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by Ilovechrist77
09 Jul 2019, 17:20
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Joseph Smith: Fallen prophet?
Replies: 18
Views: 1637

Re: Joseph Smith: Fallen prophet?

I could be wrong about this, but for awhile I believed prophets couldn't be true prophets unless God directly called them or eventually appeared to them. Now I don't believe that anymore. I believe people have different strengths and weaknesses and God gives different people different spiritual gift...
by Ilovechrist77
07 Jul 2019, 21:00
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Joseph Smith: Fallen prophet?
Replies: 18
Views: 1637

Re: Joseph Smith: Fallen prophet?

This is an interesting topic. I've come to the conclusion that true or false prophets isn't always so black-and-white. All prophets were and are probably just a mixture of true and false. Who was to say he was fallen? Because he believed, taught, and did some thing are wrong? David and Solomon defin...
by Ilovechrist77
22 May 2019, 21:59
Forum: Support
Topic: How Can I Navigate My Path With The Course With These Issues?
Replies: 14
Views: 646

Re: How Can I Navigate My Path With The Course With These Issues?

MrNirom, I appreciate that too. I apologize if I might have have offended you. I think that's great you and your wife have the spiritual gifts necessary to see and experience the things you two have been able to. With Alvin's situation and temple work in general I really wasn't trying to say that no...
by Ilovechrist77
22 May 2019, 21:43
Forum: Support
Topic: How Can I Navigate My Path With The Course With These Issues?
Replies: 14
Views: 646

Re: How Can I Navigate My Path With The Course With These Issues?

Thanks, everyone, for the comments. AmyJ, I love what you had to say here, 5: Us Vs Them & The End of the World: Okum's razor suggests that the narrative in the scriptures was written to unite people and create communities - fear, religious differentiation and common beliefs are the way to do so. I ...
by Ilovechrist77
20 May 2019, 21:45
Forum: Support
Topic: How Can I Navigate My Path With The Course With These Issues?
Replies: 14
Views: 646

Re: How Can I Navigate My Path With The Course With These Issues?

Yeah, it has a little bit. I hope you get well.
by Ilovechrist77
20 May 2019, 20:45
Forum: Support
Topic: How Can I Navigate My Path With The Course With These Issues?
Replies: 14
Views: 646

How Can I Navigate My Path With The Course With These Issues?

Per SilentDawnings request, here are the things I'm talking about. 1. Temple ordinances: I think they're great, even though I don't think they're required for exaltation at all. Joseph Smith's oldest brother Alvin apparently didn't need them at all according to a dream or vision Joseph had, but the ...
by Ilovechrist77
20 May 2019, 17:16
Forum: Support
Topic: I desperately need advice!
Replies: 7
Views: 449

Re: I desperately need advice!

Thanks, everyone, for comments and advice. Mom3, I like your comments, especially this part, Thanks for dropping back in. I have missed seeing you. That's very kind. I've prayed about it and I get the impression, so I think I'll be staying in the church. I don't my ward that much at all. I'm grown u...
by Ilovechrist77
18 May 2019, 18:05
Forum: Support
Topic: I desperately need advice!
Replies: 7
Views: 449

I desperately need advice!

Forgive me, but this is long. So here goes.. Something has been on my mind lately. I've been inactive from church more often than not, partly because of not being able to afford to buy a car to drive myself to church and also because with of my dad's health my parents normally aren't active. And bec...
by Ilovechrist77
28 Mar 2019, 16:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Conservatism and Control vs. Autonomy and Respect
Replies: 21
Views: 682

Re: Conservatism and Control vs. Autonomy and Respect

This is an interesting topic. Sexuality in general throughout history, I've noticed, even with ancient Christians and prophets, has been extremely messy. And since prostitution is a sexual business, it, of course, is extremely messy. Just like the adult industry, even though I watch porn in moderati...
by Ilovechrist77
07 Mar 2019, 17:50
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: I Ash Wednesday-ed Yesterday
Replies: 7
Views: 392

Re: I Ash Wednesday-ed Yesterday

Mom3, that sounds great. Good luck and God be with you in that spiritual pursuit.