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Post  Post subject: Christian thoughts  |  Posted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 12:23 pm

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I had an interesting revelation today when I understood something very important. I realised a while ago how special, and what a relief it is to know, that cognitive dissonance can not influence our hearts. Today I understood why, it is because the Holy Spirit brings us into the presence of God.

It is cool because a while back, when I realised that I really was going to need to fight for my faith, God very clearly directed me to a church in which the gifts of the Spirit are manifest. I was not quite sure that I wanted to go, but how glad I am that I did and do.

It is the most powerful tool in standing against cognitive dissonance to know that this too is not solely about us.
It is so cool that my life fulfilled a theological principle, a NT principle, without me even knowing it.....well, actually, to use a far better language......I was just loved by Someone who knows what He is doing. Held by a Love that does not let me go.

Why leave? ... 989OOSOycw
How to heal? ... ion225.mp3

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Post  Post subject: Christian thoughts  |  Posted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 2:41 pm
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You went right straight from being an 'Americanized Muslim', otherwise and more commonly referred to as a belief in Mormonism to being born again of someone more than themselve's, and with a brand-new heart.

Grateful that your savior did not forget your plight, grateful that the Christ you needed to not allow anything come between you and Jesus, simply succeeded.

Everyone LDS right now, at this very moment, has the same opportunity. There's a thought that produces a rush of staggering proportions.

Nice epiphany you have goings on there Melanie!

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{If you believe in things that you don't understand, then you suffer ~Stevie Wonder}

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Post  Post subject: Re: Christian thoughts  |  Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 3:50 pm
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I normally abstain from "Social Chat". But I thought I'd peek in and see what's up.

A valuable observation, Melanie. It's not all about the "Me" in our lives. That was part of my problem as a Mormon, but I just can't figure out if it was because I was a young Mormon, or because I was a young Mormon. All that secret, gnostic stuff was very heady back in those days. I knew so much that other people didn't know - Kolob, degrees of glory, Book of Mormon, temple handshakes, etc. Now I see ritual really doesn't matter that much. God doesn't judge based on what we know or what secrets are imparted to us, or what the divisions of heaven are. If God judges at all ( I don't think He does), it must be
on how we treat others,
not how we fête ourselves.

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