jeriboy wrote:Tom Haws said....Sure, any church would do. But I'm LDS.
Any church would not do.
Most mormons with some knowledge of what we believe, if they had to attend church in some bible belt area, say for six months, would on the spiritual level, starve to death.
Milk and water is OK for those who have nothing more than milk and water. But thank God for the restoration. For those who think they might not have a testimony. Attend church at some bible belt chapel, I would just about bet you would want to get out of kindergarten fairly quick, and get back to the greater light and knowledge.
I disagree, although I admit I find fulfillment in the LDS Church, personally. I attend other church's services from time to time. I can 'feel' their spirit, and only a handful of times was it less than what a Christian would hope for. Usually, I feel the Spirit of God present there. With that, nothing is lacking, even if 'meat' is not apparent.
This happened when I took my 15 year-old (a couple of years ago) daughter to the local Methodist worship service. We loved it. We recited the Lord's Prayer with them, and sang with them. I even managed a passable tenor on the memorized hymn (no books! Yikes!).
As we left to go to our own Church meetings, we discussed feeling the Spirit present. She was amazed that I knew so much from their liturgy. I was a proud dad--- proud of her, proud of myself. What a teaching moment!
Earlier this year I was in the Roman Catholic cathedral for a few days. The last time I had attended (back in the 80's) it did not feel good at all to my spirit. This time, it was wonderful. I really enjoyed the beautiful edifice to God's glory. It was very special.
Men are not moved by events but by their interpretations.
-- The Stoic Epictetus