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by Roy
23 Apr 2018, 11:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Free agency vs. free agency
Replies: 8
Views: 72

Re: Free agency vs. free agency

"library resources are provided without charge, but are not without cost." Interesting concept. We can and should value things even if we did not have to work for them. Freedom isn't free This line seems to be playing with the same word association that you point out DJ. Freedom has nothing to do w...
by Roy
23 Apr 2018, 10:09
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do You Believe in the Literal Christ?
Replies: 41
Views: 1695

Re: Do You Believe in the Literal Christ?

Beautiful expansion on the thought Amy.
by Roy
23 Apr 2018, 10:07
Forum: Support
Topic: Home Teaching is Over, Long Live Home Teaching?
Replies: 23
Views: 216

Re: Home Teaching is Over, Long Live Home Teaching?

Is that ministering? One of my "ministering" families has a daughter. My daughter and her daughter both love a Lego expansion called Lego elves. Although there is an age gap I invited this girl over to our house to play for an hour. I heard through my wife (who later talked to the mother) that the ...
by Roy
23 Apr 2018, 09:53
Forum: Support
Topic: Best Way to Convince Spouse of Tithing Surplus
Replies: 15
Views: 300

Re: Best Way to Convince Spouse of Tithing Surplus

Glad to hear it went well. You are a lucky man. Be good to your wife. :thumbup:
by Roy
23 Apr 2018, 09:48
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do You Believe in the Literal Christ?
Replies: 41
Views: 1695

Re: Do You Believe in the Literal Christ?

Katzpur wrote:
22 Apr 2018, 07:44
Is anybody really certain of anything?
I know I think, therefor I know I am .... I'm not certain about the rest of you all. :mrgreen:
by Roy
23 Apr 2018, 09:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are we a church of volunteers, assignments or covenants?
Replies: 13
Views: 120

Re: Are we a church of volunteers, assignments or covenants?

Personally, I feel the Church hasn't dealt honestly with me, and IMHO a covenant made under false pretense isn't binding. Early in my faith crisis I shared with my bishop. My crisis centered on my belief that paying tithing would bring blessings upon my family and then my daughter was stillborn. My...
by Roy
23 Apr 2018, 08:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting ordained online
Replies: 13
Views: 234

Re: Getting ordained online

What do you mean by a non-consensual marriage? There are also situations where a teenage girl impregnated through statutory rape (baby's father is older)is pressured by family into marriage. The reasoning is to have the baby in wedlock and to shield the baby's father because prosecutors will rarely...
by Roy
22 Apr 2018, 09:56
Forum: Support
Topic: Urgent Request for Input
Replies: 12
Views: 223

Re: Urgent Request for Input

for # 4, I like "Lord I believe, help my unbelief" along with the concept that a small amount of faith can do amazing good even when accompanied by a large amount of doubt. Tiny faith - is greater than - large doubt
by Roy
22 Apr 2018, 09:29
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nelson in Africa
Replies: 42
Views: 743

Re: Nelson in Africa

As someone as privileged as myself, I feel somewhat uncomfortable discussing the situation of the poor in Africa. Suffice it to say, that in my observation the poor tend to be more religious. My theory is that life is more difficult and precarious for the poor. Therefore they need religion more than...
by Roy
22 Apr 2018, 09:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting ordained online
Replies: 13
Views: 234

Re: Getting ordained online

Then I thought about it some more, and here I have the opportunity to be a part of my brother's wedding in a special way that he asked me to. I get to perform a union between two people I love, who love each other; in the eyes of god or in the eyes of the state, it really doesn't matter. I'll be ma...