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  1. People on this thread bring up that in the eternities we will be joint heirs with Christ and SHARE. Does the fact that we'll be sharing mean a sign that polygamy will be apart of the eternities because the way to avoid jealousy and for plural marriage to work is if we are all joint heirs with Christ and don't have anything anyone else has and will be sharing throughout eternity. I understand that worlds is different than sharing a spouse, but when I hear it brought up about joint heirs and sharing it makes me think maybe that's the only way that polygamy can work in the eternities. Anyone have any thoughts on this?

  2. 12 minutes ago, Robert F. Smith said:

    I have written extensively on these same issues myself, but I always provide proper context.  The questions are obviously intended to bait, and I recognize them as the lowbrow types of denigration deliberately engaged in by anti-Mormons.  I might expect such silly questions from a four-year-old, but not from a serious adult.  However, no matter how such questions are framed, they need to be answered with context and nuance, not by the sort of meat-before-milk approach you recommend.  Most parents recognize the need to deal with sensitive subjects with some care, but you get annoyed by it.  Why?  Impatience is not a virtue.

    Please don't act like you're better than other people and high and mighty above them. It makes us fellow mormons feel embarrassed to watch this behavior of thinking others being anti mormons are below you. Please show respect for all of God's children.

  3. 39 minutes ago, ksfisher said:

     And if children, then heirs; aheirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we bsuffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

    Romans 8:17


    And he that receiveth my Father receiveth my Father’s akingdom; therefore ball that my Father hath shall be given unto him.

    D&C 84:38


    I don't think there's anything in the scriptures that would imply that any one person would be given any particular planet. 

    Thank you for those examples it helps put things in better context.

  4. 8 minutes ago, bluebell said:

    I think the church is more focused on not teaching opinions as doctrine and that these official answers reflect that.  I don't think anything more nefarious than that is going on.

    I've heard things taught over the pulpit that we definitely do NOT believe, and i've heard prophets and apostles say things that aren't LDS doctrine either.  These things are sometimes taught in official channels but when the rubber meets the road--when we are talking about someone giving an official response of LDS doctrine to a specific question--sticking with what we currently teach and can verify through scripture and official revelations is better than quoting past personal beliefs and opinions.  It causes way less problems down the road when new understandings (when new lines are added upon the previous lines) and we realize that our understanding was off a bit.

    I don't think these answers mean to speak to what might be literally true.  Maybe we do each get our own world as previous generations have extrapolated from our doctrine!  But I think they speak to what is known (as far as we can know it).  

    In the words of Paul, right now we see only a part.  I think it's good for these kinds of official answers to reflect that limitation.  It's a different way of coming at the gospel than how they used to come at it in previous years, but i don't see that as deception.  Just growth. 

    It says worlds without end and a continuation of the seeds forever in scripture. What does worlds without end mean to you and I'll ask anyone to answer this.

  5. Happy is not alone. I learned that the Garden of Eden is in Missouri from Doctrine and Covenants and Joseph Smith. Do people not believe Joseph? I learned from past prophets and apostles that we if exalted would get,l world's without end and a continuation of the seeds forever. Kingdoms thrones principalities and powers dominions. This is taught for centuries. Embrace it 

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