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  1. Spiritual self reliance

    Hey our taxes pay for it so why not use it? Of course the problem is that many people use much more of it than they ever paid in taxes.
  2. Resurrection Question

    Yes. This. After His resurrection the body of Jesus was no longer in he tomb. When He appeared to the disciples they felt his physical body and he even ate some food and breathed on them. Somehow our physical body is restored to its perfect frame.
  3. Progression Between Kingdoms

    Is there an echo in here? This topic is showing up twice on my screen.
  4. Jesus's statements on marriage

    Jesus said: "What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder." (Mark 10: 9) "And they said, Moses suffered to write a bill of divorcement, and to put her away. And Jesus answered and said unto them, For the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept."(Mark 10: 4-5) In a perfect world Jesus would not want anyone to get divorced, but there were and are times, as in the time of Moses, where divorce is allowed because of the "hardness of your hearts": Unfortunately in our day some members do not abide by the law of the gospel in its fullness, and so, as in the day of Moses, God has allowed divorce, when deemed necessary, although it was never intended to be.
  5. Progression Between Kingdoms

    I am afraid all we or even church leaders can do is speculate on this subject In the scriptures we are told: "But behold, and lo, we saw the glory and the inhabitants of the telestial world, that they were as innumerable as the stars in the firmament of heaven, or as the sand upon the seashore; And heard the voice of the Lord saying: These all shall bow the knee, and every tongue shall confess to him who sits upon the throne forever and ever; For they shall be judged according to their works, and every man shall receive according to his own works, his own dominion, in the mansions which are prepared; And they shall be servants of the Most High; but where God and Christ dwell they cannot come, worlds without end. (D&C 76: 109-112) and Alma 34:32-33 For behold, this life is the time for men to prepare to meet God; yea, behold the day of this life is the day for men to perform their labors. Elder John A. Widtsoe once said" "The question is frequently asked concerning three men placed in the three glories, can the one in the lower glory, by acceptable living in that glory, be transferred into the next glory, and the one in the middle glory move into the higher glory? If you will stop to think, you will see how utterly impossible that is. Growth, the basis of judgment, means greater power, greater strength. Those who are placed in the highest glory have greater power for, or a greater rate of, increase. They move at the rate of, say, fifty miles an hour, while those in the next glory move at twenty-five miles an hour; and those in the lower have power to move at only ten miles an hour. In the course of time, the one in the lower glory may reach the point that was occupied by the one in the higher, but then the one in the higher glory will be miles and miles ahead. Start three automobiles at the same time moving ten, twenty, and thirty miles an hour, and you will see that every second they are farther and farther apart, yet all are progressing." (Widtsoe, Evidences, p. 199.) In other words a person can progress within a glory, but not from one glory to he next. Spencer W. Kimball: "After a person has been assigned to his place in the kingdom, . . . he will never advance from his assigned glory to another glory. . . . That is why we must make our decisions early in life and why it is imperative that such decisions be right." (Kimball, The Miracle of Forgiveness, 109.) Joseph F. Smith said: "When we come forth out of the grave, . . . our spirits shall enter into [our physical bodies] again, and they shall become living souls. . . . And then those who have . . . been subject and obedient to the celestial law will . . . be quickened by the celestial glory. And those who have . . . been subject and obedient to the terrestrial law will . . . be quickened by the terrestrial glory. And those who have . . . been subject and obedient to the telestial law, will . . . be quickened by a telestial glory." Joseph F. Smith, Gospel Doctrine) It seems to me that according to the scriptures, at the moment we are resurrected our fate has already been decided in regards to which glory we will spend eternity in. (See DC 88) And as someone else said, if this life is not the time to prove ourselves worthy of a certain kingdom, then what is the point of living this life?
  6. Book of mormon

    Most correct how? It is the most correct book because it was translated by the gift and power of God, the work of which was overseen by an angel of God. The Prophet Joseph Smith said: "I told the brethren that the Book of Mormon was the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion, and a man would get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts, than by any other book" (TPJS, p. 194).
  7. Book of mormon

    It has been called the most correct book, but I wouldn't say more important. Most correct in that it was translated only once and has not had important teachings be lost or misunderstood through all the various translations that the Bible has gone through.
  8. I don't know. The Lavell Edwards name on the stadium just wouldn't seem right without football in it.
  9. D&C section 2

    This is how Joseph Smith explained it: "Elijah was the last Prophet that held the keys of the Priesthood, and who will, before the last dispensation, restore the authority and deliver the keys of the Priesthood, in order that all the ordinances may be attended to in righteousness. It is true that the Savior had authority and power to bestow this blessing; but the sons of Levi were too prejudiced. "And I will send Elijah the Prophet before the great and terrible day of the Lord," etc., etc. Why send Elijah? Because he holds the keys of the authority to administer in all the ordinances of the Priesthood; and without the authority is given, the ordinances could not be administered in righteousness. (DHC IV:211.) Elijah held the keys of the authority to administer in all the ordinances of the Priesthood. The fact that Elijah would "reveal unto you the Priesthood" is not quite the same as conferring and ordaining the priesthood on someone like Peter James and John did. The revealing included the restoration of certain priesthood keys that would make complete the restoration of priesthood authority on earth.
  10. Honest discussion about disdain

    I think Jesus said it best: "Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you." (Matt 7: 6)
  11. "The Book of Mormon printer’s manuscript, recently purchased by the Church for $35 million, can now be viewed for free by virtually anyone in the world who has a computer with an internet connection. In cooperation with Community of Christ, the Church History Department in 2015 published the manuscript in two letterpress volumes as part of the Joseph Smith Papers project. Then, this past September, the Church announced the purchase of the manuscript from Community of Christ. Now, the manuscript can be viewed at the Joseph Smith Papers website, www.josephsmithpapers.org. Each page of the manuscript is displayed side-by-side with its accompanying transcription, which includes a detailed, color-coded reproduction of the text. All of the annotation included with the print volume is also on the website. Entire Book of Mormon printer's manuscript can now be viewed in detail online Link to the manuscript
  12. Mormon 95 thesis for our day

    OK, but just so members understand that is how it was meant for the saints living at that time; not as instructed by our current living prophets.
  13. Mormon 95 thesis for our day

    I very much doubt this will ever happen. I wouldn't mind though if they allowed civil ceremonies that all could attend and sealing afterwards without the year wait, like it is done in other parts of the world now.
  14. I know they say LDS get the lower tuition because they pay tithing which helps pay for it, but I think that the church must also be covering some of the cost for non-LDS students.
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