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  1. Does worthiness increase or decrease?

    I think it means that we should not find validation only in our behavior. Everyone has bad days, gets angry, hangry, doesn't get enough sleep, makes mistakes, etc. If you are trying to CTR and follow the Savior, you don't need to get angry that it takes a while to quite smoking cigarettes or you still have to work on a Sunday here or there. I think worthy means you did your best; tried your hardest;
  2. The Destruction of God?

    I think he's saying that: If opposition in all things didn't exist, then agency would be pointless - if we all had only one choice to make we would not progress; if all mankind never progressed by walking by faith and choosing the right, God would not be continually glorified by the righteous decisions and faith of his posterity. Without that glory and having damned all of his creations by not giving them a way to progress, He would in fact be the opposite of a God and would instead be an advocate of Lucifer's proposed plan of forced and false progression (without agency, without faith, without opposition).
  3. Trying to find groups I can volunteer with, that research early LDS Pioneers. Any suggestions, other than "google it" which I already did.
  4. An Atheist Walks into a Temple

    If one considers the Temple to be the House of the Lord, I imagine most people would feel uncomfortable entering. That is to say, if each of us were to enter the Lord's presence, I imagine we'd mentally be saying an urgent prayer asking forgiveness of all the philosophies of men we've given home to and how they've led us astray.
  5. super blue blood moon on Wed. January 31, 2018

    I guess that works if one considers WWI and WWII as unrelated and not consequences of the 1918 and 1945 routine assassinations.
  6. super blue blood moon on Wed. January 31, 2018

    Report post Posted Friday at 03:26 PM (edited) From the original post. Reposted as you missed the emphasized part. “The Talmud states that Israel is judged by our actions, by our commitment to Hashem (God), and not by astrological signs,” Rabbi Berger told Breaking Israel News. “In fact, the Talmud states that a lunar eclipse is a bad sign for those who hate Israel.”
  7. super blue blood moon on Wed. January 31, 2018

    Important things like this happened in 1866. Not sure 2018=1866 but that's probably just me being bad with math. Rev. 12:1 happened during the eclipse in the summer of 2017. 7 years from that time another eclipse will be visible, with the path of totality over Palmyra NY 7 years after that another eclipse will cross over other sites significant to early Church history. Genesis 41 - Pharaoh's dream of 7 years of plenty and 7 years of famine. President Hinckley: Now, brethren, I want to make it very clear that I am not prophesying, that I am not predicting years of famine in the future. But I am suggesting that the time has come to get our houses in order. (Gordon B. Hinckley, “To the Boys and to the Men”, October 1998) Exactly seven years later, in the October 2005 General Conference, the Prophet said: Let us never lose sight of the dream of Pharaoh concerning the fat cattle and the lean, the full ears of corn, and the blasted ears; the meaning of which was interpreted by Joseph to indicate years of plenty and years of scarcity. (Gordon B. Hinckley, If Ye Are Prepared Ye Shall Not Fear, October 2005) - Probably just astrological ramblings though.
  8. super blue blood moon on Wed. January 31, 2018

