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Re: Couldn't stop reading :-) rayww

Posted by Dinah on August 11, 2005, at 21:12:40

In reply to Re: Couldn't stop reading :-), posted by rayww on August 11, 2005, at 19:18:30

Probably my understanding of the Godhead is not as complete as it might be since I stopped attending the Mormon church (for purely personal reasons) about the time I would have gone to seminary.

My childhood understanding was that God was God, Jesus was his son, and the Holy Spirit was the spirit of God that spoke to us as the still small voice. And that the three were not one entity, but three. And that you only prayed to God the Father, but through Jesus Christ his son.

It wasn't until much much later, after college, that I came to understand that Jesus was considered to be the Jehovah (or was it Yahweh?) spoken of in the Old Testament.

And certainly they were united in purpose, but it was a much different view than the Trinitarian view of the Roman Catholic Church that I was also raised in.

Dr. Bob, I am not advocating any particular beliefs here, but merely trying to clarify my childhood understanding of Mormon beliefs. If you think it is inappropriate to clarify the basic tenets of the Mormon church on the Faith board, perhaps Ray would be kind enough to continue it by Babblemail so that I don't misinform people.

 

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