Taking pride in our weaknesses tends to twist and make the weakness an honor, which it isn't. Weaknesses aren't trophies. We are never, ever justified by weaknesses. If we don't have some sort of negative feelings for our weaknesses then there is no motivating factor to change them. The gay movement is trying and succeeding in the delusion that homosexuality isn't a weakness but a strength that should be honored and celebrated. It's sickening.Finrock wrote: ↑Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:53 amOur weaknesses are privileges and they are blessings because these weaknesses that we have help us to become more reliant in God and on His grace and mercy. We should not feel ashamed for our weaknesses or guilt either. All of us fall short of the glory of God. So, in that sense I agree with the person in the article. We should not be motivated by guilt and by shame. Those are poor and damning motivators. We should be motivated by our love for God and for others knowing that when we fall, make a mistake, act in error, etc. this isn't a surprise to Heavenly Father. Its not like He says, "Oh, wow, I didn't expect you to screw up that bad! Man, that's more than I can handle, you're on your own buddy!" No, HF doesn't say that. He knows that we will fail, falter, and make errors, that we will sin. He is ever present, always ready to guide us in the paths of righteousness, regardless of our weakness. Those weaknesses can be made in to strengths and that is how these things were designed.Lizzy60 wrote: ↑Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:29 pmTrueIntent -- the statement that you highlighted, where she says that being a lesbian is a privilege and a blessing, is where she has turned the corner from praying for healing and change and release from her same-sex attraction, into deciding that there is nothing wrong with her attraction, and even calling it a privilege and a blessing, and that it's nothing to be ashamed of.
That is why it's a huge problem, to those of us who know it's a grievous sin, to have this printed in a magazine read by many LDS members.
However, we can't suppose that our weakness is the end goal and what we ought to become.
31 For I the Lord cannot look upon sin with the least degree of allowance;
32 Nevertheless, he that repents and does the commandments of the Lord shall be forgiven;
33 And he that repents not, from him shall be taken even the light which he has received; for my Spirit shall not always strive with man, saith the Lord of Hosts.
Isaiah saw the gay pride movement IMO but it can be applied to any weakness-
9 ¶ The shew of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves.
They flaunt their weaknesses, "they hide it not". It doesn't matter what the weakness or what the sin is, celebrating it will bring a woe upon your soul.