User Profile: Alex

Alex

Member Since: May 11, 2011

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  • [1] April 24, 2015 at 1:42pm

    To all you naysayers out there, I have one thing to say. If you have not felt the unmistakable hands of God reaching out to you in a time of need, just wait. An experience like this isn’t one that can be communicated and understood by words anyway. It is understood by direct experience. God loves you and just because you haven’t felt his hand reach out to you doesn’t mean you won’t know it when He does. There are spiritual experiences that people have shared with me that at one time, I would have laughed at. However, God was merciful and kind to me, and He helped me to understand. I am grateful beyond words for God the Eternal Father, His Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost. They live and are involved with our lives. When you come to know the promptings from the other side that the people from this article speak of, you will not be able to quite express it well either.

  • [1] April 23, 2015 at 11:24am

    Good luck with the afterlife there, Adam Gadahn. You’re gonna need it!

  • April 20, 2015 at 5:57pm

    Be that as it may, this lady is well within her rights to religious freedom to act as she did. Regardless of whether it was the best use of her money and resources, she doesn’t need your or the government’s say so. The local ordinance places an undue burden on her religious liberties.

  • [1] April 20, 2015 at 5:52pm

    Good on ya, Joan Cheever! Way to stand up for your rights!

  • [11] April 16, 2015 at 6:16pm

    He did.

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  • [1] April 15, 2015 at 4:45pm

    seanconreed,

    Just so you know, “As usual” means normally, but not necessarily in every case. I think that MS Soldier already covered that. FYI

  • [8] April 15, 2015 at 2:36pm

    It takes a big man to admit you’re wrong, Louis C.K. Good on ya. I know I always feel a burden lifted when I apologize for something I’ve done wrong.

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  • April 14, 2015 at 1:48pm

    snooop1e,

    I take no joy in admitting it, but you have revealed the protestant’s and evangelical’s Achilles Heel on this issue. I can see evangelical and protestant denominations continuing to fragment, as a natural course of Sola Fide as you have explained. For Catholics, Eastern Orthodox, and Mormons, however, marriage is hard wired into the institution of the church as sacraments. The protestants and evangelicals in the aggregate have latitude to allow gay marriage and at the same time preach against it. We do not. It is not negotiable.

  • [14] April 13, 2015 at 2:25pm

    spankylistens2u,

    What tempts us should not ever be what defines us, nor should we be judged by what commandment of God challenges us the most. I have never condemned anybody who is tempted to homosexuality, but I have always been friendly and kind to them. My study partner in college was closeted gay. When he finally came out and decided to embrace the gay lifestyle, he might have imagined or feared that my response would be different than it was. No, he is still my friend, and always will be.

    However, the standard that I feel God has held up is not one that I feel at any liberty to abridge. As I see it, it is not mine to change. Granted, I haven’t decided whether I would provide a cake if I were in the same situation, but I understand fully the undue burden that this places on conscience to be compelled to do so. The freedom to refuse based on conscience is sacred to me, and I feel duty bound to uphold it.

    I have no desire that homosexuals in this country should live in fear, but neither do I believe it is right for the government to be able to use the force of law to make sure fear can’t happen. That violates freedom of speech, religious freedom and conscience. While I would always seek to minimize fear, I think it is wrong to try to make fear impossible by infringing on the rights of others. Nobody has a right not to feel fear. I don’t. You don’t. Nobody does.

  • [-1] April 13, 2015 at 1:52pm

    democratsfordemocracy,

    You have bad data. The following are the data for 2014.

    Aruba 28%
    Belgium 33.99%
    Denmark 24.5%
    Finland 20%
    Japan 35.64%
    Netherlands 25%
    Spain 30%
    Sweden 22%
    United States 40%

  • [2] April 13, 2015 at 12:03pm

    As long as the USA has the highest corporate tax rate in the world, China’s exports will do just fine. It is the cost of doing business that is the limiting factor.

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  • [30] April 13, 2015 at 11:47am

    “I feel like God has just put a sense of no fear in us. He wins in the end, so what are we afraid of?”

    That, my friends, is why we keep God’s commandments. In the end, God’s peace is the only cheering section that really matters. Bravo, Betty and Dick Odgaard! Your stand on principle inspires me.

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  • April 13, 2015 at 11:06am

    Good choice, Wyoming Catholic College! You’re really better off not taking the government funding. The strings attached are simply not worth it. Religious freedom is of greater worth than a few extra bucks. Brigham Young University where I went to school doesn’t take government funding either, and it does just fine. It is liberating not to be beholden to government for your education.

  • [83] April 10, 2015 at 12:02pm

    In a certain sense, marriage doesn’t work. That is not its job. That is the responsibility of you and your spouse. When you put your commitment to God ahead of your spouse and your spouse ahead of yourself, God will bless your marriage, and you will have peace and joy. Marriage will then feed your soul.

    You will always be disappointed if you look at marriage as a commodity to be consumed, rather than a garden to be planted and tended with care. If you don’t love your spouse, give your all to serving, loving, and blessing your spouse, and you will find that you really do.

    In reply to the contribution Marriage Doesn't Work if You're a Narcissist

  • [-1] April 7, 2015 at 1:29pm

    jendeucher,

    Let me guess. You are either george-harrison under a different account, or his friend. Am I right?

  • April 6, 2015 at 7:09pm

    If you think that God only hears the sincere righteous prayers of Christians, then you are out of your mind. How can those that don’t believe in Christ ever come to believe in Him if they don’t have access to His guidance in the first place?

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  • [4] April 6, 2015 at 5:47pm

    tzion,

    Sorry you have to deal with some of these ignorant comments.

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  • [2] April 6, 2015 at 5:38pm

    Unless you’re being facetious or are joking about it, I have two words for you. You first.

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  • April 5, 2015 at 2:44pm

    walkintruth, (continued)

    The following scripture tells us a little bit about Satan.

    Doctrine & Covenants 76:25-27

    25 And this we saw also, and bear record, that an angel of God who was in authority in the presence of God, who rebelled against the Only Begotten Son whom the Father loved and who was in the bosom of the Father, was thrust down from the presence of God and the Son,

    26 And was called Perdition, for the heavens wept over him—he was Lucifer, a son of the morning.

    27 And we beheld, and lo, he is fallen! is fallen, even a son of the morning!

    Having chosen to rebel against the Father and the Son before this world was, he was cast down and became Satan. He is a being who damned himself eternally, and thus became miserable forever. In his misery, he seeks the misery of all mankind who did not follow him before the world began. He is at war with all of us.

  • April 5, 2015 at 2:37pm

    walkintruth,

    You misunderstand our doctrine. We believe, and have always claimed, that Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son IN THE FLESH. We also believe, though it is not mentioned in this scripture, that Jesus Christ was the firstborn among all the offspring of the Father before this earth began. This would mean that technically, the spirits of Christ, Satan, and all of us are the offspring of God the Eternal Father. While our spirits have the same Father, the natures of all the offspring of God have not developed the same in the eternities. Christ, as the Firstborn, was the heir of the Father, and all that He has. He was the only one of the offspring of God to become like the Father in nature, and thus inherit godhood before the world began. All the rest of us are deficient in some way. We cannot inherit what Christ by his own merits inherited. We must therefore rely on the merits, mercy and grace of the Lord Jesus Christ to enable to overcome all the obstacles that separate us from the eternal destiny as heirs of the Father and joint-heirs with Jesus Christ. The relationship between Jesus and Satan as brothers refers to their relationship to each other long before this earth was formed. What about Satan? In the next post, I will explain that.

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