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  1. I really have no idea what to say other than: May I present your loved one's name in the Temple?

    This seems like I'm asking if I can pray for their loved one but Temple work is more than praying.

    Also - most of the time when people have told me yes, they do it via text or email or social media, not via signed document I can upload to familysearch; you?

  2. So like why would Eli name one of his sons after an idol god - one of which Abraham destroyed, bruh?

    Wouldn't this be like naming your child Gentile or Babylon or something like that, notwithstanding the e vs a variation?

    1 Now there was a certain man of aRamathaim-zophim, of mount Ephraim, and his name was bElkanah, the son of Jeroham, the son of Elihu, the son of Tohu, the son of Zuph, an Ephrathite:

    2 And he had two wives; the name of the one was Hannah, and the name of the other Peninnah: and Peninnah had children, but Hannah had ano children.



    See also Gods; Idolatry

    people’s hearts turned to god of Elkenah, Abr. 1:6.

    priest of Elkenah tries to take Abraham’s life, Abr. 1:7.

    altar stands before god of Elkenah, Abr. 1:13.

    the Lord breaks down altar of Elkenah, Abr. 1:20.

    the Lord sent angels to deliver Abraham from gods of Elkenah, Abr. 2:13 (3:20).

  3. On 3/25/2022 at 4:07 PM, Metis_LDS said:

    I really do not know the answer

    I also don't know the answer but the book title The Kolob Theorem is insightful on this topic. 

    Also if one postulates that the Savior will return to earth and the 1,000 earth years / 1 Kolob Day / Millennium will occur on what would be the 7th day or the Sabbath Day in Kolob, seems to me the verse on Abraham refers to the different planets' rotation times or the clocks. 

  4. My spouse shared that in the ward she grew up attending, a person was baptized by his older brother who had for years lived a lifestyle contrary to the principles of the gospel. 

    When the bishop of her ward was asked about this, he said that the brother had the priesthood and the ordinance was valid - and that the priesthood was dormant during his time away from the church.

    This seems odd to me. 

    Is this a standard approach?

    If I chose to live a lifestyle such as this man would the priesthood remain with me, just in a dormant manner?

    If so this seems to equate sinning (significantly) to be less grievous than unrighteous dominion (Amen to the priesthood of that man), no?


  5. 45 Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the aname of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied.

    * The Savior often said: I say unto thee, be thou healed

    * Moses said: Thus saith the LORD: Let my people go.

    * David said: I come to thee in the name of the LORD of hosts

    * We specify by whose name the Sacrament is blessed, blessings and ordinations are given, etc.

    Seems to me that in all these instances, the Savior, Moses, and David were specifying that the authority by which their message came was God and specificaly His priesthood. That way Pharaoh, Goliath, those not of the faith would feel the Spirit confimring the truth of the message, no?

  6. 10 hours ago, longview said:

    Most likely Jehovah sent destroying angels to locate every firstborn of humans, animals and check if the requisite tokens are present and properly placed.


    I just think it's endearing the way He said that He would be in thier midst - probably welcoming the Egyptian firstborn children into the Spirit World

  7. EXODUS 11

    4 And Moses said, Thus saith the Lord, About midnight will I go out into the midst of Egypt:

    5 And all the afirstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the bfirstborn of Pharaoh that sitteth upon his throne, even unto the firstborn of the maidservant that is behind the mill; and all the firstborn of beasts.

    EXODUS 12

    23 For the Lord will apass through to smite the Egyptians; and when he seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side posts, the Lord will bpass over the door, and will not csuffer the ddestroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you.

  8. On 3/7/2022 at 10:46 PM, Bob Crockett said:

    I was a seminary teacher (early morning) for nine years and loved every minute of it.   Having said that I think Seminaries and Institutes ought to be abolished.

    Curious about your abolitinist views. 

    Is it the early morning or the impact less sleep or not enough sleep might have on some students - in high school?


  9. For Asenath to play such a significant role - being the wife of Joseph and mother of Manasseh and Ephraim - seems like she would have accepted Joseph's faith. (Did Joseph then administer the ordinances of that faith to her?? No record of this??) of the two approaches below, which do you suggest is accurate - or are neither of them?

    Asenath is a minor figure in the Book of Genesis. Asenath was a high-born, aristocratic Egyptian woman.[4] She was the wife of Joseph and the mother of his sons, Manasseh and Ephraim.

    There are two Rabbinic approaches to Asenath:

    1. One holds that she was an ethnic Egyptian woman that converted to marry Joseph. This view has her accepting the Lord before marriage and then raising her two sons in the tenets of Judaism. This presents her as a positive example of conversion, and places her among the devout women converts.

    2. The other approach argues she was not Egyptian by descent, but was from the family of Jacob. Traditions that trace her to the family of Jacob relate that she was born as the daughter of Dinah. Dinah was raped by Shechem and gave birth to Asenath, whom Jacob left on the wall of Egypt, where she was later found by Potiphar. She was then raised by Potiphar's wife and eventually married Joseph.[5][6]

    Asenath's importance is related to the birth of her two sons, who later become forefathers of two of the twelve tribes of Israel.[4]


    First mentioned in Genesis 41:45, Asenath is said to be the wife of Joseph[11] and the mother of his sons, Manasseh and Ephraim.[12] In the Book of Genesis, she is referred to as the daughter of Potipherah priest of On (Gk. Heliopolis).[13] In the Book of Jubilees, she is said to be given to Joseph to marry by the Pharaoh,[14] a daughter of Potiphar, a high priest of Heliopolis, with no clarification as to whether or not this Potiphar is the same Potiphar whose wife falsely accused Joseph of attempting to rape her. While in the Midrash and Targum Pseudo-Jonathan, she is said to be the daughter of Dinah, Joseph's sister, and Shechem, born of an illicit union, described as either premarital sex or rape, depending on the narrative.[3][15][16] A later-date apocryphal publication, written in Greek, believed to be a Christian document, called Joseph and Aseneth, supposedly details their relationship and their 48-year long reign over Egypt; in it, Asenath weds Joseph, whose brothers Dan and Gad plot to kill him for the sake of Pharaoh's son, who wants Asenath to be his wife, only for their efforts to be thwarted by Joseph's younger brother Benjamin.

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