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by Kipper
06 Apr 2019, 11:41
Forum: Support
Topic: Elder Waddell on Ministering
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Elder Waddell on Ministering

Elder Wadell's talk in GC seemed like a perfect example of ministering to the inactive as I saw it. I don't doubt the sincerity of his brother's questions during his final days and I realized how important it was for Mike spiritually and for the family that there was a Ministering Brother there who ...
by Kipper
06 Apr 2019, 10:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your Answer May Come Right Away...
Replies: 15
Views: 389

Your Answer May Come Right Away...

Answer to your prayers may come right away or a day later. Your answer may come not in the way you hope for, it may take a month or years, your answer may not come in this lifetime at all. Doesn't that just about cover all possibilities? This is what faith is? I can never get past this without disap...
by Kipper
30 Mar 2019, 08:27
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Saving Ordinances
Replies: 28
Views: 462

Re: Saving Ordinances

I'm sorry I wasn't clear, if only to myself :\ . I'm asking why is it said to us that baptism for the dead is the only way for the dead to be saved? Surely not everyone thru time who died and not heard the gospel is going to be bound by chains of death and hell unless that ordinance is performed for...
by Kipper
29 Mar 2019, 23:15
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Saving Ordinances
Replies: 28
Views: 462

Saving Ordinances

...During those periods when the priesthood to perform the saving ordinances of the gospel was not upon the earth, there were millions who lived, many of whom were faithful souls. If there hadn’t been a way by which the saving ordinances of the gospel could be performed for those who thus died with...
by Kipper
02 Feb 2019, 10:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mental Exercise
Replies: 23
Views: 1065

Re: Mental Exercise

I would say the bigger issue for me is the reaction of members, especially top leaders, to my doubts. I still do attend, but mainly for my wife's sake. Although I wouldn't say that I have doubts as I feel I have conclusions (which can be wrong and can change). This is pretty close to describing me....
by Kipper
19 Nov 2018, 15:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tithing Settlement
Replies: 14
Views: 758

Re: Tithing Settlement

Hi Kipper, However you calculate tithing I believe that this should not be dissected in front of your bishop. I also would be hesitant to meet with the bishop with a spouse that I felt might contradict what I am saying. In my situation, how I present myself before the bishop is intentionally crafte...
by Kipper
19 Nov 2018, 11:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good lesson in Elder's Quorum today
Replies: 4
Views: 358

Re: Good lesson in Elder's Quorum today

-We need to stop treating people with doubts as if they had a contagious disease. -Someone suggested that we should spend as much time with those with doubts or different beliefs as we do with "faithful members". -Stereotyping those who doubt or leave the faith is a mental shortcut that leads to di...
by Kipper
19 Nov 2018, 07:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tithing Settlement
Replies: 14
Views: 758

Re: Tithing Settlement

The last tithing settlement I went to I brought up the point that my gross pay is way more than net and in fact I should pay on net not gross. The money taken from me is not mine and i should not have to pay tithing on someone else's money. My "yearly increase" is what I can actually bank. Bishop ha...
by Kipper
12 Nov 2018, 13:28
Forum: Support
Topic: To Everyone Who Lurks and Never Comments
Replies: 5
Views: 693

Re: To Everyone Who Lurks and Never Comments

I'm pretty amazed at the ability to articulate many of you have. I get a lot from your comments. Many times I come here to post but run out of time during my lunch hour just reading. :geek:
by Kipper
22 Aug 2018, 20:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do I
Replies: 26
Views: 1381

Re: How do I

dande48 wrote:
10 Aug 2018, 09:21
Since when do we get what we deserve?
Not sure I understand this, meaning you deserve it?