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    Is anybody math checking Bednar?

    “He that [has never mispoken] among you, let him first cast a stone”
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    Were jesus and Adam perfect?

    Both Christ and Adam were without sin, but neither were perfect.
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    Were jesus and Adam perfect?

    As you say, both had mortal, imperfect bodies. Christ was sinless, he became perfect only after he had received a glorified, immortal body and entered the presence of His Father. Notice the different wording in these two scriptures: “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.” Mat 5:48 “Therefore I would that ye should be perfect even as I, or your Father who is in heaven is perfect.” 3 Nephi 12:48 The mortal Christ asks us to be perfect like His Father is. The resurected Christ asks us to be perfect like He and His Father.
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    Temple Sealing Changes

    Mine as well. It's in the back of my mind as something that's changed in the last 5 or so years.
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    Temple Sealing Changes

    Haven't they asked that the ring exchange be done elsewhere?
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    Mormon Helping Hands

    I think most people are somewhere in between. We try and be good but we have our weak moments.
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    Mormon Helping Hands

    It depends on what your motivation is. If you're doing it to show others what you have accomplished that's what the scripture warns us about. Especially if the only reason you did it was to get your picture in front of people and you're really not concerned about the people who need blood. On the other hand, if your goal was to motivate others to participate in blood drives or similar good deeds then it would seem appropriate.
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    Mormon Helping Hands

    If you weren't able to read or see about what the leaders of the church were doing to help others would you complain that they were doing nothing? Seriously, this is meant to inspire others.
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    Alma 20:17-18 and Salvation for the Dead

    You’re assuming that Ammon had the same understanding of salvation for the dead as we do today.
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    Mission Presidency?

    Perhaps you’re not aware of all they do.
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    Mission Presidency?

    The president of the mission within which I live now has two counselors and a secretary.
  12. On Kindle it says available Jan 31. It looks like they're trying to time the release of the kindle version with the availability of the paper book. I prefer the layout of the iBooks screen over that of Kindle. Enough so that I repurchased a few books on iBooks that I'd previously bought on Kindle.
  13. I wouldn't have the time or the expertise to review it, but I am interested in purchasing it. As far as ebooks go it looks like it is available to preorder on Amazon for Kindle. Will the book be available on Apple iBooks as well?
  14. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maya_codices
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    How was two hour church?

    Whatever. I don't want to argue about it.
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    How was two hour church?

    Not sure what you're meaning here. What exactly are we understanding by the phrase "before the church." We don't expect it to mean general conference, or regional, or even a stake conference. But we are comfortable saying that because the members of one ward have witnessed something that it happened "before the church" ? But if a family, who are members of the church gather together (with their bishop) we are saying that this doesn't meet that criteria?
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    How was two hour church?

    Yes, that is what is normal. But there is nothing inherent in the blessing that invalidates it if held elsewhere or at another time. There is no church doctrine that prescribes holding a blessing at a certain time or in a certain place. Only the authority needed is named in the scriptures. My point is that when the handbook says that in the chapel on fast Sunday is named in the handbook it says so because that is what you can usually expect to have happen, not what must happen.
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    How was two hour church?

    Yes, it does say "before the church." What it does not say is that it has to be in a church building. "For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them." (Matthew 18:20)
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    How was two hour church?

    And I think we should do what is normally done. But the handbook does not prescribe where it should happen, it just states what normally happens, nor do the scriptures.
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    How was two hour church?

    If I could offer a differing point of view here, I don't think the handbook prescribes where a baby blessing should take place. What it does is state that: "Children are normally named and blessed during fast and testimony meeting in the ward where the parents are members of record." This differs in tone and language from, say, the instructions as to when and where converts are confirmed. "Converts are confirmed in any sacrament meeting in the ward where they live, preferably on the Sunday following their baptism. Converts are not confirmed at the baptismal service." In this case the policy says where it is to happen, when, and where it is not to happen. While I think we should make every effort to do things "normally," I don't think it is anything that we need to spend too much time on. The main reason I can think of to do it in sacrament meeting is out of respect for the bishops time. If there is a reason and if the bishop is able I don't see any reason, and there certainly is no doctrinal reason, why a blessing cannot take place elsewhere.
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    How was two hour church?

    In the case of a critically ill child the handbook says that a Melchizedek Priesthood holder may perform the blessing without previous authorization from the bishop.
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    How was two hour church?

    Handbook 2 20.4.1 reads: ”Under the direction of the bishopric, the deacons quorum president has the privilege and responsibility to invite others to help pass the sacrament. When there are not enough deacons, he counsels with a member of the bishopric to determine who may be asked to assist.” The bishop is part of the process, not just someone who intervenes when necessary. In a ward without Aaronic priesthood quorums, while as you say it may be the EQ president who does the organizing, the bishop is clearly the presiding authority and his input should be sought after.
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    How was two hour church?

    I don’t have that expectation. Can’t speak for others.
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    How was two hour church?

    Handbook 2, 20.2.1 states the following: “Children are normally named and blessed during fast and testimony meeting in the ward where the parents are members of record.” We blessed our last child at my parents house. My mother was homebound at the time and would have otherwise been unable to attend the blessing. We asked our bishop, who felt under the circumstances that a change in venue was appropriate. I don’t believe that this sentance “The following policies apply to blessing babies in special circumstances.” and the three cases listed under are the only ones that a bishop may consider when making a decision. I think you’re limiting things in a manner that the handbook does not intend to.
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    Rumors of Changes to Temple Worship

    That's what I'm saying about the context informing the meaning of words. When I say that my daughter is practicing her violin and you say your doctor is practicing medicine, the context of the two statements defines what we understand the meaning of the word practice to be. Religion also uses words that are used in other walks of life, but within the context of that religion. No, I don't know that God exists in the same way that I know that I have a leg. One I can see while the other I have to gather knowledge of through my spiritual experiences and the experiences of others. I both cases I feel honest in using the word know and I expect that others would understand the context of each statement just as you and I understand that practicing the violin and practicing medicine have different contextual meanings.
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