The Miracle of Forgiveness are Ebook This book could be highly recommended for perfect people as a device to flay themselves I am an active member of the church This is not coming from an anti Mormon
The Miracle of Forgiveness are Ebook This book could be highly recommended for perfect people as a device to flay themselves.I am an active member of the church. This is not coming from an anti-Mormon or from someone with an ax to grind with Pres. Kimball. I don't believe everything that a leader of the church says or writes is scripture, especially before he is the Prophet. This book is a case in point.I remember when I first read it as a teen, I went into a depression for about a month thinking that I was definitely going to hell. It filled me with despair, not hope. It made it sound impossible to ever get forgiveness. For example, "To 'try' is weak. To 'do the best I can' is not strong. We must always do better than we can." How does one do better than they can?I revisited it as an adult as it is such a "must read" book for Mormons. While it seems many people have found it helpful to them, I think this could be an equally harmful book. The heavy handed dispensing of guilt is out of balance with the Atonement. I found it disturbing that individuals are shamed for things for which they are not responsible. He said "suicides are guilty of committing a controllable offense." Of course, people should not commit suicide, but I think that mental illness needs to be taken into account as limiting one's agency. "Our ills are usually of our own begetting. They must be corrected by ourselves...a healing process in the spirit and mind must come from within--from self-will." For one thing, not all of our ills are our own begetting. For another, while I understand that we must put forth effort to repent and to improve ourselves, I don't think the solution is our superhuman strength of will. I think that the healing comes from the Atonement and that we DON'T have the ability to do it alone. That is why we have the Savior. Many passages in this book are presented as if we have to make ourselves perfect and then maybe, just maybe, we will receive grace.I found it harsh and offensive in many places. It suggests that a women would be better off dead than "give in" to a rapist. What?! "Even in a forced contact such as rape or incest, the injured one is greatly outraged. If she has not cooperated and contributed to the foul deed, she is of course in a more favorable position...It is better to die in defending one's virtue than to live having lost it without a struggle." Would it really be better if she (or I would make it he/she) died than didn't struggle enough against their attacker? I can't think of a more damaging thing to say to a survivor of sexual assault. How he discusses sex didn't feel right to me in general. It is not an evil thing, it is a beautiful thing, and only wrong when it is misused. I found it equal parts offensive to gay people and laughable that he wrote about how masturbation makes people homosexuals. If that were true, there would sure be a lot more people who are gay. Also, that people who even have homosexual thoughts are evil. I won't go into my personal feelings on this issue here, but what he wrote is not even currently in line with the church's current stance.Oh and don't forget...it may also lead to bestiality.... During his earthly ministry, Jesus performed many miracles, including healing numerous diseased and disabled bodies But perhaps his greatest miracle was the healing of people s souls, the forgiveness of sin Jesus offers us that same miracle on the same terms sincere repentance In The Miracle of Forgiveness, President Spencer W Kimball gives a penetrating explanationDuring his earthly ministry, Jesus performed many miracles, including healing numerous diseased and disabled bodies But perhaps his greatest miracle was the healing of people s souls, the forgiveness of sin Jesus offers us that same miracle on the same terms sincere repentance In The Miracle of Forgiveness, President Spencer W Kimball gives a penetrating explanation of repentance and forgiveness and clarifies their implications for Church members His in depth approach shows that the need for forgiveness is universal portrays the various facets of repentance, and emphasizes some of the serious errors, particularly sexual ones, which afflict both modern society and Church members Most important, he illuminates his message with the brightness of hope that even those who have gone grievously astray may find the way back to peace and security Never before has any book brought this vital and moving subject into so sharp a focus This classic book is a major work of substance and power After, all who does not need the miracle of forgiveness.. Bestseller Books The Miracle of Forgiveness Please don't take this review as blasphemy or a sign of slipping faith. I have made peace with my faith. I don't think that this book does good things for certain kinds of people. It was written for the righteous. It seems to lack a sinner's perspective. It can also be a dangerous weapon in the hands of a zealot. In my case, I almost lost my soul to the utter hopelessness that this book made me feel. I told my Stake President about this and he immediately told me that he felt that I should read the Book of Mormon instead. He also told me that I wasn't the first to tell him that and that he had stopped recommending this book to people. As far as the argument that a prophet (or a soon to be prophet) wrote the book, and therefore the book is doctrine; I say phooey. Have you read any of Ezra Taft Benson's early books, some of them are scary, scary, right wing lunacy. Furthermore, do we believe that everything a prophet has ever said, in thier whole life, is doctrine? Of course we don't. We have our own discernment to bridge that gap. Approach this book with clean hands and intact faith. In fact, I would recommend Believing Christ by Stephen Robinson in place of this book, simply because Robinson focuses on grace rather than guilt. Maybe that is the bottom line, I believe that this book is too heavy on the guilt end and not heavy enough on the forgiveness end.
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