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.
My high school boyfriend was LDS and I got totally sucked in. I went to Michigan State University and was heavily involved with the student ward there so I met a returned missionary at an institute dance. During the fifteen years of my first marriage I got used to looking at everyone else who seemed happy and knowing that would never be me.
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.
While many evil men have tried to infiltrate the Church and corrupt it or use its power to rule over others with the latest being these pedophile priests, these are assaults are inspired by Satan causing many people over the years to break away from the church into splinter religions. Reinterpreted and rewritten in any way to serve the break off church founder’s whims and wishes.
While I don’t doubt that God is certainly the Creator of all that science discovers, our God is an awesome God whose Spirit permeates everything and we cannot know His mind until it is revealed to us at the end. When God sent Jesus He was pretty much done revealing to us His intentions for the World. To say God lives in outer space on a star or planet is to diminish Him and that is blasphemy.
According to this work, Kolob is the heavenly body nearest to the throne or residence of God.
While the Book of Abraham refers to Kolob as a “star”, Other Latter Day Saints (commonly referred to as Mormons) consider Kolob to be a Christian metaphor.
Kolob has never been identified with any modern astronomical object and is not recognized as an ancient concept by modern Egyptology.
Kolob is rarely discussed in modern LDS religious contexts, but it is periodically a topic of discussion in criticism of Mormonism.
There is no mention in Isaiah or Daniel of the planet Kolob.
Catholicism is built on Judaism just as Jesus said when he said “I have come to fulfill the law…” The Catholic church calls all christian churches to come home…remember also that “by their fruit you shall know them”…there are many holy men who love God and are not Catholic, they will be enlightened at the end that we are all one church in Jesus Christ.
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.
One day, my husband brought a book home from the church library that they were apparently throwing away because it was discovered to be an “anti” book. At one point, my dad asked me about a PBS documentary he had seen on Mountain Meadows.
Joseph Smith had a great imagination but it wasn’t big enough to encompass God.