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  1. This is a truly excellent post! Apropos to your thoughts, I believe it’s quite likely that one of the foremost reasons why there was a war in heaven is because the devil and his hosts believed God the Father’s plan of salvation was too “heavy handed.” I can just hear the adversary and his followers demanding: “Aren’t you asking too much? Can’t you see you’re being too inflexible? Why must there be such harsh penalties for sin when lthe fallen state makes it impossible to avoid? Can’t you see what unnecessary intense emotional pain and unbearable physical suffering all of this is going to
  2. Don’t you mean shared enslavement, shared impoverishment and equalized human misery for all except for the godless oligarchical “elite” who lve in debauchery and vainglorious opulence (like living idolatrous gods who demand to be treated as if they dwell on Mount Olympus) while the rest of their ‘subjects’ are relegated to the status of caged farm animals? Is it possible that for many of those who give up on the Restored Gospel, and the glorious concept of a divinely inspired Construction, that it’s an expected natural process for them to abandon title of liberty in favor of blithely going ove
  3. Your own description of being “happy, happy, happy” at one time has got me wondering if you’re one of the people described below in verse 23, who let go of the iron rod and wandered off the path leading to the tree of life because of the mists of darkness, or if you’re one of those in verse 28 who lose their way after partaking of the fruit of the tree of life? Which verse do you think more accurately portrays your present situation verse 23 or verse 28? When was the last time you seriously studied and prayerfully pondered the word of God (you know, that iron rod thingy)? Either way, how
  4. Meanwhile the quasi religion of godless post-modern humanism, wherein “science” takes the place of God, is another kind of camel that’s fully inside the tent, ensconced on a golden throne, and openly hostile to anyone and anything that refuses to worship its antiChrist idols. Yea, real fair. This is why secular governments should have never been permitted to gain control over the systems of education in the first place. But I guess I shouldn’t let it bother me too much because the modern, godless ‘educational’ systems are a major reason why the world is ripening in iniquity at an ever acc
  5. I’m sure the thinking is that if even only 1 student in the entire state of Arkansas is persuaded to believe in the existence of God through the presentation of creationist theory in the classroom it will be considered the establishment of religion, at very least the establishment of religion in the mind of the student who has thusly been persuaded. I believe the fear of the anti creationists is that as the years go by science itself is demonstrating, more and more each day, just how hard it is to believe that the creation of life happened by mere happenstance. The anti creationists know
  6. Looks like you engaged in your own “wanton speculation” since you here admit to surmising the stake president may indeed know more about the situation than what Helfer has disclosed thus far.
  7. There’s a difference between not understanding something and not wanting to understand something when it undermines a false narrative.
  8. From an earlier post on this same thread: The miraculous thing about it all is once you decide you want to believe sincerely enough (because you realize your life will be so much more wonderful, meaningful, worthwhile and enjoyable if it turns out that the gospel actually is true) the signs of its truthfulness miraculously begin to appear all around you and multiply in number, scope and power of intensity until you no longer merely hope the gospel is true but become thoroughly convinced that it is true. Even if some can only get to the point where he or she wishes or hopes the gospel is t
  9. You’re drastically overcomplicating things and obviously totally missed the point that I tried so hard to make perfectly clear. In fact, when mfbukowski checks in I’m fairly certain he’ll say I hit the proverbial ‘nail’ smack dab on the head. If you find confident professions of faith so alarming and dangerous, why does it seem you’re spending untold hours contending on this board with people whose faith is strong? Wouldn’t it be better to just stay away from here than to consciously choose to live in such danger interacting with people whose “threatening” faith is bright and unshakable?
  10. In other words, “unlike how I (Atlantic Mike) feel about you, I find find smac97 to be one of the more level headed members of the board.”
  11. The miraculous thing about it all is once you decide you want to believe sincerely enough (because you realize your life will be so much more wonderful, meaningful, worthwhile and enjoyable if it turns out that the gospel actually is true) the signs of its truthfulness miraculously begin to appear all around you and multiply in number, scope and power of intensity until you no longer merely hope the gospel is true but become thoroughly convinced it is true. Even if one can only get to the point where he or she wishes or hopes the gospel is true, and then adjust their attitudes and live their l
  12. No great blessings comes from the fall, only the twin curses of endless physical and total spiritual death. The atonement of Christ miraculously reverses the everlasting curse of the fall and makes the blessings of eternal salvation available to all who are under the fall. Do you deny the blessings of salvation that enable us to escape from the consequences of the fall are a good thing? Or would you rather have had God do nothing to reverse the deadly effects of the fall and just let the entire human race descend into an endless hell? This is what it seems you want. You seemingly refuse t
  13. In the restored Church, eternal life means ‘God’s life,’ and the term salvation is considered to be synonymous with eternal life. Yet salvation, or immortal life in the presence of God, is manifested in three incremental degrees of heavenly glory. Those who inherit the lowest degree of salvation will live in the divine presence of God the Holy Ghost; the inheritors of the next highest degree of salvation will live in the divine presence of God the Son; and the inheritors of the highest degree of salvation will live in the divine presence of God the Father. Nevertheless, even in the celest
  14. So you admit all your side has to offer is nonexistence after an short life that has no ultimate meaning and purpose beyond mere temporal survival until the inevitability of death and extinction? And from what I’ve gleaned from the other thread it appears one of the ways you believe the ‘community’ can be made “healthier” is for 61 million mothers to slaughter their own precious children before they’re born. So it seems your definition of ‘healthier’ includes mass genocide and 61 million wretched women doomed to live out their days with tormented consciences (that is, of course, unless their h
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