Meet Greg Trimble, the California man behind the viral Mormon blog

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  • KevinSim Springville, UT
    April 28, 2017 10:27 a.m.

    CMTM posted:

    =Spirits is only used of human beings when qualifying terms are added, otherwise
    =the term is restricted to supernatural beings.

    What does this have to do with anything we were talking about?

    =Paul’s(1 Cor 15:29) reference (THEY, not I) to the practice here is neither a
    =recommendation nor a condemnation. He simply uses it as evidence from the lives
    =of the Corinthians themselves to bolster his larger argument, begun in 15:12,
    =that resurrection from the dead is a present reality in Christ and a future
    =reality for them.

    Huh? The baptism for the dead scripture? Why in the world did you bring up this scripture?

  • CMTM , 00
    April 27, 2017 12:40 p.m.

    RE: KevinSim. Why consult all of them on behalf of the living?

    (1 Peter 3:19)” By which also he went and preached=( proclaimed/ kryss, (not good news) unto the spirits=(*pneusian) in prison;… in the days of Noah.
    Spirits is only used of human beings when qualifying terms are added, otherwise the term is restricted to supernatural beings. E.g..,”@(Luke 4:36) …the unclean spirits, and they come out*3 Occurrences.

    Paul’s(1 Cor 15:29) reference (THEY, not I) to the practice here is neither a recommendation nor a condemnation. He simply uses it as evidence from the lives of the Corinthians themselves to bolster his larger argument, begun in 15:12, that resurrection from the dead is a present reality in Christ and a future reality for them. Whatever they may have proclaimed, the Corinthians’ actions demonstrated that they had hope for a bodily resurrection.

    Christian theologian Geoffrey W. Bromiley, “Tertullian said, evidence of such a practice was only among heretical groups like the Cerinthians and Marcionites,” and neither of these groups existed when 1 Cor was written.

  • KevinSim Springville, UT
    April 27, 2017 9:19 a.m.

    CMTM posted:

    =Why consult the dead on behalf of the living?

    Good question. Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Paul, Peter, Jude are all dead. Why consult all of them on behalf of the living?

    The answer is simple. God sees no great advantage in repeating Himself unnecessarily. If one has a question and He has already given the answer to Matthew, Paul, or Nephi, then He might very possibly just want us to read the answer already recorded, instead of expecting Him to provide again the answer He already provided.

  • CMTM , 00
    April 26, 2017 8:39 a.m.

    RE: ssev . "[T]he angel Moroni”? Moroni’s words speak from the ‘dust’. Or a "familiar spirit" in Isa 29:4/2Nephi 26:16.) The Latin Vulgate translation of Isa 29:4,”and thy speech shall whisper out of the ‘dust’. and thy voice shall be from the earth like that of the *pythonis=(familiar spirit) ..”
    a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination= (*pythonis/Grk,=4436) met us which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying. ., Acts 16:16…

    In Greek mythology, Pythian a serpent dwelt in the region of Pytho . (Isaiah 8:19NIV) When someone tells you to consult mediums , who whisper and mutter, should not a people inquire of their God? Why consult the dead on behalf of the living?

    .SINCERLY Wrong, A different spirit, ( Is 29:4 JST) “ And thou(she) shalt be brought down, and shalt speak out of the ground, and thy(her) speech shall be low out of the dust, and thy(her) voice shall be, as of one that hath a* familiar spirit, out of the ground, and thy(her) speech shall whisper out of the dust.

  • lloydlewisjr Montrose, CO
    April 25, 2017 5:09 p.m.

    I enjoy Greg Trimble's blogs, sports and all, and encourage him to keep on keepin' on. Thanks.

  • The Caravan Moves On Enid, OK
    April 25, 2017 1:48 p.m.

    I read this guy's blog on Christ not accepting all behaviors.

