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The Church of England is still considering a transgender naming ceremony in the General Synod. The Diocese of Blackburn had already voted in favour of the motion and congregations have already begun recognising the ceremony of affirmation for trans* people. This is a way for Christians to affirm and recognise a person who is transitioning to match their gender psychology.
Church of England to consider transgender naming ceremony
This website provides access to current and historical texts of the endowment, without exposing those few portions of the ceremony that are explicitly reserved for initiates. By creating this site, I hope to discourage researchers from using temple exposés produced by individuals and organizations hostile to Mormonism.
Part of the endowment ceremony given at the above site:
I wash your head, that your brain and your intellect may be clear and active;
your ears, that you may hear the word of the Lord;
your eyes, that you may see clearly and discern between truth and error;
your nose, that you may smell;
your lips, that you may never speak guile;
your neck, that it may bear up your head properly;
your shoulders, that they...
Yes I do. because I'm Catholic.
But my question goes to "Protestants". You'd prefer to be known as a Christian, I imagine. That your relationship with Jesus is the most important thing. You are a follower of Christ, so naturally "Christian" is the best label?
I guess the word "Protestant" has negative connotations, does it? You would also prefer your denom. specific label as well?
I personally prefer to be called Christian than Catholic. However I don't accept all Protestant theology, so I guess I have to be happy with "Catholic Christian."
I sometimes wonder whether God or Satan is currently in control of this world.
Let me give just one example: A famine in Africa. We’ve all seen the pictures on TV of people starving to death; even children. Now we could say that this is all man’s fault because if everyone worked together on the continent of Africa, it could be one of the wealthiest continents on the planet. Think about it – Africa has precious minerals like gold, diamonds, a desert area where sunshine could be turned into electricity, wetter areas to grow crops, wonderful beaches and game reserves for tourists, oil for fuel and so on. But instead of working together for the common good, we see corruption, fighting, barbarity in the name of a god called “Allah”, etc....
When I read in the Bible such words as, 'righteousness' and 'purity' I sort of understand. Even the biblical meaning of 'perfection' as maturity I can take hold of. But when I come to 'holy' and 'holiness' it always brings me up short and disturbs me. I still can't grasp it and find it a rather 'scary' word.
Does it matter? - If one believes the the Bible is the very word of God, it certainly does.
The apostle Peter in his first letter says,
“... but as He who hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of living,
because it is written: “Be ye holy, for I am holy.”
He is quoting from Leviticus 11:44,45. The context there gives food for thought.
The writer of Hebrews says in chapter 12,
“Follow peace with all men, and holiness,...
What is the sin unto death?
What is the sin not unto death?
I am not asking these questions because I don't know. I am merely curious to see people's reasons or answers they have according to Scripture. Some say the sin unto death is willful sin and some say the sin unto death is exclusively the unpardonable sin. I do not agree with either of those conclusions.
What about those folks who have never had an "opportunity" to accept or reject Christ? Do they die "unsaved"?
Does God spiritually draw / call ALL spirits of Mankind???
For Man To spiritually (by spiritual "free will") ACCEPT or REJECT the calling/drawing?
Does He only call/draw ONCE ...or...many times?
Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me.
What background does he have that qualifies him to broker a peace treaty in the middle east for example?
At the risk of sounding ironic.
White House Announces Jared Kushner Is Now Responsible For Everything | HuffPost
Trump said he wanted to explore the possibilities for making what he has called “the ultimate deal,” a peace pact between Israel and the Palestinians. He is deploying his son-in-law — and now senior adviser on the Middle East — Jared Kushner to the task.
So, if you’re keeping track, Jared Kushner, who comes to Washington with no government experience, no policy experience, no diplomatic experience, and business experience limited to his family’s real estate development firm, a brief stint as a newspaper...
D&C 132:36 says (bold mine):
36 Abraham was commanded to offer his son Isaac; nevertheless, it was written: Thou shalt not kill. Abraham, however, did not refuse, and it was accounted unto him for righteousness.
When and where was this law written down?