    I keep forgetting how acting like a plant is the best survival strategy. Thank you, Exiled, for guiding me back.
  9. Pretty sure this means something just not sure what. Signs of the last days or signs of the last of the last days? My friends, please - teach, impart, expound, exhort. I'm not looking for a statement from Church HQ - just curious to hear from the Jewish historians and experts as to their opinion. Last time this happened in 1866: The US Civil War ended German and Russian leaders were assassinated TNT was invented. Few sources: “The Talmud states that Israel is judged by our actions, by our commitment to Hashem (God), and not by astrological signs,” Rabbi Berger told Breaking Israel News. “In fact, the Talmud states that a lunar eclipse is a bad sign for those who hate Israel.” “People who cannot accept that God is behind nature are the haters of Israel, since our presence in the world bears witness to the fact there is a creator,” he continued. “God used nature to bring the plagues on to Egypt. But even when the plagues transcended anything that was ever witnessed before, Pharaoh refused to accept God as being behind them. We are seeing this today, with hurricanes and earthquakes occurring in unprecedented manners.” https://www.christianheadlines.com/blog/blue-blood-moon-has-prophetic-significance-say-religious-leaders.html One of the biggest dates on the near horizon is the actual 70th anniversary of the nation of Israel, which is only mere months away. Considering the transition from 2017 to 2018, it occurs to me that '7' is the number of spiritual perfection and completion, but '8' is the number of resurrection and new beginnings. Let's not forget that all of the incredible "coincidences" last year were God-orchestrated and were reminders that the present age's clock is ticking. We will still be in the biblical year that witnessed the Revelation 12 Sign (Eclipse last summer) until March or April 2018 and on the Jewish civil calendar (and possibly Jubilee calendar) we are in the same year until next Fall. At the same time, radical change is unfolding in the Middle East, culminating with Fatah and Hamas reconciliation, the collapse of the ISIS caliphate, the world's vote to divide Jerusalem, Trump's Jerusalem decision in response, the Saudi Arabian regime change, revolution in Iran, and dominoes now starting to fall: after Trump's embassy announcement Guatemala quickly followed suit and rumor is building that some 10 other nations, including Honduras, are considering making the same move. This may very well be the build up towards Israeli sovereignty over the Temple Mount in 2018 and what shortly follows next - the Third Temple. http://www.unsealed.org/2017/12/2018-new-chapter-begins.html I hope you were able to catch the supermoon this weekend... the brightness was amazing. At our home it was casting shadows in the yard. Apparently supermoons are so bright because they are 30,000 miles closer than at other times...which makes them 30% brighter. You probably also know that this celestial event was 70 days after the Revelation 12 Sign concluded. What I just found out this morning is that this is just part one of a "supermoon trilogy". Coming up next month there is another supermoon happening. January 1st of 2018.... exactly 100 days after the Revelation 12 Sign. It's almost as though God is putting an exclamation mark the first day of the year for some reason. Then, before the 1st month is even over in 2018 yet a third supermoon is happening! This is a blue-moon.... or as the article below calls it, a super-blue-moon and a "Royal Spectacle". On top of that, it is a lunar eclipse (aka, a blood moon)! https://rev12daily.blogspot.com/2017/12/a-supermoon-trilogy.html "Prophecisor" Pastor Paul Begley has once again taken to YouTube to warn of the prophetic significance of the rare super blue blood moon, which he noted falls on a Jewish festival holiday - the Festival of Trees.
  10. Pronoun help with Isaiah 53:10-11

    Thanks Robert. Always nice to get some more Nibley.
  11. As usual, my hope aligns with yours. And I must ask- is the hellish, slithering, mutatious...thing you'd liek to twist God's work into Cthulu--esque? That would be beyond awesome, if it was.
  12. Marriages in the Second Temple?

    I don't know for sure if performances for the living were performed in Solomon's Temple but here's my best guess: Solomon's Temple (before and after the Savior completed the Atonement) and the Tabernacle/Mobile Temple Moses was commanded to build operated in accordance with the Levitical priesthood. The Levitical priesthood does not include all of the authorities, keys, etc. which the Melchizedek priesthood contains. So the Temple-worthy members would have tried to live according to the light that had been revealed to them. I think marriages were performed in synagogues, generally. Now if you were to ask if the Savior's Apostles performed these ordinances with the Melchizedek priesthood, I'd love to hear what others here would have to say about that as it seems the Disciples must have organized the ancient version of wards, stakes, issued leadership callings and ordinations to local members, etc....still, I don't think they had the sealing power (as that is a priesthood key within the Melchizedek priesthood and not automatically conferred upon anyone who receives the M. priesthood) so eternal marriages would not have been possible....?
  13. Awesome post and responses. Makes me wonder what will happen to this forum when we realize that we're living in the dispensation of the fullness of times when every gospel principle will be revealed/restored/practiced, etc.
  14. Pronoun help with Isaiah 53:10-11

    Thanks so much, Robert! I am going to read those books. It's really verse 10 that confuses me more than the rest of hte chapter which seems to be a contrast/chiasmus of YHWH and the Messiah. Can you tell me more about how YHWH is a title not a name? And I'd also really appreciate hearing your opinion about whether the Hosanna shout in 3 Ne. 11:14–17 is a past tense request for salvation to granted (Did the Savior already provide them salvation and they were shouting the past tense version of Hosanna?) or future tense?
  15. 4th Sundays in 2018

    Alan's right. Seems like the purpose is spiritual self improvement which is kind of like visiting a spiritual dentist; helpful and necessary but entertaining? Maybe if there's enough laughing gas