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by brianj
Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: What does Alma mean in Alma 40
Replies: 15
Views: 390

Re: What does Alma mean in Alma 40

Revelation or My Own Thoughts “How can I know when I have received a revelation and not just a thought of my own?” If you’ve asked this question, you’re not alone. For many of us, revelation sometimes can be hard to recognize. In part, the answer depends on how you’re living and how humble you are....
by brianj
Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: Does Believing Mean Obeying?
Replies: 4
Views: 119

Re: Does Believing Mean Obeying?

1. No. 2. No. I have known people who seem to acquire a testimony but don't become converted. They have a belief but choose to not obey. We have probably all come across people who believe the church leaders are prophets and that we should get out of debt and acquire food storage, but don't think it...
by brianj
Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Last Days / Signs of the Times
Topic: Civil War- Imminent or will cooler heads prevail?
Replies: 32
Views: 1461

Re: Civil War- Imminent or will cooler heads prevail?

There will be no shooting civil war HOWEVER we are in a civil war of morality / words right now. I wonder, is THAT what is foretold??? Most likely. Nope. What we see right now, the war of morality as you described it, is a continuation of the war in heaven. One day, I don't know how soon, we will s...
by brianj
Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: What does Alma mean in Alma 40
Replies: 15
Views: 390

Re: What does Alma mean in Alma 40

As I understand it, we all get to meet our Savior when we die. That is what Alma was referring to. I don't know if any of us understand the initial judgement that is subsequently described. The righteous will be admitted to a paradise while the wicked are admitted to prison, but the prison will also...
by brianj
Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: What were God's sins?
Replies: 18
Views: 600

Re: What were God's sins?

Second it is pretty much official doctrine that Heavenly Father was a saviour like Jesus. I don't buy into that. That would lead to Jesus being the only one that gets to become a God, and, so sad, too bad for all the rest of us. Too bad for all the other poor sods that did all they could do, but ju...
by brianj
Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Last Days / Signs of the Times
Topic: The Structure of Existence & More
Replies: 9
Views: 681

Re: Structure of the Universe

Interesting idea, but just an idea. There's no basis for definitively concluding that the Celestial Kingdom is or is not within this universe, or to fully accept multiverse theories. We are living on the Celestial Kingdom. This earth will become a scroll of knowledge. Not exactly a scroll of knowle...
by brianj
Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: What were God's sins?
Replies: 18
Views: 600

Re: What were God's sins?

In the New Testament there's a statement by Jesus that He does nothing of himself, but what He saw the Father do. I've heard much speculation that this statement indicates that our Father is the Savior for His Father's children. If so, then He had no sin.
by brianj
Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Last Days / Signs of the Times
Topic: Gods secrets of the universe (please respond)
Replies: 29
Views: 1018

Re: Gods secrets of the universe (please respond)

However, not every one of them is inhabited. Therefore, there must be a finite number of inhabited worlds. This part doesn't make sense. What if every billionth world was inhabited? That would mean that there would still be infinite amount of inhabited worlds. The density was low, but the amount in...
by brianj
Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Is feminism turning men gay?
Replies: 40
Views: 1169

Re: Is feminism turning men gay?

If you want to know what feminism is doing to men, look into Men Going Their Own Way or MGTOW. It's fun to see highly paid feminists who have repeatedly spoken out against restrictions on alimony, who turn their husbands into stay at home girly men, file for divorce then complain about having to pay...
by brianj
Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Last Days / Signs of the Times
Topic: The Structure of Existence & More
Replies: 9
Views: 681

Re: Structure of the Universe

Interesting idea, but just an idea. There's no basis for definitively concluding that the Celestial Kingdom is or is not within this universe, or to fully accept multiverse theories.
by brianj
Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Last Days / Signs of the Times
Topic: Gods secrets of the universe (please respond)
Replies: 29
Views: 1018

Re: Gods secrets of the universe (please respond)

