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by epiginosko
16 Feb 2011, 10:04
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: World Wide Training: CHI is Doctrine
Replies: 35
Views: 2708

Re: World Wide Training: CHI is Doctrine

Policies based on doctrine = Doctrinal. Okay, I can accept that definition. However, if the GA's want to tout the CHI as "Official Doctrine" (which I don't think they are), then they need to canonize the CHI into our Standard Works. Otherwise, it simply remains policy and an interpretation of the la...
by epiginosko
09 Feb 2011, 15:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Good Experience
Replies: 8
Views: 666

Re: A Good Experience

That's great! We need more Christ-like love like that. :) I look at it the same way I look at my relationship with my own children. Whatever they decide to do with their lives, they will have my full love and support. And I have to imagine that if there is a Father in Heaven, He would feel very much...
by epiginosko
07 Feb 2011, 21:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does demon possession exist?
Replies: 23
Views: 2336

Re: Does demon possession exist?

I have had two personal experiences with casting out supposed evil spirits using priesthood authority. I don't know how much of it was psychological vs. real, but I can say that in both cases the people were terrified and had thoughts of harming themselves and others. Again, it's difficult for me to...
by epiginosko
07 Feb 2011, 18:53
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Why the temple?
Replies: 15
Views: 1121

Re: Why the temple?

In every religion, there is a seeking of a "higher" religious experience. Whether it be Islam and Mecca, Judaism and the Temple at Jerusalem, Pilgrimages to Holy sites such as the Vatican, or the Temples of Buddhism, Hinduism. The desire to set aside a "sacred" building or structure to create a sort...
by epiginosko
07 Feb 2011, 14:50
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: The 14 Fundamentals: Number 6
Replies: 14
Views: 819

Re: The 14 Fundamentals: Number 6

Out of the same General Conference, we were also instructed that the Proclamation on the Family is scripture for our day (Packer). However, that statement was revised by the time it reached print (purportedly by Packer himself) to remove the "scriptural" claim of the Proclamation. We have also been ...
by epiginosko
04 Feb 2011, 23:34
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: The 14 Fundamentals: Number 5
Replies: 26
Views: 1148

Re: The 14 Fundamentals: Number 5

I just want to observe that NOM is a great community. But when we say TBM, BKP, and TSM, we are slowly erasing the difference between this community and NOM, imho. More practically speaking, we risk being less of a safe and welcoming place for our dear sisters and brothers who are staring for the f...
by epiginosko
04 Feb 2011, 17:13
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: The 14 Fundamentals: Number 5
Replies: 26
Views: 1148

Re: The 14 Fundamentals: Number 5

This is actually one principle that I appreciated as a TBM, and can still appreciate in many respects. Looking at the Biblical pattern of who God chose to use and work with to accomplish His plan, "the learned" was rarely found among them so far as I can tell. Sometimes, it amazes me that we have su...
by epiginosko
02 Feb 2011, 20:39
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: The 14 Fundamentals: Number 4
Replies: 37
Views: 1653

Re: The 14 Fundamentals: Number 4

doug wrote:
Ray Degraw wrote:
“The prophet will never lead the Church astray.”


This is true by definition. Next.
Good point!
by epiginosko
02 Feb 2011, 19:11
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: The 14 Fundamentals: Number 4
Replies: 37
Views: 1653

Re: The 14 Fundamentals: Number 4

Let's not forget the exit clause that Brigham Young added to this little contract: "The Lord Almighty leads this Church, and he will never suffer you to be led astray if you are found doing your duty ." So, if we ARE lead astray, it's clearly our own fault?! :wtf: I think when I go home tonight, I'm...
by epiginosko
02 Feb 2011, 10:19
Forum: Support
Topic: struggling with decision to stay
Replies: 27
Views: 1341

Re: struggling with decision to stay

If we could teach the general points of service, kindness, and love for mankind, if we truly accepted all worshipers as they come, it would be easier. I have been in many ward councils where I felt all that was accomplished was gossip and slander with a scripture and a prayer thrown in for good mea...