LDS Perspectives: The Delicate Art of Critical Judgment with George Handley

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  • Hope & Faith give us strength Utah County, UT
    Aug. 3, 2017 11:01 p.m.

    I am an active member of the LDS Church.
    I did not vote for Donald Trump.
    I know that Christ welcomes me in His church.
    I know that He welcomes everyone in His church.

    Those of us who actually believe and follow the Savior aren't defined by an attendance record, and certainly not by our politics. But having faith on Jesus Christ, in my belief, means that we follow Him. We've been given clear instructions, commandments, and maxims to follow. I believe we can only find joy in attending and serving in the church, in searching the scriptures every day for answers to our daily prayers. I believe our souls need nourishing ever so constantly to remain focused on a path that is narrow for good reason.

    There's only one way to follow the Savior, and I don't believe it's in complaining about His other followers. A hardened heart is one that doesn't look to the Savior to be healed, because they don't believe they can be, or that He would heal them. Humbling ourselves before God means that we let go of hard feelings and like an innocent child, approach Him ready to be instructed.

    This delicate art rests with faith in Christ & obedience alone.

  • Open Minded Mormon Everett, 00
    July 27, 2017 8:59 a.m.

    "Handley has found that the major driver in one’s relationship with the church can be the relationship one has with the people within the church. "

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    Which explains why people who love God's Earth and the environment, tout Equality for all and compassion toward their fellow man especially the 'least of these' -- are labeled "Liberals" and are run OUT of the Church.

    Liberals do not leave the GOSPEL of Jesus Christ, we just are not welcome in 'his' church for actually believing him
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    not Donald Trump or the Republican Party.