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by Heber13
20 May 2018, 10:51
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Scientology - What makes a religion evil, dangerous, or a cult?
Replies: 15
Views: 320

Re: Scientology - What makes a religion evil, dangerous, or a cult?

"Dianetics" is an interesting book with a few good ideas. There are actually one or two good things in Scientology. However, in this case I don't know how the wheat can be separated from the chaff. Scientology makes the LDS (Ziontology) look throroughly tame, although we have some science fiction s...
by Heber13
20 May 2018, 09:13
Forum: Support
Topic: I Need Some Advice
Replies: 21
Views: 639

Re: I Need Some Advice

What I appreciate from BeLifey's comments is that there may be real medical or real-world reasons (our body health, our mental health) that contribute to these things we face in life. It does not simply come down to if God is testing us (which is an allegory for our lives), or if we are strong enoug...
by Heber13
12 May 2018, 21:23
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Ideas for lesson? Help!
Replies: 10
Views: 286

Re: Ideas for lesson? Help!

I think the essay would be a good way to frame either DJ's quotes or my comment, as well. Thanks for these. I was told to pick a topic, and pray for inspiration. I wanted to do the essay, not be controversial, but to be honest...that was in the Ensign and my son and I discussed it this week...he ha...
by Heber13
12 May 2018, 21:00
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Ideas for lesson? Help!
Replies: 10
Views: 286

Re: Ideas for lesson? Help!

A very controversial lesson about any of the essays (race and the priesthood would be a good one right now) might teach your EQP a lesson about straying from the curriculum. From another point of view, maybe he's straying and giving you free reign because he doesn't agree with the curriculum. ...or...
by Heber13
12 May 2018, 08:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Understanding Islam - Ensign Article
Replies: 7
Views: 234

Re: Understanding Islam - Ensign Article

After that the idea of thinking we are so special and better than others for being LDS started to seem harder and harder to take seriously any more. It reminds me of the following quote. "The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also...
by Heber13
12 May 2018, 08:46
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Ideas for lesson? Help!
Replies: 10
Views: 286

Re: Ideas for lesson? Help!

From the thread on the June 2018 ensign on race.... The essay on race and the priesthood states: Today, the Church disavows the theories advanced in the past that black skin is a sign of divine disfavor or curse, or that it reflects unrighteous actions in a premortal life; that mixed-race marriages ...
by Heber13
12 May 2018, 08:07
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Ideas for lesson? Help!
Replies: 10
Views: 286

Ideas for lesson? Help!

Just got an email last night...
You want to teach priesthood this Sunday?You could teach on ministering or anything you feel inspired to.
Ok...so.? Anyone wanna share a lesson you gave recently I can use? Or any ideas?

Anything you wish you could hear about at church?
by Heber13
12 May 2018, 08:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Joke of the Day
Replies: 296
Views: 23951

Re: Joke of the Day

:clap: :lol:
by Heber13
11 May 2018, 14:59
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: How do you view the Restoration?
Replies: 11
Views: 250

Re: How do you view the Restoration?

The restoration continues. It still evolves, still restores as we receive further light and knowledge. I think the form we have today is not the same as what was restored in the 1800s. Since that is the case, and we know so little about the form of 2000 years ago...it's likely so different, but God ...
by Heber13
30 Apr 2018, 09:22
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Confusing Organizational Structure and terminology
Replies: 22
Views: 624

Re: Confusing Organizational Structure and terminology

I'm a high priest, an elder, a priest, a teacher, and a deacon. It's just someone's idea on organizing the church. None of them really mean anything on how I love and serve others, or how I receive revelation. There is nothing magic to any title. None of it means anything to me. One thing I will nev...