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by nibbler
24 May 2018, 19:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chosen People
Replies: 9
Views: 117

Re: Chosen People

We had this lesson during SS as well and I hate to report that it had many a Rameumptomesque moment. :(
Kipper wrote:
24 May 2018, 18:39
if anything we have chosen to adopt a Christ centered life with covenants and all that goes with it and we have been adopted for that.
I like this framing much better.
by nibbler
24 May 2018, 13:58
Forum: Support
Topic: Creationism vs Evolutionism in Faith Transition... Or Why Do I Feel Like I Lost the Arguement?
Replies: 9
Views: 128

Re: Creationism vs Evolutionism in Faith Transition... Or Why Do I Feel Like I Lost the Arguement?

I just got burned because I did not fulfill my husband's unstated more traditional belief soundbite version and tried to teach "incorrect doctrine" because of my faith transition. Even if what you shared is the official church policy your comment will sometimes be seen through the lens of what othe...
by nibbler
24 May 2018, 08:01
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Covenant Keeping
Replies: 10
Views: 158

Re: Covenant Keeping

We teach ourselves through the litany of stories around "Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph" that there are blessings to be secured if you are born into the right family (pre-Rockefeller or Carnegie), and that if bad things manage to happen to you despite your lineage (hello Joseph in Egypt) - that ...
by nibbler
23 May 2018, 15:33
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Covenant Keeping
Replies: 10
Views: 158

Re: Covenant Keeping

If we're talking tongue in cheek... You know about the joke where you put "...in bed" at the end of fortunes in fortune cookies. I'm going to start my own. I'll put "...so clean the church bathrooms this Saturday" at the end of isolated church leader quotes like this. When we realize that we are chi...
by nibbler
22 May 2018, 13:39
Forum: Support
Topic: Feeling Traumatized at Church?
Replies: 18
Views: 279

Re: Feeling Traumatized at Church?

I came very close to creating a thread called Nibbler and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Sunday. I recently posted a thread about when to speak up and when to hold your tongue and last Sunday put me to the test. I still have some very strong triggers; when we attack people for not worship...
by nibbler
22 May 2018, 05:18
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: As man is God once was
Replies: 81
Views: 3152

Re: As man is God once was

if I am right, I might with boldness Proclaim from the housetops , that God never had the power to create the spirit of man at all, God himself could not create himself. That quote comes from the King Follett Sermon . In context I believe what he's saying is that eternal things, like what we believ...
by nibbler
21 May 2018, 10:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do you measure success in "ministering"
Replies: 21
Views: 392

Re: How do you measure success in "ministering"

I'm not sure how to feel. During this most recent general conference and during his trip to Kenya, Nelson placed a lot of focus on people seeking and receiving their own revelation. Here we have this new program, a chance for a fresh start, but no one wants to take any chances and do something diffe...
by nibbler
21 May 2018, 10:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kirby nails another one - Mormon merit badges
Replies: 18
Views: 303

Re: Kirby nails another one - Mormon merit badges

I think it would require a seismic shift. We'd have to axe this notion of "worthiness" that we've placed front and center in our culture. I don't go one Sunday without hearing about worthiness, not one. Worthy to receive revelation. Worthy to receive blessings. Worthy to go to the temple. We are sea...
by nibbler
18 May 2018, 06:45
Forum: Support
Topic: The whens, wheres, and whys of speaking up at church
Replies: 15
Views: 351

Re: The whens, wheres, and whys of speaking up at church

Yeah, I can see how that might ruffle some feathers. :smile: The subject matter alone (second anointing) really makes people feel uncomfortable and probably steers most people's thoughts towards thinking their beliefs are under attack. The moment I realized that my perspectives weren't welcome and t...
by nibbler
18 May 2018, 06:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do you measure success in "ministering"
Replies: 21
Views: 392

Re: How do you measure success in "ministering"

That sounds like a good list. :thumbup: