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by rrosskopf
02 May 2019, 04:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prophetic Flaws in Scripture
Replies: 39
Views: 1540

Re: Prophetic Flaws in Scripture

I agree the God (perfect) Jesus and the human (imperfect?) Jesus are one of the many paradoxes in Mormonism and to some extent Christianity in general. There are Christians and some Mormons who see Jesus as fully God and fully human simultaneously. My own view is pretty close to that, I'm just not ...
by rrosskopf
02 May 2019, 04:07
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: War
Replies: 19
Views: 983

Re: War

Was justice served by murdering every last adult, teen, and child the age of today's first-graders on up under the guise of protection? No. It sickens me to think about it. No one is proud of it. It is a shameful event in LDS history. However, eight was the cut-off age, not six. Third-graders, not ...
by rrosskopf
02 May 2019, 03:42
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: War
Replies: 19
Views: 983

Re: War

The wagon train either 1) shouldn't have poisoned the well or 2) turned over the people suspected of poisoning the well to let justice decide their guilt or innocence. Here I believe you are presenting speculation as though it were fact. It's possible that the Baker–Fancher wagon train did poison a...
by rrosskopf
30 Apr 2019, 23:54
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: War
Replies: 19
Views: 983

Re: War

...in what became known as the Utah war, but even this war was bloodless on both sides. Well, as long as you don't count the Mountain Meadows Massacre, anyway. Yeah, I debated with myself whether to count it. I finally decided not to count it because it was not a military on military encounter. The...
by rrosskopf
30 Apr 2019, 23:42
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: War
Replies: 19
Views: 983

Re: War

rrosskopf, what is the point you're trying to make? I'm not being sarcastic, I would like to know. I'm not trying to make any point. I've always read the Book of Mormon from a 20th century point of view, where such wars were long past, and wondered why the Book of Mormon talks so much about war. Th...
by rrosskopf
30 Apr 2019, 09:10
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: War
Replies: 19
Views: 983

War

Did you ever notice that at the very time when the US was about to embark on its bloodiest war, and only decades before the first world war, that God gave us the Book of Mormon that talks extensively about - you guessed it - war. We are told explicitly that contention is not of God. When God later t...
by rrosskopf
28 Apr 2019, 03:05
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tom Christofferson on the policy change and Easter
Replies: 15
Views: 869

Re: Tom Christofferson on the policy change and Easter

We are expected to do all kinds of things because everything is inspired. Yet there are "unanswered questions" about people who are not main stream sexually oriented our religion can't answer. We are asked to take leaps of faith to discover whether something is inspired. Look at the brass serpent. ...
by rrosskopf
28 Apr 2019, 02:46
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Finally saying hi
Replies: 13
Views: 938

Re: Finally saying hi

Having been accused, on occasion, of unfairly judging others, I must say that I can hardly hold myself up as an example of unconditional love. I do not wish to hurt anyone's feelings, nor do I wish to allow others to hurt my feelings. I look to Jesus as the example. He didn't blame people for not ha...
by rrosskopf
28 Apr 2019, 02:02
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Blame and the Journey
Replies: 7
Views: 533

Re: Blame and the Journey

Our judicial system is based on assigning blame. Some people have championed the idea of no-fault auto insurance; in some states insurance pays claims regardless of fault. The idea is based on the notion that no one wants to get into an accident. But those that work hard to know and keep the traffic...
by rrosskopf
28 Apr 2019, 01:34
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prophetic Flaws in Scripture
Replies: 39
Views: 1540

Re: Prophetic Flaws in Scripture

This is the Church of Jesus Christ of Imperfect Saints.

“Have I not chosen you, the Twelve? Yet one of you is a devil!” - John 6:71