Are you concerned about your personal/family salvation?

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SilentDawning
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Are you concerned about your personal/family salvation?

Post by SilentDawning » 01 Dec 2013, 07:30

For those of you who are not full-fledged TR holders -- are you concerned about the eternal salvation of your family? Do you feel anxiety or concern that your family may not be together in the eternities? Or if you have no family in the church are you concerned you will attract some form of personal/individual damnation due to your unwillingness to live the gospel as a full TR-holding person?

A friend of mine asked me about this -- whether my mortality is bothering me since I'm not a full-fledged TR-holder any longer. I would be interested in your answers.
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Re: Are you concerned about your personal/family salvation?

Post by DarkJedi » 01 Dec 2013, 07:51

I'd like to hear your answer, too, SD. I've actually gone through stages of this. When my crisis of faith began I was concerned. Later, as I became agnostic and nearly atheist, I didn't care because I didn't believe those teachings anyway. The truth is at this time I don't know. I'm not sure I accept all of the teachings of the church regarding salvation and exaltation (more particularly the latter). As scripturally taught, I do believe I am saved (I believe in Jesus Christ, I have been baptized, I accept him as my Savior, etc.). I don't believe in a hell of fire and brimstone, but I do believe there is a state of being that is hell - and I think that can even occur in the celestial kingdom (if such a place exists). Barring getting crushed by a log truck on my way to work tomorrow, I also believe I still have time to work this out, but it has taken a back burner to more pressing beliefs (like does God really exist, etc.) in the past. perhaps this thread will be of some assistance as I work through this - one of the things I love about this site and my friends here.
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Re: Are you concerned about your personal/family salvation?

Post by Cadence » 01 Dec 2013, 09:23

If I am not saved then I will be with the other 99.9% of those that ever lived. Besides how many true believing Mormons with Temple recommends believe they are going to the Celestial Kingdom? I know when I was TBM I never thought I was good enough. It is only the over the top Mormons who actually believe they are going to make it. The church is set up so you doubt yourself to keep you motivated to keep trying harder to be a good Mormon to attain that celestial glory.
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Re: Are you concerned about your personal/family salvation?

Post by SilentDawning » 01 Dec 2013, 09:29

It doesn't seem like an immediate concern to me right now. I'm sure that TB Mormons could quote all kinds of BoM scriptures that say not to procrastinate your day of repentence, but frankly, I don't see it as an immediate concern right now for me even though I am in my early 50's now.
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"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. No price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself."

A man asked Jesus "do all roads lead to you?" Jesus responds,”most roads don’t lead anywhere, but I will travel any road to find you.” Adapted from The Shack, William Young

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Re: Are you concerned about your personal/family salvation?

Post by cwald » 01 Dec 2013, 10:59

No.

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Re: Are you concerned about your personal/family salvation?

Post by church0333 » 01 Dec 2013, 14:00

I look around church and it seems like I am doing about as good as most. There might be 5% that do everything they are suppose to and the rest are doing the best they can. If that 5% make up the CK then I think I would be more comfortable with the other 95% in the other kingdoms. I think God will judge us more by how we treat others and honor him then by the commandments the church puts out. I worry more about how I am going to handle the rest of this life than I do the next life at this stage.

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Re: Are you concerned about your personal/family salvation?

Post by cwald » 01 Dec 2013, 14:05

church0333 wrote:... I worry more about how I am going to handle the rest of this life than I do the next life at this stage.
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Re: Are you concerned about your personal/family salvation?

Post by SamBee » 01 Dec 2013, 15:18

Yes, but not because I have no TR.
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Re: Are you concerned about your personal/family salvation?

Post by Roy » 01 Dec 2013, 15:58

I believe in a loving Parental God. I believe that relationships matter. I believe that I should do my best, both to be a good person individually and to help others become their own best selves. I believe that we will always be "works in progress." I believe that everything else will work itself out.
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Re: Are you concerned about your personal/family salvation?

Post by Curt Sunshine » 01 Dec 2013, 18:40

No, and it has nothing to do with my TR status.
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