I wonder if you're talking about Tim. No need to answer that.

Valerie Nielsen Williams wrote:

> On Tue, 29 Oct 2002 20:31:22 +0000 Jim Cobabe <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> writes:
> >
> > Paul Osborne wrote:
> > ---
> > No one in this church can be excommunicated for simply teaching
> > false
> > doctrine.
> > ---
> >
> > Fortunate for me--I get it wrong nearly every time, and I wouldn't
> > have
> > lasted long in this church otherwise.  Tolerance is the virtual
> > safety
> > belt that lets us live with each other in our imperfections.
>
> This is absolutely right, Jim.
>
> This reminds me of a young man we used to have in our ward.  He was
> controversial to say the least.  In fact, JWR will probably know about
> whom I am referring.  Anyway, he and his wife lived here for about 4
> years while he got his PhD from ND.  During this time, many times in
> Gospel Doctrine, he'd say something, or contend something that could
> easily be construed as "false doctrine".  However, our elder HP brethren
> were always very gentle with this young man and would frequently pull him
> off to the side after class and instruct correct principle with him.  It
> was really beautiful to watch.
>
> Their last Sunday here was a Fast Sunday.  I was extremely sad to see
> them go.  I love her like my own sister, but he was really special to
> me--like a rebellious younger brother.  But our ward had embraced and
> loved this young man. (I'm getting choked up thinking about it now!).  He
> got up that last Sunday and thanked the ward for the fellowshipping he
> and his family had received (they had two adorable little girls while
> they lived here).  He said that this was the only ward where he had been
> truly accepted and loved and that this would always be home--and it was
> mutual.
>
> Then he said something that still makes me chuckle.  He said, "I know
> I've stirred things up a lot here.  I didn't mean to.  You see, we are
> like the blind men, feeling their way around an elephant.  The gospel is
> that elephant.  We all "see" different things with our hands.  Most all
> of you are at the front of the elephant, and "see" the elephant the same
> way.  Me--I'm at the rear.  It's the same elephant, but I have an
> entirely different perspective than the mainstream.  Someday I hope I
> find the front too."
>
> It was really touching.  He also said he was grateful for the love and
> patience he and his family felt while they were here.  I cannot wait for
> the day when I will see them again.
>
> anyway
> val
>
> >
> > In fact I'm not sure we even take notice when false doctrine is
> > preached, unless it somehow offends the sense of one of our own
> > favorite
> > issues.
> >
> > ---
> > Mij Ebaboc
> >
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