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  1. It becomes complicated for many when previous prophets taught that black people were trash and that Adam is God the Father. Forgive me for not believing Nelson’s PR campaign that the original policy was revelation when it only lasted 1 week before it was changed and less than 5 years before it was rescinded.
  2. President Nelson is singing a slightly different tune than he was at the last BYU devotional when he unequivocally stated that the policy change was as a result of direct divine revelation to the living prophet. He’s now making it seem like it was driven more by their personal opinions as policy makers.
  3. It becomes problematic when the endowment has gone through changes to make it less Masonic. That shows that Freemasonry is the entire fundamental base for the endowment which was already evident to begin with.
  4. Do you have any sources that show that? In my research I haven’t ever come across any substantial similarities between the Freemason ceremony and any other ritual in history.
  5. It’s kind of ironic that this is what Joseph Smith did to the Freemasons.
  6. Didn’t Nelson specifically say that the policy of banning children of gay parents from being baptized was revelation through the prophet?
  7. When it comes time to fight I would prefer to return fire. Unfortunately that’s not a possibility at church anymore.
  8. This uncomfortably feels like a public announcement to all mass shooters that they have an easy target at any crowded LDS chapel. Either I’m allowed to protect my family at church or we’re not going.
  9. I agree with this in theory a little bit but in practice it doesn’t work well. We are more dealing with an office than the people fulfilling that office. If the prophet of the world led people astray in the past how can we believe that the prophet of the world today isn’t? It’s nothing personal against current leadership. It all comes down to the fact that previous LDS prophets have severely messed up. That can’t be separated from the present if you take the calling of a prophet literally.
  10. When you’re talking about the ONLY person on earth who can speak on God’s behalf for the entire world (the prophet) then they absolutely should be infallible when they claim to be speaking for God. Forget the trivial issues like where the Hill Cumorah is, I’m talking about hard core, fundamental doctrines. After learning of the various false doctrines taught by these supposed prophets it was pretty much over for me. The infallibility argument does have a place when you are talking about the men themselves. Yes they are human and are allowed to make mistakes in their personal lives. No they are not allowed to teach harmful doctrines while acting as the prophet and lead the church (and supposedly the world since that is what they are over) astray.
  11. That is a very good point, hadn’t thought of that.
  12. My chosen career requires working on Sundays until retirement (24/7 operation in the transportation industry). I have a potential job opportunity coming up that would be a huge blessing financially. I would be able to support my family with just me working as it pays extremely well, better than any job I’ve seen that’s not a doctor or a lawyer. In fact, it pays just as well as some doctors at the top of the pay scale. I’m not money hungry, I just have not found any other job that would allow my wife to stay at home with the baby (and future children). At my current company I have the seniority where I don’t have to work weekends ever again. However, I don’t come close to supporting my family on my pitiful income. At the big companies in the industry, and the only companies at which I would make a living wage in my profession, everyone rotates every other weekend for life. Has anyone had any experience with working Sundays? Do you think it is inherently wrong? Do you think God has any leeway in the Sabbath day principle? Could I dedicate one of my days off as my personal Sabbath day on the weeks I can’t make it to church with my family? just interested in your guys’ thoughts. Thanks I’m advance.
  13. I can think of a lot more serious problems that indicate this church isn’t led by God. But I honestly think these stories “proving” that the entire church is false is a big stretch.
  14. We have the facsimiles Joseph Smith attempted to interpret. Since those funerary illustrations were mistranslated on every level we can reasonably assume everything else was as well. I would like one credible source that shows the facsimile translation is accurate in any way shape or form. If you’re able to produce one I can give you dozens more by scholars that say it’s false. And what about the document written by Joseph Smith’s scribes that show the translation of individual hieroglyphics? Are we to assume that was their own translation for fun and not Joseph Smith’s? Seems like a stretch. The same way we assume the Kinderhook plate translation in the Times and Seasons was not approved by Joseph Smith, right? But we believe that scribe was credible when recording the D&C? Picking and choosing as well as convenient. There’s a lot of that with the BofA. We don’t need all the papyrus. We have the original facsimiles and the several examples of hieroglyphics they flopped on.
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