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  1. Alaris

    Book of Abraham / Horus

    **Updated 2/14/2019** Part III changes: -- Added scriptures from D&C 77, Moses 7, and a quote from Joseph Smith that expounds upon the four sons of Horus. -- Updated commentary on facsimile 3's "Grant salvation to the Osiris Hor" **** https://lordoftheseraphim.blogspot.com/2019/02/horus-abraham-and-davidic-servant-part.html
  2. https://lordoftheseraphim.blogspot.com/2019/02/horus-abraham-and-davidic-servant-part.html?m=1 There are many interesting parallels between Egyptian mythology and Christianity. The scholar and skeptic will say Jesus was derived from the Osiris mythology. The believer will say the inverse is true as Osiris is but a manifestation of the truth of Jesus Christ. Latter-day revelation reinforces the former as the Book of Abraham teaches Egypt was founded by a righteous Pharoah, the great grandson of Noah, and though they were cursed through Ham to be restricted from the Priesthood, they modeled their society after the Priesthood order. Is it any wonder so much truth can be seen reflected in Egyptian society? Eventually Egypt turned to idolatry. But as with the Catholic church where a perversion occurred across centuries where saints are worshiped and idols created, the foundation of truth can still be seen. It's wrong to worship and pray to Saint Peter idols, yet Peter himself was real and righteous. Likewise, Horus, the son of Osiris, reflects the many truths and scriptures regarding the Davidic heir. The article linked above focuses on those similarities between the horus mythology and the scriptures of the Lord's servant. Moreover there are many links to Horus throughout the facsimiles that reinforce my understanding of who the servant is and what his mission will be. Enjoy
  3. Alaris

    Book of Abraham / Horus

    This is exactly what I mean and where I was certain you were going asking these leading questions. You've asked me how I can rely on evidence outside the scriptures without dating. Easy. I don't rely on physical evidence as a foundation of my testimony. Do you? The evidences are the many many coincidences within Egyptian mythology and within the facsimiles themselves. To the believer these are supporting witnesses. To the one who bases their beliefs in physical evidence, they still have plenty of conflicting data to make them feel nice and less insecure in their disbelief. And this is the way God intended. Ether 12:27 Ether 12:6 And now, I, Moroni, would speak somewhat concerning these things; I would show unto the world that faith is things which are hoped for and not seen; wherefore, dispute not because ye see not, for ye receive no witness until after the trial of your faith As for your Egyptus question, yes. Yes it is. If Joseph Smiths revelation on the book of Abraham was... What exactly? Mis-revealed? What else can we toss out of the Book of Abraham by the same or similar justification used to disregard the Egyptus account? The Book of Abraham is deep, rich, and beautiful. However the facsimiles align to the statement of them being original works of Abraham, what's crystal clear to me is the scriptures produced are true. Many layers have been confirmed to me by the method laid out in Ether 12:6. Layers upon layers confirming the foundation which reinforces my testimony of Joseph Smith. The article I've written shows how both the mythology and the facsimiles reinforce my understanding of who the one like unto the son of man is in Abraham 3. None of this is founded in physical evidence but reinforces my many spiritual witnesses. Even if I personally descended into disbelief, there have been way too many coincidences for me to disregard.
  4. Alaris

    Book of Abraham / Horus

    Again, I don't want to veer too deeply about dating as it really is getting off-topic. If you have a testimony of Joseph Smith as I do, then you likely agree with me that Egyptus' son was: 1. Righteous 2. The great-grandson of Noah (therefore post-flood) 3. The first Pharoah of Egypt Therefore, the idea that eternal truths may be reflected in Egyptian mythology is not only plausible but probable given the many evidences of this - Bruce Porter's presentation on the Book of Abraham is a fantastic example of this: Adamic may have influenced Egyptian words or persisted in an altered form beyond the tower of Babel - or Amun / Ahman is just yet another "coincidence."
  5. Alaris

