Feelings, Nothing More Than Feelings

Feelings are a peculiar set of emotions that have a unique way of transforming all thoughts into action, reaction or inaction. Most often than not, feelings are subjective or personal, and most of what we believe is a result of feelings. The outcome from any information taken in is controlled solely by the thought process in the brain. There is not one single feeling that gives an automatic response, good or bad, and is uncontrollable.
All feelings can be easily seduced and misled by preying spirits that seek out the destruction of our spirits. Those evil spirits, as well as Satan, who himself can masquerade as an angel of light, deceives unwary people into feeling that something is truth when it's a lie.

To be preoccupied with our personal feelings is selfish, and is dangerously wrong.

"Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world." (1 John 4:1)

When it comes to the Book of Mormon, people are told to 'feel' the truthfulness of it. If that 'feeling' didn't come, those people are admonished to pray again, only this time, pray harder "with a sincere heart" (Moroni 10:4), and you will get the correct outcome, or feeling. How are Mormons instructed to tell themselves about the 'truthfulness' of their feelings? "The burning in the bosom" if it is true and "A stupor of thought" if it is false. I don't remember how many times, when I was a Mormon stake missionary that I used those two phrases, burning in the bosom and stupor of thought, on those who were searching for the truth. I was wrong in doing that.

As a Christian, we are to "test" the spirits to "prove" all things.

Here is a list of Bible references to help with knowing the truthfulness of a spirit or a prophet is from God:
*1 John 4:1
*1 Timothy 6:3-4
*2 Corinthians 13:5
*Revelation 2:2
*1 Thessalonians 5:21
*1 Corinthians 15:1-8
*Galatians 1:6-8
*2 Corinthians 11:4
*Jeremiah 23:16
*Deuteronomy 13:1-5
*Deuteronomy 18:22
*Acts 17:11

It is not Biblical to pray about the Book of Mormon as the Mormons teach you to do. If you gained a testimony about the Book of Mormon, you should sit down, grab a Bible and read the scripture references above to know if you have been deceived by preying spirits.

"Why should subjective feelings be suspected? Because we are sinful creatures and can be swayed by our emotions and sinful desires:
* "The heart of man is desperately wicked and cannot be trusted." (Jeremiah 17:9)
* "There is a way that seems right to man, but the end is death." (Proverbs 14:12)"

"The peril is real.To become preoccupied with inner feelings is dangerous and wrong in this age in which we are called to "walk by faith, not by sight." (Life In The Son, Robert Shank, Westcott Publishers, 1982, pg. 304)


About Me

My photo
Michigan, United States
I spent a lot of time deciding if I should write this blog or not. I'm not a great writer and I'm not going to pretend to be. I need to share what I have learned and I might not make some people happy with what I am saying. This blog is a way for me to release the thoughts and feelings that come with knowing I grew up in the wrong religion. A healing process if you will.

How To Read This Blog

Please start with the month of February 2007 and read backwards. This is the most effective way to understand, in order, why I say what I do.

Handmaidens Creed

1.I believe in God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit as one God without beginning or end.
2.I believe the Bible to be the Holy Inspired word of God with full truth and righteousness. No other writing is.
3.I believe that the work of the Lord comes first. Before any temporal thing or person.
4.I believe that grace is a gift and Christ gives that gift freely to all who believe.
5.I believe that the beauty of a woman is contained inside of her and not by what she looks like on the outside.
6.I believe that marriage is sacred and represents the Godhead on earth; two are one just as three are one.
7.I believe that love is more powerful than any other power. Remember, God is love.
8.I believe that tithing is not a part of God's new covenant, free will offerings are. And that doesn't mean just money.
9.I believe that the Aaronic, Levitical, and Melchizedek priesthoods are abolished and Christs Holy Priesthood whom Christ is the "Great High Priest" is eternal.
10.I believe that every believer is a priest in the "Priesthood of Believers".
11.I believe that when two are one, nobody is to separate the one.
12.I believe that Christ is the only way to heaven.
13.I believe that our bodies are temples, not man made buildings.
14.I believe that liars make fools out of others and the liar hates the fool.
15.I believe that all believers are in authority to preach the gospel.
16.I believe that the word 'organization' to describe Christs body is evil and has no place with God.
17.I believe the Americas are not the land of Zion and Christ will return to His origonal land-Israel in the Middle East.
18.I believe that God has set out correct ways of worshiping Him, not man.
19.I believe in holding to the truths of the Bible and not mans understanding of it.
20.I believe that the world is full of evil and Satan can easily gain control over the minds of those who do not profess Christ of the Bible to be their only Messiah.
21.I believe that Saints are those who know the real Savior, Jesus Christ, of whom the Bible speaks of; not the jesus of a cult.