When They Tell You What Underwear to Use - You Know You're in a Cult:

I was in a ward where a recent convert was previously asked to pass the sacrament the following week, but he came to church not wearing a suit and was informed that he couldn't pass the sacrament dressed improperly. Perhaps he didn't own a suit!
Sounds like appearances are everything! Sad...
 
I was in a ward where a recent convert was previously asked to pass the sacrament the following week, but he came to church not wearing a suit and was informed that he couldn't pass the sacrament dressed improperly. Perhaps he didn't own a suit!
You don't have to wear a suit,,, now I know for sure you slept through your short time as a member... we have Samoans who wear a type of skirt when passing the sacrament, it's cultural and heritage
 
As God told Samuel, "Man judges by outer appearance, but I judge by the heart." Seems that the LDSers judge by the outer appearance. Sad.
God knows the difference between appearance and true humility and reverence for He who suffered the trials of torture and death for you and I,,,, the difference is those who are to lazy to recognize the one true Savior and take Him for granted... hmmm
 
God knows the difference between appearance and true humility and reverence for He who suffered the trials of torture and death for you and I,,,, the difference is those who are to lazy to recognize the one true Savior and take Him for granted... hmmm

Mormons aren't saved yet. You don't know the Savior.
 
God knows the difference between appearance and true humility and reverence for He who suffered the trials of torture and death for you and I,,,, the difference is those who are too lazy to recognize the one true Savior and take Him for granted... hmmm
How is wearing sandals and/or a nice Hawaiian shirt--as I have seen men do in our church in the summer--make someone "lazy" and suddenly unable to "recognize" the true Savior, and take Him for granted? Does doing this suddenly render the wearer blind and stupid?
 
You don't have to wear a suit,,, now I know for sure you slept through your short time as a member... we have Samoans who wear a type of skirt when passing the sacrament, it's cultural and heritage
NO, as usual you don't know nuttin,' honey! And several years is not a short time! PLUS I was NEVER required to wear a suit or tie.
 
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How is wearing sandals and/or a nice Hawaiian shirt--as I have seen men do in our church in the summer--make someone "lazy" and suddenly unable to "recognize" the true Savior, and take Him for granted? Does doing this suddenly render the wearer blind and stupid?
Lazy, hey honey, Iwill be out working in the yard, then we will go to church, how do I look, new sandals and my new Hawaiian shirt , gosh I wish I had time to cut my toe nails just not enough time I guess.... LOL ???
 
Lazy, hey honey, Iwill be out working in the yard, then we will go to church, how do I look, new sandals and my new Hawaiian shirt , gosh I wish I had time to cut my toe nails just not enough time I guess.... LOL ???
This post of yours is totally....nonsense. And you complain that WE mock your church! Pot, meet kettle....

I am not talking about some of the more..,wild and crazy ones. But ones with lovely floral designs on them. I have seen some in Penney's and Kohls that are quite lovely.

You still didn't answer my question, but are doing everything you can to get out of doing so. Here it is--again: How is wearing sandals and/or a nice Hawaiian shirt--as I have seen men do in our church in the summer--make someone "lazy" and suddenly unable to "recognize" the true Savior, and take Him for granted? Does doing this suddenly render the wearer blind and stupid?
 
This post of yours is totally....nonsense. And you complain that WE mock your church! Pot, meet kettle....

I am not talking about some of the more..,wild and crazy ones. But ones with lovely floral designs on them. I have seen some in Penney's and Kohls that are quite lovely.

You still didn't answer my question, but are doing everything you can to get out of doing so. Here it is--again: How is wearing sandals and/or a nice Hawaiian shirt--as I have seen men do in our church in the summer--make someone "lazy" and suddenly unable to "recognize" the true Savior, and take Him for granted? Does doing this suddenly render the wearer blind and stupid?
No not at all, just not giving the reverence and holy respect He deserved.
 
No not at all, just not giving the reverence and holy respect He deserved.
So, you admit it...but how is wearing a nice Hawaiian shirt and nice sandals in the summer not showing "reverence" and "holy respect" when the men are at church, worshiping God in Christ Jesus, praying to Him, listening carefully to the sermons, partaking of the Lord's Supper in a worthy manner, singing the hymns.....I mean, the men aren't dressed in dirty, torn clothes, but nice, neat Hawaiian shirts and sandals.

