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  1. JAHS

    Hype for April 2019 Conference

    I know non-members looking at us from the outside find it strange that the temples, that are very important to our religion, are not open on Sundays.
  2. JAHS

    Hype for April 2019 Conference

    I would call this click bait if it were a news website. Get more watching.
  3. I saw a lot of comments in the Trib article of students who said, while there is a long wait time to get regular scheduled visits set up, they do take walk-ins who can be seen within 30 minutes.
  4. Perhaps some, but they do have their agency to choose to do what's right or wrong which determines where they end up. And the way I understand it those who inherit any other lower kingdom of glory will be happy where they are, not sad. It will be the best fit for them.
  5. I have always understood that we will not just get our own planet but that we will create our own universes, full of galaxies and planets:. I have some quotes from past church leaders: President Spencer W Kimball: "The real life we’re preparing for is eternal life. Secular knowledge has for us eternal significance. Our conviction is that God, our Heavenly Father, wants us to live the life that He does. We learn both the spiritual things and the secular things 'so we may one day create worlds [and] people and govern them' (Spencer W. Kimball, The Teachings of Spencer W. Kimball) "Desirable as is secular knowledge, one is not truly educated unless he has the spiritual with the secular. The secular knowledge is to be desired; the spiritual knowledge is an absolute necessity. We shall need all of the accumulated secular knowledge in order to create worlds and to furnish them, but only through the 'mysteries of God' and these hidden treasures of knowledge may we arrive at the place and condition where we may use that knowledge in creation and exaltation" (Spencer W. Kimball, Conference Reports, October 1968, p.131). President Joseph Fielding Smith: “The Father has promised us that through our faithfulness we shall be blessed with the fullness of his kingdom. In other words, we will have the privilege of becoming like him. To become like him we must have all the powers of godhood; thus a man and his wife when glorified will have spirit children who eventually will go on an earth like this one we are on and pass through the same kind of experiences, being subject to mortal conditions, and if faithful, then they also will receive the fullness of exaltation and partake of the same blessings. There is no end to this development; it will go on forever. We will become gods and have jurisdiction over worlds, and these worlds will be peopled by our own offspring.” (Joseph Fielding Smith, Doctrines of Salvation 2:48) President Brigham Young: "All those who are counted worthy to be exalted and to become Gods, even the sons of God, will go forth and have earths and worlds like those who framed this and millions on millions of others." (Journal of Discourses 17:143) Patriarch Eldred G. Smith: “And so through the power of the priesthood the man has the opportunity of obtaining that degree of perfection by which he may create worlds and populate them with his own offspring” (Patriarch Eldred G. Smith, BYU Speeches of the Year, March 10, 1964, p.7). Joseph Smith said that men may go "...from one small degree to another, and from a small capacity to a great one; from grace to grace, from exaltation to exaltation ... until (they) arrive at the station of a God." (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith) Statements on this subject are very few and far between. I believe they reflect personal opinions of those who want to encourage us on to eternal life and exaltation. They are based on scriptures like the following: "The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together." (Romans 8:16-17) "I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High." (Psalms 82:6) While they might be true doctrines, we simply don't know enough about these principles to be able to comprehend them right now, and therefore cannot declare them as "official" church doctrines to the entire world; nor do we say much about them in our church meetings on Sunday. At the moment they still remain pretty much a mystery to us but may be included in the "things" the Apostle Paul talks about: "Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him," (1 Corinthians 2:9).
  6. Sounds to me like the church leaders were just following what is already stated in the church handbook regarding apostasy. The stake president just got clarification from them that this particular situation applies.
  7. JAHS

    In case it turns out you are wrong...

    If it turns out that when I die I find out that my beliefs are the wrong ones, I think I can make the adjustment to accepting what is the truth. But regardless of which religion is right I don't think I or anyone would burn in Hell for what I have believed and how I have lived my life, treating others as I want them to treat me.
  8. JAHS

    In case it turns out you are wrong...

    Yes but this is like asking "What if I were to grow a long trunk with tusks and big ears and looked like an elephant? " It's something that is not going to happen so why worry about it? It's easier to believe that there is nothing after this life. If there is something then there are going to be rules and a plan as to what happens to us there that we should have some control over.
  9. JAHS

    In case it turns out you are wrong...

