hmb wrote: ↑
Wed Jan 12, 2022 6:41 am
Interesting. I was taught the opposite. Those born with handicaps or a lesser station have already proven their worth, and are sent to test the rest of us. Those born with privilege must prove themselves worthy of a celestial reward. The exceptions are if someone's calling and election is made sure, and if you have a dark skin. Black people were less than valiant in the preexistence; seed of Cain, etc. Even as a young kid I wondered how that was fair?
I was taught that we will all watch "movies" of everyone's lives. We get to see the sins of those who did not truly repent. Our hell will be the excruciating guilt that follows, and being cut off from HF and Jesus. Fire and brimstone isn't literal, it's the stopping of our increase. I'll take the lack of increase over eternal marriage and church callings. CK sounds like hell.
Correct me if I am wrong, but it is church policy to NOT give assistance to those with permanent handicaps, only temporary assistance for individuals deemed capable of supporting themselves in the near future. The Mormon church has no homeless shelters, does not have hospitals like the Catholics do. Case after case in our ward, I had to use outside resources, and my own resources, for those who came in for help because the church did nothing.
No legal help for kids who were abused by HP councilor either. You get a Mormon therapist who will try to convince child they were not in fact hurt, and that part of the sin was with them. Stay away from therapists from the church, or legal counsel from the church - they are there to save their own hide, NOT to help.
compare boy scouts to church. boy scouts is broke for helping families who were abused.
church is sitting on billions, paying out pennies.
Yes, the priesthood ban on blacks was evil, as is current priesthood ban on women.
"calling and election" - are you JW?
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