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by BJE
31 May 2019, 22:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blinded by Faith
Replies: 20
Views: 1604

Re: Blinded by Faith

I think this statement by Brigham Young deals with what you are getting at when you say blinded by faith. “What a pity it would be if we were led by one man to utter destruction! Are you afraid of this? I am more afraid that this people have so much confidence in their leaders that they will not inq...
by BJE
30 May 2019, 20:49
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Irksome Approach to Chapel Cleaning
Replies: 27
Views: 1999

Re: Irksome Approach to Chapel Cleaning

Perhaps the reason for the members cleaning the church buildings is to see who is valiant and who is not.
by BJE
30 May 2019, 20:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How much can the church change yet still remain credible?
Replies: 47
Views: 3728

Re: How much can the church change yet still remain credible?

I know the thread went in an entirely different direction, but every time I see the topic title I can't help but think: How much can the church remain the same yet still remain credible? As the “living gospel” with a “living prophet” there should be change as often as needed. What concerns me is th...
by BJE
30 May 2019, 20:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New LDS hymnbook
Replies: 13
Views: 1199

Re: New LDS hymnbook

I answered the hymn book survey. Three songs that I suggested be taken out are song I really like but I don’t believe they are appropriate for the hymn book. One is Called to Serve. To me it sounds like an irreverent rally song more appropriate for the MTC than for sacrament meeting. Two others are ...
by BJE
27 May 2019, 11:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Irksome Approach to Chapel Cleaning
Replies: 27
Views: 1999

Re: Irksome Approach to Chapel Cleaning

In my opinion the whole building cleaning thing comes down to saving money. When you consider the thousands of buildings the church has it must save millions of dollars per year. Now they are moving to the members cleaning the temples as well.
by BJE
26 May 2019, 21:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How much can the church change yet still remain credible?
Replies: 47
Views: 3728

Re: How much can the church change yet still remain credible?

There also is the view that someone can't apologize for someone else. The only thing the new someone can do is change what the old someone did. I don't accept that view fully, but I understand and can't condemn it. While I believe it’s true that you can’t apologize for someone else, I also believe ...
by BJE
26 May 2019, 21:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is Priestcraft? Is THIS Priestcraft?
Replies: 15
Views: 1420

Re: What is Priestcraft? Is THIS Priestcraft?

From lds.org

Priestcraft
Men preaching and setting themselves up for a light to the world that they may get gain and praise of the world; they do not seek the welfare of Zion (2 Ne. 26:29).
by BJE
26 May 2019, 21:09
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is Priestcraft? Is THIS Priestcraft?
Replies: 15
Views: 1420

Re: What is Priestcraft? Is THIS Priestcraft?

I’d be curious to know how many general authorities do not have college degrees.
by BJE
26 May 2019, 20:28
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Irksome Approach to Chapel Cleaning
Replies: 27
Views: 1999

Re: Irksome Approach to Chapel Cleaning

The family approach you describe is what is done in my ward. As much as I’d rather not do it I still do. I have a key to every door in the stake so when I help clean I clean the stake offices, bishops offices and clerk offices because usually nobody has a key to get into them to clean them so they t...
by BJE
26 May 2019, 09:09
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: De-emphasis on Food Storage?
Replies: 23
Views: 2437

Re: De-emphasis on Food Storage?

I think for practical reasons the church moved a few years ago from suggesting a years supply to suggesting starting with three months supply. In some parts if the world regulations prohibit hoarding food and for many in poor countries it’s simply impossible. Our ward had a preparedness meeting a fe...