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by Kipper
29 Mar 2019, 23:15
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Saving Ordinances
Replies: 28
Views: 4445

Saving Ordinances

...During those periods when the priesthood to perform the saving ordinances of the gospel was not upon the earth, there were millions who lived, many of whom were faithful souls. If there hadn’t been a way by which the saving ordinances of the gospel could be performed for those who thus died with...
by Kipper
02 Feb 2019, 10:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mental Exercise
Replies: 23
Views: 2728

Re: Mental Exercise

I would say the bigger issue for me is the reaction of members, especially top leaders, to my doubts. I still do attend, but mainly for my wife's sake. Although I wouldn't say that I have doubts as I feel I have conclusions (which can be wrong and can change). This is pretty close to describing me....
by Kipper
19 Nov 2018, 15:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tithing Settlement
Replies: 14
Views: 1858

Re: Tithing Settlement

Hi Kipper, However you calculate tithing I believe that this should not be dissected in front of your bishop. I also would be hesitant to meet with the bishop with a spouse that I felt might contradict what I am saying. In my situation, how I present myself before the bishop is intentionally crafte...
by Kipper
19 Nov 2018, 11:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good lesson in Elder's Quorum today
Replies: 4
Views: 724

Re: Good lesson in Elder's Quorum today

-We need to stop treating people with doubts as if they had a contagious disease. -Someone suggested that we should spend as much time with those with doubts or different beliefs as we do with "faithful members". -Stereotyping those who doubt or leave the faith is a mental shortcut that leads to di...
by Kipper
19 Nov 2018, 07:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tithing Settlement
Replies: 14
Views: 1858

Re: Tithing Settlement

The last tithing settlement I went to I brought up the point that my gross pay is way more than net and in fact I should pay on net not gross. The money taken from me is not mine and i should not have to pay tithing on someone else's money. My "yearly increase" is what I can actually bank. Bishop ha...
by Kipper
12 Nov 2018, 13:28
Forum: Support
Topic: To Everyone Who Lurks and Never Comments
Replies: 5
Views: 1527

Re: To Everyone Who Lurks and Never Comments

I'm pretty amazed at the ability to articulate many of you have. I get a lot from your comments. Many times I come here to post but run out of time during my lunch hour just reading. :geek:
by Kipper
22 Aug 2018, 20:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do I
Replies: 26
Views: 2985

Re: How do I

dande48 wrote:
10 Aug 2018, 09:21
Since when do we get what we deserve?
Not sure I understand this, meaning you deserve it?
by Kipper
10 Aug 2018, 08:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do I
Replies: 26
Views: 2985

Re: How do I

California is blazing with wildfires, one is fairly close to home. After a post on my FB page I got this reply "I think the earth is being cleansed. Very sad. 😢"

This make me nuts. It's why I can't be a church socialite.
by Kipper
02 Jul 2018, 13:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pathways Program
Replies: 5
Views: 586

Re: Pathways Program

This used to really hurt to hear this kind of stuff but now it makes me furious. Why would it you ask? This cuts deep and very personal. Even though I worked most of my career as an engineer in aerospace I have always been held back because I never obtained a degree. In anything. It's been embarras...
by Kipper
01 Jul 2018, 14:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pathways Program
Replies: 5
Views: 586

Pathways Program

Does anybody know about or participate in this Pathways program? First I want to say sure, this seems like a great idea, encouragement and opportunity for many. We just had a pep talk from a stake visitor about how important education is and even it being commandment. Thru Pathways there is a cost s...