You’ve gotta remember - we were missionaries with the utmost conviction that what we were teaching was the absolute truth. We were also immersed in spiritual studies and prayed constantly - which would easily account for what we would call invoking omnipotence. Then, with the fervent belief that the town would not accept the word and that they were all wicked, with utter conviction and faith that God would destroy them - we dusted our feet as we left the town. It wasn’t just a simple action - to us it was an absolute act of righteous indignation. We also were conferred with the power that the church calls, the Melchizedek priesthood - which is actually a pretty potent priesthood to hold. EA said there are ways, aside from joining the LDS church, to be initiated into the Melchizedek priesthood. It’s just as powerful as many other initiatory powers, though obviously not as powerful as all of them. There are definitely some insanely powerful “priesthoods” one can obtain through initiation into certain orders. But yeah … to us it wasn’t just some silly thing to do. As a matter of fact, we were actually banned from doing that for that very reason. But we did it anyway
The Missions have all seen many occurrences of similar cursings by missionaries. Which is why they eventually banned it. At first it was actually encouraged - but after so much damage was actually done, they decided to remove it from things missionaries should do.[/quote]
Oh wow, the LDS sounds like its got some badasses in there. Wish I had the power to send cities crumbling just by dusting off my shoes, but it wouldn’t be worth enduring the psychologocial programming. Better just to get that power another way, at least for me anyhow. But yeah I’d be interested in hearing any other interesting stories you may have about the LDS, sounds like you were pretty dedicated to them back then how did you get out?