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by brianj
Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Which of the standards works have you actually read entirely?
Replies: 15
Views: 451

Re: Which of the standards works have you actually read entirely?

If you have not yet read the Old Testament and are interested in getting a glimpse before actually digging in, here's an interesting exercise I performed in March and look forward to repeating with more attention: Read the chapters of Second Nephi that quote Isaiah. Read them side by side with the a...
by brianj
Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Last Days / Signs of the Times
Topic: Nibiru
Replies: 93
Views: 5132

Re: Nibiru

Wow @ the timing of this discovery. http://www.newsweek.com/planet-10-lurking-edge-solar-system-628517 According to that article planetary scientists believe that an undiscovered object is out there. According to the abstract of the paper there are several possible explanations for observed disturb...
by brianj
Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Last Days / Signs of the Times
Topic: Where are We at The End of the 6th Seal? Here’s the Math
Replies: 23
Views: 869

Re: Where are We at The End of the 6th Seal? Here’s the Math

On what do you base your date for the confounding of languages at Babel? We don't have a continuous source of history from then until now, we don't have any archaeological evidence to date this, and we don't have any published revelation from general authorities specifying exactly when these events...
by brianj
Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: My birthday is Aug 21, Flat Earthers.. How do you explain Spherical earthers ability to Predict what is going to happen?
Replies: 57
Views: 1368

Re: My birthday is Aug 21, Flat Earthers.. How do you explain Spherical earthers ability to Predict what is going to hap

I did not realize there was a difference until a few hours ago. So both kinds of eclipses have the moon come directly in front of the sun but with an annular eclipse, the moon is farther away from the earth so it doesn't cover all of the sun? (something about "a ring of fire"). Did I get that right...
by brianj
Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Do cops do the job they take a Constitutional oath to perform? Do they even know the Constitution? Do they care?
Replies: 25
Views: 1820

Re: Do cops do the job they take a Constitutional oath to perform? Do they even know the Constitution? Do they care?

I have to wonder about LDS folk who complain about cops writing speeding tickets. Isn't exceeding the posted speed limit against the law? Don't we as a church claim to, "obey, honor, and sustain the law" in our lives?
by brianj
Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: Is polygamy ever coming back?
Replies: 8
Views: 234

Re: Is polygamy ever coming back?

First, and this may just be how you word things, we shouldn't worry about anything. We all do, this is human nature, but it is also an opposition to faith. On the subject of polygamy, the most honest answer is that we just plain don't know. I believe that polygamy will return before the Second Comin...
by brianj
Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Last Days / Signs of the Times
Topic: Where are We at The End of the 6th Seal? Here’s the Math
Replies: 23
Views: 869

Re: Where are We at The End of the 6th Seal? Here’s the Math

For reference, The Book of Mormon takes place from 2200 BC to 420 AD, which is 2620 years. On what do you base your date for the confounding of languages at Babel? We don't have a continuous source of history from then until now, we don't have any archaeological evidence to date this, and we don't ...
by brianj
Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Which of the standards works have you actually read entirely?
Replies: 15
Views: 451

Re: Which of the standards works have you actually read entirely?

I have to admit to skimming over the genealogies in the old testament, but I have read them all. And one of these days I will again read the old testament, but will again skim over the genealogies.
by brianj
Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Last Days / Signs of the Times
Topic: Unveiling clock showing 8,411 days left for Israel, 2040
Replies: 9
Views: 500

Re: Unveiling clock showing 8,411 days left for Israel, 2040

The main enemy of Israel is the secret combination which seeks to overthrow the liberty of all nations. That's in Ether 8. Try to pay attention. The problem I have with Ether 8 is the rest of the story in Ether 9. If Ether 8 is an example of what we get to face in the last days then I see Ether 9 a...
by brianj
Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 5 Reasons to Avoid Russian Women
Replies: 79
Views: 2210

Re: 5 Reasons to Avoid Russian Women

Stories abound of the drama queens who refuse to come to church on Mothers' Day or leave Sacrament Meeting in tears. Because they are not mothers themselves, they can't be big enough to celebrate other mothers or even think of their own mother. They just claim church is the ultimate evil by "making...
by brianj
Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: An Old Nephite Coin
Replies: 27
Views: 1038

Re: An Old Nephite Coin

I have long hoped for an amazing archeological discovery validating the Book of Mormon narrative. As a young man I thought it would prove the truthfulness. Now as an older man I suspect it would change nothing. It has been nearly 200-years since the BoM was published, in that time Mormons have fill...
by brianj
Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: An Old Nephite Coin
Replies: 27
Views: 1038

Re: An Old Nephite Coin

I am not familiar enough with the language to do what you did, but I would love to see an example in Demotic since I suspect the Egyptian language referenced in the Book of Mormon is Demotic. I suspect it would require a lot more real estate than the Arabic. I compared the three possible candidates...
by brianj
Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 5 Reasons to Avoid Russian Women
Replies: 79
Views: 2210

Re: 5 Reasons to Avoid Russian Women

Stories abound of the drama queens who refuse to come to church on Mothers' Day or leave Sacrament Meeting in tears. Because they are not mothers themselves, they can't be big enough to celebrate other mothers or even think of their own mother. They just claim church is the ultimate evil by "making...
by brianj
Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 5 Reasons to Avoid Russian Women
Replies: 79
Views: 2210

Re: 5 Reasons to Avoid Russian Women

So how can I believe God would inspire women, gays, blacks, labor unions, etc, to act like a "class", and then turn around and condemn whites, particularly white males, as a "class"? How can anyone achieve the high ideal of love among "neighbors" while one neighbor hits the other over the head with...
by brianj
Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: An Old Nephite Coin
Replies: 27
Views: 1038

Re: An Old Nephite Coin

Haha, yes, HIGHLY suspect. To illustrate how much text would have to be on this coin, check out the following comparisons using actual Arabic and Hebrew, compared with a modern US coin (roughly the size of a farthing) and an ancient Roman coin: Screenshot 2017-06-19 09.45.30.png You would have to o...
by brianj
Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: Was polygamy from God or Satan?
Replies: 91
Views: 1870

Re: Was polygamy from God or Satan?

