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by Rsbenson
10 Nov 2014, 16:22
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Does historicity matter?
Replies: 72
Views: 4130

Re: Does historicity matter?

Dark Jedi: I'm flattered. You said that I was so worried about others. My wife says that I only think of myself. What I was trying to get across is, If somebody has a knowledge of LDS doctrine and is a member of the LDS Church, why in the world would they separate themselves from an ordinance that i...
by Rsbenson
09 Nov 2014, 00:07
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Does historicity matter?
Replies: 72
Views: 4130

Re: Does historicity matter?

Ray DeGraw: If one leaves the Church, he must leave a valid baptism. Ouside the Chruch noone has the authority to perform that ordinance. I did not mean to imply that he can't get back in. You told me not to teach so I didn't feel I needed to explain that. As far as getting back in the Church, there...
by Rsbenson
08 Nov 2014, 19:32
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Does historicity matter?
Replies: 72
Views: 4130

Re: Does historicity matter?

nibbler: You wrote: "I agree, but then the question shifts to how do I know when it's god, when it's me, or when it's my favorite GA? The spirit. I have to rely on the spirit to discover things. At one point in my life it was vital for me to resolve problems with history. Now I'm at a place where I ...
by Rsbenson
08 Nov 2014, 17:55
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Does historicity matter?
Replies: 72
Views: 4130

Re: Does historicity matter?

Ray DeGraw:
"Paul v. John - Oaks v. Uchtdorf: Why We NEED a Quorum of 12 Apostles" (http://thingsofmysoul.blogspot.com/2009 ... -need.html)"

I have it in my Bookmarks. Thank you.
by Rsbenson
07 Nov 2014, 22:10
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Only one path to God
Replies: 56
Views: 5919

Re: Only one path to God

Heber13: You Wrote: "I doubt I have much to teach you. I was hoping you had something to teach me. I like learning from others' views. But I'll share my view anyway...to quote Oaks again since I have that on my mind: In contrast to the institutions of the world, which teach us to know something, the...
by Rsbenson
07 Nov 2014, 21:45
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Does historicity matter?
Replies: 72
Views: 4130

Re: Does historicity matter?

Heber13, DarkJedi: How should I put this? If you read an historical event in the scriptures and don't get anything spiritual out of it, I would say, for the most part, you didn't read it. Getting the message (the spiritual lesson) out of it is the all important thing- unless you're studying for a de...
by Rsbenson
07 Nov 2014, 06:40
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Only one path to God
Replies: 56
Views: 5919

Re: Only one path to God

Orson:
Would you please interpret D&C 121:36-37? And, by the way, this is not a test, but a gigantic curiosity.
by Rsbenson
06 Nov 2014, 23:09
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Does historicity matter?
Replies: 72
Views: 4130

Re: Does historicity matter?

Somebody said: "Really? I've read a large portion of Sorenson's "Mormon Codex" - it's proposed as the best evidence for the Book of Mormon (at least the new world sections of it). There were correlations and convergences but very little conclusive. evidence. I think NHM/Bountiful proposed locations ...
by Rsbenson
06 Nov 2014, 22:18
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Does historicity matter?
Replies: 72
Views: 4130

Re: Does historicity matter?

"LookingHard wrote: DarkJedi wrote: Pretty much what Nibbler said. It really makes no difference to me if any story in the old scriptures actually happened or not - whether I believe Jonah lived in a fish for three days or not doesn't matter as long as I get the moral of the story. I am there now al...
by Rsbenson
06 Nov 2014, 22:09
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Does historicity matter?
Replies: 72
Views: 4130

Re: Does historicity matter?

Nibbler: You wrote:” I ask myself: What's the most important takeaway, spiritual lessons or history lessons? Which lessons have the power to effect change in my life? I can fast and pray as much as I'd like but that will not change history.” Who’s trying to change history? “ I can fast and pray to l...