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by dande48
20 Aug 2018, 05:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I got through teaching Gospel Doctrine yesterday....
Replies: 5
Views: 114

Re: I got through teaching Gospel Doctrine yesterday....

When asked to give a talk on repentance, the bishopbric sent me a long email on talk giving fundamentals. Because of the wording, I think it was a generic email they send to everyone. They quoted from the handbook quite a bit. ...Speakers should teach in a spirit of love after prayerful preparation…...
by dande48
19 Aug 2018, 12:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Name of The Church - Version 152
Replies: 62
Views: 817

Re: Name of The Church - Version 152

.. Then it seems we are trying to embellish things into incredible miracles that are really random or typical life day to day stuff that happens inside or outside of church...and therefore it doesnt matter if we have prophets or not.... It's all just like every other church... Just people trying to...
by dande48
19 Aug 2018, 10:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Name of The Church - Version 152
Replies: 62
Views: 817

Re: Name of The Church - Version 152

Because here is the prophet: The Lord has impressed upon my mind the importance of the name He has revealed for His Church, even The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints This seems to be "impressed" on the mind of the prophet from God himself. I honestly think saying "the Lord has impressed ...
by dande48
18 Aug 2018, 09:53
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Name of The Church - Version 152
Replies: 62
Views: 817

Re: Name of The Church - Version 152

Curt Sunshine wrote:
17 Aug 2018, 23:06
Does this make us all ex-Mormons? :P
I was born a Mormon. I'm gonna die a Mormon. I don't care what Nelson has to say about it.
by dande48
18 Aug 2018, 00:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nelson's Version of PoX as Revelation in Seminary Manual
Replies: 16
Views: 319

Re: Nelson's Version of PoX as Revelation in Seminary Manual

From the perspective of people like us, who view the Church as "sometimes maybe mostly sort-of true", but also "sometimes maybe sort of not", I completely understand the resentment. But most members cannot "stayLDS". It's either all in or all out. The authority of the Church rests on the authority o...
by dande48
17 Aug 2018, 23:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Harm vs. Purity
Replies: 13
Views: 324

Re: Harm vs. Purity

30 years ago I was courting my wife, because I knew she was my eternal partner and soul mate and of my love for her we slept together before our marriage, it was an expression of our love for each other, it was natural. We knew that we wanted to be together. But what we had done in the eyes of the ...
by dande48
17 Aug 2018, 13:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Name of The Church - Version 152
Replies: 62
Views: 817

Re: Name of The Church - Version 152

HE'S BACK!!!
by dande48
16 Aug 2018, 16:49
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Name of The Church - Version 152
Replies: 62
Views: 817

Re: Name of The Church - Version 152

Church of Jesus Christ is too generic. There are a dozen organizations with names like that. I completely agree. I have seen many churches using the name "the Church of Jesus Christ". I'm also not a fan of "the Restored Church of Jesus Christ", they kept emphasizing. For some reason, it just didn't...
by dande48
15 Aug 2018, 12:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BCC - Worthiness vs. Boundary
Replies: 4
Views: 159

Re: BCC - Worthiness vs. Boundary

It sounds like the proposed interview would be more of an inward introspection, rather than a judgement like it is now. I'm all for it. Is it possible to create a place (school/ward/whatever) with certain outward standards and yet no self-righteous judgement? I think there are lots of ways to do thi...
by dande48
15 Aug 2018, 07:34
Forum: Introductions
Topic: My Lonely Search for God
Replies: 8
Views: 198

Re: My Lonely Search for God

Surely people will make mistakes, but when supposedly good, exemplary Mormons behave in ways that are clearly indifferent to basic values of kindness and belief in God's power, their behavior becomes impossible to reconcile with the grandiose stories we hear at church and read about in our scriptur...