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Will Christ return in your lifetime?


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  1. 1. Will Christ return before you die (physically)?

    • Yes.
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    • No.
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    • Don't know.
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    • Don't care.
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    • Other.
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9 minutes ago, Ahab said:

Where do the Infinity Stones fit in?  And what is the symbol for Aquamarine? (my birthstone)  And why don't the squares in that chart open up a link to tell me more about what the box represents?

They don't.

Aquamarine is a compound, not an element. It's actually a variety of the mineral beryl, with chemical name beryllium aluminium cyclosilicate. 

If you want an interactive periodic table, try the NIH website:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/periodic-table/

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1 minute ago, Stargazer said:

They don't.

No, you're supposed to say which stones are infinite, silly.

1 minute ago, Stargazer said:

Aquamarine is a compound, not an element. It's actually a variety of the mineral beryl, with chemical name beryllium aluminium cyclosilicate. 

So it's not in that chart, you're saying?  My birthstone is not represented in that chart, anywhere?  So does that mean I was never born?

1 minute ago, Stargazer said:

If you want an interactive periodic table, try the NIH website:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/periodic-table/

Thank you.

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4 minutes ago, Stargazer said:

They don't.

Aquamarine is a compound, not an element. It's actually a variety of the mineral beryl, with chemical name beryllium aluminium cyclosilicate. 

If you want an interactive periodic table, try the NIH website:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/periodic-table/

Or maybe these are more his speed. :)

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On 2/22/2021 at 2:59 PM, Thinking said:

On Sunday my wife was listening to Sunday school online and the teacher said that she believed that she would still be alive when Christ returned. She made it clear that she meant that He would return before she left this mortal probation. Some of my Sunday School teachers from my youth testified that we (the youth) would be alive to see the second coming. I'm not sure what the attraction is to making claims like this since we are told that nobody knows (Matthew 24:36).

I personally haven't heard anybody make a claim like this in a long time, so I thought it was almost weird that this teacher would make that claim.

I remember when my seminary teacher made a ridiculous and unfounded claim that we were in the "midnight hour of the sixth seal". 

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2 minutes ago, Damien the Leper said:

I remember when my seminary teacher made a ridiculous and unfounded claim that we were in the "midnight hour of the sixth seal". 

An hour has 360 seconds in it.  Why didn't you ask for a more specific answer?

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4 minutes ago, Damien the Leper said:

Because it was clear she didn't know what she was talking about and I couldn't take her seriously.

Sometimes it's good to ask questions just to try to get someone else's mind to start thinking, to try to get those wheels churning, so that maybe, jus maybe, while they have that question in their own mind, God will answer that question for them.

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9 minutes ago, Damien the Leper said:

Zion isn't a country. It's more a people.

... or to go a little further, it is more a state of being, or a state of the heart, of being pure in heart.

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30 minutes ago, Ahab said:

No, you're supposed to say which stones are infinite, silly.

Nothing is infinite except Christ's atonement. :D 

30 minutes ago, Ahab said:

So it's not in that chart, you're saying?  My birthstone is not represented in that chart, anywhere?  So does that mean I was never born?

Not sure. I'd guess "No," but my guesses aren't always correct.

30 minutes ago, Ahab said:

Thank you.

You're very welcome!

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2 hours ago, The Nehor said:

An hour has 3,600 seconds.

Good catch.  I was only testing, of course, to see who wanted to correct me first.

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39 minutes ago, Oliblish said:

Here is another one that I have seen a lot:

 

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The Adam 4000BC-2000AD Millennium start model and its connection to D&C 77 have been a part of Church culture for many years.

Science says they're wrong along with most creationist ideas.  Our educated membership naturally leans towards science and has made all sorts of explanations to bypass scripture.  It's fascinating to observe.

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15 hours ago, JLHPROF said:

Our educated membership naturally leans towards science and has made all sorts of explanations to bypass scripture.  It's fascinating to observe.

You mean like this?

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In these respects we differ from the Christian world, for our religion will not clash with or contradict the facts of science in any particular. You may take geology, for instance, and it is a true science; not that I would say for a moment that all the conclusions and deductions of its professors are true, but its leading principles are; they are facts—they are eternal ... How long [the earth] has been organized it is not for me to say, and I do not care anything about it. As for the Bible account of the creation we may say that the Lord gave it to Moses, or rather Moses obtained the history and traditions of the fathers, and from these picked out what he considered necessary, and that account has been handed down from age to age, and we have got it, no matter whether it is correct or not, and whether the Lord found the earth empty and void, whether he made it out of nothing or out of the rude elements; or whether he made it in six days or in as many millions of years ...

 

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27 minutes ago, Hamba Tuhan said:

You mean like this?

 

Yes, exactly like that.  I agree with Brigham.  I don't think for a second God made the earth in 6 of our days.

But the creation isn't the topic at hand.  It's the time between the fall and the start of the Millennial reign.  I don't see that science necessarily contradicts that timeline particularly.  Unless you doubt the existence of Adam and the Fall.

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