Re: [ZION] Can Anyone Become A Fully Qualified Member In Good Standing After Hav

2002-11-26 Thread Jon Spencer
Certainly, if a person who has committed a crime has satisfied society's requirements as far as punishment and restitution, and the person has also satisfied any Church imposed punishments, s/he can be restored to full membership. Could that man be a Bishop? I guess so, if the Lord wanted him to

Re: [ZION] Can Anyone Become A Fully Qualified Member In Good Standing After

2002-11-26 Thread Stacy Smith
Then what about the safety of blind people who wish to travel? Truly I'm beginning to wonder about our liberties. Stacy. At 12:35 PM 11/25/2002 -0600, you wrote: Jim It is a complicated world we live in. Indeed it is. It wasn't too long ago that a young person could commit murder here in

Re: [ZION] Can Anyone Become A Fully Qualified Member In Good Standing After

2002-11-26 Thread Paul Osborne
Suppose I suspect this individual failed to disclose this information before baptism? If he is now living a good life, does any of this information need to come out? Yes, if the original information was something that should have been referred to the Mission President via the Zone Leaders who

Re: [ZION] Can Anyone Become A Fully Qualified Member In Good Standing After

2002-11-26 Thread Stacy Smith
This would be dangerous for us as any assailant could use the mace against us. Stacy. At 11:25 PM 11/26/2002 -0600, you wrote: Then what about the safety of blind people who wish to travel? Truly I'm beginning to wonder about our liberties. Carry mace. I do. Paul O [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: [ZION] Can Anyone Become A Fully Qualified Member In Good Standing After (NO

2002-11-25 Thread Paul Osborne
On Mon, 25 Nov 2002 08:12:26 -0800 (PST) [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: My understanding is that there is no policy. I had always thought that God would forgive that individual for past transactions providing he/she goes through the process of rependence. Isn't that what the Gospel is all

Re: [ZION] Can Anyone Become A Fully Qualified Member In Good Standing After H

2002-11-25 Thread Paul Osborne
Jim It is a complicated world we live in. Indeed it is. It wasn't too long ago that a young person could commit murder here in Dallas and walk the streets on parole in a few years. Really. If a person is caught with LSD (acid) doing it on their own time-- they spent more time in jail then those

[ZION] Can Anyone Become A Fully Qualified Member In Good Standing After Havi

2002-11-25 Thread Gary Smith
This doesn't violate the charter. All people have the opportunity to repent and change their lives. There are a few sins that are not repented of in this life, primarily murder. Sexual sin is very serious. Alma tells us that it is third in severity, after murder and denying the Holy Ghost. The

[ZION] Can Anyone Become A Fully Qualified Member In Good Standing After Havin

2002-11-24 Thread Stacy Smith
Hi. I hope this issue does not violate the charter. I have an interesting problem. I have decided quickly not to date an individual with a criminal sexual history in the past. However, he is a member in good standing. He has a temple recommend. What is the general policy regarding people

RE: [ZION] Can Anyone Become A Fully Qualified Member In Good Standing After H

2002-11-24 Thread Jim Cobabe
Stacy, some practical thoughts. If you reflect on this question with any degree of honesty, you already know that there are some things we simply do not ever forgive, notwithstanding the doctrines of the Church and the principles of repentence. It seems to me that societies and cultures deem