Polygamy is just like physical intimacy. It is a gift, and sometimes a trial, from our Father. Both of these gifts are given to us with very strict restrictions on their use, and both have been bastardized under the influence of the adversary.
by brianj
Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Emergency Preparedness & Self-sufficiency
Topic: Best vegetable seeds to have for next Great Depression?
Replies: 19
Views: 565

Re: Best vegetable seeds to have for next Great Depression?

One thing I will add is a discussion of heirloom seeds. Genetic modification has been used for many years now, and I have heard reports from gardeners who harvest seeds that seeds fail after two or three generations. Heirloom seeds are supposed to be from stock that has no genetic modification so th...
by brianj
Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: your thoughts on this video?
Replies: 117
Views: 3196

Re: your thoughts on this video?

"I believe God would tell me if I was wrong." Hmmm...That's very unlike the Holy Ghost to remain silent when people need him most. :-? :-\ We need to ask in faith and with real intent, then we need to honestly look for an answer. When someone decides the church is wrong and they are right, they do ...
by brianj
Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: My birthday is Aug 21, Flat Earthers.. How do you explain Spherical earthers ability to Predict what is going to happen?
Replies: 57
Views: 1368

Re: My birthday is Aug 21, Flat Earthers.. How do you explain Spherical earthers ability to Predict what is going to hap

What I like about the flat-earth people is that they say, in effect "don't take my word for it; go out and do your own observations and experiments". I really like that approach. It's a refreshing change from all the PhD's and "ologists" who say "believe what I say because I went to school and am g...
by brianj
Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Last Days / Signs of the Times
Topic: Nibiru
Replies: 93
Views: 5132

Re: Nibiru

New evidence that all stars are born in pairs... http://news.berkeley.edu/2017/06/13/new-evidence-that-all-stars-are-born-in-pairs/ May 13 2017 video reviewed http://yowusa.com/2017/06/skywatch-media-slovakia-051317/ One model described in one academic paper is proof of nothing more than a hypothes...
by brianj
Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 5 Reasons to Avoid Russian Women
Replies: 79
Views: 2210

Re: 5 Reasons to Avoid Russian Women

Fiannan, no woman's sex life should matter to you outside your own wife. Be proper and respectful, your speaking about God's daughters. I sure do wish that more men in the LDS faith spoke better of women, they should have the most respect for women knowing full well they were meant to be goddesses ...
by brianj
Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: your thoughts on this video?
Replies: 117
Views: 3196

Re: your thoughts on this video?

Inappropriate on so many levels, truly did bring darkness into a meeting that should be about the Savior. Not to justify her future as a lesbian. Is it just me or does this world seemed to have flipped upside down, evil is good and just , good is wrong and judgmental. The bishop was caught off guar...
by brianj
Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: your thoughts on this video?
Replies: 117
Views: 3196

Re: your thoughts on this video?

I feel bad for this girl. I don't judge her. I don't agree with her. However, I'm not sure cutting off the mic was appropriate. Your thoughts? [youtube]https://youtu.be/o_0nhyP6dU4[/youtube] Wow. I felt a darkness with that! And I believe the Bishop should have cut her off sooner. She's perfect the...
by brianj
Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: My birthday is Aug 21, Flat Earthers.. How do you explain Spherical earthers ability to Predict what is going to happen?
Replies: 57
Views: 1368

Re: My birthday is Aug 21, Flat Earthers.. How do you explain Spherical earthers ability to Predict what is going to hap

I have refuted all three of these points. If you transform the spherical coordinates of a spherical earth to cartesian coordinates of a flat earth, the formulas work out the same. I still don't believe in flat earth, but the arguments against are still disappointing. I have devised an experiment to...
by brianj
Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 5 Reasons to Avoid Russian Women
Replies: 79
Views: 2210

Re: 5 Reasons to Avoid Russian Women

I knew a Russian woman in a previous ward. She was a wonderful woman, a great wife and mother, and full of faith. But she warned me against Russian women. She misses home, just like any of us would even though we love our new homes. In order to help with that feeling of missing home she participated...
by brianj
Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: EXCEEDINGLY MANY PROPHETS
Replies: 11
Views: 607

Re: EXCEEDINGLY MANY PROPHETS

The "exceedingly many prophets" didn't last. By the time of Abinadom there were none: Omni 1:11 I know of no revelation save that which has been written, neither prophecy; wherefore, that which is sufficient is written. I believe that you misunderstand the words of Abinadom. I can say with 100% cer...
by brianj
Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: Polarizing Question
Replies: 166
Views: 5148

Re: Polarizing Question

AI2.O, Brlenox, and George: Do you all agree with this conclusion as it is written, that I have made? Finrock's Conclusion: Just as a matter of fact, not as a means to prove one point or another point, but as a matter of fact, if the scriptures are to be believed and they represent a true record, t...
by brianj
Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: Further Light and Knowledge
Replies: 25
Views: 759

Re: Further Light and Knowledge

I think that sometimes we are unclear on when signs are appropriate or inappropriate. There are examples in the Book of Mormon and Bible, and many more examples that could be cited from our lives, of people who don't believe as we do who say that if we or God gives them a sign then they will believe...
by brianj
Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Missionary Farewell Song Ideas
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: Missionary Farewell Song Ideas

God Be With You, hymn 152, comes to mind.

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