Anonymous asked: If I know someone who is preparing to serve a mission and I also know that he hasn't confronted certain things in his past that need to be taken care of, am I supposed to say anything to anyone? Or do I just let him do his own thing?
Agency suck don’t it? It’s not your place to help him take care of things unless he comes to you. It’s something he needs to figure out on his own and it’s a hard process to do. Acknowledgment/REcognition is the hardest step of repentance. - kim
Anonymous asked: James 2:18 But someone will say, "You have faith and I have works." Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. 22 You see that faith was active along with his works, and faith was completed by his works; As you can see, it's not 'works are required' it's 'works affirm true faith'
so true. It’s like when John Bytheway said “God can’t steer a parked car” or in the song that says “We find His grace through works of faith” - kim
Anonymous asked: When you guys answer questions are you led by the Holy Spirit? Because I see a lot more grammatical errors when you answer tough questions and I always write or speak faster when being led by Him.
I try to be as much as possible haha. When harder questions come along usually i pray about it a little bit and then do some research via lds.org or the scriptures and feel inspired to write about them. But I like to think I’m led by the spirit… I’m also just generally a bad writer and not very eloquent especially when I’m geeking out about something spirit based haha - kim
Anonymous asked: To the anon asking why we need works as well as faith: Read James 2. "Faith without works is dead". Also, read Matthew-John. Most other Christians ignore James and the principle of faith and works going together, despite how clear it is taught, even in the Bible.
Anonymous asked: I'm preparing for my mission but I haven't felt happy lately. I don't know what to do. I'm not doing anything wrong. I'm just not feeling the spirit much either. I think it's the adversary trying to get to me.
that’s totally it! he knows the good things you’ll be doin g so he’s trying to work against you. my advice is to do lots of service and try studying missionary work. don’t let him into your head. when you start feeling sad go do a random act og kindness-Kim
Anonymous asked: I'm worried that I will leave the church in the future. I read my scriptures with my Mum at night but I don't really pay attention and I hardly give sincere prayers. I'm planning on going on a mission so I'm trying harder to be better. I'm worried that when I get home from my mission and I'm on my own I'll get caught up with boys and having a social life. It terrifies me because the church is extremely important to me.
if you’re worried about things like that you need to get a stronger testimony of yourself and your testimony. we sing a song in Latter-Day Voices that’s called “I will not be moved” and also “Jesus Savior, Pilot Me” that has an extra verse about being anchored. these songs talk about staying firm in the faith through their own choices and testimonies, you just need to gain a greater faith of your spiritual capabilities. and don’t worry so much!! church will always be important to you if you are making it a priority.-Kim
Anonymous asked: About the temple garments and endowment ceremony and such, I personally believe that Christs blood alone on the cross is the singular saving factor in faith. Why then is it needed to go through these processes and do these works to be truly saved and sent to the highest kingdom? Is Christs sacrifice nog enough? Did He forget to tell us about these things when He was walking this earth? I'm just curious and would like to know why other works are needed other than faith alone in Christ Jesus?
Christ is the one that redeems our soul, but it’s up to us to stay saved and stay righteous through covenants made with God and righteous living. it’s about continuously converted ourselves to work towards being Christ-like. we can’t live on grace alone or else life would be perfect and sinless. that’d why garments are there. they’re stronger covenants with God to continue us on our eternal progression and strive for celestial glory. Christ is still our savior and redeemer of mankind but we need to constantly be working as well.
that’s why this life is called a probationary state, because it’s the time where we work to live righteously, follow God’s commandment, and utilize the atonement so we can live with our Heavenly Father again-Kim
Anonymous asked: To the anon asking about wearing the garments: You always have a choice - I know plenty of endowed people who don't wear their garments - but you have no control over the consequences of those choices. I also suggest that, endowed or not, you talk to your bishop and/or stake president. The garments provide spiritual and temporal protection as well as the blessings of having access to the fullness of the Priesthood. Is being uncomfortable worth losing all that? Think and pray about it.
Anonymous asked: Hey! So I got accepted to both BYU-I and SVU, and I don't know which one to go to! They are both great schools but it is a very hard decision. Do you know people who have had experiences at either?
Sky currently goes to BYU-I and loves a lot of it and doesn’t like some of it. I have a friend who went to SVU and loved it… it really depends on what you want from a college. SVU is much more diverse but BYU-I is still pretty great- kim
breannaalyn7 asked: Hey I just want to say you guys do a fantastic job of answering all those questions! I am especially impressed how you never get mad and answer every one patiently and lovingly. Your answers have helped me answer some of my own friends' questions and you guys are amazing!! <3 :)
thank you!! We try so hard to keep everyone happy :) - kim
Anonymous asked: Hey! I have aquestion about temple garments ...I really don't want to wear it. I know the importance of it and everything but I don't feel like I have to wear it. In this situation do I have a personal choice to wear it or not?
I’m going to try not to sound super preachy… but i’m going to get super preachy.
If you truly know and understand the importance of Garments and the covenants that you will be making, you would understand the eternal consequences of choosing not to wear it.
The real question is why? Do you not like the length of them because you want to wear certain clothing? are you afraid of the covenants?
You should try taking the Preparing for the Holy Temple class in your ward so you can gain a better understanding.
Anonymous asked: So, I recently converted and I wasn't a virgin before. However, I have been presented an opportunity to have sex again and I really want to do it but I am unsure because of my religion. It isn't romantic or anything of the sort, just casual... advice?
Yeah… it’s hard. I know how you feel. Especially because you know what it feels like and you know what it’s like to be in that moment. Just try to remember your covenants and the promises given if you remain chaste until marriage… What i would do is study up on it and try to gain a testimony of it.
love-stars-butterflies asked: Recently one of the YSA in my Stake died and everybody is gutted by it, because she had such a sweet spirit and gentle heart. I know and believe in the Plan of Salvation, but it's just so hard to deal with what feels like such a sudden and senseless loss. Any advice?
i know it’s hard. Try to find comfort in the scriptures and studying the PLan of Salvation and praying for understanding and comfort during this time. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
But know that there’s never a senseless loss, there’s a plan for all of us and sometimes it’s hard to understand but eventually you will. Try reading the CES broadcast elder bednar did last year called “Do Not Shrink” it tells a story that i feel like would be helpful! - kim
Anonymous asked: What do you think of President Monson being summoned to the UK court?
I think that it’s an act of vengeance from an Ex-Mormon who is also very Anti-Mormon just to dispute whether or not the church is really true. It won’t go anywhere and it’s frankly a little silly. - kim