Which basic LDS beliefs do these videos teach? The new ones or the old ones we
were taught in the past?
Back Talk - Are you converted to Christ or to your Church? I know these two
words are intertwined but this statement is still very thought provoking.
True,President Hinkley do Mormons worship the same Jesus" No I
don’t. The traditional Christ of whom they speak is not the Christ of whom
I speak. .." (Deseret News, June 20 1998)VS, John 1:1 John is
pointing his Jewish readers back to the O. T. where the Logos or
“Word” of God is the personification of God’s revelation. Jesus as the Logos is drawing upon a familiar word and concept that
both Jews and Gentiles of his day would have been familiar with and using that
as the starting point from which He introduces them to Jesus Christ. But
John goes beyond the familiar concept of Logos that his Jewish and Gentile
readers would have had and presents Jesus Christ not as a mere mediating
principle like the Greeks perceived, but as a personal being, fully divine, yet
fully human. (John 1:14),God becomes man, not man becomes a god
Second thought, Are you converted to Christ or to your Church? I
know these two words are intertwined but this statement is still very thought
provoking. Being Christlike to others should always be our guide.
Doing that leaves out a lot of worry about our imperfections. I think doing
this is what allows "joy" to be part of our daily lives.
Does the "joy" come before you are perfect or only after you think you
are "perfect"?Good little video spot. As
regards Religion, the first thing to ask anyone is "do they believe in
God"? If they do, just talk about the things you agree on. It makes your
relationship beneficial to both people. If they want to learn more about the LDS
Church, it will come up. No failure in just talking about God.
So Bass679... you are saying that you teach that Joseph stuck his head into a
hat with a special rock that the church posseses to create the book of Mormon?
@MoreManDude, I know you don't like the Church but if you're
going to try and be sarcastic the Golden Plates at least get the name right.That aside, there's nothing in the Gospel Topics essays that
hasn't been part of Seminary or Sunday School, at least as long as
I've been around. Sure, they add detail but nothing really not. No, not
even to the translation process.
@chuckster.... once you are done with the milk, comes the meat. The Gospel
Topics Essays on LDS.org is a great place to venture next.
Good comment bass 679. The gospel may be too complex if foisted upon us all at
once. I like the concept of reading and learning the Ten Commandments and the
Articles of Faith. Listen to the Sacrament prayer, then after taking the bread
and water, actually try to understand the true meaning of it.
This is generally a great idea. It's very likely this is going to get
spoofed to no end (in Saturday Night Live style), though.
@Bass679.... wait til you figure out that 1 x 0 always equals Zero. Do you
still teach about the Golden Tablets being used for translation?
@MoremanYou don't start with Calculus or James Joyce, you start with
arithmetic and letter sounds. Same way with the gospel. Or any topic really. You
start with the general and basic and work towards the detail and complexities.
Does it really make sense to be simplifying the church when they are going to
find out the complexities soon enough?