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by Life_Journey_of_Matt
03 May 2013, 10:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some stay.lds type quotes
Replies: 37
Views: 3388

Re: Some stay.lds type quotes

“I am more afraid that this people have so much confidence in their leaders that they will not inquire for themselves of God whether they are led by him. I am fearful they settle down in a state of blind self security. Let every man and woman know, by the whispering of the Spirit of God to themselv...
by Life_Journey_of_Matt
03 May 2013, 09:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Come home early or not go at all?
Replies: 20
Views: 1848

Re: Come home early or not go at all?

If you don't want to read about my experience, you can just skip to the last paragraph where I give you my actual reply. However, I thought my experience was applicable. I left for my mission the year I graduated high school. I was the kind of kid who never got in trouble, always knew the right gosp...
by Life_Journey_of_Matt
02 May 2013, 18:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Goodness vs Truth
Replies: 10
Views: 604

Re: Goodness vs Truth

I like the definition that means "pointed in the right direction" - as with "true north". Excellent! Thank you. If I read it with this context I think the statement actually becomes meaningful to me. I love the gospel of Jesus Christ and many of the teachings of other men who have lived on this ear...
by Life_Journey_of_Matt
02 May 2013, 12:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Goodness vs Truth
Replies: 10
Views: 604

Re: Goodness vs Truth

Is there a difference between goodness and truth? No - at least, not in a common religious phrasing. This type of discussion is meaningless if people are using radically different definitions of "truth". I guess what I've been asking is which definition from dictionary.com would Elder Uchtdorf be u...
by Life_Journey_of_Matt
02 May 2013, 07:27
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Goodness vs Truth
Replies: 10
Views: 604

Re: Goodness vs Truth

In all honesty, Moroni 7:13 seems like circular reasoning to me. If the existence or nature of an omnipotent God is at all in question, then proving to me that something is good does not prove to me that it's of God. I can believe in the goodness of the teachings of Jesus Christ because I can live t...
by Life_Journey_of_Matt
01 May 2013, 19:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Goodness vs Truth
Replies: 10
Views: 604

Goodness vs Truth

I have posted this quote a couple of times, and each time I read it I find something else to analyze. Here it is again from Elder Ucthdorf: Fear not; ask questions. Be curious, but doubt not! Always hold fast to faith and to the light you have already received. Because we see imperfectly in mortalit...
by Life_Journey_of_Matt
29 Apr 2013, 21:49
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Hearing the Voice of the Lord: by Gerald Lund
Replies: 7
Views: 1726

Re: Hearing the Voice of the Lord: by Gerald Lund

Updated my original post to include a couple of the things I liked ( and some other edits).
by Life_Journey_of_Matt
29 Apr 2013, 20:55
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: The Mystical Core of Organized Religion
Replies: 4
Views: 1533

Re: The Mystical Core of Organized Religion

Ok, I feel it's only fair to include the rest of the quote from Elder Uchtdorf. It's actually quite good. ;) Always hold fast to faith and to the light you have already received. Because we see imperfectly in mortality, not everything is going to make sense right now. … It’s true that ‘faith is not ...
by Life_Journey_of_Matt
29 Apr 2013, 20:33
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: The Mystical Core of Organized Religion
Replies: 4
Views: 1533

Re: The Mystical Core of Organized Religion

I love the bits that you pulled out, and every time I read about the eruption I think about the first vision. Did it really happen? I don't know, but something significant happened in that boy's life. I believe that his intentions in organizing our church were good. I believe the LDS church is good ...
by Life_Journey_of_Matt
29 Apr 2013, 13:49
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Hearing the Voice of the Lord: by Gerald Lund
Replies: 7
Views: 1726

Hearing the Voice of the Lord: by Gerald Lund

My Bishop has counseled me that as I search for answers to all of the questions I have about the existence of God, that the Spirit is the only completely trustworthy litmus test for truth. "Rely on the Spirit," he says. What makes it hard is that I don't know if the Spirit exists. I believe that He ...