Looking back on it, that saddest part of all was that he was explaining it (and I don't believe he called it the second anointing), and in a nutshell he described it like this:Hagoth wrote: ↑Mon May 25, 2020 8:21 pmToo bad you weren't well connected to the right families. It would be a lot less stressful and more motivating to have your calling and election made sure. You would probably find it much easier to be a happy believer.
"And if you live a good and righteous life, the leaders of the church will give you the opportunity to go to the temple and get to see the face of Jesus Christ. That is the power of the restored priesthood that we can know for sure that this is the true church and if we live a life that is worthy, we will get that chance."
Yet this dude as far as I know was not at all connected - he has NO chance of ever getting a second anointing even if he's perfect. And even if he did... he's not going to see Jesus.
When I listened to the Tom P Mormon Stories podcast two years ago I remember everything connected like the end of the Sixth Sense between that SS lesson and the podcast... it was such an impactful podcast to begin with, and then combined with that experience for me... it made me feel stupid, deceived, naive, and everything in-between.