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    Seeking His truths and Striving to Become like Him

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  1. longview

    Recent Youtube Apologetics

    So you don't think God wants people to have scriptures which is the word of God? So you don't think God wants people to exercise faith, that they must only see by the sight of their eyes? You demand that people be able to SEE God so that they will not be forced to second-guess their God? You deny that there was a pre-existence spirit world? That the only purpose for this earth is to bring people into existence EX NIHILO? Complete with body and spirit from square zero? Do you think what happened in the Garden of Eden was an UTTER disaster, that the FALL should NOT have happened? Your ingratitude is breath-taking!
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    Church to build another office tower in SLC

    I am surprised at you. There are a lot more lenses to see through. Advocating for morality in community, nation and the world. Defending the integrity of the basic unit (the family) that has been horribly affected by subversions of many elements in society (including, sadly, the government). Safeguarding the financial stability of individuals and families from confiscatory policies of social engineers. Thwarting attempts to redefine society through insane social experiments such as mandating a "third" bathroom to accommodate the less than 1% of the population, etc.
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    Church to build another office tower in SLC

    How can that be if there are progressives in BOTH parties?
  4. No. Another important reason for coming to earth is to obtain a physical body (and eventual resurrection, all good and better than being spirit entities). Which brings up another question: If the evil spirits requested of Jesus to be allowed to enter into a herd of swine, why were they not willing to keep the first estate so they could qualify to be born into the world?
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    Church to build another office tower in SLC

    In the following manner: 1- homes/apartments become affordable; 2- when previous owners are forced to move out; 3- due to over taxation; 4- caused by progressives; 5- voted in by gullible snowflakes. When sufficient residents move out and city hall continues to run up massive debt, the neighborhood fall into ever worsening decay. But who would want to fix up dilapidated buildings in the middle of a war zone? Would the government continue to exact their "pound of flesh" from the new property owners?
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    Thoughts on emerging adulthood and marriage.

    OK then go to Korea and get one arranged by Unification Church . . . Rev and Mrs Moon preside over a mass blessing ceremony
  7. longview

    Thoughts on emerging adulthood and marriage.

    Move to India and apply for arranged marriage.
  8. longview

    Thoughts on emerging adulthood and marriage.

    I watched the video. I would say getting committed to family life in the mid twenties age range would be a LOT better than doing it in the mid thirties or later. Having children sooner enables families to become stronger with inter-knitting between generations with grandparents being around to share wisdom and having more energy for serving one another. Also, the longer people wait, the greater chances of infertility and greater expenses for adoption. This "emerging adulthood" stage would make it more likely for people to lose interest altogether for establishing families and cause ever increasing cynicism among the population. This will lead to "men's hearts running cold" and ever greater depravity and shocking violence. Thus "hastening the work of Satan" leading up to the 2nd Coming.
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    Disturbing New Statistics about Seminary

    I will never forget sitting in class for release time seminary watching a movie with its introduction booming out very loudly: "Stories from the Book of Mormon!"
  10. According to the charts below, medical insurance premiums have been increasing steadily. However starting in Obama's first term, deductibles have skyrocketed. There are no transparencies in the cost of medical services and supplies and prescriptions. We need to separate out the costs for regular doctor visits, wellness care, and various other expensive services such as hospitals and catastrophic coverage. Regular doctor visits should not be controlled by medical insurance. Because of cronyism between Medical/Pharmaceutical/Industrial Complex and the Congress/bureaucracy, the American consumers are held captive. We must bring true free enterprise back into health care and force insurance companies to be completely transparent. Consumers must be given options and choices to bring about greater reductions in medical expenses.
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    Wrapped together as a scroll?

    Actually there will be two scrollings, two burnings, two transformations and two relocations: First - the earth will be burned at the 2nd Coming thus eliminating telestial people (the wicked) and leaving the meek (candidates for terrestrial quickenings) and transported from our Solar System to Terrestrial Realms; Second - at the end of the Millennium there will be the final battle of Gog and Magog and the terrestrial earth will be further transformed into a celestial planet (the Sea of Glass spoken of in the Book of Revelation, the result of using "fervent heat") and relocated to be near the Throne of God, the Celestial Kingdom. I am still pondering the order of the 3 (or 4) events around the 2nd Coming and the 3 (or 4) events at the end of the Millennium. Will the earth be transported to Terrestrial Realms before Christ will show His Face? Will the burning occur then? So many questions - - -
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    Wrapped together as a scroll?

