User Profile: Alex

Alex

Member Since: May 11, 2011

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  • May 20, 2016 at 3:35pm

    Division and disintegration are the inevitable consequences of not having living oracles, organization, and recognized living authority, regardless of noble intentions. While it is true that the Bible clearly and unambiguously condemns homosexual relations (and hence homosexual unions), the Bible alone has no way of authoritatively enforcing itself in Christianity, nor is meant to be an administrative document. The “priesthood of all believers” ensures there is no consequence to deviations from the revealed word. That is why we in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have a message for the world that the heavens have been opened once again, and that God has revealed himself in our day and time. We claim that God has restored the same organization that existed in the ancient church at the time of Christ, complete with apostles and prophets. This truth we declare, not with any insistence that you take our word for it, but rather to invite you to come and see for yourself.
    https://www.mormon.org/

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  • May 19, 2016 at 3:36pm

    Is it selling out to be honest and truthful about your experience, regardless of whether that fits the template? Absolutely not. When you honestly don’t know whether allegations are true or not, withholding judgment until you get more information (if you have a good chance of getting it) is exactly what we SHOULD do. To do otherwise is to behave like the left, who like to classify everyone and assign collective guilt by group. I believe that guilt is individual, not collective. For that reason, I blaspheme social justice and collective guilt as the flying spaghetti monsters that they are. While you have to be more patient to uphold individual justice, but you make fewer mistakes and have far less to be guilty of.

  • [1] May 10, 2016 at 5:04pm

    No

  • [5] April 28, 2016 at 1:22pm

    Wow, you are on a roll! Dead on accurate too!

  • April 21, 2016 at 4:39pm

    Kgpeipet,
    Cute. No, that passage came after an account of a man named Korihor in Alma 30 of the Book of Mormon. I guess I assumed most people would think this passage applies more to Adolf Hitler than Joseph Smith. Perhaps you’re the exception. Oops, my bad.

  • April 21, 2016 at 3:19pm

    “And thus we see the end of him who perverteth the ways of the Lord; and thus we see that the devil will not support his children at the last day, but doth speedily drag them down to hell.” –Alma 30:60 (The Book of Mormon)

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  • [4] April 11, 2016 at 12:12pm

    While I realize that there are some matters that are not addressed with clarity in the scriptures, gender and marriage isn’t one of them. For a follower of Christ, the prototype of the marriage covenant being between a man and a woman was defined by the Lord Jesus Christ himself in terms that are fundamental and nonnegotiable. Look, if you can’t take seriously his assertion that God made them in the beginning male and female, and that he commanded that a man leave his father and his mother and cleave to his wife, and they twain to become one flesh, and that Christ reaffirmed this truth, then you aren’t taking anything Christ says seriously anyway. You aren’t a follower of Christ. For those who are serious about their discipleship to the Savior Jesus Christ, it is not their business or inclination to tamper with clear and unmistakable declarations given by Him. As Matt Walsh explains, it is one thing as a Christian to violate the directives of the Lord, and it is quite a different thing for him to knowingly subvert, frustrate, undermine, or openly rebel against well established fundamental precepts and doctrines.

  • [5] February 24, 2016 at 10:20am

    “We Need to Recognize Our Privilege”

    First off, no “we” don’t. Second, “we” in this context is nothing but Hillary’s imaginary friend. There is no we. Thirdly, I will stiff any person or organization who attempts to fleece me or attempts to impose a guilt trip on me for an imaginary crime, and so should you. “White privilege” is an arbitrary and invalid concept that no person on earth has any obligation to dignify.

  • [3] February 23, 2016 at 10:58pm

    I am a Mormon, and I condemn their fraud wholeheartedly. I have no complaints about the justice they are getting, especially when it involves underaged girls. As long as we are at it, why don’t we also condemn the fraud of those who have children with multiple women and don’t take care of them, yet still receive government welfare.

  • [2] February 23, 2016 at 6:25pm

    In this country, you can father 20 children with multiple women and still not commit welfare fraud. The FLDS men merely made the tactical mistake of not abandoning their women. It is only when you have the audacity to live with all the women that you’ve been with that you run into problems. That’s kind of warped if you think about it.

  • [1] February 4, 2016 at 6:45am

    The non-endorsement of Ted Cruz by Jimmy Carter is probably the best endorsement Cruz could get. Consider yourself in good company not being liked by Jimmy Carter, Ted. Another way to look at this is that a democrat will never tell you who they think would be the best president (because it will always be a democrat), but instead whom they want their candidate to face in the general.

  • [7] January 26, 2016 at 6:29pm

    My wife and I both saved ourselves for each other. We are the only ones each of us have ever been with, and this year we will be celebrating our 20th anniversary. Waiting for marriage gives you a clear conscience and no regrets. It also is a blessing and gift to your children.

