I suspect that visitors to this blog are confused from time to time to see a few of the recommended blogs on my side panel.
Few if any of them would agree with the doctrine of the three watches and most of the other stuff I write about.
The thing you need to realize about me is that I don’t need someone to agree with me in order to learn from them and appreciate the talents and callings God has given them.
Ann Barnhart the crazy militant Catholic girl is someone that I have very little in common with religiously, but I admire so many things about her. It is worth a perusal to see what issues she is passionate about and to provide a backdrop for some issues worth pondering.
Dan Mead at weeping for Zion is absolutely incredible in the depth of his spiritual understanding of Isaiah and John and virtually any passages of scripture that he pontificates on.
Dan doesn’t seem to agree with me that Joseph is one of the primary servants coming back to redeem Zion but that doesn’t bother me,
Because he has produced a credible scenario of his own using the word of God.
That’s all I ask.
People that reject stuff because they “feel” a certain way make me crazy, but people like Dan that drink deep in the scriptures and have a rational belief system based on the Word of God, are a breath of fresh air to me and they are well worth listening to.
He has been on fire lately with his series on John… well worth reading.
I am not sure that Spek over at Justandtrue and I have ever agreed on anything beyond the need for the baptism of fire and the Holy Ghost, and yet, he, like Dan, can explain why he feels the way he does from the word of God.
That is all I ask.
His primary calling seems to be to emphasis the need for the spiritual rebirth.
What greater focus can one have?
Rock over at PureMormonism doesn’t even return my emails. That is how sufficiently I have pissed him off. I suspect it is over the polygamy issue and his belief that Joseph never taught it, which I think he is wrong about.
But that doesn’t change the fact that he is one of the most entertaining and thought provoking LDS researchers and bloggers on the internet.
If the five of us were put in a padded room without food and water and told that we needed to find three things of substance, relating to the gospel, that we agreed on before we could be released, we would probably scratch each others eyes out before starving to death.
So… what is my point?
My point is that one does not need to agree with someone else to be able to learn from them..
..and that, until the time comes when we experience that long awaited “unity of the faith”…