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by Arrakeen
21 Jun 2019, 10:20
Forum: Support
Topic: Jana Reiss' - Millenials/Church Changes
Replies: 20
Views: 2509

Re: Jana Reiss' - Millenials/Church Changes

This is a great perspective from a Millenial -- I have one question -- can you give examples of WWII English, and what the equivalent would be if the language was updated? Some small things that come to mind are pronouncing "wh" as "hw" as in the word "white" and using the word "whom". My grandpare...
by Arrakeen
20 Jun 2019, 11:19
Forum: Support
Topic: Jana Reiss' - Millenials/Church Changes
Replies: 20
Views: 2509

Re: Jana Reiss' - Millenials/Church Changes

I am on the very tail end of what are normally considered the Millennials. For me, the recent changes have made it easier for me to be "active". Before the change to the 2-hour block, I was only attending sacrament meeting. After the change, I figured I could make it through just one more hour, so n...
by Arrakeen
20 Jun 2019, 10:40
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Faith Crises and Grace
Replies: 18
Views: 2021

Re: Faith Crises and Grace

I think he had a very real faith crisis, but his experience was very different from mine. My only problem with the video was how some people who knew I was going through a faith crisis tried to apply it to me, assuming that what worked for him should work for me too. I appreciate the church trying t...
by Arrakeen
29 Apr 2019, 17:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prophetic Flaws in Scripture
Replies: 39
Views: 3612

Re: Prophetic Flaws in Scripture

"God wouldn't choose someone with a pride issue to lead His people. He would choose someone good!" Sometimes I wonder where we get this idea that prophets need to be super-righteous spiritual giants. I guess it fits with our ideas about worthiness requirements for blessings, but it seems like many ...
by Arrakeen
29 Apr 2019, 17:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Misquoting Scripture w/o Context
Replies: 30
Views: 2117

Re: Misquoting Scripture w/o Context

I started noticing this when I read the Bible on my mission. The scripture mastery verses I learned in seminary often meant something completely different when read in context. I don't think we are alone in doing this. All churches have reinterpreted scripture to some extent. Religion changes over t...
by Arrakeen
22 Apr 2019, 09:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Face Palm Sunday . . .
Replies: 15
Views: 1209

Re: Face Palm Sunday . . .

We get so caught up on reverence that we lose all of that and it ends up being a really solemn occasion in our church sometimes. I think we also sometimes focus so much on remembering Christ's suffering that we miss out on some of the rejoicing. We had a special Easter program here, but it seemed m...
by Arrakeen
18 Apr 2019, 21:18
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: New Teaching: Qualification
Replies: 12
Views: 2000

Re: New Teaching: Qualification

I've always felt that the 2 Nephi scripture was misrepresented. In context, it seems to me to say that they want to persuade others to believe in Christ, since it is through Christ's grace that salvation comes, not through works. I always viewed this as a grace-over-works scripture, but of course fo...
by Arrakeen
14 Apr 2019, 16:16
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Was Nephi a real person?
Replies: 38
Views: 4872

Re: Was Nephi a real person?

Preaching to other Christians has been the baseline norm for most of our existence as a church, so there is relatively more in the earliest missionary discussions about the Restoration than the life and mission of Jesus. An understanding of the most basic belief in Christ is assumed in most mission...
by Arrakeen
14 Apr 2019, 14:13
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Was Nephi a real person?
Replies: 38
Views: 4872

Re: Was Nephi a real person?

I should also note that I freely admit that part of my own faith crisis rested on having a testimony of something else. Jesus Christ absolutely needs to be the stone foundation (envision a house with a stone foundation when thinking of building on rock) of our testimonies. If such is the case, it d...
by Arrakeen
14 Apr 2019, 13:50
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Theology of Star Wars
Replies: 55
Views: 4766

Re: Theology of Star Wars

An interesting aside, well interesting to me. I’ve always identified as dark side. But not the “evil” dark side, if that makes sense. When I had the choice when playing Star Wars video games I always chose dark side, but tried to do good things. I sometimes identify as dark side, but for a slightly...