Junior Ganymede
We endeavor to give satisfaction

Rising to the challenge

July 27th, 2014 by Vader

[Regular readers know I try to derive sophomoric humor from taking on the character of a lumbering seven-foot-tall asthmatic-villain-American who dresses in black plastic armor and has medical issues.

Who is also, improbably, an active Mormon.

Long-time readers know I occasionally step out of that character because it just doesn’t work. When I do so, I post in brackets.

For this one, I feel I have to step out of character.

I testify that I have had powerful spiritual witnesses, at diverse times in my life, that there is a God who is deeply and personally concerned about me — and about everyone else I know, and presumably all those I don’t know.

I have had powerful spiritual witnesses that Jesus of Nazareth is the Son of God, who was One with God from before this world and is the Redeemer thereof.

I have had powerful spiritual witnesses of the validity of the Restoration through Joseph Smith.

I have had powerful spiritual witnesses of the continued acceptance by God of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as His unique channel of authority on the Earth today. I have seen the Spirit working in the Church countless times.

I have staked the fate of my eternal soul on this testimony.

In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.]

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July 27th, 2014 18:45:10

July 27, 2014


Bruce Charlton
July 28, 2014


Even as merely a theoretical (unbaptised) Mormon, I would not criticize the General Authorities or express doubts of the kind described – although I might question in order to try and understand.

For example, I questioned the lowering of the eligibility age for Sister Missionaries, as being open to the interpretation of the church encouraging more or all young women to do missions – I received a reasonable and plausible explanation (here) which was helpful, and have said no more on the subject.

This just seems like common sense, assuming that one actually wants the CJCLDS to thrive, grow, progress and prevail.

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