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  • [1] January 26, 2016 at 2:42pm

    On 12 May 2012, Mitt Romney spoke at Liberty University to quell “deep” Evangelical concerns about his values. Imagine that. He had to reassure them that their values on life, religious liberty, etc. were also his. Even though he got the Evangelical vote by in large, there were plenty who had reservations–many so called experts on values and conservatism. I even know of Evangelical pastors who encouraged their members not to vote for him because of the M word. You were so worried about cults.

    Fast forward four years. Today, too many Christians all too easily jump on the Trump bandwagon. There seem to be no concerns about Trump supporting partial birth abortion, an assault weapons ban, eminent domain laws, single payer healthcare, tax increases, Hillary Clinton for President, and impeaching George W. Bush. Romney had to bow before these hypocrites 4 and 8 years ago, to prove time and time again that his conversion on legalized abortion was real (It was.). Trump, on the contrary, has to prove nothing to many evangelicals. Many of these “discerning” Christians who were once the “guardians of Bible truth and morality” in 2012 are now throwing their credibility overboard.

    While many of you Evangelicals are rock solid on values, I’m frustrated that too many self-proclaimed authorities on cults are all too eager to join a cult of personality that is Donald Trump.

  • [10] January 20, 2016 at 10:00am

    Gen.Jack.Ripper:

    You’re preaching to the choir, my friend. There are a lot of betrayed conservatives in this country who vote every election, including me. Even so, we have a candidate in Ted Cruz, who has proven he is comfortable in his conservative skin. He is not ashamed of this country’s founding, and he has proven he will buck the system. He is reliable, and although no candidate can possibly give us everything we want, he has shown that he can be counted on to sustain, uphold, and defend the Constitution.

    While I respect Trump’s boldness, and would vote for him in the general if he were the nominee, I have reservations about him being our nominee. We have better choices than Trump.

  • [24] January 20, 2016 at 6:47am

    If I’m not mistaken, was it not Palin who was criticizing Romney for not being conservative enough? Now lo and behold, here she is endorsing someone to the left of him. To those of you who criticized Romney for not being conservative enough but are now on the Trump bandwagon: do you realize how utterly PHONY you and Palin look?

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  • January 8, 2016 at 10:00pm

    jendeux-cher,

    You didn’t even address my argument. I suppose I hit a nerve with that one, since you immediately got personal. I suppose it is par for the course.

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  • [-1] January 8, 2016 at 12:38pm

    I know a lot of Evangelicals want to say Muslims worship a different God. While I agree that the fruits of Christianity and Islam are different, it is hard to say that a difference in belief about God constitutes a belief in a different deity, especially since Christianity as it exists in the world today is neither monolithic nor uniform in beliefs. There are over 40000 denominations claiming to be Christian that disagree with each other to various degrees. If worshipping the same God means that you agree on who God is, then you have, in theory, at least 40000 different Christian Gods alone. Unless we concede that there is only one Creator of all mankind, then we must confess to believing in the existence of a pantheon of Gods.

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  • [6] December 9, 2015 at 11:13am

    Another lie is that intentionally foregoing marriage past your prime child-rearing years in your twenties makes you wiser when you do marry. More often than not, what it really does is gets you set in your ways, and him set in his. You become less compatible with anyone, and less amenable to work and sacrifice for the other, and build a life together by the sweat of your brows. There is a time and a season for everything, and the twenties, in general, is the time to begin a family. If a person isn’t mature enough, or skilled enough to support a family at this time, then he should grow up, and quit being a perpetual teenager. Our society will keep you a perpetual teenager, if we as parents to counteract it with our teaching and example in the home. We ought to take it upon ourselves the responsibility for our own children to prepare them to be responsible adults before they leave.

  • November 14, 2015 at 12:12pm

    I’ll tell you what I’m doing. I will help my children get a college education ONLY if it is a step to professionalize themselves in a field that doesn’t involve the social sciences, where they’ll probably end up dumber than when they came in. My children know this and they are at the top of their class. They need to be able to come out of their bachelor’s degree with something they can DO, and support a family with. If their major will not allow them that, then I will steer them into a trade like perhaps an electrician, where they are in high demand, and can fetch decent money. I will not subsidize the giving of my own self the middle finger, by supporting an “education” that makes them a pawn of the state: demanding and worthless.

  • [6] November 10, 2015 at 6:13pm

    I’ve gotten to the point that I feel absolutely no obligation, moral or otherwise, to give a flying crap about whether my views on any subject matter are considered racist or not racist. I blaspheme racial politics altogether. Some of the souls I’ve seen that fancy themselves as the most racially sensitive are some of the most miserable people I have ever known. Being racially sensitive means NOTHING. All that I care about is my relationship with God, and how that translates into how I treat my fellow man. That’s it. No more.

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