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Apostasy
« on: January 14, 2020, 04:10:49 am »
Since the BOM thread has taken quite a tangential bashing I have started a new thread.

I believe that Apostasy can be viewed in a spectrum.

Since it literally means "the abandonment or renunciation of a religious or political belief or principle", there is a small 'a' form of apostasy when an individual deviates from keeping a doctrinal or commandment of their religion.

If I choose to not pay tithing, especially after having been endowed with the specific covenants there, I have entered into apostasy in respect of tithing. I am talking here about choosing specifically not to pay it because I don't want to.

A greater form would be to choose to stop coming to church.

However, for the purposes of Church discipline one has to start to teach against the church. Make open comment, VLOG, BLOG, etc. Or seek to lead others away from the Church.

I do not believe that having an open dialogue about the direction the Church is going in, how it is implementing policy changes, or even if it has made mistakes in the past (which it clearly has, and which it admits) constitutes Apostasy.

That two people, or six or ten, have differing views in the church is hardly new. And it shouldn't be a concern so long as those individuals are keeping their covenants. Keeping our covenants has always been the most important thing we can do to maintain our relationship with The Father, The Son and the The Holy Ghost.
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Re: Apostasy
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2020, 04:44:20 am »
I would add that I also see absolutely nothing wrong - and certainly not qualifying for apostasy - in asking questions in order to seek greater understanding.
 
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