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by Ruthiechan
18 Sep 2013, 09:06
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your current state of belief?
Replies: 17
Views: 1145

Re: Your current state of belief?

Mine is sort of a combination between two and three, but I ultimately went with two because I don't think the church is in complete apostasy. The early church was what it claimed to be but after Joseph Smith died some major errors crept in and have been perpetuated to one degree or another since the...
by Ruthiechan
18 Sep 2013, 08:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's wrong with being No.2?
Replies: 8
Views: 1072

Re: What's wrong with being No.2?

To be number one means someone else has to lose out because it's me and against another person. The only person you ought to compete with is yourself. That way, if you win no one else loses. And if you lose you can always try again, over and over, like a boss fight in a video game.
by Ruthiechan
17 Sep 2013, 12:07
Forum: Support
Topic: Surprise meeting with Bishop
Replies: 37
Views: 2748

Re: Surprise meeting with Bishop

Thanks for the update Roy. :)
by Ruthiechan
10 Sep 2013, 14:56
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: The Heart of the Gospel: "They Lay Down Beside Her and Wept"
Replies: 2
Views: 465

Re: The Heart of the Gospel: "They Lay Down Beside Her and W

You got me all choked up too. That's what mourning with those who mourn is all about.
by Ruthiechan
10 Sep 2013, 14:53
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Friend takes on the topic of Faith Crisis
Replies: 13
Views: 1034

Re: The Friend takes on the topic of Faith Crisis

Reading the entire story instead of just the snippet changes the entire thing. It's an excellent story. Note how his Dad wasn't magically "fixed". Note the focus on the positive and on Christ like behavior which is to just love and be grateful. Note how much growth Marc had at the end there and how ...
by Ruthiechan
10 Sep 2013, 14:43
Forum: Support
Topic: Relinquished my recommend last night
Replies: 21
Views: 1509

Re: Relinquished my recommend last night

Ya know, back to this quote: "Joseph Smith, the Prophet and Seer of the Lord, has done more, save Jesus only, for the salvation of men in this world, than any other man that ever lived in it." I think the only way this can at all apply is through Joseph's restoration of saving ordinances for the dea...
by Ruthiechan
05 Sep 2013, 17:09
Forum: Support
Topic: tainted sources
Replies: 10
Views: 846

Re: tainted sources

The problem is that to most people anything that questions the Church is an attack on their faith. Me? I see such things as the refiner's fire. I come out the other side stronger and with more faith in my GOD. Anti-Mormon sites are terrible. I've been to some and it's all just biased "we hate Mormon...
by Ruthiechan
05 Sep 2013, 16:58
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Something happened
Replies: 15
Views: 1472

Re: Something happened

Well now, see, the scriptures do talk about studying things out in our minds first and then talk to God about it. So I think if we're ONLY following our feelings we're skipping the reasoning part of the equation which is not a good thing.
by Ruthiechan
05 Sep 2013, 16:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Universalism in Mormonism
Replies: 36
Views: 2673

Re: Universalism in Mormonism

Mercyngrace Joseph Smith said that paradise and spirit prison are the same thing. It's the Spirit World, and it is one's state of mind as they go from this world to the next that make it a prison or a paradise. Yup. :thumbup: One of the common themes I have noted of interest in the near-death exper...
by Ruthiechan
04 Sep 2013, 17:04
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Section 132... missed it by "that much"
Replies: 18
Views: 1337

Re: Section 132... missed it by

Pure Mormonism has a blog post about why he abandoned polygamy and touches on Section 132 not even being a revelation by Joseph Smith. The trouble is, this sounds good and so does the story above which makes me think that perhaps we have it because the people wanted it not because it's what God want...