Ok, question time. If a person is excomunicated due to them having taught
false doctrine, is a statement from them renouncing the false doctrine
required for their repentance? It would seem like it should be. If so,
the fact that no such announcement was made regarding the views of a
given person who was excomunicated would be indicative that those veiws
were _not_ the cause of their excomunication. It would _NOT_ indicate
that they were correct, just that they were not the cause of the


On Sun, 27 Oct 2002 23:22:46 +0000, "Jim Cobabe" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> "Great consideration is given regarding the confidentiality of the 
> decisions of a Church disciplinary council. No announcement is ever made 
> when a member is placed on formal probation. Decisions to disfellowship 
> or excommunicate are generally not announced publicly unless the 
> transgression is widely known, the transgressor's behavior constitutes a 
> threat to the Church or the community, or an announcement is necessary 
> to dispel rumors. Even when an announcement is made, it is limited to a 
> general statement of the outcome."  (M. Russell Ballard, Counseling with 
> Our Councils: Learning to Minister Together in the Church and in the 
> Family [Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1997], 141 - 142.)

Buttered bread always lands butter side * Would YOU mistake these as
down (Unless it sticks to the ceiling!) * anyone`s opinions but my own?
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