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  1. According to the prophets and correlated church curriculum, prior to the fall, the earth was very close to Kolob, and we don't know how much the earth changed while/coming to its current location after the fall. So, perhaps both statements are correct about another planet and the garden of eden... Scriptures tell us that God made Adam's body from dust of this earth(Morm. 9: 17, D&C 77: 12, Moses 3: 7), and placed him in the Garden of Eden as an immortal being with flesh and bone. The book of Moses states that Adam's children were also created from the dust of the earth (see Moses 6:59). God said to Adam: "Therefore I give unto you a commandment, to teach these things freely unto your children, saying: That by reason of transgression cometh the fall, which fall bringeth death, and inasmuch as ye were born into the world by water, and blood, and the spirit, which I have made, and so became of dust a living soul, even so ye must be born again into the kingdom of heaven, of water, and of the Spirit, and be cleansed by blood, even the blood of mine Only Begotten; The same expression used to describe the bodily creation of Adam's children was used to describe the creation of Adam's body. Adam is also spoken of as being the "son of God" (Moses 6:22). So is it possible that Adam's immortal body was formed somewhere by immortal heavenly parents in a similar fashion that Adam and Eve created their own children? Or perhaps was Adam brought here in some embryonic form, using the dust or substance of this earth to grow to maturity?
  2. I used to be able to search for a specific scripture and the search would take me to the scripture and highlight it and then I would have a url link to that highlighted scripture that I can use elsewhere to refer to that scripture. I can't see how to do that now. Now the search only takes me to the chapter the verse is in and does not highlight the specific scripture verse. Anyone else know how to do this now?
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    I guess I just disagree with the word "mystery". Mystery IMO is a word that does not belong in the religious context even though I know the word is found in the scriptures. It's a great word if you are talking about Agatha Christie or Sherlock Holmes, etc. So I also therefore don't agree that God is mysterious. We have gone beyond that word that the early followers of Christ used as recorded in the scriptures. For us now, He is just on a higher plane of understanding than we are when it comes to spiritual matters. Therefore we can not at this time fully comprehend all that He knows and how He does what He does. Eventually we will be able to do that.
  4. I was one of the last members of the church to be ordained a 70 at the local level. The next week they announced that all stake 70's quorums would be dissolved.
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    Rather than use the word "mystery", I just like to say it is something God has not yet revealed. β€œThe gospel of Jesus Christ is simply beautiful and beautifully simple.” (Mathew Cowley)
  6. I am pretty sure that under local laws he now owns your first born child. This was in Austria. It means I have to marry his daughter.
  7. You were held at egg-point! How were the eggs? After about an hour we managed to convince him we were not hungry and he let us go still holding 5 or 6 eggs in his hands.
  8. Doe anyone still use the one piece garment with the trap door? They still sell them on line. On my mission they were very useful when I had to sit on some scary looking cold toilet seats.
  9. Strength in numbers? I wondered about that too. All other news sources also say 6. Maybe the others had nothing else to do.
  10. WEST VALLEY CITY β€” Six missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were held by a man at gunpoint in a home Thursday evening while visiting for a teaching session, police said. About 8:30 p.m., the men were visiting Paul Gutierrez Marquez, 45, when he showed them a firearm "making the victims feel very uneasy and not free to leave," according to an arrest affidavit filed in 3rd District Court. "The victims explained they were trying to leave after the first 10 (minutes) of being in the residence. (Marquez) made several threats that they could not leave and waved the firearm at the six victims keeping them at the residence for over an hour," the affidavit states. After about an hour, the missionaries "were able to calm him down," West Valley Police Lt. M.T. Johnson said. After they left, the missionaries called 911. They told police Marquez was drinking during the incident and "would point the firearm at individuals if he did not like what they were talking about," the affidavit states. Marquez told police "he did pull the firearm out to show the victims," according to court documents. He told police they'd find the gun on his couch. He was arrested for investigation of six counts of aggravated kidnapping, six counts of aggravated assault, and three counts of possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person. "We are grateful these six missionaries were able to calmly and appropriately deal with this situation and leave without injury. The church is working to provide any needed support and counseling to them as they recover from this alarming ordeal," church spokesman Daniel Woodruff said in a statement Friday. 6 church missionaries survive being held at gunpoint in Utah, police say Glad they got out safely. I remember on my mission my companion and I were being held by a drunk man who insisted on cooking us some eggs. People do some strange thing when under the influence.
  11. It's kind of like those "Vote for XYZ" posters and billboards. Like I am really going to decide who to vote for because I read that on a billboard. πŸ™„
  12. Here's the reason why the ball did not always help them, and therefore why it took a long time: "And it did work for them according to their faith in God; therefore, if they had faith to believe that God could cause that those spindles should point the way they should go, behold, it was done; therefore they had this miracle, and also many other miracles wrought by the power of God, day by day. Nevertheless, because those miracles were worked by small means it did show unto them marvelous works. They were slothful, and forgot to exercise their faith and diligence and then those marvelous works ceased, and they did not progress in their journey; Therefore, they tarried in the wilderness, or did not travel a direct course, and were afflicted with hunger and thirst, because of their transgressions. (Alma 37: 40-42)
  13. Revelation from God to prophets other than those in the Bible.
  14. Remember I said as the crow flies which would be a straight line. They no doubt had hills and valleys they had to go over or around; they needed to collect food; maybe they stopped for a while to grow some crops for food; women were having babies; people getting sick or injured. Verse 1 says: "And we did travel and wade through much affliction in the wilderness; and our women did bear children in the wilderness." That's why it took so long. Sometimes we assume that everything that happened is recorded in the scriptures, when that is just not a practical assumption. No doubt that most of the things that happened to them are not recorded in the scriptures.
  15. Approximately 500 miles as the crow flies.
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