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jal posted a topic in Book ClubI'm looking for a book recommendation (preferably written from an LDS perspective) on spiritual gifts which the secular world ignorantly calls psychic abilities, that explains and contrasts the differences and similarities between these two areas of spiritual understandings. Here's my take: I think God has given many people spiritual gifts, but they don't always understand how to use them, or that they are given to us for our collective improvement as it pertains to our individual life's mission's and the gospel plan. The veil can be thin for many people, and with each of these diverse set of "abilities", the world often gets confused, or in some cases deceived (as we know can happen). Rather than taking a dogmatic approach that only spiritual gifts are found "in the gospel umbrella" (which I don't think is the case), and that the only place to learn about such things are in the scriptures..Id like to think an LDS author has discussed this subject in a properly authored book. I'm not looking to start a debate on this thread, rather, what sort of book(s) you might recommend on this subject. (The BofM and NT are already books in my possession ).
Does 11:11 mean anything to anyone out there? I keep seeing these numbers everywhere - in an uncanny, beyond coicindence way. I've found a lot of 11:11 THEORIES online but they are all without a gospel perspective. I would like to connect with other members of the church who have experienced this phenomenon and can discuss it with the perspective of the gospel.
I have been born and raised in the church. I have a testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, but the people in the church are pushing me away from going. Especially the bishop. I have a partial Native American/pioneer heritage. I have times when Jesus and Satin are fighting over my soul. I can feel this but am like an outsider looking in and have no choice over the end result and have come close to suicide. I recently told my bishop this and he said he would get me into therapy and has done nothing. I told him that the only thing that keeps me from doing it is being afraid of facing God afterword. He said that he is sure that there are exceptions. Really what I needed to hear. I feel like there is more, but I can't find it. My mind, body, heart, and spirit are fighting to find more. My heritage brings with it "gifts" that I have been taught are against the church, so I fight a constant battle of this. I have several "gifts" I want to learn to use better but find no answers because of my testimony and the way I was taught. How does one bring their heritage and their up bringing together to make them work? How does the church feel about having "gifts". I really need some help here and am afraid of being excommunicated if I ask.
Once a person accepts Christ and the teachings of the Church along with baptism, what areas does that person serve? Is it by spiritual gifts or by the need with in the Church? Does the new member have the option of where they would like to serve, with the leading of the Holy Spirit? Thank you for any answers!