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by Brown
09 Mar 2011, 22:06
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Commanded to read the Bible every day
Replies: 19
Views: 1021

Re: Commanded to read the Bible every day

The Book of Mormon itself never claims to be the "word of God", does it? Does the Bible? It seems to me that they both only claim to be records of ancient religious experiences, much like a collection of journals.
by Brown
09 Mar 2011, 21:43
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Does the BoM contradict Mormonism?
Replies: 37
Views: 1909

Re: Does the BoM contradict Mormonism?

I'm trying to stand back and look at this more openly, but I just can't figure out to reconcile it. We have Joseph Smith claiming that this book was given to him by an angel, and modern prophets saying it is the most true and correct book on the planet and that god's laws are eternal and unchanging....
by Brown
09 Mar 2011, 20:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wedding ring essay
Replies: 9
Views: 1629

Re: Wedding ring essay

I enjoyed this, thanks. Ironically I do not wear a wedding ring and have not been able to stand wearing mine for more than a week at a time. My 10th wedding anniversary is tomorrow and my wife doesn't seem to mind, so I don't think it is going to kill my marriage anytime soon. To be honest, I though...
by Brown
09 Mar 2011, 13:22
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Does the BoM contradict Mormonism?
Replies: 37
Views: 1909

Re: Does the BoM contradict Mormonism?

how can their be gray area with this topic? either JS translated a holy book given to him by an angel or he didn't and he is a liar and a fraud. i get the gray area on gc talks, but not this.
by Brown
09 Mar 2011, 12:32
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Does the BoM contradict Mormonism?
Replies: 37
Views: 1909

Re: Does the BoM contradict Mormonism?

It just seems like at the core, the BoM has to be literally true or there is no point in the lds faith. what do we believe then? if it just self help book based on vague symbolism, well there's a sectoin of those at the library. if it is not divine text then it might as well be from oprah.
by Brown
09 Mar 2011, 08:53
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Does the BoM contradict Mormonism?
Replies: 37
Views: 1909

Re: Does the BoM contradict Mormonism?

Ok so you guys are saying that the BoM is crap. If that is true, then the whole religion is a hoax. If the book is true, then it seems that it tells me that the rest of mormonism is superfluous. not a good day for Brown's testimony.
by Brown
09 Mar 2011, 01:07
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Does the BoM contradict Mormonism?
Replies: 37
Views: 1909

Does the BoM contradict Mormonism?

So last Sunday during boring testimony meeting I was reading the Book of Mormon and the thought to read 3 Nephi chapter 11 popped into my head out of nowhere. I came across an interesting section that caught me by surprise. This is what Jesus tells the people when he arrives after resurrection almos...
by Brown
08 Mar 2011, 19:49
Forum: Support
Topic: Intolerance
Replies: 12
Views: 621

Re: Intolerance

Well the mormon church is the "only true church" and "the only way to salvation", so what good is looking at other points of view?
by Brown
08 Mar 2011, 19:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Love Wins!
Replies: 40
Views: 7045

Re: Love Wins!

it is pretty obvious that our father wouldn't abandon us to endless torture and hellfire. Would you do that to your own children?
by Brown
05 Mar 2011, 13:08
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Obedience: One for all and all for one
Replies: 7
Views: 679

Re: Obedience: One for all and all for one

Sometimes I think this happens. The rules get made to apply to EVERYONE, only because the minority of people need it. Perhaps that is the price we pay to belong to a group. The rules are not perfect, but they are the safest for everyone. The kingdom of heaven is governed by law, and when we receive...