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Re: Faith of My Fathers

Posted by rayww on December 17, 2004, at 14:12:20

In reply to Re: Faith of My Fathers rayww, posted by MKB on December 17, 2004, at 5:56:25

> I'm glad you appreciated my post. Your post does not offend me. However, I do not consider the Book of Mormon to be scripture. I just wanted to clarify that.

<I'm not asking for further clarification :) I would love to compare scripture from lots of religions as it relates to the topics we discuss here, but no one shares. btw, the book of mormon is family history. It's 1000+ years about fathers who recorded their beliefs and values to pass down to their children. If you received a revelation from God that gave you direction for your family, would you write it down? "Words of God" is scripture. Family history is the background that brings the scripture home. Mortality centers around family. The faith of your fathers should be "like" scripture to you personally. My grandfather's wisdom is like scripture to me. There is official canonized scripture, and personal scripture. I believe the book of mormon in every sense of the word is scripture. The Bible, though it does contain words of God, does not suppose to contain all His words, or suppose that He has never spoken words to anyone else, or that He is not capable of speaking to anyone else. God speaks to me, and you, and everyone, maybe not in words all the time, but in direction. If I feel that God is leading me a certain direction, I had better consider that scripture, and record it, post it on my mirror to face every day that I dare look into the mirror, and then head that direction. It is far too easy to close the book, place it on a shelf and rarely crack it open. How can one receive direction from a closed book, or a closed mind? God speaks to everyone. How can one know if their scripture is true? Because it all lines up, and would not contradict itself. If it is totally out of line with the Bible, it probably didn't come from God.

Do you consider the faith of your fathers to be an example and a guide for your life? I think it's great, and I think you should claim it as a form of personal scripture, especially if it provides a light that draws you toward the Bible, and increases your understanding of faith in God.
Thanks for the ramble. I tend to get a little carried away.




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