Almost certain of it.]]>
If I had known then, what I know about now, concerning the history of the church and some other things, I probably would not have joined.
When you’re going through the discussions, you are exposed to only a small cross-section of the Church, which makes it a lot easier to buy into. *shrug*
annegb: I thoroughly enjoy seeing your posts. They usually make me smile. =) Like this one.]]>
I suppose I should answer the question at hand though. And the answer is “It depends.” Assuming that I had the courage and whatever else was needed to study and pray it would depend on the answer to that. Or at least I like to think it would. And my problem is that I’ve seen people study and pray and not get an answer.
Now again some will say that is impossible, but I’ve seen it happen. How long should one continue to study and pray? Should a truth seeker devote all their efforts to investigating the LDS Church or should they explore other faiths after some amount of time?
I would hope that an answer would come and that I would have the courage to do what the Spirit instructs. One thing that is burned into me from my mission is that the Spirit usually doesn’t intervene unless you need to do something that you wouldn’t normally do. Often it is there to tell you to do something hard.
I’ve rambled enough for tonight!]]>
Steve EM, I think you’re right, I probably wouldn’t be raging. I don’t rage in any other aspect of my life, why would I when I’m drunk?
D, your case is interesting. I’ve had mixed feelings regarding your situation because on one hand I think there’s no way a gay person would join into a church that has such restrictions on homosexual behavior, but on the other hand I think if anyone, no matter what their situation, if they’re humble enough, if they feel the Spirit that they would be willing to join the Church.
Susan M, thanks for the confidence]]>
Sure I would have converted.
The problem is I never would have shared the Book of Mormon or invited me to go to Church with me.]]>