Scriptural Discussion #11: Gifts And Power Of The Spirit—Defined As Good Works


Moroni said, “And now I speak unto all the ends of the earth—that if the day cometh that the power and gifts of God shall be done away among you, it shall be because of unbelief. And wo be unto the children of men if this be the case; for there shall be none that doeth good among you, no not one. For if there be one among you that doeth good, he shall work by the power and gifts of God.” (Moroni 10: 24-25)


Next Scriptural Discussion: #12 WAR—TO BE RENOUNCED


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Why I started this blog

I entered the LDS blogging scene fairly recently (I guess it is called the bloggernacle?) I started visiting one of the largest of the LDS blogs, if not the largest, and read their posts for several weeks, without commenting on anything myself. (My experience is that sharing my own beliefs with people is always met with opposition, so I anticipated that the people frequenting this particular blog would be incensed the moment I started writing and I, accordingly, delayed commenting.)

Nevertheless, the posters seemed to consider themselves open-minded, so I wanted to have some fun and test their claim. (I have found that the ultimate test of open-mindedness is me and my beliefs.) I forget exactly what my first post was, but it had the expected result. People were incensed at my words. A post or two later I was labeled a troll and then banned altogether.

I didn’t really mind that I had been banned, since I had expected such a result. But what I did mind is that some people had inquired further into what I had said and due to the censorship, I was not able to elaborate on the points I had presented. This inability to answer the questions posed to me (and I tried to get past those censors time and time again) due to continual deleting of any comment I would make finally led to my decision of creating this LDS Anarchy weblog.

I still expect that there will be many people who enter, get ticked off by what I write and then leave, never to return again. I always try to bring something new to a topic and my experience is that we are creatures of habit, unaccustomed to new things, new thoughts or novel ways of viewing the same thing. But, there may be a few people out there who, like me, crave for newness, who are tired of the same, standard fare of LDS doctrine and perspective that is served up everywhere.

All the posts written on this blog will (hopefully) be scriptural-based, but if you feel something is not, please offer your correction. I hope that those who read the various posts will have their minds and understandings deepened, expanded and enlightened and can also engage in discussions which will throw even further light upon the marvelous gospel of our Lord.

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