But once again, you are judging reverences by outward appearance, and not by the heart, as God does. Thanks again for demonstrating that.
 
God looks on the heart.
Exactly. Some men in our church in the summer don't come in dirty, torn clothing, muddy sandals, etc. But in neat, tidy Hawaiian shirts and clean sandals. My husband sometimes does, and he is a retired pastor. So, you better believe he shows great reverence and respect for Jesus Christ when he comes with me to worship God in Christ Jesus at our church services. In the summer, I come in nice capris, sandals, and pretty blouses. We are both neat, clean, and tidy. And extremely reverent in our attitude and worship.
 
But then, Mormons don't reverence God the Father or Jesus Christ, since in their abysmally low Christology, Jesus is Satan's actual brother in the supposed pre-mortal existence. And God the Father was first a "man on an earth" who had to learn how to become a god--one among many--like going up the rungs of a ladder. In other words, their god is the same "specie" as we humans, just a little farther up the spiritual evolutionary ladder than we mortals, and therefore, also limited. Unlike the TRUE omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent, and uncreated God of the Bible. So, Mormonism debases not only Jesus Christ but God Himself in its sub-basement theology.
 
How is wearing sandals and/or a nice Hawaiian shirt--as I have seen men do in our church in the summer--make someone "lazy" and suddenly unable to "recognize" the true Savior, and take Him for granted? Does doing this suddenly render the wearer blind and stupid?
I doubt clothes one wears has anything to do with being blind or stupid.

We don't disparage anyone for the attire they wear to church. This argument is an attempt to make a mountain out of a molehill. We don't have a one-size-fits-all approach. Some members do, but it's not doctrine or policy. As I said before, our scripture tells us to deny no one attendance to our meetings. I don't know how far one could push that to see what boundaries could be pushed, but I suppose there is a boundary and one could push past it and still be legally attired even if inappropriate.

You keep saying "nice Hawaiian shirt". That leads me to believe that even for you there is a boundary. What if it wasn't a "nice" shirt?

This argument is going nowhere. The attire at the wedding wasn't a matter of choice. All attendees wore the same garment and the condition the garment was in was not the responsibility of the wearer. It wasn't even a church meeting.

No matter how you look at it, we feel that the clothes one wears to worship God is a sign of respect. Each person, individually, makes that determination. We do have limits on the amount of jewelry one might wear in temple worship. I'm not aware that any exceptions exist in cultures where excessive jewelry is the norm. I suspect that anyone who shows up at the temple with 10 earrings in each ear will be asked to remove them before worship starts but I don't believe there will be an issue in a church meeting.

You all don't have meeting places where a heightened level of respect and honor is given, as far as I know. We do. Hawaiian shirts, no matter how nice or lovely, are not worn in temple worship. Everyone wears the same attire.
 
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But then, Mormons don't reverence God the Father or Jesus Christ, since in their abysmally low Christology, Jesus is Satan's actual brother in the supposed pre-mortal existence. And God the Father was first a "man on an earth" who had to learn how to become a god--one among many--like going up the rungs of a ladder. In other words, their god is the same "specie" as we humans, just a little farther up the spiritual evolutionary ladder than we mortals, and therefore, also limited. Unlike the TRUE omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent, and uncreated God of the Bible. So, Mormonism debases not only Jesus Christ but God Himself in its sub-basement theology.
This is typically what we find in arguments from our critics. When they realize their argument is going no where, they shift and use a scatter-gun approach offering the opinion as fact about things we don't believe or teach. It's their "hail Mary" attempt at scoring a goal. Not only is it completely off topic, it also isn't true, most of it.

Anyone who wants to discuss the accusations Bonnie has made should consider starting a thread to do so, but now, as fast as I'm concerned, it's just fodder intended to wreck the existing argument (though, it seems to me that it was wreaked along time ago).
 
God looks on the heart.
And casually dressed worshippers are to lazy to dress up and give Christ the respect he deserves... I don't wish to sit next to somebody who has toenails longer that my tie and who knows if he washed his/her hands before taking the sacred sacrament... but what the hay, its your church and your rules.... petty soon folks will be showing up in bathing suits... oh my! where does it end...
 
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