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by jbelli21
16 Jul 2010, 11:12
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Geneology, Vicarious, Proxy, Family History, ect.
Replies: 11
Views: 614

Re: Geneology, Vicarious, Proxy, Family History, ect.

Ray, that's a very interesting post that got me thinking. I am an adoptee (from birth) and I just recently have had somewhat of a desire to find out exactly who my birth parents are. I was kinda disappointed as well to find that the records that I do have contain hardly any information at all. If I ...
by jbelli21
14 Jul 2010, 15:09
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Geneology, Vicarious, Proxy, Family History, ect.
Replies: 11
Views: 614

Geneology, Vicarious, Proxy, Family History, ect.

I've always had a hard time putting any spiritually or personally significant reason behind the LDS doctrine and obsession over genealogy. I find it very hard to believe that God just wants us to go to the temple to repetitively do proxy ordinances for people we don't even know. I believe the temple...
by jbelli21
02 Feb 2010, 23:22
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: a scripture to rethink
Replies: 7
Views: 500

Re: a scripture to rethink

I just thought of this, perhaps faith in Jesus is what saves us or produces salvation and knowledge literally is salvation. that would go along with john 17:3 "this is life eternal that they might know thee the only true god and jesus christ whom thou hast sent"
by jbelli21
02 Feb 2010, 16:29
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: WTF is Faith, anyway?
Replies: 77
Views: 4481

Re: WTF is Faith, anyway?

I equate the word faith with the modern definition of the word confidence. someone told me the other day that their personal definition of confidence was "action without thinking" in the church it is taught, correctly i believe, that "faith is a principle of action" sure we can believe that service ...
by jbelli21
02 Feb 2010, 14:37
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: a scripture to rethink
Replies: 7
Views: 500

a scripture to rethink

I love corinthians 13 but i never really took a hard look at the following verses (8-10,12-13, emphasis mine ): 8. charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail ; whether there be tongues, they shall cease ; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away . 9. for we know ...
by jbelli21
29 Jan 2010, 13:49
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: The God Confusion: Is God Eternally Progressing?
Replies: 55
Views: 1633

Re: The God Confusion: Is God Eternally Progressing?

Maple Leaf, Post Nicene Creed Christianity. Read the early christian creeds, that's how they describe God and it was a direct result of Greek philosophy attempting to define what God was and what he wasn't. I'm sure that the very earliest Christians weren't as influenced by Greek metaphysics as a fe...
by jbelli21
28 Jan 2010, 17:27
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Eckhart Tolle - You are not your thoughts
Replies: 16
Views: 1619

Re: Eckhart Tolle - You are not your thoughts

Great thought Heber13, I totally agree and I have done a lot of the same things. Some things that were "facts" to me aren't anymore and have been replaced by new ones and will probably be replaced again. I guess we just have to focus on the "facts" like you said of our own personal testimony and con...
by jbelli21
28 Jan 2010, 17:08
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: The God Confusion: Is God Eternally Progressing?
Replies: 55
Views: 1633

Re: The God Confusion: Is God Eternally Progressing?

cookie, i'm not trying to challenge you on this issue but you should know that with the philosophical position you have taken regarding omniscience you are going to run into a lot of problems and eventually you'll probably end up with the same God contained in early christian creeds which was a prod...
by jbelli21
28 Jan 2010, 16:48
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: What if your answer to prayer is against Church teachings?
Replies: 20
Views: 1366

Re: What if your answer to prayer is against Church teachings?

Rix, I think that's exactly what I was trying to say. I do believe that there are objective factual eternal principles, obviously no one knows them all except God and he is the one who wouldn't tell us to do anything against those. Of course I'm also assuming that God is real and omniscient. But you...
by jbelli21
28 Jan 2010, 15:49
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: What if your answer to prayer is against Church teachings?
Replies: 20
Views: 1366

Re: What if your answer to prayer is against Church teachings?

This question brings up a lot in my mind. There is a recent youtube video of a man who is standing outside the SLC temple dressed in his complete temple outfit. He says that he's doing it cause God told him to and doesn't really know any other reason. Why must everything be so subjective? Is that ne...