    Book of Abraham / Horus

    You'll have to be a little more specific. Without such I can't recommend starting a new topic or comment as to the relevancy to this thread (as we're starting to veer quite a bit into why science can't be trusted, (which scientists hate.))
  6. Alaris

    Book of Abraham / Horus

    How do you validate any dating beyond the written record? There's nothing against which to verify accuracy.
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    Book of Abraham / Horus

    I don't see it as an extreme trick. The Book of Abraham is the perfect example. There is a lot of evidence to support the Book of Abraham - elements found in later discovered Abrahamic apocyrpha, Egypt being under water, accurate translations, "coincidences" etc. etc. There is also a lot of physical evidence against the Book of Abraham for the disbeliever - "It's just a Book of the Dead scroll!," etc. Mainstream science is full of pride and agendas - when new evidence surfaces that contradicts a mainstream theory, the new evidence is usually disregarded. So many dissertations have been written already - grants pending approval, etc. Anyway, I don't trust the mainstream timelines and there's far more reason to distrust science than there is scripture.
  8. Alaris

    Book of Abraham / Horus

    Well if anyone can pull that off, God can. I realize there are more sciencey folks on this site, but remember to be learned is good if they hearken unto the counsels of God. If our reality is a construct, how easy would it be to manipulate? If it isn't, it's it any harder for God to manipulate? There are so many discoveries that poke giant holes in mainstream scientific views on history. Such as, "Egyptians somehow knew how to identify true north but the technology did not exist back then." 😐 Obviously it did.
  9. Alaris

    Book of Abraham / Horus

    What if the Earth was in a different state pre-flood? When men lived longer, what if the properties of the materials of this world were also different? Would that cause a wrinkle in dating that would be difficult to detect?
  10. https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/09/110928-new-life-dead-sea-bacteria-underwater-craters-science/ https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/114621/ezekiels-vision-revealed-dead-sea-life/
  11. The dead sea is already being healed
  12. Alaris

    Book of Abraham / Horus

    Thank you Clark Goble. I certainly will be careful with trying to match each and every Egyptian deity to someone real. However, if you didn't read the article in the OP, I strongly recommend you do so as there are too many coincidences in both the mythology and in the facsimiles to discount the Horus parallels to the Holy Ghost. I would urge you to be cautious in trusting the dating of the Egyptian Dynasties. In fact, Egyptology is a prime example of science that can't be trusted. The lies and disinformation certainly point to the adversary's keen interest in keeping true meanings hidden within Egyptology, don't you think? "Tombs of the pharaohs," is still the mainstream stance on the function of pyramids. Abraham 1:25 Now the first government of Egypt was established by Pharaoh, the eldest son of Egyptus, the daughter of Ham, and it was after the manner of the government of Ham, which was patriarchal. He also happened to be a righteous man who attempted to imitate the Priesthood Patriarchal Order. Adamic may have still been spoken before the language was confounded - or Amun / Ahman is just a pure coincidence as well as the many, many coincidences I point out in my article.
  13. Alaris

    Book of Abraham / Horus

    This was a fantastic video, thank you! It's funny watching scientists try to explain the inexplicable. "Well we know they didn't know how to work iron like this, so meteor!" Or ... they did know how to work iron like this and the other graves that had similar swords have all been robbed!
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    Book of Abraham / Horus

    I should have also mentioned that Noah's grandkids were likely still speaking Adamic, so "Amun" and "Ahman" being so closely related may not be a coincidence. The tower of Babel was closer to Abraham than Noah in the 10 generations that came between the two patriarchs. https://www.lds.org/bc/content/shared/content/images/gospel-library/manual/32489/32489_000_004_06_dispensation.pdf
  15. The Lord will decide. We of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are only one piece on God's chess board. How will the sons of levi be purified ala Malachi 3? Hezekiah purified the levites in his day as a righteous king in a time of wickedness. Isaiah was the prophet of Hezekiahs day who used the people and places of his day in his prophecies to layer the prophecies of the end times. The Jews need the purified levites as well as the one who purifies them first before a temple will be of any value imho.
  16. Alaris

