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  1. From President Nelson’s talk on Sunday: “The spirit in each of us naturally yearns for family love to last forever. Love songs perpetuate a false hope that love is all you need if you want to be together forever. And some erroneously believe that the Resurrection of Jesus Christ provides a promise that all people will be with their loved ones after death. In truth, the Savior Himself has made it abundantly clear that while His Resurrection assures that every person who ever lived will indeed be resurrected and live forever, much more is required if we want to have the high privilege of exaltation. Salvation is an individual matter, but exaltation is a family matter.” This is the part that has me confused. If the same sociality exists in the hereafter, why would sealing be necessary to keep people in contact with each other?
  2. https://bycommonconsent.com/2019/04/07/god-the-father-vs-the-godfather-when-forever-families-become-eternal-hostages/ I just read this snarky blogpost. It compares the Latter-day Saint God to The Godfather by claiming He threatens to separate families who are not loyal. I think this is a gross misunderstanding. Or at least I hope it is. It doesn’t make sense to me. Then again, the whole doctrine of sealing has never made a ton of sense to me. I wound like to better understand it. I think there has to be a better way to articulate what it really means to be sealed to someone. There has to be more to it then people simply “being together.” Instead of comparing God to The Godfather, it be more productive to have a real discussion on the theology.
  3. KFC will be in the Terrestrial Kingdom. Chic Fil-a will be in the Celestial.
  4. Did anybody else have Trump on the brain listening to Rasband’s talk?
  5. Even if all the body parts are restored to their perfect frame?
  6. Will there be interplanetary travel?
  7. I know that. But unsealed people can still be in contact and hang out with each other right?
  8. If family members or spouses aren’t sealed to each other, will they be physically separated in the resurrection? One of the speakers in conference (President Nelson I believe) hinted that this may be the case. The notion seems pretty absurd to me. Cannot people be together in resurrection but not exalted? In any case, I imagine most people will accept vicarious sealing ordinances and everything will be hunky dory.
  9. No. The scriptures are not science books.
  10. I find it interesting that the policy has been rescinded under President Nelson’s watch now that he has become the president of the church. This being after he being the one to state the policy as a revelation. Something to think about. Even though this is one is a course correction, I gladly welcome it has another great change from President Nelson.
  11. I find it interesting that the policy has been rescinded under President Nelson’s watch now that he has become the president of the church. This being after he being the one to state the policy as a revelation. Something to think about.
  12. So the principle behind the policy still exists. We’re now going about it in a different/better way. Makes sense to me.
  13. Lifting of the priesthood ban was the last big “R” in my view. That was a canonized while the 2015 policy was just a temporary inclusion in the handbook.
  14. I guess I just never felt this was something to make a huge fuss over. Elder Christopherson’s explanation made sense to me. But there’s no need to argue about it anymore. The policy is over.
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