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by grobert93
26 Apr 2019, 06:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prophetic Flaws in Scripture
Replies: 39
Views: 3249

Re: Prophetic Flaws in Scripture

Jesus exhibits doubt and fear in Gethsamene and on the cross. "Why have you forsaken me?" and "take this cup away from me," tell us that. Jesus also arguably had a temper on him. However I do not think it is helpful to see Jesus as flawed. All other scriptural characters (except HF), yes, but Jesus...
by grobert93
16 Apr 2019, 05:37
Forum: Support
Topic: Garments and body image
Replies: 110
Views: 16354

Re: Garments and body image

Please educate yourself or at minimum, don't assume you know more than real women who have women's bodies. I have nothing against designing more comfortable garments. I have a wife. She is going through menopause. You don't think I know the issues? I'm pretty sure that all those men who designed wo...
by grobert93
15 Apr 2019, 09:39
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: What does the Book of Mormon actually teach?
Replies: 53
Views: 6169

Re: What does the Book of Mormon actually teach?

"Does the gift of God seem too meager for you?" Consider, please, how condescending and condemning that question sounds to someone who has been uber faithful in the past and now is struggling. I guess it could be taken that way. Some people would just realize that it is a gift from God and that the...
by grobert93
15 Apr 2019, 08:50
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: What does the Book of Mormon actually teach?
Replies: 53
Views: 6169

Re: What does the Book of Mormon actually teach?

The church isn't for everyone. The church Jesus established is not equal to the LDS church today. It may have the priesthood and teach the gospel and perform the ordinances, but as former President Utchdorf himself said in conference, the restoration of the gospel is still happening. We cannot expe...
by grobert93
15 Apr 2019, 08:45
Forum: Support
Topic: Garments and body image
Replies: 110
Views: 16354

Re: Garments and body image

It's the act of a thin and not-well designed under garment brushing against her skin that is the problem. There seems to be a tendancy to treat every problem as if it is insurmountable. I don't believe in that philosophy. Certainly there is a cost to faith. If your faith were free, it would be of l...
by grobert93
14 Apr 2019, 05:37
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Was Nephi a real person?
Replies: 38
Views: 4444

Re: Was Nephi a real person?

On the moon landings, I recently watched some documentaries on how the original moon landing could have been, and probably was, faked. I myself don’t believe that it was faked, but the evidence was interesting and compelling. When I brought it up to my wife, she got upset with me and said something...
by grobert93
13 Apr 2019, 11:26
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Should I feel guilty?
Replies: 38
Views: 6185

Re: Should I feel guilty?

...This is what I have been struggling to live by since I went on a mission. The mission showed me how toxic my childhood was despite doing all the "right" things (baptism, priesthood, Eagle Scout, seminary, mission). Coming home from my mission I fell back into the toxic trap and went off to colle...
by grobert93
13 Apr 2019, 07:29
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Promised Blessings
Replies: 39
Views: 3995

Re: Promised Blessings

I believe I recall several GAs blaming Satan for stuff just last weekend. Much of our story is a story of victimization (well, not mine, I'm not of Utah pioneer heritage but I hear it all the time). I think some church leaders and many church members foster the victimization/blame mentality. I've n...
by grobert93
13 Apr 2019, 07:14
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: What does the Book of Mormon actually teach?
Replies: 53
Views: 6169

Re: What does the Book of Mormon actually teach?

What if the "gospel" still leaves you feeling hungry? Does the gift of God seem too meager for you? "From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him. Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away? Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou has...
by grobert93
13 Apr 2019, 07:12
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Should I feel guilty?
Replies: 38
Views: 6185

Re: Should I feel guilty?

The way we talk about it at church it is taken to mean that success is sons going on missions, children marrying in temples, staying active, serving in callings and paying tithing and all that stuff. Yet, you can raise children who do all of that stuff and have bad relationships with your children....