For those of you who were discussing the nature of the universe, here's a few observations from my favorite guide book, perhaps the most remarkable, certainly the most successful book ever to come out of the great publishing corporations of Ursa Minor - of which no Earthman had ever heard of. The Un...
by brianj
Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: HIB Vaccine
Replies: 40
Views: 916

Re: HIB Vaccine

BTW, if anyone worries about "having to serve" in the USA, don't feel too bad. Lots of my companions never could carry on a basic conversation in the mission language, 1/3 probably went back just as bad or as worse as they came spiritually-wise, two went home early (homesick?), etc. A rel...
by brianj
Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Last Days / Signs of the Times
Topic: Obama's Not Going Away
Replies: 11
Views: 641

Obama's Not Going Away

Before reading further please note: I am not claiming this fulfills actual or alleged prophecy. I just find an interesting interpretation in these events. Here's a disturbing article from the New York Post: http://nypost.com/2017/02/11/how-obama-is-scheming-to-sabotage-trumps-presidency/ We all reca...
by brianj
Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Last Days / Signs of the Times
Topic: King Men
Replies: 11
Views: 1202

Re: King Men

And the effort to undermine the voice of the people is even worse than I imagined.

http://nypost.com/2017/02/11/how-obama- ... residency/
by brianj
Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: 1882 Oracle received by John Taylor about Celestial Marriage
Replies: 104
Views: 2242

Re: 1882 Oracle received by John Taylor about Celestial Marriage

If people's circumstances do not necessitate plural marriage, then they are not disobeying Celestial Plural Marriage and are counted as obeying it. If anyone takes it upon themselves to speak against Celestial Plural Marriage, even if they are obeying it, then they are not abiding it. We are requir...
by brianj
Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: The EARTH is a globe! - and other truths: NASA, etc - as testified by the LDS Church
Replies: 16
Views: 517

Re: The EARTH is a globe! - and other truths: NASA, etc - as testified by the LDS Church

Something about even the very elect shall be deceived. According to the church and those who defend the corp, those were not prophecies, but opinions... If you have prophecy and actual revelation, all ears, otherwise they are like uncles telling stories... http://en.fairmormon.org/Mormonism_and_sci...
by brianj
Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Last Days / Signs of the Times
Topic: Joseph in Egypt; A type and shadow for our day?
Replies: 17
Views: 1155

Re: Joseph in Egypt; A type and shadow for our day?

BeNotDeceived wrote:http://www.ldsmag.com/articles/100422egypt.html


The article went missing? :-\[/quote]

I'm so impressed that you dug into the archive far enough to look at a seven year old thread that I searched for the article in question. Here's a current link:
http://ldsmag.com/article-1-397/
by brianj
Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Kinda cool
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Re: Kinda cool

That was funny. This product probably wasn't intended to be used as a solvent trap, but I don't think those "plugs" will be anywhere near as effective as a stack of k or m baffles. I'm going to hope that the Hearing Protection Act becomes law soon so suppressors are easier to purchase. I e...
by brianj
Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Last Days / Signs of the Times
Topic: Julie Rowe radio interview may 3rd; She says 'imminent changes coming'
Replies: 787
Views: 48280

Re: Julie Rowe radio interview may 3rd; She says 'imminent changes coming'

I agree with you BrianJ that sometimes the things people have dreams and visions about are taken literal when they shouldn't, or that dreams and visions can be misinterpreted based on our own experiences and biases. I think the example of Elder Smith you gave is very different than what Julie has d...
by brianj
Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Last Days / Signs of the Times
Topic: Advent of the Son of Man already happened
Replies: 281
Views: 5879

Re: Advent of the Son of Man already happened

Was it presented for acceptance by common consent? Or, was it imposed by official declaration? Which method does the Law of the Church require? I PREVIOUSLY POINTED OUT that the 1890 Manifesto was presented to the church in general conference and unanimously accepted under the principle of common c...
by brianj
Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Last Days / Signs of the Times
Topic: Advent of the Son of Man already happened
Replies: 281
Views: 5879

