Search found 29 matches

by SGoodman
02 Jul 2014, 23:59
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: In search of spirituality
Replies: 25
Views: 2853

Re: In search of spirituality

Spiritual experiences come in all shapes and sizes so I categorized them (a bit arbitrarily). 1. My wife seems to feel the Spirit almost daily. Not so often for me. I think I feel the spirit and I think it happens fairly often but it sure helps when my wife points it out to me. 2. The more obvious "...
by SGoodman
02 Jul 2014, 23:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Frequent Rebuttal to My Faith Crisis Argument
Replies: 13
Views: 849

Re: Frequent Rebuttal to My Faith Crisis Argument

But does anyone really argue that the institutional church (as run by the 1st Pres and the Q12) has been totally honest with the rank and file? I do. I don't think they have ever knowingly told me something that wasn't true, which is the definition I use for 'totally honest'. Now, they haven't shar...
by SGoodman
02 Jul 2014, 17:43
Forum: Support
Topic: are garments getting your panties in a bunch, too?
Replies: 91
Views: 11656

Re: are garments getting your panties in a bunch, too?

Pinklemonade, I intend this post to be entirely constructive And nonjudgmental. I don't want you o read any condemnation into what I wright. You resorted to wearing them only in Temple (an entirely appropriate place to wear them) and in Church on Sunday. I was going to criticize the use on Sundays a...
by SGoodman
02 Jul 2014, 07:34
Forum: Support
Topic: Accused of trying to convince myself the Church isn't true
Replies: 10
Views: 775

Re: Accused of trying to convince myself the Church isn't tr

Probably the main reason that we are still married is that I was completely open about my FC with her. I hadn't planned to be. She felt something must be wrong and she asked persistently enough that I finally told her everything. She wasn't interested in the minutia (her idea of what constituted min...
by SGoodman
01 Jul 2014, 15:54
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Was Jesus married?
Replies: 42
Views: 4055

Re: Was Jesus married?

Here's what we think we know: We have no biblical or historical documentation of Him being married. We have no declarative statement from any authoritative source that says He was married. But in support of the idea we have: Our understanding of the Celestial Kingdom leads us to conclude that He mus...
by SGoodman
01 Jul 2014, 15:40
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: I Reject the "Abrahamic Test"
Replies: 30
Views: 3298

Re: I Reject the "Abrahamic Test"

Everything seems to have a Jewish flavor today. :lol: I saw several posts that labeled the A Test as 'arrogant'. I agree that it would be so if I were to use it on you. I just don't think we can use the same descriptor for God. God actually did create the universe. God actually does know everything....
by SGoodman
01 Jul 2014, 15:22
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Temple History
Replies: 26
Views: 2730

Re: Temple History

I've heard from many, both born in the Church and converted to it as adults, that the Temple experience can be very jarring. But I find that's just not the case for me or for the few Jewish converts that I know. We found the Temple experience very comfortable in that it presented a very Jewish atmos...
by SGoodman
01 Jul 2014, 15:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your Testimony of Christ
Replies: 10
Views: 647

Re: Your Testimony of Christ

SilentDawning - I am a life time member of the church which makes my experience a bit different. For me my first spiritual/testimony/experience was Christ centered. The first family home evening lesson I taught, with the help of my mom, was the parable of The Good Samaritan. We read it together, my...
by SGoodman
01 Jul 2014, 14:58
Forum: Support
Topic: Letter from missionary son
Replies: 8
Views: 815

Re: Letter from missionary son

A very wise young man. You should be proud of your part in making him so.
by SGoodman
01 Jul 2014, 14:56
Forum: Introductions
Topic: A Tough Recipe?
Replies: 37
Views: 4714

Re: A Tough Recipe?

You spent much of your post on the various versions of the First Vision. I think that makes an excellent example for me to use. There are lots of things that are unequivocal, meaning that there is really just one way to see it. This (and many other 'controversial' things in the Church) isn't in that...