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Author: Von Fourche Date: Dec 27, 2007 03:14
> On Sat, 22 Dec 2007 19:00:58 -0000, Von Fourche wrote:
>> Anyway, the people on the LDS forum told me to read the Book of Mormon.
>>I have been reading it. I'm on second Nephi. I have also been reading
>>LDS Gospel Principles. I really love the principles.
> Hal, Diana, and Craig have already given you some good advice, but let
> me add my own words of encouragement.
> The Book of Mormon is amazing to me. My life would definitely be
> poorer if I had not read and studied it.
> One warning, though: a good chunk of the book of second Nephi is
> nearly word-for-word quotation of Isaiah, and is somewhat archaic,
> symbolic, and often difficult to comprehend (in my opinion). I
> typically recommend to people newly studying the scriptures (like you)
> that they reserve a detailed study of Isaiah and of the "Isaiah
> chapters" of second Nephi (chapters 12-24), for later. That is, you
> may want to merely skim those chapters this time through.
>> I have accepted the Heavenly Father as my father and Jesus as my Lord
>> I want to attend an LDS church in January and hopefully become a regular
>> I am not wealthy. I am not handsome. I am not a good talker. I'm not
>>good dresser - I have
>>some Dockers and a couple of sports jackets. My hair is on the short side
>>but is it's own beast.
>> I am on the shy side. I don't like to participate. I do want to change
>>and become a better person.
> None of those is really a problem except potentially the "don't like
> to participate" one. The LDS church is largely about participation.
> For example, the "regular members" themselves take turns speaking in
> meetings, presenting lessons, visiting other members in their homes,
> and even serving in congregational leadership positions.
Homes? I live with one of my brothers who will not join the church.
We also have a sister that lives with us that goes to a Protestant church.
Would that be a problem? The house is kind of on the oldish side.
would that be a problem?
Participation? If I don't participate it's not because I don't want to,
be because I'm shy.