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  1. This is from Lesson 22 (Religion 250 manual). "Our entire case as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints rests on the validity of this glorious First Vision. ... Nothing on which we base our doctrine, nothing we teach, nothing we live by is of greater importance than this initial declaration. I submit that if Joseph Smith talked with God the Father and His Beloved Son, then all else of which he spoke is true". Examining the logic of this statement, if Joseph Smith's teaching of God not being from everlasting to everlasting and that he was a man who
  2. Speaking of a future time, what does D&C 132:20 mean when it says "then shall they be gods"?
  3. The Coming of the Lord by Gerald N Lund is very good. https://www.amazon.com/Coming-Lord-Gerald-N-Lund/dp/1590382080 "Deliberately, avoiding the speculation common to many books on this topic, Elder Lund ties his commentary to significant scriptural passages and authoritative commentary by modern prophets"
  4. I have seen some temples without the Moroni statue. Why is that?
  5. I posted this in another section and @Calm suggested I post in this forum to gain more visibility. I found this mentioned at https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/tad-r-callister/our-identity-and-our-destiny/ by Tad R. Callister, Of the Presidency of the Seventy back on August 14, 2012 In one segment he said "To this He readily acknowledged that He was and declared that they should be likewise: "Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?" (John 10:32–34; emphasis added). In other words, He said not only am I a god, but all of you are potential gods. He was referring to
  6. How is the word 'ensign' in 2 Nephi 15:21 and 2 Nephi 21:10,12 translated in other languages of the Book of Mormon?
  7. Why did they pick the word 'ensign' in the first place to name the magazine and what has changed since then?
  8. Are they going to replace the 3 references to ensign in the Book of Mormon with liahona?
  9. I found this mentioned at https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/tad-r-callister/our-identity-and-our-destiny/ by Tad R. Callister, Of the Presidency of the Seventy back on August 14, 2012 In one segment he said To this He readily acknowledged that He was and declared that they should be likewise: "Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?" (John 10:32–34; emphasis added). In other words, He said not only am I a god, but all of you are potential gods. He was referring to His own Old Testament declaration, with which the Jews should have been familiar: "Ye are gods; and
  10. That was applicable to Adam when he was alone in the garden. The New Testament makes clear that singleness is a gift of God too.
  11. This is from Lesson 21 (Religion 250 manual). The chapter mentions the priesthood keys several times. 89 – During His three-year mortal ministry, Jesus Christ conferred priesthood keys on His Twelve Apostles. With these keys, the Church of Jesus Christ was “built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets 90 – "'Priesthood keys are the authority God has given to priesthood [holders] to direct, control, and govern the use of His priesthood on earth’ [Handbook 2: Administering the Church [2010], 2.1.1]. Every act or ordinance performed in the Church is done under
  12. This is from Lesson 21 (Religion 250 manual). https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/bc/content/ldsorg/manual/institute/jesus-christ-and-the-everlasting-gospel-teacher-manual_eng-new.pdf (3 Nephi 16:1–3 and Mosiah 27:30. Why is it important to know that the Savior would visit His "sheep" in other nations? (Clarify that although the Savior may have visited other people or nations in person, most often the Savior manifests Himself through the ministration of the Holy Ghost. What other nations did Jesus visit after his resurrection besides what is mentioned in the Book of M
  13. This is from Lesson 20 (Religion 250 manual). 82 – Explain that the Resurrection redeems us not only from physical death but also from spiritual death. If there were no resurrection, then all people would eventually become like the devil (see 2 Nephi 9:6–9). I think that statement is incorrect because the resurrection does not redeem those who don’t become gods. They suffer spiritual death because they don’t have eternal increase. Is that right? 83 – If Jesus was in fact literally resurrected, it necessarily follows that He is a divine being. No mere mortal has t
  14. This is from Lesson 18 (Religion 250 manual). 75 - However, what Jesus' immortal spirit did after His death and before His Resurrection is a mystery to all but the Latter-day Saints. And the significance of what He did during those hours provides the doctrinal foundation for building temples across the earth. When Jesus died, the temple veil tore. What did this veil-tearing signify about the Jerusalem temple? 76 – The Savior's words to the malefactor are misunderstood by many Christians to mean that a person can repent of serious sins at the very end of his or her li
  15. This is from Lesson 12 (Religion 250 manual). https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/bc/content/ldsorg/manual/institute/jesus-christ-and-the-everlasting-gospel-teacher-manual_eng-new.pdf 48 – What does it mean that Jesus healed "all that were oppressed of the devil"? (This phrase may refer to Jesus's miracles of casting out devils as well as to the greatest miracle of all—the spiritual healing that Jesus brought to those oppressed by sin. Point out that although physical healing was an important part of the Savior's ministry, its effects were temporary. What physical he
  16. I found it easier to understand your views when you earlier seemed to believe the roots and branches were people. It seems from the above you believe the roots and branches are a "place" and not a "people". Do you also believe the tame olive tree and the wild olive tree are "places" and not "peoples"? Verse 8 says "And behold, saith the Lord of the vineyard, I take away many of these young and tender branches, and I will graft them whithersoever I will; and it mattereth not that if it so be that the root of this tree will perish, I may preserve the fruit thereof unto
  17. It seems you are suggesting the church made a poor choice by using this symbol.
  18. https://www.deseret.com/2009/9/10/20339414/mormons-and-the-cross#lds-president-joseph-f-smith-talks-at-funeral-at-brigham-city-tabernacle-amid-cross-shaped-floral-arrangements
  19. You mentioned earlier that the "roots represent the righteous ancestors of the living members of house of Israel". Do you also believe the branches in Jacob's parable are deceased people who are hearing the gospel preached to them by the deceased roots in the spirit world?
  20. His mission on earth was not to get married, but some have hinted he was married in Cana - supposedly he needed to be invited to his own wedding if you believe that.
  21. Personally I believe that one can remain single and perfectly be in tune with God's plan for our lives.
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