the church faces a real conceptual problem when it comes to imagining same-sex families as “real families” that may include children. How can it support the children of same-sex families when its teachings claim that they are “counterfeit and alternative lifestyles” and not part of the family organization willed by God?
You ought to be able to share the path back to the originals. This is perfect for helping you understand and explain changes in the RE edition of scripture. Nothing worse than having family and friends ask you without an explanation - "Why did you remove this from your scriptures?" Remember, though we view others as having changed scripture, they now view us in that way. Again, you ought to be able to share the path back to the original. [note: This paper will also remain in the important papers section of this site.]
"We have bent our knees in submission to the forces of evil, and they have not even fired a shot.”
"Christian persecution and genocide is worse now than it’s ever been in history …Although the media and the Church in the USA largely ignore it, “the reality is that the ground all over the globe is soaked in Christian blood.”
C.S. Lewis. “If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.”- 3/30/19
Overlayed with "Mormon" church template but highlights some great things to think about including power and authority. Metaphorically speaking, having the recipe but not being authorized to turn on the oven and bake it doesn't make for much of a cake in the end. First Pharaoh had the recipe mostly right but needed more. Changed ordinances means oven is busted.
"Christ lives! He is the One who redeemed all of us. He has a rightful claim as the Father of us all. In the resurrection we come forth out of the grave as His children, because He purchased with His blood our continued life. We symbolize that when we are baptized by going under the water and coming up again to be born again a new creature in Christ, as a preliminary, ceremonial, necessary sign that we accept Him. He is real. I bear witness of Him. I have stood in His presence. I have spoken with Him. He speaks in plain humility. I am a very poor student of His, and I don't say that to be humble, I say that to be truthful. I wish I were better, but in His infinite wisdom He chooses what He chooses, He does as He chooses, He does it how He wants. Worthy is the Lamb. He came deliberately to offer Himself up as a lamb without blemish. He had the right to live not die, and therefore He had the right to take His life up again, and it's through that medium that we in turn obtain the right to live again. I bear testimony. I bear witness of Him, and I want to express my gratitude to Him for all that He has and is doing, and for the patience that He has shown with all of us." -Denver Snuffer January 2019