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by AmyJ
06 Dec 2018, 15:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: God's Law vs Man's Law Paradox
Replies: 16
Views: 259

Re: God's Law vs Man's Law Paradox

This experiment presupposes that the expectations that God has for each of the twins (and for all of us by extension) are the same. To me, the bigger question is really "what did each twin do with what they had" - the course before them. While the experiment made the playing ground equal sin-wise, i...
by AmyJ
04 Dec 2018, 08:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting past the hope
Replies: 11
Views: 508

Re: Getting past the hope

... and realize the church was never going to go back to being what it was to me because it never was that to begin with...I just thought it was. Now I can't unthink the way I see it. So...the next logical step was...move forward defining it as it should be for me. This was pretty instantaneous for...
by AmyJ
04 Dec 2018, 07:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hope, belief, faith, knowledge
Replies: 8
Views: 229

Re: Hope, belief, faith, knowledge

I had an interesting conversation with my husband the other day about Hope. He mentioned he had been struggling and had been losing hope (which made his struggles worse). His struggles resonated with me, because I lost hope in a lot of things too over the last year - but I was able to push forward. ...
by AmyJ
04 Dec 2018, 07:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Please Stop telling the sick and dying to just have faith, it isn't helping
Replies: 12
Views: 196

Re: Please Stop telling the sick and dying to just have faith, it isn't helping

FWIW, I think our opposition to suicide is a recent, cultural ideology, rather than a long held religious one. What's for certain, is it's not mentioned as a sin in the bible. Some places, you could say even condone it, under certain circumstances. I think it's important to do everything in our pow...
by AmyJ
29 Nov 2018, 06:19
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Unlearning What I Have Learned
Replies: 6
Views: 861

Re: Unlearning What I Have Learned

Welcome :smile: Asking questions about what you believe is important. It sounds like you were able to keep a solid foundation of belief in the turbulent times you face. " I'm still trying to reconcile how to be apart of a church that I believe has Christ's gospel, but live with a culture that I don'...
by AmyJ
29 Nov 2018, 06:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Announcements - Less of?
Replies: 22
Views: 1321

Re: Announcements - Less of?

It's funny, I started hearing about more stuff and getting a sense of what was going on in the branch when my husband was called as the executive secretary. NOTE: He is good about keeping the confidences of his calling - it's just that I learned the channels of learning information and he told me no...
by AmyJ
28 Nov 2018, 14:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Faith promoting stories
Replies: 14
Views: 975

Re: Faith promoting stories

There was a video from Lindybeige on Youtube, which I found to be very interesting, on Religion and War in Ancient Freece and Rome . It's definitely worth the watch. To sum up part of it, the Greek/Roman armies would often have an oracle with them, to fortell and give counsel. We've got plenty of s...
by AmyJ
28 Nov 2018, 14:14
Forum: Support
Topic: President Nelson Quote - What think you.
Replies: 22
Views: 1566

Re: President Nelson Quote - What think you.

google's dictionary defines restoration as... aw jeez, there I go: "the return of a hereditary monarch to a throne, a head of state to government, or a regime to power." So you could include anything that prepares people for the second coming of Jesus as being a part of a "restoration." So there ma...
by AmyJ
28 Nov 2018, 07:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2019 Curriculum Thoughts - How?
Replies: 9
Views: 685

Re: 2019 Curriculum Thoughts - How?

I'm not too worried about it. I'm already studying scripture every week (I define scripture loosely). I have no plans on making any changes and I'd feel comfortable telling people at church that I'm engaged in the program. I define scriptures very loosely as well. My current definition of scripture...
by AmyJ
28 Nov 2018, 06:54
Forum: Support
Topic: President Nelson Quote - What think you.
Replies: 22
Views: 1566

Re: President Nelson Quote - What think you.

We are witnesses to a process of restoration. If you think the Church has been fully restored, you are just seeing the beginning. There is much more to come." Let's discuss... “Our message to you tonight is the same as the message we've given to others, that God lives, that Jesus is the Christ, tha...