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  1. The church is also the means by which we make covenants with God and his son Jesus Christ. The priesthood has the responsibility of administering these covenants. When a member of the church has committed a serious sin that results in the breaking of these eternal covenants excommunication can be a necessary step in helping the repentant sinner back into a covenant relationship with God.
  2. You read all 29 pages?!
  3. I've read both of the books that you've mention. Enjoyed both. Both portray the leaders of the church as having differences of opinions as well as differences in approaches. I would not describe either as portraying church leadership as a place of power plays and politics as you describe it. While I'm examining my personal paradigm I suggest you do the same.
  4. One could assume as much. In callings I've had I've had different opinions about what should be done or who should be called. But when a decision is made I've supported the presiding officers decision. I would assume that the same is true among the Quorum of the Twelve. They all have different opinions and would all approach things in a different manner. But I believe that when decisions are reached by the Twelve and First Presidency that they are reached in unanimity. That, however, is entirely different than saying that "lots of politics and power plays are going on behind the scenes." And as I pointed out. To know if something was going on "behind the scenes" one would have to be privy to what was going on behind those scenes to know. To say otherwise would seem to be nothing but hearsay and gossip.
  5. We have faith in God and faith in the Savior. We have faith that the church is led by prophets and apostles through revelation. We have faith that those same prophets and apostles are led by the Spirit. We can receive confirmation through that same Spirit of these things. Are you saying I should have faith in what would seem to amount to gossip as well?
  6. Unless you, yourself are privvy to what is going on "behind the scenes" I'm not sure how you could know this.
  7. Where did I say anything about the Savior and business acumen? Where in the world did that comment come from? I never said anything about business acumen. I said those chosen by revelation to be apostles had shown themselves to be successful leaders who were faithful and experienced in church leadership. I also never equated business acumen with the gift of revelation. Please do not put words in my mouth or imply, directly or indirectly, that I said that revelation had anything to do with business.
  8. I think the criteria is more that they have show themselves to be successful leaders, as well as being faithful members of the church who have extensive experience in church leadership, and they are called by God through revelation.
  9. These are certainly contributing factors as well. There is usually not "just one answer" to any complicated problem.
  10. https://www.lds.org/youth/activities/bc/pdfs/stake/Handcart-Trek-Guidelines-June-2015.pdf?lang=eng
  11. I was asked about what types of information should an organization not share with its members, not about LDS Church finances. My answer is not applicable to the latter.
  12. On second thought, the idea of back to back to back 10,000 year Dukes of Hazard marathons should be enough to motivate anyone to give up their evil ways.
  13. And you get to watch them over, and over, and over, and over again. If an eternity of Knight Rider isn't enough to scare you into being good, I don't know what would.
  14. The foundation that I work for has the social security numbers of all of our clients who are receiving federal assistance. Employees who work with that specific program have access to that information. I have no need for anything like that in my position, hence I cannot access it. The same is true with people who donate to us using a credit card. Specific people have access. I have nothing to do with that, so I don't. In an ecclesiastical setting, a member of a church may confess a sin to his priest or bishop. The general membership of that church has no need to know anything about what other members of the church may or may not have done. The same would be true of donations to a church. A person who donates a portion of their income to a church, or for that matter any charity, does not routinely expect that donation to become public knowledge.
  15. Except it never ends. Basically.