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by intothelight
19 Aug 2014, 23:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This story really touched me
Replies: 19
Views: 1235

Re: This story really touched me

A great article. I do agree here. I think everyone has prayed to God for something that was right - and not gotten it. And not something that was just 'not right for us at the time'. I have come to the conclusion that God may be in control, but the times that He intervenes are extremely rare. Not ne...
by intothelight
10 Aug 2014, 23:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Did God really help you find a boat?
Replies: 61
Views: 3999

Re: Did God really help you find a boat?

intothelight, I like what you said: I've begged and pleated, threatened, asked, prayed, hoped, for some of the pain to be removed. Not even for healing - I'm ready to go - just for less pain. Many times - even most - nothing. Radio silence. But then, a small thing comes and makes me think God hasn'...
by intothelight
09 Aug 2014, 23:49
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Did God really help you find a boat?
Replies: 61
Views: 3999

Re: Did God really help you find a boat?

DarkJedi - thank-you for writing this. I also wonder about these things. Everyone talks about how God is involved in tiny things in our lives. But shouldn't it follow that if He cares about the small ones, that He would care so much more about the big ones? As an example, I have a terminal disease. ...
by intothelight
31 Jul 2014, 16:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Atonement and God's Grace - Buys Time Or Fixes Broken Souls?
Replies: 3
Views: 207

Atonement and God's Grace - Buys Time Or Fixes Broken Souls?

A question that's been on my mind a lot lately. Rather than explain it, I'll give an example which I imagine has happened, and may be easier. Let's say a girl was sexually and emotionally abused as a very young child. Due to the trauma, she becomes a drug addict, thief, and liar. She knows she's doi...
by intothelight
30 Jul 2014, 23:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seventy: No purge underway, OK to disagree
Replies: 38
Views: 2072

Re: Seventy: No purge underway, OK to disagree

I agree with the general points of your comment, intothelight, but I need to say one thing: the member who disagrees with an accepted church doctrine publicly, almost 100% of the time will not stay a member for long - usually by choice, occasionally by disciplinary council. That depends totally on ...
by intothelight
29 Jul 2014, 23:58
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seventy: No purge underway, OK to disagree
Replies: 38
Views: 2072

Re: Seventy: No purge underway, OK to disagree

You're also not going to be arrested for wearing a seahawks hat on opening day at bronco stadium in Denver, - but if you're expecting it to be anything better than extremely uncomfortable, you're in for a really big surprise. The GAs can say whatever they want to say - but not even a directive from ...
by intothelight
26 Jul 2014, 00:12
Forum: Support
Topic: How to deal with obnoxious return missionaries
Replies: 9
Views: 909

Re: How to deal with obnoxious return missionaries

This definitely strikes a nerve with me. I understand where you are coming from. Details wouldn't help here, but my situation is much the same. It's taken me many years to get over it. And the many years taken wasn't for a lack of trying. It really affected me a lot. In fact, I'm probably not comple...
by intothelight
18 Jul 2014, 23:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is The Church The End, Or A Means To A End?
Replies: 14
Views: 488

Re: Is The Church The End, Or A Means To A End?

Thanks for the insights as always. I guess were I to be completely honest, I'd have to admit that me posting this infers that written between the lines is my deep down dislike of the church - basically I try to trivialize it and make sure it really isn't true to make me feel better about disliking i...
by intothelight
17 Jul 2014, 23:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is The Church The End, Or A Means To A End?
Replies: 14
Views: 488

Is The Church The End, Or A Means To A End?

I've wondered this a lot lately. I guess the fundamental premise behind most religions is that they can bring us to God. And most religions use ordinances or something else to attempt to assert their authority that they are the one and only end. That they are the only one that can mediate between yo...
by intothelight
23 Jun 2014, 19:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's Kept On Your Records?
Replies: 9
Views: 3300

Re: What's Kept On Your Records?

Great information. Thanks All. I completely agree - there should be things on a record that protect others. I sort of wondered though if a boring ward council meeting might cause the people there to skim who had ever had a period where they hadn't gone to church - and try to 'help' them. Or any of t...