    The scrolling happens first. Then the heating/transformation. I believe the scrolling is simply God transporting Earth from its current telestial location back to where it was organized, which is the Terrestrial. Again it can be imagined that a multi-dimensional universe (7 or 24 or however many) can permit an object to be shifted "instantaneously" to another location (a twinkling of an eye). In that subset of the universe, there would not be limitations on speed (speed of light) as would occur in "normal" space (the theory of relativity).
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    Wrapped together as a scroll?

    What if the "fervent heat" was hot enough to disassociate component particles down to electrons, protons and even neutrons? Then the whole thing can be reconstituted to the desired element, say carbon. Its crystalline structure could be made into graphene or diamond. Or whatever is required to make it a Urim & Thummim. The result could be a globe many times the size of current earth.
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    Wrapped together as a scroll?

    Don't be so hasty. Think big! What if the Universe is 7 (or 24) dimensions? It would not take much for a God to roll a 3-dimensional object within a larger lattice.
  15. longview

    what is our position on the Caravan

    Yes, that is why the "Law Shall Go Forth" to all nations. Teach them correct principles and they shall govern themselves more wisely (paraphrasing). It is NOT just in ecclesiastical areas but also in self government and garnering greater self reliance. America is a wondrous experiment but we simply cannot allow the whole world to stampede our borders and expect to be fed with "free" welfare. The BEST option is to teach Constitutional Principles in all the nations of the world and they each can become marvelous economic dynamos (like Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, etc). Many times Americans had to shed their blood in order to water the "Tree of Liberty". Sometimes our soldiers go overseas to free the oppressed from despots. Those refugees who want to come to America should seriously consider going back to their lands to try to instil reforms and implement principles of liberty. It is not an easy thing to do. A lot of blood may have to be spilled to overcome cronyism and corruption. Yes, through legal immigration. They should be willing to learn the official language and assimilate into our society. I have seen too many pictures of illegal aliens in America flaunting flags of their countries of origin and burning the Stars and Stripes. A lot of them know how to get on welfare and act like they are entitled to benefits but still show no gratitude. I believe there are over 30 millions illegal aliens (probably more) that have come into this country since the sixties. Ted Kennedy was a big mover and shaker for greatly increasing immigration and foisting amnesty for many illegal aliens: https://www.numbersusa.com/content/nusablog/beckr/september-2-2009/ted-kennedys-immigration-legacy-and-why-did-he-do-it.html "Ted Kennedy surely was one of the most influential Senators in our history. His influence on immigration alone brought more change to America than the work of any other Senator during my lifetime. Just as a reminder, let's make a short list of the immigration policies that Kennedy and his extremely talented staff put into effect: The 1965 revamp of the entire immigration system. It ended 40 years of low immigration, got rid of solid numerical caps and opened up chain migration into every overpopulated country in the world, exploding annual immigration numbers. Massive expansion of the refugee programs in the late 1970s, opening up massive loopholes and encouraging a domestic resettlement industry that became a major lobby for more and more overall immigration. The 1986 blanket amnesty. Kennedy's skills may have been best seen here where he got legislators on our side to agree to the amnesty in exchange for enforcement rules that he made sure were written in a way that would not work. Within a decade, he would be using the inability to enforce the 1986 rules as an excuse for why we needed more green cards and more amnesties. An example of Kennedy's great skill was that he persuaded Ronald Reagan to enthusiastically support this bill. The 1990 immigration act, which increased overall immigration by another 35%. The first Pres. Bush was Kennedy's co-partner, just as the second Pres. Bush was Kennedy's eager co-partner in trying to force through another blanket amnesty 2001-2008. The 1990 act also established the lottery whereby we randomly give away 50,000 green cards a year to people in countries picked because they have the least ties and cultural association with the United States, and which disproportionately are terrorist-sponsoring countries. This was something of a compromise for Kennedy who was able to ensure that during the first few years, much of the lottery winners would be illegal aliens from Ireland -- his own ethnic group."