Midwest LDS

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  1. Midwest LDS

    Guaranteed Income Supplement

    Better than having voted for Kucinich in the last 4 elections like some people I [email protected]
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    Necessary Thanksgiving Foods

    Looks good to me. I would add several more pies to the list (Strawberry Rhubarb, Mixed Berry, Chocolate Pecan) and maybe make the Turkey smoked instead of oven baked. Otherwise my list is the same as yours.
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    What makes you a member?

    I wouldn't say following the rules doesn't matter. You need to follow them to reach the Celestial Kingdom after all! But remember God set things up specifically because he knew his children would fall short, specifically the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. The eternal rewards are the same for all who choose to follow his commandments and who repent of their sins. You're not a sucker. All of those people living away from God are suffering or will suffer the consequences of their sins. Would you trade the knowledge of where you stand with God for a beer or the chance to sleep around or the chance to embezzle money from your employer etc? There is a penalty for not living according to the will of God (broken marriages, STD's, broken friendships, destruction of health and self worth etc.) even if eternal forgiveness is gained. And don't let God's mercy detract from the joy you gain from living God's commandments!
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    What makes you a member?

    I understand and I feel as you do. I also have a myriad of weaknesses and failings, but I know this is Christ's restored church, if I stop going that won't change. It's kept me active personally, but I know some people struggle with that. I'm just grateful God takes the long view, and many people like that guy you met will one day use that core of testimony still burning in their hearts to help them overcome their weaknesses and come back.
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    What makes you a member?

    I understand, interactions like that can be confusing! Some people still have an abiding testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel even if they are struggling to live it. It's like how a lifetime smoker may struggle to drop the habit, but still truthfully tell their children that their lives will be better if they don't smoke. I've met many less active members that still hold a testimony of the truth of Christ's restored gospel in their hearts. All of us fall short of the glory of God, and even if someone is not actively trying to live that gospel right now, it doesn't mean they don't want to or that they will never come back and try again.
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    Did Face to Face answer questions?

    You're right. Is that why I didn't understand your 4 hour rant on the truth found in this book lying around your compound?
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    Did Face to Face answer questions?

    I'll check it out.
  8. We are a big church, and I think the easy answer to this is of course some people testify just to fit in. That kind of attempted conformity is going to be present in every group religious or not. I wouldn't use the term compelled though, no one holds a gun to anyone's head and forces them to stand up and testify. That being said, some of us really know the Church is the Church of Jesus Christ restored in it's fullness. I have a sure testimony of this through the power of the Holy Ghost and I don't need to see God or the Celestial kingdom to have this knowledge. You (generic) don't have to believe me, you could even suppose it's a piece of undigested cheese causing delusions, but I have a responsibility to share that knowledge so that you (generic) can hear it and seek your own knowledge from the Holy Ghost. Perhaps we can quibble about what we mean by knowledge, but it doesn't change what has been revealed to me or other members. Also, testifying of Christ's church is testifying of Jesus Christ (at least in my experience, you are testifying about his works). Some testimonies could be clearer about this, and we definitely could do with less travelogues, but I don't think there is an imbalance in testifying about Christ.
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    I feel very bad about feeling upset over a baby

    I'm sorry you are having such a rough time and I understand why you are upset. I am praying for you and I hope you will be able to find some peace and strength from the Holy Ghost.
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    What LGBTQ+ hath wrot

    Fair enough, but that was said later in life and it's always easy to claim "I didn't really mean it that way" after the fact. I never thought Wallis was pro-Nazi, just someone who wanted to marry a prince.
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    What LGBTQ+ hath wrot

    Lol there's a name I haven't heard in a while. Good reference. And you're right, as I'm usually the person boring someone else with my historical jokes, such as that picture I used higher on the thread. I definitely earned a taco for that one.
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    What LGBTQ+ hath wrot

    Besides this is a picture of me on a pleasant afternoon, I'm no Socialist
  13. Midwest LDS

    What LGBTQ+ hath wrot

    Hey only one of us has donated to the DNC buddy boy and it ain't me!😉
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    Emotional affair and children

    No it's not. God does not want you to go to hell, and you won't be doing yourself or your children any favors by not completing the repentance process. Remember what God tells us in John 3:17 "For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved." Repentance can be tough, but God sent his Son Jesus Christ into the world to save you as an individual, as well as all of us. His whole goal is to bring you eternal life, not have you suffer in misery for the rest of your mortal life. The only person who is telling you that you deserve eternal misery is the devil. Tell him to go back to hell where he belongs, take a deep breath, and find some time to tell your husband. It will be difficult and he may well be very hurt. But you cannot build a solid relationship on lies. I would rather my wife tell me something like this so we could work it out and come out stronger on the other side. Especially since it did not get physical, I think if your husband is truly the great guy you think he is he will be able to forgive you in time. Talk to your bishop too. You will be amazed at the feeling of relief you receive the moment you talk about this to an authorized servant of God. God is waiting to forgive you sister. The question is will you let him? I know you can do this and I will be praying for you.
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    What LGBTQ+ hath wrot

    For me when I say Church in this instance, I'm refering to the authority to act in God's name, so the priesthood. The insitution itself changes frequently and often as we receive revelation from God so it is not permanent in itself.