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by Ilovechrist77
14 Dec 2019, 21:42
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: My Revised Understanding of The Second Comforter
Replies: 12
Views: 2777

My Revised Understanding of The Second Comforter

I know last I posted a topic called Modern-day Experiences With The Second Comforter. I didn't realize this before, but over time I found out I became a bit obsessed with obtaining this spiritual gift. I began a curiosity in the Second Comforter, visions or visitations of Jesus Christ, when I began ...
by Ilovechrist77
12 Dec 2019, 01:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Somewhat Reduced Participation
Replies: 7
Views: 1350

Re: Somewhat Reduced Participation

Old Timer, I'm grateful you'll still be with us, even if it will less than you used to be. Thank you so very much for your advice when I thought couldn't get through my faith crisis in one piece. I definitely don't have everything figured out yet, but I feel much more at peace with myself and my rel...
by Ilovechrist77
01 Dec 2019, 19:33
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Seminary Manual vs. non-LDS Scripture Commentary
Replies: 8
Views: 2281

Re: Seminary Manual vs. non-LDS Scripture Commentary

I think that's great that you use non-LDS commentary for the scriptures in seminary other than the LDS seminary manuals. After I had my faith transition, I hardly ever read, listen, or watch talks or listen to the opinions of the General Authorities, unless it's Uctdorf or a few others I might like....
by Ilovechrist77
06 Oct 2019, 17:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TR Questions Change-up
Replies: 20
Views: 3027

Re: TR Questions Change-up

When it comes to good works taught in the church, I used to get so annoyed when many Christians outside of the church would accuse of believing our works save us and not grace, as the old argument/debate goes. Now after my faith transition, I think in many ways they're right. Unfortunately, too many...
by Ilovechrist77
09 Jul 2019, 17:20
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Joseph Smith: Fallen prophet?
Replies: 18
Views: 5261

Re: Joseph Smith: Fallen prophet?

I could be wrong about this, but for awhile I believed prophets couldn't be true prophets unless God directly called them or eventually appeared to them. Now I don't believe that anymore. I believe people have different strengths and weaknesses and God gives different people different spiritual gift...
by Ilovechrist77
07 Jul 2019, 21:00
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Joseph Smith: Fallen prophet?
Replies: 18
Views: 5261

Re: Joseph Smith: Fallen prophet?

This is an interesting topic. I've come to the conclusion that true or false prophets isn't always so black-and-white. All prophets were and are probably just a mixture of true and false. Who was to say he was fallen? Because he believed, taught, and did some thing are wrong? David and Solomon defin...
by Ilovechrist77
22 May 2019, 21:59
Forum: Support
Topic: How Can I Navigate My Path With The Course With These Issues?
Replies: 14
Views: 2437

Re: How Can I Navigate My Path With The Course With These Issues?

MrNirom, I appreciate that too. I apologize if I might have have offended you. I think that's great you and your wife have the spiritual gifts necessary to see and experience the things you two have been able to. With Alvin's situation and temple work in general I really wasn't trying to say that no...
by Ilovechrist77
22 May 2019, 21:43
Forum: Support
Topic: How Can I Navigate My Path With The Course With These Issues?
Replies: 14
Views: 2437

Re: How Can I Navigate My Path With The Course With These Issues?

Thanks, everyone, for the comments. AmyJ, I love what you had to say here, 5: Us Vs Them & The End of the World: Okum's razor suggests that the narrative in the scriptures was written to unite people and create communities - fear, religious differentiation and common beliefs are the way to do so. I ...
by Ilovechrist77
20 May 2019, 21:45
Forum: Support
Topic: How Can I Navigate My Path With The Course With These Issues?
Replies: 14
Views: 2437

Re: How Can I Navigate My Path With The Course With These Issues?

Yeah, it has a little bit. I hope you get well.
by Ilovechrist77
20 May 2019, 20:45
Forum: Support
Topic: How Can I Navigate My Path With The Course With These Issues?
Replies: 14
Views: 2437

How Can I Navigate My Path With The Course With These Issues?

Per SilentDawnings request, here are the things I'm talking about. 1. Temple ordinances: I think they're great, even though I don't think they're required for exaltation at all. Joseph Smith's oldest brother Alvin apparently didn't need them at all according to a dream or vision Joseph had, but the ...