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  1. Boyd K. Packer said it well - "It isn’t a question of who said it or when; the question is whether it is true" (1977, Follow the Rule, speeches.byu.edu).
  2. From what I read in the Book of Mormon, another land (the American continent or a small portion of it) is the land of inheritance for the Nephites (of Manasseh). Manasseh had a fairly large chunk of land portioned to it as your chart showed earlier. What additional lands do you believe they, and Ephraim, are to inherit?
  3. I don't believe God ever reversed his land covenant to the tribes of Israel regardless of what people believed as they moved between various places after the Assyrian conquest. The Levites were to have no allotment or inheritance with Israel (Deuteronomy 18:1–2).
  4. You made a reference to D&C 138 so how is that showing Joseph Smith ascended to heaven? If you have another scripture reference, let me know.
  5. When do you think those of the tribe of Manasseh began to view Jerusalem as the land of their forefathers instead of the land allotted to their forefathers as described after the exodus from Egypt?
  6. According to the Introductory notes of Doctrine and Covenants 138 - "President Smith sees the righteous dead assembled in paradise and Christ’s ministry among them" and "The righteous dead of this day continue their labors in the world of spirits." This doesn't say anything about ascending to heaven to mingle with the Gods as the song says.
  7. The chorus for the song is Hail to the Prophet, ascended to heaven! Traitors and tyrants now fight him in vain. Mingling with Gods, he can plan for his brethren; Death cannot conquer the hero again. What scripture indicates that he has ascended to heaven and which Gods is the song referring to?
  8. What Book of Mormon reference would lend support to that thought? Do you see a difference between the "land of Jerusalem and the "city of Jerusalem?"
  9. Yes. If he gave me that gift, I could use it. But I could not earn that gift by my own merits.
  10. Hello Pete, I cannot earn or do I deserve any gift that my parents could buy for me. Living Truth has a great devotional today to explain this. Merry Christmas to you and your family. “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith––and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God––not by works, so that no one can boast.” —Ephesians 2:8-9 Our culture has propagated the story of Santa coming into our homes the night before Christmas to drop off gifts. But there is one stipulation: we have to be good. All of us are familiar with the song “Santa Cl
  11. If the heading in the Book of Mormon is false (inaccurate), it would mislead people who actually believed it. For example, a past General Conference taught that the great Nephite battle with the Lamanites really took place in the Hill Cumorah in New York state; the same hill where Joseph Smith claimed to have retrieved the gold plates. This is either false/inaccurate and misleading people or it is true/accurate.
  12. Likely a descendant or really a descendant as Alma 10:3 says? Why did he believe the land of Jerusalem would be allotted to the tribe of Manasseh? How does the city of Jerusalem compare in size to the land of Jerusalem?
  13. Why did Lehi believe the land of Jerusalem was his land of inheritance when he was of the tribe of Manasseh and that tribe was not allotted that area? "One basket had very good figs, even like the figs that are first ripe: and the other basket had very naughty figs, which could not be eaten, they were so bad." The good figs "Thus saith the Lord, the God of Israel; Like these good figs, so will I acknowledge them that are carried away captive of Judah, whom I have sent out of this place into the land of the Chaldeans for their good." The evil figs "
  14. I agree. There is no indication of when the evil abomination of baptizing little children began. The time frame for Moroni chapter 8 is listed as about 401-421 A.D. But it might mean that all the 12 disciples were in total apostasy for allowing this practice to come about. I assume verses 4-5 is speaking of the true sect or true church to which Moroni belonged to. When the disputations among the Nephites originated about the baptism of little children, why didn't Moroni himself (or many other leaders in the Nephite church) inquire of the Lord in this manner? It seems
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