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by SilentDawning
21 Aug 2017, 15:23
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Logical argument for male-exclusive Priesthood authority
Replies: 11
Views: 127

Re: Logical argument for male-exclusive Priesthood authority

I've heard no good reason for it. All the reasons are lame "the men need the responsibility because they are weaker than the women". "It's a matter of order". And then all the appeals to tradition and God's will. None of them satisfy in my view. If you want to hear a lot of reasons, look on an ortho...
by SilentDawning
21 Aug 2017, 15:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To Be Seen for the Honors of Men? Lost reward?
Replies: 20
Views: 237

Re: To Be Seen for the Honors of Men? Lost reward?

https://bycommonconsent.com/2015/12/07/they-have-their-reward/ I blogged about this very topic in 2015, and in that post I referred to a talk I gave in a mission conference. Missionaries are particularly prone to care about the glory of their numbers. I think the problem is when people seek and are...
by SilentDawning
21 Aug 2017, 15:05
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To Be Seen for the Honors of Men? Lost reward?
Replies: 20
Views: 237

Re: To Be Seen for the Honors of Men? Lost reward?

To be like him - at least, that is what is stated in the passages from which the quote is taken. If that is the reward, it is interesting to contemplate what that says about how God "gives his alms". From Nibbler: o be like god... and how much time does god spend thinking about what reward god will...
by SilentDawning
21 Aug 2017, 10:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To Be Seen for the Honors of Men? Lost reward?
Replies: 20
Views: 237

Re: To Be Seen for the Honors of Men? Lost reward?

Not sure what kind of reward -- what kind of reward do the scriptures promise from God? That kind of reward.
by SilentDawning
20 Aug 2017, 16:12
Forum: Support
Topic: Honesty
Replies: 13
Views: 157

Re: Honesty

If you're like me, you might have a web of family relationships tied up in the church. To leave would be devastating to those relationships. Staying full on is also difficult for the reasons you describe. The answer for me was to be in the middle somewhere, where I can still feel inner peace without...
by SilentDawning
20 Aug 2017, 13:07
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To Be Seen for the Honors of Men? Lost reward?
Replies: 20
Views: 237

Re: To Be Seen for the Honors of Men? Lost reward?

Good point about the Candle on the hill -- it demonstrates that we should let others know of our good works, and that there are good outcomes associated with letting others know. I think this underscores the importance of NOT looking at the scriptures in isolation. SWK indicated in the Miracle of Fo...
by SilentDawning
20 Aug 2017, 11:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To Be Seen for the Honors of Men? Lost reward?
Replies: 20
Views: 237

Re: To Be Seen for the Honors of Men? Lost reward?

Sounds like a pretty fine line. I don't see why you can't get reward from people and God for the same act of goodness -- when my kids did good things at school, we would also reward them at home to make the behavior continue even though they got praise from their teachers. I also don't think God wil...
by SilentDawning
19 Aug 2017, 21:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To Be Seen for the Honors of Men? Lost reward?
Replies: 20
Views: 237

To Be Seen for the Honors of Men? Lost reward?

Matthew 6:1 Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven. I was out doing some service today in a very public place, and a man, best described as a cross between a homeless man and Socrates, started talking to me. C...
by SilentDawning
18 Aug 2017, 05:25
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: What I thought was inspiration probably isn't...
Replies: 20
Views: 318

Re: What I thought was inspiration probably isn't...

This one confuses me. I have found greater happiness and a sense of control in my life when I dispensed with the idea that God was directing my thoughts and pulling strings in my life. That way lay too much disappointment and a sense of sucking air when I prayed for certain things to happen. So, I t...
by SilentDawning
18 Aug 2017, 05:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Daily Scripture Study
Replies: 10
Views: 178

Re: Daily Scripture Study

I think the advice to read daily, particularly the BoM is partly to increase commitment to the church as a whole. But I think the top leaders think you get closer to God by reading the BoM than any other book based on what JS said. I think that is their primary motive. I do see spiritual benefits of...