    Man!, this guy nailed it! Absolutely nailed it! To listen to many Christians today, you'd think that Christ did nothing but pat everyone on the head and give them warm chocolate chip cookies. Newsflash: they KILLED Jesus because they HATED Him. And why did they hate Him? Because He told them things they didn't want to hear. It is not God's duty to bend to the will of His children, it is OUR duty to bend to God's will. Think that Christ will accept "all" behavior and therefore "all" people? Well, knock yourself out and live your life as you think. But we have ALL been warned there is a final judgment coming. Good luck to us all.

  • ssev Maple Grove, MN
    April 25, 2017 9:30 a.m.

    "[T]he angel Moroni didn't appear to me in my room, but the visions of my responsibilities and foreordination were clear and as tangible as if that angel were standing above me in the air."

    Good for Brother Trimble for claiming to receive his "responsibilities and foreordination," as if from an "angel ... in the air." He reminds me of the promise made to those who were not "prophets, seers and revelators," who were invited to prophesy to the nations of Earth, in D&C 33:

    [Y]e are called to lift up your voices as with the sound of a trump, to declare my gospel . ... Open your mouths and they shall be filled, and you shall become even as Nephi of old . ... [S]pare not ... for lo, I am with you. ..."

    It should come as no surprise to Latter-day Saints that the least of the human race, rather than only the Church's appointed "prophets, seers and revelators," can have the same power and authority to prophesy in the name of the Lord, when they do so by the power of the Holy Ghost.

  • Seagull Suz Sandy, UT
    April 25, 2017 8:48 a.m.

    Greg...I love your brand of authenticity...not sugar-coated...not from a tradition biased base. Truly, we all should be friends even if we disagree on whatever topics. Thank you for stating that in your own words. If you ever go on the church speaking circuit...make Utah your first stop! ❤️

  • Mayfair City, Ut
    April 25, 2017 5:20 a.m.

    MoreMan is right.

    Many mormon pioneers shared their faith by writing.

    I discovered Greg Trimble early on and appreciated him doing the same.

    My only caution to him is to remember the susceptibility​ of people like him to be swayed off course by the dark side motivated politically correct nonsense.....

    Just because a PC position seems to be becoming the new normal doesn't make it right.

    Sophistry has weaved its tentacles into everything, and just don't want to see Greg fall for that any more than he has.

  • TDorsey Cornelius, OR
    April 24, 2017 8:52 p.m.

    I remember reading one of Greg's first blogs and I just loved his insight! Not long after I started a facebook page dedicated to the restored Gospel and feature Greg's blog posts every time they come out...yes even the sports stuff. Needless to say, doing on-line missionary work can be very rewarding. On my page we have almost 123,000 followers and reach close to 2 million people every week. The rewards are wonderful when people ask for more info about the church, or ask how they can be visited by missionaries. Keep up the good work Greg...like Elder Bednar said, "I exhort you to sweep the earth with messages filled with righteousness and truth—messages that are authentic, edifying, and praiseworthy—and literally to sweep the earth as with a flood."

  • NeilT Clearfield, UT
    April 24, 2017 7:04 p.m.

    I like his attitude. Arguing and bible bashing over religious doctrine is nonproductive. People respond to love and acceptance not criticism or being told they are wrong. The Book of Mormon says contention is of the devil.

  • 3dSeeker Meridian, ID
    April 24, 2017 5:38 p.m.

    Way to be, Helaman Trimble. The word is indeed mightiest. Your light helps motivate me to uncover mine. God bless and magnify your efforts, brother.

  • MoreMan San Diego, CA
    April 24, 2017 2:55 p.m.

    The best part about the Mormon pioneers is that they too blogged in their dairies. The truth is out there and it truly is stranger than fiction or non-fiction or reality or whatever genre this is. When you realize that the church has 15 million members, you also realize that is a lot of eyeballs in your niche market.

  • Johnny Triumph Lahaina, HI
    April 24, 2017 10:52 a.m.

    What a great story of not only faith but of sacrifice and work. I feel I'm not alone in being lazy where important things are concerned, I'm built up by stories like this of others who work hard and share their beliefs.