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Exmormons who have been born again...either as a mormon or as an exmormon. Or others interested in Christianity

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Transitions Network

Started by John W. Morehead Aug 9, 2014. 0 Replies

A few years ago I posted in this forum on Transitions, then a DVD and workbook for those emigrating out of Mormonism and into traditional Christianity. Recently this has been expanded to the…Continue

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What LDS Hymn(s) do you miss?

Started by Marmanold. Last reply by Abravar2 Jun 21, 2014. 11 Replies

The other day I found myself humming "Praise to the Man" in the shower.  Now that I'm a Christian I naturally have a few issues with that hymn. ;-)  What hymn(s) do you miss the most from the LDS…Continue

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Has even Grace been hijacked?

Started by Toy Soldier. Last reply by KeepSmiling May 2, 2014. 33 Replies

During this last Fast and Testimony meeting, someone spoke about how during a recent fireside in Reading, England, Elder Bednar challenged all of the Young Single Adults. He asked them to take a…Continue

Attending a Mormon church when you are visiting.

Started by Gene Snow. Last reply by Nina Cobabe Sep 22, 2012. 2 Replies

Hi all,I was just wondering how others feel about attending a LDS Ward when you are visiting relatives.I enjoy being with my sister, but she just assumes that I will got to SM with her on Sunday. I…Continue

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Comment by pollypinks on April 12, 2011 at 12:17pm
I went from mormonism to a general sense that God loved and accepted me without the works.  Even though I believed that, it took around 10 years to really internalize grace.  I did feel saved, though since then, have come through some really bad and painful experiences with fundamentalists who have to have the magic words said, have to believe in one political party, and have to be pro-life.  I was traumatized by them, and have since moved to a more universal stance, having immersed myself in the Bible and it's universal verses, and do attend a very liberal Presbyterian church where many universalists go, and where everyone, gay, straight, whatever, is welcomed.  I find the 2nd commandment rarely taken seriously by evangelicals, and have had so much peace within the movement that my heart has taken me on.  I also believe the Bible not inerrant, since it's been re-written hundreds of times, and very few except those who've been schooled in Greek and Hebrew really interpret what those meanings really have in store for all of us.
Comment by pollypinks on April 12, 2011 at 6:10am
So, quick question here.  Shawn believes in the inerrancy of the Bible, or believes the Bible NOT to be inerrant?  I don't see how you can have a document translated so many hundreds of times and find it inerrant.  And how the fundamentalists take translations to be literal, when the Greek and Hebrew meaning of many of the texts, particularly NT, with Paul preaching, are never used.
Comment by pollypinks on April 12, 2011 at 6:04am
You can go any number of places and retain your beliefs without being treated as an outcast.  The best try would be a church universalist in nature, such as Unitarian Universalist.  I attend a Presbyterian Church, and that denomination is well known for it's acceptance of other kinds of views.  It may be true of most reformed churches, I don't know.  Here again, you can always attend these churches without choosing to become a card carrying member, which is what many many people do these days.  When I've heard my female pastor preach on happenings in the OT, she's always put out both possibilities, either literal, or symbolic of other happenings during that time.
Comment by Cary on April 11, 2011 at 8:06pm
Does anyone here know if there is a Christian denomination where I do not have to believe in the literalness of the Old Testament? Do any Christians accept the possibility that the OT could have been allegorical rather than literal?
Comment by falcon on March 15, 2011 at 8:20am

Kind of interesting predicament you find yourself in Cary, but I understand your dilemma. I suppose I could do a Calvinist type answer here but why confuse the situation. I'm not a former LDS so I haven't had the experience you have had, but I was raised Catholic, left when I was twenty years old, and then came to Christ and was born again at twenty-seven. I wouldn't even begin to try and convince you what to believe, but I would tell you to doubt everything and study diligently. Just keep asking, "Is this true?" The problem with Mormons is that they out-source their faith to their apostles and prophets, accepting what they say, believing that they are the real deal and have a direct pipe line to God. That's a bad policy, to out-source our intellect, will, and spiritual life.

Comment by pollypinks on March 15, 2011 at 6:35am
It's totally natural and cool to move into gnostic or atheist groups having left the all encompassing cult of mormonism.  If you feel the need to still keep God in your life, but don't like people telling you how to think or feel, check out http://philipGulley.com or, "If Grace Is True", by the aforementioned author along with James Mulholland.  It's a guilt free way to a peaceful existence with Christ, if at one point you find such interest.  The story of how two Quaker pastors shed their view points of biblical history, including original sin, the atonement, and a plethora of subjects, while allowing an inclusive relationship with God.  Or, you may find yourself in another direction.  Don't discount any at this point.  The good news is you can research for yourself, and say poo poo to any and all if you wish.
Comment by Cary on March 15, 2011 at 5:24am

I'll be honest with you all. I'm not sure what I believe right now. I can feel myself struggling between not wanting to give up my belief in Jesus but feeling unsure about it.  I think I have to be able to come to a comfortable place in my mind, where the belief in God and Jesus Christ doesn't seem irrational and I'm not there yet.

I've mostly joined this group so I can hear how you've all managed to do this, how you have been able to dismiss mormonism but maintain your Christianity.

In the interest of full disclosure, I've joined the Humble Agnostics/Atheist group too for similar reasons, to see how they have reconciled being devoutly mormon but then come to believe there may not be a God after all. 

I'm just trying to figure it all out. 

Comment by pollypinks on March 8, 2011 at 7:05pm
One question before I hang in with you wonderful people.  Do any of you listen to a radio show from Pensacola Florida with Ingrid and, Don , I think?  It's way too scary for my way of thinking, so I need to know if we are ever going down that path.
Comment by falcon on July 3, 2010 at 5:41am
I found the interview he did with John Dehlin very interesting. I was listening with my antenna up and on a couple of points that Shawn made I found myself having to think through what I thought he meant. For example the response on inerrancy of the Bible. I wish he had said that we claim inerrancy for the original autographs and not the copies. He did say, correctly, that the Bible is like 99% accurate in terms of the copies. I wish he would also have said that none of the transmissional errors effect doctrine. His other point about some being saved without knowing the name "Jesus". He was talking about the witness of nature. I don't know about that. All-in-all I thought the interview was very interesting.
What's the deal with John Dehlin? Is he a "liberal" Mormon as opposed to a TBM?
Comment by Mark Marriott on July 3, 2010 at 12:44am
Shawn McCraney's show is every Tuesday night at 8pm on TV-20.....don't worry about the what the website said. I go to his Bible study on Sundays and attend his show most Tuesdays. Let me know if you have any questions? God bless you all!
 

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