Peter, I get the feeling that no matter what I ask you, your response will be similar to this one. *When I respond to you I use facts about my church. *You respond with statements like "1 in 10 of Smith's prophecies have been fulfilled." *That is a mighty allegation. * *Have you found out that statistic on your own study, or are you quoting info from a webpage dedicated to fight against my church? *If so, do you accept all they say as the final truth? *That is like getting job referrals from your enemies. *Hard to hear the good from enemies who focus on the bad. *Originally Posted by [b
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Do you really know that much about my church to make that claim that we are NOT experiencing the whole truth? *I fear that you have stopped debating our difference in faith, but have begun assuming you are right and that all differences I have are wrong. *Please keep this friendly and open minded.
Sure you do. *I don't equate following with worshiping. *I don't worship my Prophet. *No way! *Just as you said I follow the words of God which are coming from the mouths of prophets modern and old. *You say that we don't need Prophets like Moses anymore. *Could you mean that honestly? *Do you really look at the world today and say to yourself, "We are much smarter than the people were in the day of Moses and don't need a prophet to direct us and help us stay on path." * *Peter, I sincerely don't find us much better than the people who while Moses was gone created the golden calf! *In fact, I fear the world is as corrupted as the city of Sodom and Gomorrah, and we NEED a Prophet bringing us DIRECT revelation from God now more than EVER! *Originally Posted by [b
On your second point, I agree with you! *We do receive personal revelation through the Holy Ghost! *We have the potential to do that everyday! *But, we don't receive revelation concerning the whole world. *We simply receive guidance and revelation for our own lives and loved ones we have dependent on us. *But I for example couldn't receive revelation for the life of Mike King and he couldn't receive the same about mine. *We aren't entitled revelation for others. *But, Prophets receive words intended for the world, and they like Isaiah write it down for all to hear. *Plus, Prophets see the face of God, not just simply hear His voice.
Are you referring "Church" to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day saints? *Because I don't know of a single prophet of my church who has as you say " somehow it gets to their heads, God loses his importance in their lives, and they find themselves doing terrible things. " *Do you have any references for me that I can learn about?Originally Posted by [b
thanks! *Odysseus *