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by mercyngrace
20 Feb 2014, 04:36
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Denver Snuffer vs. Grant Palmer
Replies: 30
Views: 2428

Re: Denver Snuffer vs. Grant Palmer

The most beautiful principles (to me) in Mormonism are also in early Christianity and Eastern Orthodoxy. Others are in nearly every faith. I have such holy envy for many other faith traditions but find myself drawn time and again to the same core principles that fill my life with light and hope. Th...
by mercyngrace
19 Feb 2014, 18:55
Forum: Support
Topic: A Suicide
Replies: 39
Views: 2425

Re: A Suicide

Such a tragedy.

I completely agree he's already been in hell. I've never bought into the teaching (from other faiths) that suicide was a direct route to hell. Seems like the epitome of kicking someone when they are down.

Life can be so hard sometimes...
by mercyngrace
19 Feb 2014, 13:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Either the heavens, or the leaders, have a sense of humour
Replies: 12
Views: 470

Re: Either the heavens, or the leaders, have a sense of humo

And one from my own life. Our family was going through a soul-crushing period of adversity. I was home with our children. My husband was away . I was at my breaking point. It was Monday evening and I was skyping my sister. Feeling utterly alone and abandoned by God, my feelings spilled out as I tea...
by mercyngrace
19 Feb 2014, 06:39
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Denver Snuffer vs. Grant Palmer
Replies: 30
Views: 2428

Re: Denver Snuffer vs. Grant Palmer

Thanks Curtis ;) The friend crush is mutual. LOL. Orson - you said exactly what I was thinking. The most beautiful principles (to me) in Mormonism are also in early Christianity and Eastern Orthodoxy. Others are in nearly every faith. I have such holy envy for many other faith traditions but find my...
by mercyngrace
19 Feb 2014, 06:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Either the heavens, or the leaders, have a sense of humour
Replies: 12
Views: 470

Re: Either the heavens, or the leaders, have a sense of humo

mackay11, My thinking is that if we lived as we ought, we wouldn't need a program to look after one another. I usually tell a story to illustrate the point. My sister-in-law had three little girls when her fourth was born with down's syndrome. There was no forewarning of the abnormality and she foun...
by mercyngrace
17 Feb 2014, 18:28
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Denver Snuffer vs. Grant Palmer
Replies: 30
Views: 2428

Re: Denver Snuffer vs. Grant Palmer

Mr. Richard, One of my favorite non-LDS Christian speakers/theologians said "The church is a whore - but she's our mother." The scriptures bear this out. Time and again the bride goes a-whoring with idols and false gods. Time and again, the Bridegroom promises restoration and reconciliation. Hosea i...
by mercyngrace
16 Feb 2014, 10:07
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Twenty-two years later
Replies: 11
Views: 1071

Re: Twenty-two years later

I'm interested in your definition of "true" and how the church meets that definition. Would you explain?
by mercyngrace
14 Feb 2014, 14:10
Forum: Support
Topic: One reason why I am trying to stay
Replies: 7
Views: 449

Re: One reason why I am trying to stay

Love that you had that experience Church 0333! I feel the same way about my community of church members. I really love the members of my ward and care for them even if my crazy life keeps me too busy to be as involved as I would like with some of the service our ward performs. When it comes right do...
by mercyngrace
09 Feb 2014, 06:48
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: The Role of Sharks in the Resurrection
Replies: 43
Views: 4147

Re: The Role of Sharks in the Resurrection

Best reason not to be cremated - it's not very green at all. Creates a lot of fumes and needs a lot of energy. However there must be circumstances where cremation is compulsory eg an extreme plague situation. Another good reason: It's just a nasty process. My dad's a mortician and the details he's ...
by mercyngrace
07 Feb 2014, 11:47
Forum: Support
Topic: The mysterious past.Where do I fit in?
Replies: 12
Views: 453

Re: The mysterious past.Where do I fit in?

Oh, Forgotten Charity, I am so sorry those horrific things happened to you. No one should endure the kind of abuse you have endured. It's immoral and inhumane. I'm no one to give you advice so just take this as me offering the best suggestions I can think of based on your post. 1. Take the advice of...