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  1. "Do Latter-day Saints believe that they will “get their own planet”? No. This idea is not taught in Latter-day Saint scripture, nor is it a doctrine of the Church. This misunderstanding stems from speculative comments unreflective of scriptural doctrine." https://news-ca.churchofjesuschrist.org/article/mormonism-101-faq#C14 "Brethren, 225,000 of you are here tonight. I suppose 225,000 of you may become gods. There seems to be plenty of space out there in the universe. And the Lord has proved that he knows how to do it. I think he could make, or probably have us help make,
  2. According to footnote 35 of the becoming like God essay "While the King Follett discourse represents Joseph Smith’s most detailed known discussion of divine nature and exaltation, it is important to note that because of the wind on the day the sermon was delivered and the limitations of transcription techniques, we are left without certainty" Ah thats too bad. I guess 177 years later divine beings are still "incomprehensible"
  3. How many missionaries are serving these apartment Facebook proselytizing missions?
  4. President Kimballs journal entry from 1June 1978. Something huge is missing. "After meeting with my counselors for an hour this morning from eight until nine o’clock, we went over to the temple and met with all of the General Authorities in the monthly meeting we hold together [on the first Thursday]. Returned to the office for a few minutes and then went over to Temple Square for the dedication services of the new Visitors Center South, which was scheduled to commence at 3:00 p.m. The services lasted for about an hour, after which we returned to the office where I work
  5. Francis Gibbons pres Kimballs biographer says that President Kimball wrote it down on May 30 a couple days before the Th meeting on June1. "Here, appearing through the veil in the upper room of the temple, was the prophet who, almost a hundred years before, had wrestled with a critical problem, plural marriage, which was resolved by revelation, the same way the problem President Kimball faced would be resolved. The week following this incident, President Kimball again spent several hours alone in the Salt Lake Temple, asking the Lord for guidance. On Tuesday, May 30, 1978, President
  6. There is a direct correlation between the boasting from 26 May 1844 as he repeated this again in his 16 June 1844 discourse at the grove east of the temple https://rsc.byu.edu/words-joseph-smith/16-june-1844-1-sunday-morning-grove-east-temple Paul what do you say—they impeached Paul & all Went & left him [38]—Paul had 7 churches & they drove him off from among them—& yet they cannot do it by me—I rej. in that—my test. is good—Paul—says there is one Glory of the Sun the moon & the Stars—& as the Star differs &c [39]— https://rsc.byu.edu/book/words
  7. When I was asst ward mission leader I looked up a number of views by Christians on marriage from youtube searches i.e. Q&A with pastors and here is what I found regarding eternal marriage: Lutheran: Heaven: God's Feature Presentation-"will there be marriage in heaven?" "I don't know but if there is it will be great." GraceLife Christian: Mark 12:18-27 - Is There Marriage in Heaven? Luke 20:34 children of this world marry - obtain "that world" equal to the angels - children of the resurrection. 2Peter5 - willingly ignorant "No marriage in heaven - it's something you do
  8. The account from 26-May 1844 says that he accomplished more than Jesus. https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/discourse-26-may-1844-as-compiled-by-leo-hawkins/3 From this quote I think Joseph was boasting in God like Ammon. Otherwise it sounds like John 14:12, "and greater works than these will he do"
  9. Not trying to take statements out of context between 1852 and 1890 to show that monogamy was insufficient to qualify for the celestial kingdom. The purpose of quoting the first presidency letter to the US in the smoot case was to show that monogamy was insufficient to qualify for the highest exaltation in the celestial kingdom. We both agree the celestial kingdom itself is comprised of multiple degrees, or exaltation levels. In 19th century mormonism tier1 of the celestial kingdom was comprised of faithful saints who were single. Tier2 of the celestial kingdom was comprised of faithful mo
  10. just as easily quotes can be pulled from the same people and others during this time which state that polygamy, celestial marriage, entering into the new and everlasting covenant of marriage is required for exaltation. We have multiple degrees in the celestial kingdom and in order to inherit the first degree marriage is not required. It is clear from a number of statements that in order to inherit the highest exaltation marriage to more than one wife was a requirement. See pg 18 from the smoot hearings document. In 1891 the president and apostles of the church prepared and presented t
  11. annotations should transfer with the membership record transfer, but what if it was past abuse protected under penitent privilege?
  12. With clergy penitent privilege the notes kept as annotations confidentially for bishops and stake presidents are not be released under any circumstance. I think even a court could not order release of these records? Not sure though. My understanding is that from state to state the duty was to report if the confessor discloses intentions to commit a crime, or there is danger to someone in the home. When I was serving on the HC after a related disciplinary council related to a sexual abuse KM counseled to not report to authorities. After abuse training I asked during one of our council meet
  13. The church has responded and said that "The claim that the church has had access to the BSA ineligible volunteer files for many decades is simply false". https://www.cbsnews.com/news/mormon-church-sued-for-allegedly-covering-up-boy-scouts-sex-abuse-in-arizona/ 92,000 means the bsa is dead though. I thought the church keeps confidential all of its files and annotations and I don't believe it will ever disclose what these files say. When I was in a bishopric it was a black binder filled with confessions which were passed down from bishop to bishop.
  14. President Kimball called for greater works of art to be created by the latter day saints. https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/ensign/1977/07/the-gospel-vision-of-the-arts?lang=eng "During one of our visits to Copenhagen, we were excited and inspired as we drank in the beauty of Thorvaldsen’s Christ and the Twelve Apostles. We wondered if anyone, anytime, could produce a greater masterpiece, and yet time may surprise the world. Can you see statues of the Lord, his prophets, and his disciples? There are many martyrs and prophets of the centuries who have never been so honored."
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