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by keepswimmin
25 May 2014, 05:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why do you want to stay, and why is that hard?
Replies: 23
Views: 1269

Re: Why do you want to stay, and why is that hard?

There are some awesome answers here!! The reason I stay is because I find comofort, I was born into the church and its something I recognize from my childhood. I'm starting to grow my own opinion about the church now that I'm studying on my own and not trusting others for their testimony. I find tha...
by keepswimmin
23 May 2014, 13:17
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Monson vs. Smith
Replies: 15
Views: 1590

Re: Monson vs. Smith

I agree.. I mean in reality any given pastor in other churches can give a leson and you may feel the spirit testifying its truth. I just am at a point where I feel they teach truth, but I feel some things the church believes are absolute necessity, are not really all that necessary. Its so complex a...
by keepswimmin
23 May 2014, 12:29
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Monson vs. Smith
Replies: 15
Views: 1590

Re: Monson vs. Smith

Which is another thing that comes to mind.. i get if they are prophets of god we should recognize that.. but I feel he gets just as much attention from us as God does.. which in a way is "worshipping an image". It was "come join with us" at the end he is even brought to tears.. it wasn't so much wwh...
by keepswimmin
23 May 2014, 12:13
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Monson vs. Smith
Replies: 15
Views: 1590

Re: Monson vs. Smith

Thalmar I liked the way you put that.. I had talked with some people who hold leadeship positions and they told me to read the BoM and pray.. we all know what they meant was to do that so I believe in it. I love God and Jesus Christ with all of my heart.. I want to live ith them some day.. which is ...
by keepswimmin
23 May 2014, 10:27
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Monson vs. Smith
Replies: 15
Views: 1590

Monson vs. Smith

If you've read my introduction you'll know I'm having a hard time with some "doctrine". I've spent a lot of time in the past week working through my issues trying to pinpoint what I do believe vs what I do not. I've read a lot of articles and things that are mormon supporting and than a lot of not s...
by keepswimmin
20 May 2014, 10:37
Forum: Support
Topic: the church history
Replies: 17
Views: 923

Re: the church history

I think I have a "rare" bishop.. him and his wife have been a blessing to my life and though they are TBM to the core I feel confide t he would be understanding and not do more than let me surrender. I kind of feel I need to be honest about it to not feel guilt if they see me without my garments. Bu...
by keepswimmin
20 May 2014, 10:13
Forum: Support
Topic: the church history
Replies: 17
Views: 923

Re: the church history

Thank you all for your answers.. I have a strong believe for a mother so I've nevee questioned it and now my sisters left and believes its a bunch of crap so I have been faced (which I'm learning has been to my benefit) confliction in mt beliefs and what is the truth of god and jesus.. I am realizin...
by keepswimmin
20 May 2014, 05:03
Forum: Support
Topic: the church history
Replies: 17
Views: 923

Re: the church history

NewLight.. what are your thoughts on earning your salvation through works and not faith? I never realized our church focuses alot on that which is something surfacing for me.. isn't that why Jesus was sent? To atone for oir sins? We will never be peefect so why do we try so hard to be and why are le...
by keepswimmin
20 May 2014, 04:56
Forum: Support
Topic: the church history
Replies: 17
Views: 923

Re: the church history

I guess with how pure I was under the impression that it was.. I feel like its made up now and our current leaders have just become perfected in their speech.. if that makes sense? One part of me trusts todays leaders but another part of me feels silly and lied to. I have fears of turning away becau...
by keepswimmin
20 May 2014, 02:12
Forum: Support
Topic: the church history
Replies: 17
Views: 923

the church history

Does anyone read about it? How does it set with you? I'm feeling a bit betrayed.. it has some prettt dark things in my opinion and general authority writes it off as we aren't perfect? I'm feeling quite confused and lied to about how inspired our church really is. Have any of you here struggled with...