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by Roy
16 May 2011, 11:22
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you believe the Apostles have actually seen the Savior?
Replies: 65
Views: 2476

Re: Do you believe the Apostles have actually seen the Savio

No. No. Yes. When we went to Kirtland about 8 years ago, the missionary guides who were there shared a handout with stories of 9 locations in Kirtland where members - not just apostles - saw the Savior. Were these group hallucinations brought on by too much pipe smoke and not enough ventilation, fa...
by Roy
14 May 2011, 16:56
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Do you think this approach to Church History is wise?
Replies: 21
Views: 853

Re: Do you think this approach to Church History is wise?

The Community of Christ leadership is open to a flexible account of the book of Mormon, though opinions of the rank-and-file membership vary across the spectrum..{snip}...As some suggest, "the objective of the Christian faith is not assent to propositions but Christian discipleship. If that be the ...
by Roy
14 May 2011, 16:19
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: To Be Less Proud:The Danger of Over-Applying Fore-Ordination
Replies: 1
Views: 195

Re: To Be Less Proud:The Danger of Over-Applying Fore-Ordina

Forgive me for quoting so heavily from a previous thread. SilentDawning wrote: "Someone said that our time is one of the grandest in human history and that people will "bow at our feet when they find out we lived in the time of Gordon B. Hinckley" or something like that." I believe that "the brethre...
by Roy
14 May 2011, 15:58
Forum: Support
Topic: An ominous developement for Middle Way Mormons
Replies: 167
Views: 17526

Re: An ominous developement for Middle Way Mormons

Well I will come right out and say that for some things it definitely does need to reach enough of a critical mass that the church leadership takes it seriously. Some of the culture in the church is just plainly out of line with where it should be based on doctrine and some of the current doctrine ...
by Roy
14 May 2011, 14:08
Forum: Support
Topic: An ominous developement for Middle Way Mormons
Replies: 167
Views: 17526

Re: An ominous developement for Middle Way Mormons

I think about these supposed "middle way movement" Mormons. If I was in the same ward with several my "stayer" friends here, I could see us getting together now and then. Maybe for kids' birthday parties or movie nights, play some charades or Boggle, eat some food and socialize. Maybe sometimes we w...
by Roy
14 May 2011, 12:53
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New plateau for Silentdawning
Replies: 11
Views: 469

Re: New plateau for Silentdawning

Thanks Roy -- appreciated. When I reflect on the choices I made as a non-member teenager and an idealistic young adult, I almost agree with you....but as a mature adult, I think the gold has been considerably tarnished with age I think I know where you are coming from SD, up until last year I thoug...
by Roy
13 May 2011, 18:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New plateau for Silentdawning
Replies: 11
Views: 469

Re: New plateau for Silentdawning

SilentDawning wrote:One principle I have codified is a "belief in self-acceptance",
Love it. :thumbup: Thanks for sharing your attempts to "find out what the gospel means for you personally." God knows your heart, and your heart is pure gold.
by Roy
13 May 2011, 18:39
Forum: Support
Topic: An ominous developement for Middle Way Mormons
Replies: 167
Views: 17526

Re: An ominous developement for Middle Way Mormons

I think there may be some truth to the idea M3GD is making about a "saved by works" theology reinforcing the natural tendency of humans towards judgmentalism. I also agree with Ray that M3GD makes some sweeping generalizations and assumptions. (I will defer to Ray as to how many generalizations and ...
by Roy
13 May 2011, 18:07
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: How Do You Pray?
Replies: 45
Views: 1746

Re: How Do You Pray?

To me, it seems like we like to put meaning on things, whether God had anything to do with it or not. We like to use explanations and spiritual experiences from church teachings to reaffirm our beliefs. But sometimes I really wonder if prayer had anything to do with it. Maybe faith just helps us se...
by Roy
13 May 2011, 17:33
Forum: Support
Topic: We CAN rise above our suffering
Replies: 13
Views: 1212

Re: We CAN rise above our suffering

Thanks Roy. You are a saint. Thanks Heber. If you define "saint" as one who strives to follow divine principles daily, then I accept. :angel: I am grateful for this community. I have been helped to find new meaning and joy in my integration within the body of saints. You were among those that first...