Looking in hat for visions, creating a fictional world, making God into a character with attributes, at age 14…about the time when schizophrenia or other mental issues could begin…very suspicious.The Catholic church rules out mental illness before acknowledging supernatural phenomena.I was just enduring life and was not a happy person. That was the first moment I realized that the church could have been built on lies. As I was searching for some faith promoting stories for one of my young women lessons, I accidentally stumbled upon I abruptly closed the window and decided that I was letting my mind go down forbidden paths.
Joseph Smith had a great imagination but it wasn’t big enough to encompass God.
The Catholic church considers all christian churches part of the Catholic church which is why we recognize one baptism.
People come along and want to INTERPRET the Word to give themselves power and authority.
The Vatican studied this phenomenon and decided that it was only through the intense study and prayer by many apostles (Priests and Nuns) and then coming together in agreement before bringing scripture forward for the members of the church to read for themselves.
Reread your Catholic catechism and read some of the writings of Pope John Paul and Mother Theresa.
We are to be like little children in our faith when we approach God which means He ia far more complicated than we can imagine.
Our roots are in Judaism which is important to study too.
Judaism goes back even further to when God decided to reveal Himself and so has enormous knowledge of God.
I was a convert after high school (after much vehement opposition from my parents). Anyway, he went on his mission and I proceeded to marry the first guy I met in college. I knew my marriage was awful within months and was told by bishop after bishop that this was my trial in life.