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by BJE
25 May 2019, 23:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How much can the church change yet still remain credible?
Replies: 47
Views: 3197

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

To apologize admits a wrongdoing. So I guess no apologies means no wrongdoing.

What if I were to tell my bishop that some of the things I have done (sins I have committed) have been counterproductive to what I want to accomplish but I look foreword not backwards?
by BJE
25 May 2019, 18:17
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How much can the church change yet still remain credible?
Replies: 47
Views: 3197

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

For me the gospel topic essay Race and the Priesthood really got me thinking. If something that was preached from the pulpit as doctrine for more than a hundred years can suddenly be called opinions of men based on the culture of the day and not doctrine, what taught now as doctrine will in the futu...
by BJE
25 May 2019, 17:44
Forum: Support
Topic: Youth Bishop Interviews
Replies: 42
Views: 5055

Re: Youth Bishop Interviews

...I could have refused to answer the question and ended the interview but then I wouldn’t have been ordained a high priest either. However I’d like to confront him on the topic of asking that question. What are we doing as a Church when we know leadership is by passing policy & guidelines and the ...
by BJE
25 May 2019, 17:32
Forum: Support
Topic: Youth Bishop Interviews
Replies: 42
Views: 5055

Re: Youth Bishop Interviews

If he will interrogate a 52 year old married man about masturbation I can imagine how he must grill young men about masturbation who are preparing for missions. I can also imagine how he would advise bishops in our stake to handle the issue. Regardless of how it may be handled in other areas I can ...
by BJE
25 May 2019, 09:22
Forum: Support
Topic: Youth Bishop Interviews
Replies: 42
Views: 5055

Re: Youth Bishop Interviews

I am curious. I didn't grow up in the Church. As an adult, no one ever as me, in an official church capacity, about masturbation. Or, anything remotely this personal. Has anyone on this forum ever said: this topic is between me and God. Then said: this interview is over. Is there nothing sacred in ...
by BJE
24 May 2019, 21:12
Forum: Support
Topic: Youth Bishop Interviews
Replies: 42
Views: 5055

Re: Youth Bishop Interviews

I never had a bishop or church leader ask me anything beyond “Do you keep the LoC”. I was never asked if I had touched myself. I was never asked about mastrubation. I know this is an old thread but I wanted to say that as a youth in the 1970’s it was drilled into us that masturbation is a sexual si...