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    Legacy LDS Message Board Members

    Me too, although I didn't post much and have few memories of those usenet groups.
  2. Knowledge of truth and increased understanding can come to any of us through our experiences in life. Life is the great teacher. Do you believe that there are life experiences exclusive to each gender? If so then we are required to acknowledge that each gender can be in possession of truths that the other may lack. Intelligence is light and truth according to scripture. Increasing in possession of truths would have a corresponding effect on increasing in intelligence.

    LDS dating/marrying non LDS

    You are entitled to that opinion but it is exactly opposite to what our Savior taught. IMO.

    Where gods and matter end?

    No, the hymn is saying there is no such thing.

    Where gods and matter end?

    The universe can be a finite part of the infinite if we posit the existence of multiple universes much as Joseph did with eternity/eternities.

    President Nelson and AoF 10

    No, actually it's prophecy, scripture, and the teachings of God's prophets. And if we had the same immigration laws in the nineteenth century as today I'd wager Brigham and John Taylor would have been first in line to dig tunnels, create a underground railroad, and speak out against those laws.

    President Nelson and AoF 10

    Then let me rephrase- the quote as provided implies that. "Those promises are to be fulfilled by people from the islands of the sea. Those prophecies pertain to the gathering of Israel.” That “gathering” is spiritual, he added." Seems pretty implied to me, intended or not.

    President Nelson and AoF 10

    I can define it as both spiritual and physical. However President Nelson here implies whether intentionally or not that the gathering of prophecy is only spiritual. I hope that isn't what he actually meant.

    A new board glitch

    We always need Picard....always.

    The Religious Typology - Pew

    Depends on how you define "Astrology". Because the first definition in Google is positively scriptural: "the study of the movements and relative positions of celestial bodies interpreted as having an influence on human affairs and the natural world." Plenty of examples in scripture, and if not of their influence then of their meaning.

    WOW and alcohol - New Study Finds no safe level

    My point is the idea that the prophets were inspired to outright ban all alcohol would imply that drinking any alcohol is always either harmful or sinful. Knowing of the actions of our Savior would show that to be false. Therefore the reasons for the total ban are generally unknown.

    WOW and alcohol - New Study Finds no safe level

    Are you of the belief that Christ and the Apostles operated with less wisdom since they did not adhere to the principles in the Word of Wisdom to the same degree the Church does today? That Christ at the wedding at Cana was operating under less light than we have from our modern prophets?

    WOW and alcohol - New Study Finds no safe level

    Wine is still permitted for sacrament. It was neither forbidden nor abandoned. There were just restrictions placed on which wine was to be used. 3 Wherefore, a commandment I give unto you, that you shall not purchase wine neither strong drink of your enemies; 4 Wherefore, you shall partake of none except it is made new among you; yea, in this my Father’s kingdom which shall be built up on the earth.

    WOW and alcohol - New Study Finds no safe level

    Someone should have told Christ what a sinner he was creating wine out of water so some wedding guests could have more to drink...
  15. 😂 And you would be right... "Now what is this other Comforter? It is no more nor less than the Lord Jesus Christ Himself; …when any man obtains this last Comforter, he will have the personage of Jesus Christ to attend him, or appear unto him from time to time, and even He will manifest the Father unto him, and they will take up their abode with him, and the visions of the heavens will be opened unto him, and the Lord will teach him face to face, and he may have a perfect knowledge of the mysteries of the Kingdom of God;" And D&C 84:21 And without the ordinances thereof, and the authority of the priesthood, the power of godliness is not manifest unto men in the flesh; 22 For without this no man can see the face of God, even the Father, and live. There is even a topical guide section on the subject. Seeing God.. But in general I agree with you, most of these refer to visions, not physical presence. But I consider D&C 84 and John 14/D&C 130 to refer to physical presence.