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  1. Great question, I do thing it's something to grapple with (personally and as a church) and not brush aside and we sometimes should expect more. I do think that it's reasonable to sustain a good Bishop as a judge in Israel, even if it so happens at the time he presides, he never executes judgement and holds disciplinary councils as an example.
  2. This is exactly how I have come to reconcile the criticisms of Snufferism, etc. I'm at peace with the Church, and content with President Nelson's abundance of administrative revelation, depsite the relative dearth of charasmatic prophesy, seership (in the scriptural sense with seer stones), and theological revelation. The Church and the keyholders are the custodians of the ordinances of exaltation.
  3. Brigham Young’s Teachings on Adam and Eve, from the Original Shorthand Record "We Would Not Have a World without Eve": Brigham Young's Teachings on Eve from the Original Shorthand Record LaJean Purcell Carruth, Church History Library Brigham Young and the Adam-God Theory: A Cosmological Framework Jonathan Stapley, Bellevue, Washington Looks fascinating. How much for members and non members?
  4. I think the change in the temple law of Chastity is a step against it.
  5. Did you shell out $259 for it? Does it have a lot more material than Devery Anderson's trilogy and the William Clayton diaries (HCK in particular) or am I covered with those?
  6. Agree. We don't have a systematic theology. And I don't even agree with all of Blake. It's because we don't that we can have a never-ending continual journey of study. Bro Brigham's opinion was that we'll never cease to learn. I have to say I get theological nourishment from Bro. Givens as well. 😀
  7. Someone believes in Adam-God 😉
  8. You can see it identified in the model in the south visitor center in temple square: https://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/scaled-model-provides-salt-lake-temple-open-house-experience
  9. No it's not. It's the center "sealing room" off the Celestial Room. Always locked with a table in front of it. There is a meeting room for the 12/1st Presidency above the Celestial Room, but it's not the HoH. Look in early editions of Talmage's House of the Lord. http://www.ldsliving.com/What-the-Church-Has-Said-About-the-Holy-of-Holies/s/88839
  10. The test is to act on whatever light and knowledge we have, even if one doesn't have the Restored Gospel or the Christian message, and only has the light of Christ given to all. That's what this probation is for.
  11. "Abstract theorizing about theology" is what keeps some of us in the Church. I was spiritually nourished and sustained during a dark time by Blake Ostler and his son's podcast* which could be only described as you do. Don't get me wrong, talks like that are great, but if that's all we had it wouldn't be enough to sustain some of us * http://www.exploringmormonthought.com
  12. I don't think its resignations. The Church is not immune from the trends that all Christian churches’ demographics have been dramatically shifting older… and old people don’t bear children, and they die off rapidly.
  13. And "together they receive priesthood power"
  14. Do you think we'd lose a blessing if the ban of baptism for children of polygamists was lifted too?
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