Jane_Doe

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  1. Said person would need to talk to their bishop and work towards being re-baptized.
  2. Jane_Doe

    Hi

    Howdy!
  3. @Seek, may I suggest that a better way of going about things would be to talk about things that are of real importance to YOU. Not random critics, or apologists, but the things weighing on your heart. We can explain fully views of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is, any areas of "we don't know", etc.
  4. So... you want to discuss whether or not you would be held for apostasy for this belief? I don't mean to be rude, but that's the only implications really to be had. Again, you're welcome to believe whatever (again, Article of Faith 11), but runs directly contrary to to the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
  5. @Seek you can believe whatever it is according to the dictates of your own conscious (Article of Faith 11). But for orthodox members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the two being involved in the First Vision are clearly the Father and the Son. This isn't a discussion.
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    Fates worse than death

    A good therapist is a good thing. They don't have to LDS. You need help to overcome wounds, getting yourself fixed before you can help others.
  7. The Church keeps the number of formal-in-person classes it hosts few in number, preferring to: 1) put out online resources so anyone anywhere at anytime can access them 2) have things be a general part of church (example, a Relief Society lesson which has a discussion on being a better parent). You'll also get some special activities focused directly on that (like one Relief Society mid-week activity we had a Child Development Expert came in for an open Q&A talk time). 3) Offer Ministering, Relief Society, extra to be resources to whomever needs it. For example on my to-do list for tomorrow is ask my Ministering Sister "hey, my kid is about to start school at the school your kids go to. What can you tell me about whatever it is they do for lunch?". 4) Be part of the local community, building with whatever resources/networks are there.
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    Joining the Church

    Honestly, if you completely stick your foot in your mouth, folks will just get a laugh at it and move on. England is very friendly towards new people. We have a couple of forum members who are converts in England.
  9. Jane_Doe

    WoW Classic anyone

    Active wow player here (b-elf ret pali, cas' raider)* I'll probably stick my foot into Classic just to test it, but I'm really not that interested. It's a game about walking a journey with friends, and many of my friends walk a different pace than me--which is totally doable in the modern game, but not Classic. It's just not my thing. *And yes, I'm being a dork and purposely using lots of slang here
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    Questions for Apostles

    I don't remember what i asked Bednar when he gave the same offer.... this has been his basic M.O. for at least 8 years. I really like it.
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    When did temple marriage begin?

    The first temple building that we have record of. If they're were others, we don't have record of them. Also, the Lord doesn't always work though a temple building made of stone/brick/wood/etc.
  12. Jane_Doe

    Joining the Church

    No resentment at all-- we love new people and questions, particularly real-from-the-heart ones!
  13. Admittedly, haven't read it. But my take on the subject: God's Truth never change. But our understanding of them does grow over time, as do the various procedures we use to best get things done. Both of those are influenced by culture. Additionally, there is pure church & secular culture that influence behavior. It would be silly for anyone to deny those facts. However, those facts highlight the need for continuing revelation: to have the Lord be heard on what is His Truth and His guidance, less we just be caught up in our own culture.
  14. Jane_Doe

    Joining the Church

    Howdy! I have several favorite parts of the Gospel. The first is the Plan of Salvation: just knowing the purpose, direction, and value of everything. Plus it's stressing on our own agency and the power of God. Second would be... well, I'm a scientist. I like experiments: testing and hypothesis and seeing the results. Testing scripture, testing prayer, testing fruit, and having those all turn wonderful results, that I good for me. Third: I like the simultaneous stress of having a God whom speaks to the world (Prophets, continuing revelation, etc), while also just as much speaking to each of us individually (answering prayer, personal revelation, etc). As to my advice on the next step: you're on the right track keep going. Don't let people rush you, but also if you feel the Savior saying "come, follow me" don't dawdle.
  15. Hi @Amberlee, welcome to the forum, and (more importantly) welcome to learning about Christ's Gospel. Any steps you and your boyfriend can take along the path of discipleship would be a great thing for both you, him, and your relationship. You're welcome at church on Sunday and any other activities as well. Of course, scripture reading and prayer are powerful foundations. If you'd like, you can also request a Ministering Sister/Brother. And yes, meeting with the missionaries and learning more of the Gospel is of course wonderful.