    Book of Abraham / Horus

    Admittedly, I'm no Egyptian scholar, though it appears brother Robert F. Smith has read up on this topic quite extensively. From the wicki entries, Ra has been combined both with Amun and Horus. Amun-Ra, and Horus-Ra. What's interesting about Amun, to me, is he is the "self-created" "god of gods" which we may equate to Elohim. Then there's this fairly large coincidence in the nomenclature. Amun is very similar to Ahman as in Adam-Ondi-Ahman - the place where Adam walked with God where Ahman may be a name or title for God. If it's a title, then Ahman-Ra may indeed be a more complete name, possibly. Bear in mind the great-grandson of Noah was the first Pharoah. There's more to this, though I can't recall off the top of my head. If I recall correctly, there's something more to the naming of Pharoahs. There's "Amenhotep" where "Amen" could also be a derivative of "Ahman." Akhenaten - the Pharoah that tried to change Egyptian religion "back" to one God (who some believe was an extra terrestrial.) IIRC, "Aten" means something. "Ankh" is in the name of his son "Tutankhamen" as well as "Amen. "Tut" - "Ankh" - "Amen" though again, admittedly, that's just my quick break down analysis that may not hold water. But, if Akenaten was trying to return to the "old ways," i.e. the Priesthood, patriarchal order, then perhaps there was more to Tutankhamen's name. As of completing that last sentence I had no idea what Tutankamun meant, but here it is: Tutankhamun means "Living Image of Amun" (From: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tutankhamun) That is very similar to what we learn from the first vision where the Lord is the living image of Elohim and where Seth is the image of Adam. Very interesting indeed! Perhaps King Tut's tomb was preserved for a reason. Edit: If you look up Tutankhamun in hieroglyphs, sure enough the ankh is in there. The Ankh represents the power of life, or resurrection. The below statement is also from the Wiki: In hieroglyphs, the name Tutankhamun was typically written Amen-tut-ankh, because of a scribal custom that placed a divine name at the beginning of a phrase to show appropriate reverence.
  17. Alaris

    "Why some people leave the Church"

    I think folks are rarely transparent about why they leave the church. The leaders have gone astray or the church is wrong on gays, etc. is a transparent excuse for someone who wants to appear to take the high road of apostasy (lol) when in fact they're looking to embrace the world by walking away from the church.
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    Jesus becoming God in Pre-Mortal Realm

    There is one path to godhood. Have a read of the first 20-30 verses of D&C 93 with this in mind.
  19. Alaris

    Is anybody math checking Bednar?

    Testimony ... shattered
  20. Right??? I hate that the spirit can be chased away so easily! This fact is particularly frustrating in online forums while attempting to even brandish the least of pearls.
  21. I haven't read all four pages, so I apologize if someone has made this point already: Anti mormon propaganda usually seems to have a lie or disinformation in it somewhere doesn't it? Maybe not always. I served my mission in Texas and heard tons of anti mormon stuff. Most of it is just silly and factually incorrect. The hardest anti to counter are the ones rooted closer to truth like the mountain meadows massacre. Still most folks regurgitating this garbage aren't in a place to be persuaded or in a place where they can feel the spirit while receiving testimony. Better to walk away with a smile than to Ben Shapiro them.
  22. Alaris

    Were jesus and Adam perfect?

    Perfection likely has a spiritual component in addition to a temporal. For me understanding Jesus' spirit was perfect helps me understand how His temporal life was measured.
  23. Alaris

    Matthew 2 & Luke 2

    The fact so many details regarding John the Baptist's birth are given is super interesting to me.
  24. Alaris

    Video games

    On the other hand it's important to have some leisure time to "escape" and rest. All things in balance and moderation of course. Plenty of people play video games without over doing it. There seems to be some who struggle with over doing it more than others but I've seen husbands dedicate too much time to sports or outdoors hobbies like hunting, camping and fishing. Sometimes the time these men who overspend in these hobbies is an indication of an underlying problem where the escapism is a symptom rather than the cause. What are they escaping from?