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  1. Are you more blessed believing the words of a Christian who has never seen Jesus or the words of a Christian who has seen Jesus?
  2. I had some questions on this section of the manual. https://media.ldscdn.org/pdf/manuals/come-follow-me-for-individuals-and-families-book-of-mormon-2020/individuals-and-families-book-of-mormon-2020-large-print-eng.pdf 310 - ... Everyone had talked of him, sung of him, dreamed of him, and prayed for his appearance-but here he actually was. The day of days! 313 - There were about 2,500 people gathered in Bountiful when Jesus Christ appeared (see 3 Nephi 17:25). Despite this large number, the Savior invited them each "one by one" to feel the nail prints in His hands and
  3. @telnetd @InCognitus https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/manual/jesus-the-christ/chapter-28?lang=eng "In Psalm 82:6, judges invested by divine appointment are called 'gods.' To this scripture the Savior referred in His reply to the Jews in Solomon's Porch. Judges so authorized officiated as the representatives of God and are honored by the exalted title 'gods.' Compare the similar appellation applied to Moses (Exo. 4:16; 7:1). Jesus Christ possessed divine authorization, not through the word of God transmitted to Him by man, but as an inherent attribute. The inco
  4. I had a question on this part of the manual. https://media.ldscdn.org/pdf/manuals/come-follow-me-for-individuals-and-families-book-of-mormon-2020/individuals-and-families-book-of-mormon-2020-large-print-eng.pdf Page 297 - As you study Helaman 14, note the signs of the Savior's birth in verses 1–8 and the signs of His death in verses 20–28. Verses 26-27 say "And behold, thus hath the angel spoken unto me; for he said unto me that there should be thunderings and lightnings for the space of many hours. And he said unto me that while the thunder and the lightning lasted, an
  5. Here is the correct link https://media.ldscdn.org/pdf/manuals/come-follow-me-for-individuals-and-families-book-of-mormon-2020/individuals-and-families-book-of-mormon-2020-large-print-eng.pdf
  6. I found a mention in one of our church manuals https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/manual/new-testament-student-manual/philippians-and-colossians/chapter-45-philippians-and-colossians?lang=eng "Jesus Christ is the Only Begotten Son of God the Eternal Father. He is our Creator. He is our Teacher. He is our Savior. His atonement paid for the sin of Adam and won victory over death, assuring resurrection and immortality for all men" What specific sin of Adam? Why no reference to Eve's sin?
  7. My family and I have been reading this manual for the last few weeks. https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/manual/come-follow-me-for-individuals-and-families-book-of-mormon-2020/intro?lang=eng I had a question on these passages. 256 - Corianton believed that punishment for sins was not fair (see Alma 42:1). But Alma taught that there is a way to escape from the "state of misery" that sin puts us in. What sin put Adam and Eve in their state of misery? 258 - How can we use our "probationary time" on earth to become more like the Savior? Why isn't the
  8. The introduction to this section says "Revelation given to Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Hiram, Ohio, about March 1832"
  9. https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-topics/bible-versions-and-translations/the-gospel-of-thomas-114-sayings-of-jesus/ No wonder it wasn't part of canon.
  10. I can't interpret 77:6 in another way than literal.
  11. The book is written from an LDS perspective about symbols used in our temple.
  12. I am aware of the proxy work of D&C 138 but tend to believe Alma 5:24-25, 28 and Alma 34:32-35 more.
  13. You might not have seen the parts of the Masonic prayer I mentioned earlier. Strengthened in his labors here by faith in God, and confident of expectation of immortality, he has sought admission to the Celestial Lodge above.
  14. I found this Masonic prayer at https://online.ucpress.edu/nr/article-pdf/4/1/28/317830/nr_2000_4_1_28.pdf My Brethren, the roll of the workmen has been called, and one Master Mason has not answered to his name. He has laid down the working tools of the Craft and with them he has left that mortal part for which he no longer has use. His labors here below have taught him to divest his heart and conscience of the vices and superfluities of life, thereby fitting his mind as a living stone for that spiritual building - that house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
  15. There's a good book about this. Celestial Symbols - Symbolism in Doctrine, Religious Tradition and Temple Architecture by Allen H. Barber
  16. If they are protected as well as the Dead Sea Scrolls, then yes.
  17. Apart from the cross, we have other symbols. Beehives, moonstones, sunstones, the all-seeing eye, and five-pointed pentagrams are used as decorations on both the Salt Lake City and Nauvoo temple.
  18. Ok, If I assume you are one of the little children , what is your kingdom that you had before you came to Earth?
  19. I know that the Levites received the priesthood but what did Ephraim get?
  20. I saw on https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/scriptures/bd/ephraim?lang=eng Ephraim was given the birthright in Israel (1 Chr. 5:1–2; Jer. 31:9) What are the entitlements of a birthright that Ephraim has that another tribe does not?
  21. When I was a little child. And dwelling in my kingdom, in my Father's house Who is that child and what kingdom do they have?
  22. I work for a bank. It seems to have a hard time to equate racism with evil or unethical.
  23. If anything recorded in the JOD was false, then many Saints were led astray by their President (s) and other leaders.
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