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by dande48
23 Apr 2018, 18:45
Forum: Support
Topic: Home Teaching is Over, Long Live Home Teaching?
Replies: 23
Views: 216

Re: Home Teaching is Over, Long Live Home Teaching?

I HONESTLY BELIEVE IF WE PUT ALL THE EFFORT WE PUT INTO HOME TEACHING/MINISTERING INTO MAKING OUR SUNDAY AND WEEKLY PROGRAMS ENGAGING AND INTERESTING AND SPIRITUALLY UPLIFTING, WE WOULD ACHIEVE MANY OF THE SAME RESULTS OR GREATER. I don't think it's so much as the amount of effort, as the wrong typ...
by dande48
23 Apr 2018, 12:29
Forum: Introductions
Topic: My Story (Glad to find this place)
Replies: 8
Views: 67

Re: My Story (Glad to find this place)

Welcome Cadahangel! Happy you could join us. I wonder if this wasn't an answer to my prayer not sure but it has definitely put me in crisis about where to go from here. In the end, this is something you'll have to decide for yourself. But personally, I don't think it was an answer to your prayer. In...
by dande48
23 Apr 2018, 09:56
Forum: Support
Topic: Home Teaching is Over, Long Live Home Teaching?
Replies: 23
Views: 216

Re: Home Teaching is Over, Long Live Home Teaching?

SilentDawning wrote:
23 Apr 2018, 09:10
Is that ministering?
It doesn't matter what you call it; I think it's a very kind thing to do.
by dande48
23 Apr 2018, 09:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Free agency vs. free agency
Replies: 8
Views: 72

Re: Free agency vs. free agency

I think of your first definition. Acting according to your own volition, without control. I wouldn't say it's free without cost, but not for the SP's reasons. We could still act according to our own volition without the Savior. We had free agency in the pre-mortal realm, didn't we? And I have a hard...
by dande48
23 Apr 2018, 07:41
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are we a church of volunteers, assignments or covenants?
Replies: 13
Views: 121

Re: Are we a church of volunteers, assignments or covenants?

It's important to remember that our covenants (minus one in the temple) are with God, and not with the Church. Of course, most members feel God and the Church are one in the same. Personally, I feel the Church hasn't dealt honestly with me, and IMHO a covenant made under false pretense isn't binding...
by dande48
23 Apr 2018, 06:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is the purpose of the ministering program?
Replies: 6
Views: 68

Re: What is the purpose of the ministering program?

Hopefully I'm not asking too many questions. But now that we are liberated from the old program's operational side, I have been wondering what the purpose of the new program is. The old program was to be a "watchman in Israel", and most of the time, it seemed to be: a) a way of making sure people w...
by dande48
23 Apr 2018, 06:23
Forum: Support
Topic: Home Teaching is Over, Long Live Home Teaching?
Replies: 23
Views: 216

Re: Home Teaching is Over, Long Live Home Teaching!

On subject. It's far too early to tell and I'm more than willing to give it time but so far: 1) Both the EQ and RS have the exact same companionship and family assignments as before. 2) We're using all the same rhetoric for ministering. You need to visit them in their homes. Sometimes you need to v...
by dande48
22 Apr 2018, 16:21
Forum: Support
Topic: Best Way to Convince Spouse of Tithing Surplus
Replies: 15
Views: 300

Re: Best Way to Convince Spouse of Tithing Surplus

Report: I have an awesome, understanding, and very empathetic wife. Of course, tithing on surplus went against what she was taught growing up, and didn't feel great about it at first. But after some heartfelt prayer, she felt it was alright with God if we did surplus. It was a compromise, but I felt...
by dande48
22 Apr 2018, 16:17
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do You Believe in the Literal Christ?
Replies: 41
Views: 1695

Re: Do You Believe in the Literal Christ?

Is anybody really certain of anything ? Personally, I almost cringe at the phrase, "I know..." A lot of people won't admit it, but there is not one of us who doesn't just walk in faith. See my signature. "Even though there are no ways of knowing for sure, there are ways of knowing for pretty sure."
by dande48
22 Apr 2018, 15:59
Forum: Support
Topic: Home Teaching is Over, Long Live Home Teaching?
Replies: 23
Views: 216

Re: Home Teaching is Over, Long Live Home Teaching!

I feel like old habits die hard. People are still trying to figure out how to be the most righteous and obedient. Give it time...