Parable of the missing bulbs

parable of the lampIn a mountain village in Europe many centuries ago, a nobleman wondered which legacy he would leave to their villagers. Eventually he decided to build a church for them. No one saw the final plans for the church until it was completed.

When people gathered, they marveled at how beautiful and perfect it was. Then someone asked, "But where are the lights? How will it be kindled? "The nobleman pointed to some brackets on the walls.

Then he gave each family a lamp that they would take with them every time they came to church. "Any time you're here, the place where you are sitting to light up," said the nobleman. "Any time that you are not here, so the place will be dark. This is to remind you that every time you fail to come to church, any part of the house of God becomes dark. "

Mormon Church and 12-step program

recovery

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints operates according 12-step program when you want to recover as abusers (alcohol, illegal drugs, prescription and OTC drugs, tobacco, coffee, tea, pornography, not appropriate sexual behavior, gambling, codependency, food) . In the U.S., Mexico and Australia, there are special groups that meet, and here in Europe, it has started up groups in England.

If you can not go to such a group, you can at least download the item / study guide for free, and available in several languages, even in Swedish. It's called "Recovery Program for addicts," and has been adapted with permission of the Church's doctrines, principles, and beliefs. Read more

Pope changes

popeToday we experience something that does not happen very often. Vatican lifted the excommunication of four bishops of the fraternity Pius the Tenth (SSPX issued 1988. Their deep and devout Catholic faith has apparently touched the Pope deeply. This Pope has done is to work to achieve full communion, which takes some time.

Since the Pope is not infallible (although there are statements about this), so it might well be hoping that the Pope with equal zeal changing decisions earlier popes have taken, such as baptism (was originally just immersion, not a little water on head appeared about the year 110-150 AD), vicarious baptism for the dead (forbidden only in the church Synod of Hippo year 393 AD, prior to that practiced in the early church), the view of the nature of God (from the beginning, God was understood as three distinct people, the change took place on the 300's) etc. Though one should perhaps not hope for too much, or?

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church) is faithful solid at the church's original values ​​that Jesus and his apostles taught. Mormons always hope in their hearts that this will be appreciated by other Christians. We call members of other Christian churches for Christians, even though they changed some of their theology, for we respect them and appreciate their devout faith in God.

Mormon Missionary brownies

 brownies5 cup granulated sugar,

4 tbsp cocoa powder

2 tbsp vanilla sugar

250 g melted margarine

Eggs 4, 5 cup flour

1 pinch salt.

Mix all ingredients and pour into a greased baking dish. Bake in 200 degrees Celsius in 16-17 minutes.

 

chocolate frosting:

4 tablespoons soft margarine

4 tablespoons cocoa powder, 1 pinch of salt

10 dl icing sugar

enough hot milk for the right consistency

Mix everything well and apply the frosting on the cake. Cut into squares.

Preconceived notions about Mormons

  1. mythsHave polygamy. Wrong, abolished in 1890. Do not confuse the Mormons with those who were expelled. Mormons are just over 13 million members.

  2. Receiving government subsidies like other religious churches, associations etc. Wrong, requesting not to receive grants from the government, municipality or county.

  3. Do not celebrate Christmas, Easter and Pentecost mm. Wrong, celebrate it just as much as other Christians.

  4. Do not use a car, telephone, television, radio, computer, internet etc. Wrong, members are modern and positive technical development.

  5. Believe that God created the universe in 6 days. Wrong, the Church believes that God organized chaos / matter, but do not know how long it took.

  6. Belief in multiple gods. Wrong, the Church believes that God the Father is the origin. We worship only Him and His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, no other. No one can ascend the Father. Paul speaks of being "joint heirs with Christ" and to take part of the divine nature. This means that we strive to partake of the divine attributes of love, compassion, mercy, etc., and that sometime in the future themselves to be such. Never be equal or equal with God.

  7. Think that all but church members are going to hell. Wrong, do not believe in a literal hell after death, but it is our own burning consciences when we discover that we lived in a wrong way. All humans go to heaven.

  8. Church members believe that going to heaven because of his deeds / job. Wrong, members affirm both their Christian heritage and their ancestors from Israel ten missing / lost tribes of the Northern Kingdom. If daily rules and regulations are as good as you can, then get more and more blessing from God, little by little.

  9. Do not do military service. Wrong, there are members who are military personnel, and police officers.

  10. Homosexuals may not become members. Wrong, they may become members, and they will live avhållsamt like all other singles in the church. Only those who are married (a man with a woman) must have sex.

  11. Adverse to education. Wrong, they are positive and studying both happy and very. Many have university education.

Ephesians 2: 8-10