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by quietblue
19 Sep 2009, 13:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is Sin?
Replies: 13
Views: 374

Re: What is Sin?

I've always thought of sin as deliberate disloyalty to God. Also known as self-will, or self-exaltation.
by quietblue
23 Aug 2009, 19:57
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Church discipline
Replies: 34
Views: 1025

Re: Church discipline

Situations like this are good examples of the exercise of unrighteous dominion. The Savior counseled as such: Matt. 7: 1 1 Judge not, that ye be not judged. And proclaimed as such: John 12: 47 47 And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but t...
by quietblue
17 Aug 2009, 13:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Truth is One, but the sages speak of it by many names."
Replies: 28
Views: 1347

Re: "Truth is One, but the sages speak of it by many names."

Does anybody believe in "reincarnation" in the Hindu sense? Or any other sense? I've always figured that the doctrine of resurrection was a more beautiful way to explain the concept of reincarnation that has arisen in other cultures. Having parts of my path that have passed through Buddhist and Hin...
by quietblue
15 Aug 2009, 09:14
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: What the heck is a "mystic"?
Replies: 26
Views: 1731

Re: What the heck is a "mystic"?

The practical test of all these strange religious experiences of mysticism, ecstasy, and inspiration is to observe whether these phenomena cause an individual: 1. To enjoy better and more complete physical health. 2. To function more efficiently and practically in his mental life. 3. More fully and ...
by quietblue
14 Aug 2009, 09:54
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: What the heck is a "mystic"?
Replies: 26
Views: 1731

Re: What the heck is a "mystic"?

Occult means "hidden", as in hidden knowledge.
by quietblue
11 Aug 2009, 09:57
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Tithing
Replies: 62
Views: 3403

Re: Tithing

I wouldn't consider debt an auto writeoff from tithes,
debt is a bondage you willingly placed yourself under.
by quietblue
10 Aug 2009, 08:12
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: What the heck is a "mystic"?
Replies: 26
Views: 1731

Re: What the heck is a "mystic"?

This is a deep topic. Wikipedia puts it this way: See also, "Mystic". The term '"mysticism'" is used to refer to beliefs and practices which go beyond the liturgical and devotional forms of worship of mainstream faith, often by seeking out inner or esoteric meanings of conventional religious doctrin...
by quietblue
08 Aug 2009, 08:42
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Dishonoring Christ?
Replies: 20
Views: 925

Re: Dishonoring Christ?

Christ fulfilled 2,000 years of "commandments" by giving the "Two Great Commandments": Love God and love your neighbor. In the subsequent 2,000 years, not only have we reinstated much of the Christ-fulfilled laws of the OT, but we've added 12 volumes of "commandments" since. My understanding from r...
by quietblue
06 Aug 2009, 22:38
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Growing
Replies: 18
Views: 810

Re: Growing

To add a little more perspective, I've been reading about the stages of faith, and I am finding myself shifting through phases 4/5/6, back and forth depending on the principle and experience. I think only as a broad generalization, can we say that a person is in one particular stage or another. I p...
by quietblue
06 Aug 2009, 14:31
Forum: Support
Topic: Confession
Replies: 9
Views: 645

Re: Confession

So would informal probation be considered institutional discipline or just a "spiritual health" plan