God's word has plenty of "ecclesiastic authority". I do assume you care, in some part at least, about your own salvation. That you care what Jesus taught, what his apostles had to say. You will have to answer for the decisions you make. By what you have told us about your life, Mormonism gives you nothing but a place to go sit on Sundays. It can't be giving any comfort about your salvation because you don't or can't keep even the most basic standards. You may love the church. But how does the church love you? It doesn't, I don't care what you claim.<quoted text>
Yup. I knew the word "profits" didn't look right when I typed it, but I was in a hurry and had to get cooking supper. I'd actually began that post hours before, and had been outside doing some maintenance on the stables, feeding the livestock, getting my old rototiller running, etc. before I got back to it. My error.
As for reading what you've "broken down clearly, many times", you assume that I'm interested in the opinions of an apostate with no ecclesiastic authority. Other than perhaps as occasional amusement, I am not. I know my church is true, and am fully satisfied by that fact.
You can say that, but I just saw a lot of Mormons trying real hard to prove they're normal this year, hoping to get Romney elected. I know first hand what freaks people think Mormons are having been one. Being the only Mormon in my school growing up, heck just about being the only teen even in seminary. Maybe you're lucky, but I have a hard time believing it.As for being "outcasts"? I've been LDS for 30 years now, and never have I felt outcast. Seems all my LDS friends are quite happy and well adjusted also. So it would appear the "outcast" thing is merely another phony label placed upon us by anti-LDS zealots who wish to push their agenda among each other, and among non-Mormons who have no understanding of the church.
Really? Even though you have total disregard for the Word of Wisdom? Or are the other members just being polite to you? Answer that one to yourself.On the contrary, being a member of the Lord's church is actually quite a feeling of "belonging" that a lot of folks miss out on.
Why do you believe in the church? That would be really interesting to know.
Let them argue, it's only a translation. People can get silly about some of the stupidest things.My baptist friend carried a Holy Bible with her among her textbooks back in high school..and many unflattering comments were made about that among the secular crowd, not to mention her being the butt of outright jokes. Her response? As I remember it, she was "in the world", not "of the world"..and it is better to be an outcast from modern "humanity", than to be an outcast from the presence of the Lord.
I would have to agree. You speak of being an "outcast" as if it's a bad thing. Personally, I find so much detestable in modern society that for one to be outcast from that, one is far better off.
And as for whether or not the King James Version of the Holy Bible is inspired..well, you'll have a lot of argument against you on that one too..and it will come from folks more closely aligned with your opinion on the subject of the LDS Church..LOL!