Re: Advent of the Son of Man already happened

Was it presented for acceptance by common consent? Or, was it imposed by official declaration? Which method does the Law of the Church require? I PREVIOUSLY POINTED OUT that the 1890 Manifesto was presented to the church in general conference and unanimously accepted under the principle of common c...
by brianj
Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Last Days / Signs of the Times
Topic: Julie Rowe radio interview may 3rd; She says 'imminent changes coming'
Replies: 787
Views: 48280

Re: Julie Rowe radio interview may 3rd; She says 'imminent changes coming'

Why is there so much discussion on Julie Rowe's predictions. If they are wrong, people at least got more prepared by believing her. So what is the big deal? I personally think she is right. I mean, the country is in a lot of turmoil. Now we can all agree that if it is true, it is late. We all thoug...
by brianj
Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Last Days / Signs of the Times
Topic: Advent of the Son of Man already happened
Replies: 281
Views: 5879

Re: Advent of the Son of Man already happened

I'm a little late to the game, but luckily for us some people once asked Jesus: "what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?" And Jesus answered and said unto them, "take heed that no man deceive you." He said some other stuff, then he said: "if they ...
by brianj
Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Last Days / Signs of the Times
Topic: What do you Think the Terrestrial & Celestial World look Like?
Replies: 32
Views: 901

Re: What do you Think the Terrestrial & Celestial World look Like?

I remember reading somewhere that Joseph Smith was shown a vision of the Telestial Kingdom, and said it was so beautiful that people would kill themselves just to get there... makes one wonder how you could even put the glory of the Celestial Kingdom into words if you did see it... I've also heard ...
by brianj
Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Boys will be boys, except when they're girls
Replies: 91
Views: 1875

Re: Boys will be boys, except when they're girls

If I still supported or affiliated with the BSA, I wouldn't know how to truthfully answer that temple recommend question without jeopardizing my recommend. How do you answer it? I assume you men the question of do you support, affiliate with, or agree with any individual or group whose teachings or...
by brianj
Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: The King gets Smacked!
Replies: 8
Views: 372

Re: The King gets Smacked!

The 9th circuit court of appeals is the court with the most decisions overturned by the Supreme Court, so a decision from them doesn't mean a whole lot. And, unfortunately, due to the vacancy on the Supreme Court and several sitting justices placing loyalty to partisanship above loyalty to the Const...
by brianj
Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Last Days / Signs of the Times
Topic: Advent of the Son of Man already happened
Replies: 281
Views: 5879

Re: Advent of the Son of Man already happened

Did he actually publish this alleged revelation, as-in a "thus saith the Lord" oracle? If he was acting in the capacity of Prophet instead of merely as president, this is the manner in which it would have been received. Was this alleged "thus saith the Lord" oracle ... ... prese...
by brianj
Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: Last Days / Signs of the Times
Topic: What do you Think the Terrestrial & Celestial World look Like?
Replies: 32
Views: 901

Re: What do you Think the Terrestrial & Celestial World look Like?

Matchmaker wrote:In the Terrestrial world, maybe we will be able to use Star Trek-like replicators to make imitation pepperoni for our pizzas that looks and tastes just like the real thing, but a lot healthier.


Can we torture alcoholics with synthohol?
by brianj
Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Church getting into the online college education business
Replies: 26
Views: 697

Re: Church getting into the online college education business

D&C 119 requires 100% of surplus property then 10% of annual interest. And I don't think that interest means payment for use of money since requiring "all their surplus property" doesn't allow for investment. Therefore I am with kfb: I don't see a reference to your idea that tithing s...
by brianj
Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Last Days / Signs of the Times
Topic: Advent of the Son of Man already happened
Replies: 281
Views: 5879

Re: Advent of the Son of Man already happened

Me thinks JW speaks with forked tongue. What I mean by that is that you have given a completely contradictory answer to the question posed. In a nutshell you have said that: 1. Yes, you would take another wife so long as she has a witness of it and you have a witness that she has a witness of it (h...

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