    If it's the same God that is described in the Bible then as far as I'm concerned there's nothing to worry about. Your question has no answer because it shouldn't even be asked. You are presenting a false delima. God would not punish us for doing what we have been taught is truth as learned from the Bible or any other book of scripture. If He did He is not God if He doesn't give everyone a chance to make it to heaven.
  10. Mormon 9:32 "And now behold, we have written this record according to our knowledge in the characters, which are called among us the reformed Egyptian being handed down and altered by us, according to our manner of speech. 9:33 And if our plates had been sufficiently large, we should have written in Hebrew; but the Hebrew hath been altered by us also; and if we could have written in the Hebrew, behold, ye would have had none imperfection in our record. 9:34 But the Lord knoweth the things which we have written, and also that none other people knoweth our language; and because that none other people knoweth our language, therefore he hath prepared means for the interpretation thereof." With all the alterations they made and with no one else knowing their language, I am not sure how a "rosetta stone" for reformed egyptian could even be identified as being such. And it sounds like there is only really one way to interpret the writings that was prepared by God. So they might get some of it right but without revelation and the interpreters I don't see how it could be an accurate translation.
  11. Many women feel that way now and in some situations they are right.
  12. Is the label Mormon now or always been derogatory? It was, then it wasn't, now it is again. I think the church has established itself well enough in the world that we can now try to educate the world on what Christ's church should be called. 7 Therefore, whatsoever ye shall do, ye shall do it in my name; therefore ye shall call the church in my name; and ye shall call upon the Father in my name that he will bless the church for my sake. 8 And how be it my church save it be called in my name? For if a church be called in Moses’ name then it be Moses’ church; or if it be called in the name of a man then it be the church of a man; but if it be called in my name then it is my church, if it so be that they are built upon my gospel. 9 Verily I say unto you, that ye are built upon my gospel; therefore ye shall call whatsoever things ye do call, in my name; therefore if ye call upon the Father, for the church, if it be in my name the Father will hear you; (3 Nephi 27: 7-9) Or if a church be called in Mormon's then it be Mormon's church.
  13. JAHS

    Stirred up with Hatred

    I think we might get things out of perspective a little when it comes to the time involved which sort of gets lost when condensed into a single small book. The people didn't necessarily "easily" or suddenly get mad and start fighting. I imagine things started to heat up and simmer over time and then eventually come to a boil resulting in war.
  14. JAHS

    I just wanted to say

    This is exactly why I shared it. I didn't make up the lists. These have been around for decades.
  15. JAHS

    I just wanted to say

    To be fair I have to follow up with the Rules according to men: 1. Learn to work the toilet seat. You’re a big girl. If it’s up, put it down We need it up, you need it down. You don’t hear us complaining about you leaving it down. 1. Sunday sports. It’s like the full moon or the changing of the tides! Let it be. 1. Shopping is NOT a sport. And no, we are never going to think of it that way. 1. Crying is blackmail. 1. Ask for what you want. Let us be clear on this one: Subtle hints do not work! Strong hints do not work! Obvious hints do not work! Just say it! 1. Yes and No are perfectly acceptable answers to almost every question. 1. Come to us with a problem only if you want help solving it. That’s what we do. Sympathy is what your girlfriends are for. 1. A headache that lasts for 17 months is a problem. See a doctor. 1. Anything we said 6 months ago is inadmissible in an argument. In fact, all comments become null and void after 7 days. 1. If you won’t dress like the Victoria’s Secret girls, don’t expect us to act like soap opera guys. 1… If you think you’re fat, you probably are. Don’t ask us. 1. If something we said can be interpreted two ways and one of the ways makes you sad or angry, we meant the other one. 1. You can either ask us to do something or tell us how you want it done. Not both. If you already know best how to do it, just do it yourself 1. Whenever possible, please say whatever you have to say during commercials 1. Christopher Columbus did not need directions and neither do we. 1. ALL men see in only 16 colors, like Windows default settings. Peach, for example, is a fruit, not a color. Pumpkin is also a fruit. We have no idea what mauve is. 1. If it itches, it will be scratched. We do that. 1. If we ask what is wrong and you say "nothing," we will act like nothing’s wrong. We know you are lying, but it is just not worth the hassle. 1. If you ask a question you don’t want an answer to, expect an answer you don’t want to hear. 1. When we have to go somewhere, absolutely anything you wear is fine…Really. 1. Don’t ask us what we’re thinking about unless you are prepared to discuss such topics as NASCAR, baseball, the shotgun formation, or monster trucks. 1. You have enough clothes. 1. You have too many shoes. 1. I am in shape. Round is a shape. 1. If you have any questions, please refer to rule #1.