Kayvex Posted February 23, 2015 Report Share Posted February 23, 2015 So I was just researching willy-nilly the other day as I tend to do. I've always been a studier of doctrine, and recently saw a blogger got excommunicated. I don't have any clue who this guy is, but I understand that excommunication is a touchy subject and didn't want to think much of it. But I couldn't help it. I started digging with a desire to find what causes excommunication, what it means to be excommunicated on a spiritual scale, and understanding how and if one rebounds from such a blow. And frankly, I was shocked a bit.A good handful of people were waddling around the woodwork of my studies, telling their own tales of excommunication and disfellowship. I was surprised at how little some had done to experience such a punishment! But you can't trust everything you read on the internet! So I tried to search church documents. But I found so little on the matter that I can't combat everything else I've read. So tell me folks. What do you know about excommunication? As civil and unbiased as possible if you could. I don't know... What I've studied has just seemed a bit... off... People who had come to their bishop in repentance, excommunicated for all assortments of things. Crimes I understand, major sins I do too. But one that really struck me was that many couples had been ex-communicated for fornicating with their fiances before marriage! As an engaged woman, such an idea is kinda terrifying! (not saying that's in my plan-book, but the work to prevent temptation is a hard ride, and I can imagine it being easy to slip up if you were less prepared) Anyone know anyone who has been excommunicated? Has anyone been excommunicated themselves? I truly just want to understand this part of our faith and culture. I've never met anyone in that kind of situation, or even in the situations that causes excommunications (or at least, anyone who had been public about it). Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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