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by rrosskopf
13 Apr 2019, 00:00
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Should I feel guilty?
Replies: 30
Views: 2704

Re: Should I feel guilty?

It seems to me that people get stuck, finding some comfortable place between no relationship with God and being in his presence, saying here but no further. They resist the Holy Ghost.
by rrosskopf
12 Apr 2019, 23:46
Forum: Support
Topic: Garments and body image
Replies: 110
Views: 14564

Re: Garments and body image

The garments are not comfortable for everyone. I know someone who has a medical condition where she sweats with physical contact due to certain materials. She tried several garment types and each one creates a reaction to her skin. She found it better to avoid garments unless she has something unde...
by rrosskopf
12 Apr 2019, 23:32
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: What does the Book of Mormon actually teach?
Replies: 53
Views: 3659

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 rrosskopf
12 Apr 2019, 03:38
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: What does the Book of Mormon actually teach?
Replies: 53
Views: 3659

Re: What does the Book of Mormon actually teach?

May I point out that technically, "fullness" just means satisfyingly full? When one is full, they are no longer hungry, but they could still eat more.
by rrosskopf
12 Apr 2019, 03:17
Forum: Support
Topic: Garments and body image
Replies: 110
Views: 14564

Re: Garments and body image

I put on the shorts and I feel disgusting, fat and ugly. I also feel like a boy. It's probably already been mentioned, but the original garment was more like a dress. Yet I don't believe Adam felt like a girl. It just depends on one's cultural programming. Ultimately, you are a Latter Day Saint, an...
by rrosskopf
12 Apr 2019, 03:00
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Promised Blessings
Replies: 39
Views: 2227

Re: Promised Blessings

My faith crisis started because no matter how bad things got on my mission, it seemed like there were never any answers to prayers, and no matter how obedient I was, there were never any promised blessings. I have a lot of difficulty now believing in promised blessings, because I never received any...
by rrosskopf
12 Apr 2019, 02:41
Forum: Support
Topic: Old Wounds
Replies: 13
Views: 879

Re: Old Wounds

After my realization that I wasn't going to receive the promised witness of the BoM, I felt a bit betrayed. My wife feels the same way. It saddens me deeply. She has only felt the spirit a handful of times, and feels like God doesn't want her. In all fairness, she hasn't really made much of an effo...
by rrosskopf
12 Apr 2019, 02:03
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Joseph Smith Could Not Have Written the Book of Mormon
Replies: 89
Views: 7090

Re: Joseph Smith Could Not Have Written the Book of Mormon

Personally, one of my biggest concerns about the Book of Mormon is how it deals with parts of the Old Testament that I do not consider to be history, like the Tower of Babel or the Garden of Eden. It seems to me to insist on a literal acceptance of the Old Testament, which I do not like. If is real...
by rrosskopf
10 Apr 2019, 16:39
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Promised Blessings
Replies: 39
Views: 2227

Re: Promised Blessings

Wonderful topic! From what I understand, there are laws that govern the distribution of blessings. In most cases we don't know what these laws are, but in some cases we do. I look at blessings as miracles. A miracle is when God interferes in human history. A blessing is a positive miracle (hopefully...
by rrosskopf
10 Apr 2019, 08:54
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Joseph Smith Could Not Have Written the Book of Mormon
Replies: 89
Views: 7090

Re: Joseph Smith Could Not Have Written the Book of Mormon

dande48 wrote:
10 Apr 2019, 08:38
"I regret to report that Stan Johnson does not know Egyptian. Proof of this can be seen in the first two entries in his symbol reference (see p. 70); here the two "Egyptian" signs Johnson examined turn out to be parentheses from the dictionary Johnson was using. "
Oops! :lol: