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  1. FYI , with a new temple being built in Lethbridge, when done , there will be a massive reno to Cardston. Hopefully only the interior will change and not the outside, which is unique. I also hope they do not lose all of the lighting and furniture touches which were influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright.
  2. BEDMAS I don't think one should be changing the traditional order willy nilly, but I also think it is not like the baptismal prayer where it is set by ancient scripture.
  3. In my youth there was a gentleman in town that was said to have the gift of healing. Also in a neighboring town a man also had this gift and , in conversation , said he had to be very sure that the healing was God's will because if he pronounced a healing , it would always happen. I have not heard of such a person for the last 60 years. Maybe that is because of medical advancements now .
  4. I realize that some/all of the gifts of the Spirit are sacred events , and it may be that I have not been paying attention, but there does not seem to be an emphasis on obtaining these gifts for oneself. There are also signs that follow those that believe but we avoid them because other groups have strongly adopted them. in the early days of the church there was a bit of chaos with visions and prophecies galore so I see the tendency to be more circumspect. That said, have we de-emphasized the gifts too much ?
  5. I think most would agree that polygamy while Joseph lived was a bit of a mess and eventually became more of a " well regulated procedure " . On a tangential note, I read somewhere that Brigham was quite lenient when it came to the ladies wanting a divorce in polygamous marriages. Can anyone confirm ?
  6. All these were very bad at keeping secrets , seeing that all the miracles made it into the scriptures.
  7. Consider: Joseph Smith JR. watching from the premortal spirit world. Joseph of Egypt watching from the post mortal Spirit world. Joseph the carpenter father watching from a hill or keeping Joseph of Egypt company. Let's not forget Joseph Smith Sr. and Nephi's brother Joseph and the tomb owner Joseph and all the Josès elsewhere in the world. 😁
  8. It is possible that all three watched from a distance.
  9. I think Joseph was out of the picture , otherwise why give Mary's care to John ?
  10. Note that the word 'without ' does not specify order. Had the word ' before ' been used then your argument would carry more weight.
  11. Those who protest by opposing the sustaining always have the option of starting their own religion and many have done so , especially after a vote to sustain a new President,. Those opposed should have PERSONAL knowledge of serious sinful behavior of the person being sustained. Differences on politics is not enough.
  12. A priest ,a minister and a rabbit go into a bar. The bartender asks the rabbit, " What are you doing here ? " The rabbit replies, " Obviously , I'm a typo ! " Sorry, I was triggered by the quote. Perhaps only Kenngo69 will understand.
  13. Just curious, did Moroni wear leather wrist bands ?😶
  14. It is called " sober second thought " , although sober may be a bit of an oxymoron .
  15. Could that not lead to a " fruit of the poisonous tree " problem with other evidence ?
  16. Then there are the folks who take it one step further back and say , " God made me this way so it is His fault.
  17. I also recently heard that Ben Shapiro's wife is a doctor . 😁
  18. D&C 64 : 9 - 10 , I personally find to be a hard doctrine.
  19. Sorry, I quoted him within your quote of him. ( slaps back of hand )
  20. Does this statement not need a NOT after the second 'does ' . I see that my 'my' needs an 'a ' for may. Pot kettle syndrome ! No
  21. You my want to edit this portion. BTW a close relative has MS. It may not be wicked but it is malevolent. Yes , I know , apples and potatoes.
  22. For the overtime speaker, the Bishop should cue the organist to do like the Oscars does and start playing a hymn. I suggest , " The Time is Far Spent " .
  23. I wonder if there were those in the days of Moses who questioned the idea of burnt offerings where flocks were literally turned into ash when the meat could have been used to feed the poor. Yes, I know some offerings were used to feed the priests and others .
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