Sunday, March 9, 2014
Posted by Larae Taylor Merritt at 10:22 PM
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
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Wednesday, January 29, 2014
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Saturday, January 25, 2014
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Friday, January 24, 2014
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Monday, January 20, 2014
Anyway, how do you gain a body? Through procreation. Who did Our Father in Heaven want to procreate? Everyone. That was His plan. Will everybody get that chance in this life? No. Sometimes we are expected to do hard things. We are promised, however, that if we follow His plan and His commandments, we will be able to procreate for eternity, like Him. Our goal is to be like Him. In order to do that, we have to follow His plan.
I realize not everyone is of my faith. I realize not everyone wants to follow His plan. That being the case, does He change His plan? No. Does He lessen His expectations? No. This earth was created for a purpose and He wants us to use it for His purpose. Our job is to let everyone know what his purposes are. Without judgment and belittling? Absolutely! That's what I feel my church is trying to do.
We have a prophet in our church. We believe He speaks for Christ, who speaks for God. God has used prophets since the world's creation. It's nothing new. Prophets have warned against sin since the beginning. Our church is being deemed bigoted, hateful, and discriminatory. All our prophet is trying to do is let others know how God wants it. He's warning just like Noah did. He's being a prophet. He's fulfilling his calling.
We all have our agency. I will follow my prophet. Why? Because I know it's the right thing to do. If I truly believe He speaks for God, then I would also believe God would want me defending His plan. I can do that without hating anyone. I should be able to share that belief freely. I'm afraid it's getting to the point where I cannot. I hope I'm wrong. I want to believe there are others like me on the "other side" of the argument. If there are, they are not the ones speaking up. Sadly, it's the ugliness on both sides that is getting the attention. Something I hope changes. We could use a good, decent dialogue from both sides. In the meantime, I will teach my children to love and respect all people. It shouldn't matter if we believe differently. We can still be kind, courteous, and even friends!
Posted by Larae Taylor Merritt at 7:05 PM
Friday, January 17, 2014
Posted by Larae Taylor Merritt at 9:59 AM