Hey, recently lanyards have been increasing in popularity at my school. all sorts of logos and brand names all over the place. but i cant seem to find any noTw lanyards. good idea? or bad idea? :P
For the last few years of my highschool carrer i have been making a transistion from Mormonism to christianity, but i am still having a lot of trouble with getting my mind wrapped around one and not the other. Like i know mormonism is wrong and such, BUT i get them mixed in my head and forget which church said what. I was raised Mormon and so a lot of my religious knowledge comes from that which is an issue seeing as i have come to realize it is not right... any recomendations as to get my mind straight? I am nervous to go on mision trips because im scared to say the wrong thing and lead someone astray.
Has anyone encountered anyone of these faiths come to your door and try to witness to you? I myslef studied techniques and their beliefs of each and have debated them countless of hours! And let me tell you jehovah witnesses go through training courses and are very tricky and they use a different bible anyways I could go on and on about their techniques.......very nice people though! Just wondering if any of you have had ecounters with them and have had any success?
I was mormon since birth until my bestfriend(baptist) a few years back got the guts to talk with me about religion. I was very stron in the Mormon religion, but she never gave up on me. Now not only am i getting baptised in the Baptist church soon, i am a strong new beleiver on the youth praise team and the youth ministry team. I share my testimony to help other nonbeleivers to see that it may be hard, but you can do it... and you know what. it was hard, but it was beyond worth it! So i encourage you to talk to your friends that are mormon. Dont shove it down their throat because we have had mormonism shoved down our throat for years. Just talk with your friends. Youd be amazed if you just keep it up and just be their friend.
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It wasnt an easy path for me... and im still working at it. i gotta go back a bit. I grew up in a Mormon (LDS) home. beleived it since birth (because it was shoved down my throat/brainwashed). in 9th grade when my mom died it hit me hard. I was still strong in the mormon religion, but i started questioning, drinking, cutting, and worse. That year i got close to one of my friends i wasnt particularly close to. She was Baptist. and she helped me through a lot of rough nights. Well when i was a sophmore(one year later) she invited me to her YPAT(youth performing arts team-- youth ministry) performance. I only went to support her, but a lot of what they said/singed hit me hard. After we talked for a long time, but i stil hadnt realized what had just been thrown at me. I started to go to her youth on wednesdays and learned a lot and started questioning the Mormon religion... The next year she asked if i would be part of it... I did and while on the trip i said my testimony as part of the trip, but i still hadnt prayed the prayer. but that wednesday we had a special worship service just for those on the ypat team. That night i took the lords supper for the first time and my bestfriend who steered me toward the chrstain faith helped me pray to receive the lord. I did and life hasnt been the same since. Ive quit everything. am part of the youth praise team. Its my senior year and im going on the ypat trip again. and after graduation (my dad is VERY upset about it and told me if i didnt wait id be disowned) im getting baptised in that baptist church that changed my life forever.
i wanted to see it, but it wansnt in a theater near me... the closest theater was about 200 miles away and my dad wouldnt let me :[ it needs to hurry out on dvd! like personal dvd. i wanna watch it. not pay 200 to watch it with my church.
I was going to write this under the post about Cahtolics but I wanted to keep that one solely for the questions about Catholicism because I find it interesting so how do you all feel about the Book of Mormon. Just to clarify, I am not talking about the mormon faith. My dad grew up in a church that is not Mormon but does recognize the book of mormon as being a prophacy. Im learning a lot about it from a few friends of mine and from my dad lately so if anyone has any questions or would like to share their opinions, please do so respectfully. :)
I went before i was christain. it was insane at first. Id never seen someone dance, clap, scream to worship God. IT WAS AN AMAAZING EYE OPENER! Its a good place to take your non-beleiver friends to slowly introduce them to the truth... or at least i think so from experience ;]