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by dande48
22 Apr 2018, 13:37
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Filled With Charity Even When Not Living Church Commandments
Replies: 5
Views: 56

Re: Filled With Charity Even When Not Living Church Commandments

There's the whole "grace of God" concept, where people are redeemed irrespective of how much they are deserving. Charity is an attribute, and like most attributes, it has many varying degrees. You can lack charity while keeping most commandments, and have charity while breaking most commandments. I'...
by dande48
21 Apr 2018, 13:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nelson in Africa
Replies: 42
Views: 714

Re: Nelson in Africa

So what happens if Church members faithfully pay tithing and then can't afford to pay for their mortgage/rent or even food for their families in the worst cases? They'll probably give them support through fast offerings, which will both increase their loyalty to the Church and feel indebted to it.
by dande48
20 Apr 2018, 20:09
Forum: Support
Topic: Best Way to Convince Spouse of Tithing Surplus
Replies: 11
Views: 235

Re: Best Way to Convince Spouse of Tithing Surplus

Frankly, I don't believe in tithing surplus, unless you are willing to donate everything to the Church first - as On Own Now has mentioned. Donating only on surplus without the initial, comprehensive donation never has been a practice of the LDS Church, and it is not supported scripturally anywhere...
by dande48
20 Apr 2018, 15:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hawkgrrl Special on BCC
Replies: 5
Views: 94

Re: Hawkgrrl Special on BCC

At first I thought it said BBC, and got REALLY excited.

I always enjoy your comments, Hawkgirl. Thanks for sharing.
by dande48
20 Apr 2018, 07:29
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gerontocracy versus Terms?
Replies: 18
Views: 323

Re: Gerontocracy versus Terms?

With combining the old and young together on the same council, I think there could be some major problems. I mean, absolutely EVERY generation since the beginning of time has ruthlessly complained about the generations before and after them. The old look down on the young for their lack of experienc...
by dande48
19 Apr 2018, 07:42
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Navigating from the Dark Night
Replies: 15
Views: 262

Re: Navigating from the Dark Night

Hi Violet, Happy to have you here. Reading over your intro, especially your concerns with losing your temple recommend, I hope you know it's not as bad as it sounds. There have been a few good threads here on how to "pass" the temple recommend on your own terms, while still living according to your ...
by dande48
19 Apr 2018, 06:14
Forum: Support
Topic: Best Way to Convince Spouse of Tithing Surplus
Replies: 11
Views: 235

Best Way to Convince Spouse of Tithing Surplus

Hi Everyone, Nibs brought up tithing on surplus in one of his recent posts, and it's a topic I've been wanting to talk with my wife on a little earlier. During the first couple years or so of my "faith crisis", my wife was the primary breadwinner. We've always had the mentality that no matter who "b...
by dande48
18 Apr 2018, 08:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gerontocracy versus Terms?
Replies: 18
Views: 323

Re: Gerontocracy versus Terms?

For the record, I believe progress is often slow, and never linear. I'm very suspicious of anyone who promises quick change, let alone implementing it. Gerontocracy (Oligarchy) Pros: -Religion is founded upon consistency and certainty in an ever-changing universe. -Most of the active membership abso...
by dande48
17 Apr 2018, 12:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Lifting Ban
Replies: 5
Views: 131

Re: Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Lifting Ban

On the other, given the recent "revelation" dialog, I fear that the message will be more along the lines of "Look how God is leading this Church with ongoing revelation!" I would even be OK with that if the message was, "We screwed this up so badly that God finally had to give us direct revelation ...
by dande48
17 Apr 2018, 09:58
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nelson in Africa
Replies: 42
Views: 714

Re: Nelson in Africa

Here's what I think: One of the biggest contributors of poverty is preference of the clan over preference to society. Hence, in third world communities, you give the best jobs to your family members, and not the most qualified applicants. If you can benefit your family at the cost of the community, ...