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  1. I am constantly engaged with the antis, and found this video on Ben Shapiro very interesting. For example, "Joseph Smith was a con man." And you know this... how? "Lots of members are upset with the church." I am still waiting to hear your point. "The Bible says that......" You are adding words to the Bible. You are quoting yourself. "Works cannot save us." We agree.
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    The Latter-day Saint view of God

    "How can you pray to god if you do not think he exists?" My response to the atheist ==>> there were those in Galileo's time who refused to look thru the telescope, and so continued to believe that the sun revolved around the earth.
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    Status of Discovery in Denson Lawsuit

    I understand that someone of questionable character is not allowed even to sing in the ward choir.
  4. "Christ and Satan are brothers" I am saying that this is a half truth -- out 0f context of of what we actually believe. We are ALL children of God --Satan is your brother, he is my brother. We are eternal beings, sons and daughters of our Heavenly Father. We lived as spirits before we were born and we will continue to live after we die. Depending on the choice we make in life, determines if you will live with God again. Satan made the wrong choice while in the spirit world. https://youtu.be/9MiF_HKoFr4
  5. Abraham 1: 23 The land of Egypt being first discovered by a woman, who was the daughter of Ham, and the daughter of Egyptus, which in the Chaldean signifies Egypt, which signifies that which is forbidden; 24 When this woman discovered the land it was under water, who afterward settled her sons in it; and thus, from Ham, sprang that race which preserved the curse in the land.
  6. When the other person is stunned into silence -- they are utterly speechless and slink away in shame. The audience roars their approval.
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    Evidence for the Book of Abraham

    It appears that you are very young when you speak with such ABSOLUTE certainty. Would it be a waste of time to suggest reading my posts on the mnemonic theory and Tvedtnes "translation" using the GAEL.
  8. Discussion with an atheist >>To have faith means to not have proof of what you believe. I agree with you. In the spiritual realm, faith is a prerequisite to knowledge. Likewise, if we are to gain an understanding (knowledge) in science, such as astronomy == we have a "faith" that our scientific instruments will give us data (proof) which then will lead to knowledge. I think of faith as the telescope of the spiritual realm. Refuse to look in the telescope, you will continue to believe your unaided, unenhanced eyes that the sun revolves around the earth. I suggest that you read Alma 32, starting with verse 17 to read more about this process of going from faith to knowledge before responding.
  9. Even as a teenager, a recent convert, , I had a snappy response to someone "I am a high councilman" making a similar comment at a dance. "The bishop is here and will let me know if there is a problem." He was silent and walked away.
  10. Yeah, that is what the other side uses. It is something I have to respond to when talking about a testimony.
  11. youtube forums -- I would not do anything live. Probably over a couple thousand posts in the anti videos.
  12. Do you see that as a problem?I understand that scholars have discovered Paul's quoting of secular authors.
  13. I agree. Apologetics is a hobby, not a spiritual conversation. You are not trying to win over the antiMormon, but to favorably influence the audience by discrediting him.
  14. The individual determines the course of the discussion: Correct misunderstandings and factual inaccuracies, have them examine their assumptions, OR crush them into silence under the weight of indisputable logic and a factual narrative. Demonstrate their total ignorance of the Bible == I quote the Bible, they quote themselves. 😎 You might find this of interest https://www.youtube.com/user/cdowis/videos and https://thirdhour.org/forums/topic/57532-youtube-apologetics/
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    Evidence for the Book of Abraham

    OK, and such a discussion belongs in another thread == e.g. was Joseph Smith a prophet. The BASIC premise here is that he did exist but whether the BOA is an authentic record written by him. Taking ownership of this thread, I am requesting that we stay on topic.
  16. How do you answer this question from a viewer? Street Epistemology: Elder Macedone | I know the Book of Mormon is true
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    Another Crazy Thread From Cdowis

    . In other words, a miracle!
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    implications of no tithing settlement

    It's not a joke if you have to explain it. And then someone responds that they now get it. And somebody else says it's not a joke if....... And THEN someone creates a thread that argues ........ Eventually someone gets banned .... NOW it is funny.
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    implications of no tithing settlement

    They didn't run the story of no tithing settlement in the news? That WALL takes up all the news.
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    Evidence for the Book of Abraham

    I posted the two documents from Shield here on this forum somewhere last week. I think in this thread or the other Abraham thread.
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    The "Heartland Theory" (?)

    They are working on it. Perhap abit of artistic license on re-drawing the maps will help.