to see her example as a scholar, willing to look at biblical studies with at least a somewhat open mind.
Maybe God thought her “Polygamy Jesus” thread was funny. (I didn’t, FTR.)
Maybe one only has to marry a Mormon.
Maybe, if you have made LOLCatz skilz U get a get into the CK free card.
In any case, there are a number of Evangelicals I hope to see by means of the Jack Clause.