There is always the sacrifice in some way of the needs of the one in favor of the needs of the many. Sometimes the needs of the one are not sacrificed voluntarily. I see our justice system as an example of this.Orson wrote:All organizations are abusive so some individuals, that is the nature of the beast. To completely eradicate that would be to end all organizations.
I am aware of three individuals that were excommunicated in life but later (sometimes much much later) had their blessing restored posthumously. I am aware of another individual (3rd hand account so I can't be sure) that was excommunicated through a sort of misunderstanding and was eventually able to get cooler heads to prevail so that she could have her blessings restored (my former bishop claimed to know this woman and used her story to illustrate the value of long-suffering. If she had gone on the war path or gone to the media the wagons would have circled and she never would have gotten her membership restored.)intothelight wrote:I guess what I'm really asking is whether or not you believe that God and the church are 100% in sync with one another. Do you believe that God can grant exception from a black and white church law, even when church leaders might say He doesn't?
If a person gets excommunicated for political expediency or other mortal concerns, how might that affect the individuals reception by the Father of their spirit? These examples are extreme, but they help me to understand the limitations of church hierarchy and administration to express the wonders and expansiveness of the heavens.