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A Mormon man who led a campaign criticizing the church’s practice of allowing closed-door, one-on-one interviews of youth by lay leaders that sometimes included sexual questions has been kicked out of the faith following a disciplinary hearing.
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Mormon fighting to end youth interviews ousted from faith
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Mormon man who led a campaign criticizing…
The biblical model says, "No." --- Or at least begs the question.
Is Tongues Always the Initial Evidence
of the Baptism with the Holy Spirit?
What do others know about this?
Have you, or anyone you know, had an experience with the
Baptism with the Holy Spirit that differs from the "norm"?
The Baptism with the Holy Spirit is the second of two baptisms for the believer.
In the book of the Acts of the Apostles we see this pattern established. (but not always in this order)
- Water Baptism
- Holy Spirit Baptism (typically received through the laying on of hands)
But how do you know that you have received the Baptism with the Holy Spirit?
Most would say...
... look like back then? It doesn't change my love for Him at all, that's the total opposite of why I'm asking. He could be green for all I care, I would still love Him the same.
But I was in a mindfulness meditation, listening to a worship piano song called "Alone with Him" and my mind pictured Him and I face-to-face. I was crying about my depression and anxiety and my lack of will to live.
And He just held me so tight.
But He didn't look how He looks in paintings and movies and all.
I mean in the "vision," He had shoulder length, thick hair and the facial hair, but He was tan. Not black, but tan.
********Is this bad that I'm not seeing Him in my "vision" as He is in paintings? Or am I just looking too deeply into this? >.<
Hi everyone, I'm Jess. I'm 24 years old, born and raised Catholic, but as of the last couple years, I've left the Catholic church and considered myself a Christian. I've been attending a Baptist church for about a year and a half with my boyfriend and so far I really like it there.
(If anyone is curious, I did not leave the Catholic church because of my boyfriend and it's not like he ever asked me to. I only left Catholicism because I don't believe in praying to Saints, God's forgiveness being only obtainable through confession, or purgatory. No judgement on anyone who does believe those things, but I personally don't. I don't want to start any religious debates, this is purely for context)
My mother, however, has never been okay...
Pretty simple question that I don't have much to add to it.
Does the Nicene Creed teach Jesus has a body of flesh in heaven today?
This thread is not about the question does Jesus have a body of flesh in heaven today. It is only about whether it is taught in the Nicene Creed which is the SOF to post here.
There are places where God appeared to men in the OT. God even ate. It seems that God took on a fully physical human body. It is widely thought that it was the Son of God, aka Jesus, that was the person of the Trinity that appeared.
So, when "Jesus" went back to heaven after these visits, what happened to his body?
1) Jesus appeared as a spirit and returned in spirit. He never had a human body (OT).
2) The body returned to heaven. Jesus has since creation had a physical body in heaven that he uses to visit earth.
3) Jesus created a human body and then discarded the body.
Some might say 1 because God is Spirit. But scripture says he ate, so he can't be a spirit.
Some might say 2 because scripture says God is the same...
I focus too much on the prophetical stories in the Bible, now I am coming to the point I should focus on more sections.
I did not feel like I had to repent because I already accepted Jesus. But now it is apparent, one unrepented sin will dam someone to hell regardless if they are a believer?
So I should repent daily? But I don't remember all my sins, or know if I sinned in ignorance.
I said this in prayer instead. "Lord Jesus Christ sorry for all my transgressions I have made, if I had made any please forgive me Lord".
Is that repentance? I turned from my old habits, which was very easy to do thanks to the Holy Spirit if thats what I have.
I was fired in April due to a knee-jerk reaction from my boss. I made a mistake while volunteering (that's right - it wasn't even part of my job) but it ticked him off so much that he fired me on the spot. My coworkers have made mistakes way worse but this boss is weird and unpredictable. He considers certain mistakes to be "unpardonable" and you have no idea which ones.
It's been five months now and I am almost entirely over it, but only because yesterday my new boss at my new job seems really understanding by the fact that I am still learning a new job in a new industry. You should've seen me when I first started this new job - I was scared and panicking, afraid that I would run into another unpredictable boss who would fire me...
Im wanting more information on these topics, I don't go to church but I listen to sermons online for discernment reasons. It's hard to get good answers on these sorts of things. One of my big questions is about Hell, the current holding place for sinners without repentance. I listened to Bryan W. Melvin's testimony and I'm wondering how Biblically sound it is, mainly if it goes against doctrine? If someone who believes in Christ, but does not repent and continues to willfully sin is sent to Hell, will that person be destined to die spiritually in the lake of fire or will Hell be a spiritual cleansing/punishment to purify the soul (the ones who accept Jesus as the Son of Elohim)? Does the 1000 years of Heaven on Earth last a literal 1000...