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by On Own Now
24 Apr 2019, 12:02
Forum: Support
Topic: Church video for SS lesson
Replies: 10
Views: 134

Re: Church video for SS lesson

I believe the Church's stake in religious liberty is about ensuring that they are not forced to recognize SSM or perform it in their buildings or temples. I don't see anything objectionable about their having the concern or about their trying to assert that they should be allowed to practice their r...
by On Own Now
21 Apr 2019, 17:23
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Finally saying hi
Replies: 10
Views: 155

Re: Finally saying hi

hi tgt, I look forward to hearing from you on this forum. For now, I just want to tell you how sorry I am that you are going through this. Believe it or not, there is a lot of good that can enter your life BECAUSE of the faith crisis, but there is no getting around the fact that right now it is brin...
by On Own Now
18 Apr 2019, 12:18
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Collateral Damage
Replies: 10
Views: 246

Re: Collateral Damage

<Philosophy> FWIW, if I could point to any one BEST new idea that came out of my faith crisis, it was no longer believing in the devil. Whether there is a God or not, I think it helps increase our resolve and potential to stop believing that bad ideas come to us because of some external other being,...
by On Own Now
17 Apr 2019, 08:19
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: New Teaching: Qualification
Replies: 12
Views: 260

New Teaching: Qualification

Christian theology has long had the concepts of Sanctification and Justification. Mormons needed a term. Enter Qualification. The idea, apparently, is that we Mormons fall squarely on the Faith side of Faith vs Works, but also that we must be "qualified" to receive Grace. It's not exactly a new idea...
by On Own Now
08 Apr 2019, 09:30
Forum: Support
Topic: Conference Favorite - Not Favorite
Replies: 21
Views: 518

Re: Conference Favorite - Not Favorite

Going into this GC, I was consciously giving two of my less-favorite Apostles my ear and the benefit of the doubt. I fear that I have in the past shut them out and wanted to listen to what they had to say to see if it could ease my angst about them; knowing that the attempt would be better for me th...
by On Own Now
05 Apr 2019, 12:11
Forum: Introductions
Topic: What to carry with me
Replies: 10
Views: 346

Re: What to carry with me

Welcome, Daughter1. I'm glad you're here. I look forward to hearing your voice here and seeing the perspective you bring. Like you, and so many others here, I took it all very seriously and then experienced what I sometimes refer to as The Great Disappointment. After that, what I have found is that ...
by On Own Now
05 Apr 2019, 08:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Types of Changes OR What to Watch For in GC
Replies: 8
Views: 267

Types of Changes OR What to Watch For in GC

I'd categorize the changes that the Church can make as falling into one of three buckets: Doctrine - the teachings of the Church or the eternal truths revealed by God Policy - requirements and restrictions that govern how the Church and its members are to behave Operations - day to day workings of t...
by On Own Now
05 Apr 2019, 07:28
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: What does the Book of Mormon actually teach?
Replies: 53
Views: 833

Re: What does the Book of Mormon actually teach?

dande, It's certainly a fair question. In defense of the BofM, though, I'll ask the question another way. What doctrines are in the Bible that are not found in the other books of LDS scripture? Why do we need the Bible? I don't mean this to pit one against the other, but rather to say that the LDS v...
by On Own Now
04 Apr 2019, 15:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Courage This Change Took
Replies: 27
Views: 555

Re: The Courage This Change Took

Certainly, it is stickier. But my perspective is that the Nov 15 policy was not loved by hardly anyone. There was a lot of visible frustration, even among the faithful. Hardliners, maybe, but the average member was more than a little troubled, IMO. So, I think people will be more willing to move alo...
by On Own Now
04 Apr 2019, 15:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Church to allow baptisms, blessings for children of LGBT parents, updates handbook regarding 'apostasy'
Replies: 53
Views: 1121

Re: Church to allow baptisms, blessings for children of LGBT parents, updates handbook regarding 'apostasy'

Call me skeptical, but as good as this is, and it is very good, I think people are reading a little more meaning into it than it deserves. I don't mean here, but from others I've heard. This doesn't fundamentally change anything. I view the Nov 15 Policy as the low point in a bad direction, and that...