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  1. Not sure I agree. The Paulsen pulido essay drew upon hundreds of sources. "We have compiled over six hundred sources of all types referencing a Heavenly Mother in Mormon and academic discourse since 1844.16
  2. Who wrote the essay? Sure a short one. How much was redacted?
  3. Just a lite pushback - as I hope there is a considerable difference considering the parable in Luke12. "What will I do, because I don't have room to store my crops?' 18He said, 'This is what I will do. I will pull down my barns, and build bigger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods"
  4. We know Huntsman Sr bought the Gulfstream private jet and donated it to the church for charitable, educational, and religious purposes such as transporting apostles to personally administer sacred ordinances. So James Huntsman was a personal witness that you can control directly how the donated money is spent but you have to gift it for a specific purpose to the Deseret Trust Company and negotiate a contract.
  5. Has someone confirmed that 1/7 of the tithe we pay goes to the Ensign Peak advisors investment fund? What are the primary documents the whistleblower used to show the 1/7 diversion of tithing funds in the 19-Dec-2019 WaPo article? "The church typically collects about $7 billion each year in contributions from members, according to the complaint. Mormons, like members of some other faith groups, are asked to contribute 10 percent of their income to the church, a practice known as tithing. While about $6 billion of that income is used to cover annual operating costs, the re
  6. As it is black history month I thought it would be good to highlight a pioneer in early church history, John Wesley Harmon. I used to minister to a ward in Camden, NJ many years ago so this is special to me. A few highlights from his life: (See https://exhibits.lib.utah.edu/s/century-of-black-mormons/page/harmon-john-wesley-jr) June 15, 1900, at the age of nineteen, Wesley was baptized as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Camden, New Jersey, across the Delaware River from Philadelphia. He wrote his testimony which was published in the Liahona Elder's j
  7. "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,
  8. 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"
  9. How many missionaries are serving these apartment Facebook proselytizing missions?
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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"
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