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by brianj
Sun May 21, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Last Days / Signs of the Times
Topic: The Second Woe and the "two witnesses"...
Replies: 41
Views: 1994

Re: The Second Woe and the "two witnesses"...

One thing I will say before focusing on the subject at hand is that, just as you completely misunderstood my point about not changing myself to satisfy you but changing myself to please God, you misunderstood my analogy. I once had a friend who was a strong supporter of sexual depravity, specificall...
by brianj
Sun May 21, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Stake president shared First presidency letter
Replies: 30
Views: 957

Re: Stake president shared First presidency letter

I share the question posed by Mcox. I show up early for church so I wouldn't have missed anything and no letter was read. Nothing was said in any of the meetings either. In the past when a letter is read in sacrament meeting I have been able to go read the letter at lds.org. But today I find no ment...
by brianj
Sat May 20, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Last Days / Signs of the Times
Topic: Some very apparent signs of the Second Coming...
Replies: 11
Views: 1505

Re: Some very apparent sings of the Second Coming...

I must weigh in with what I have been studying in the past 6 months. Zion, the holy city, the concept... it is not a structure or building as most people think. The Son of Man is an allusion to something much different as well. "For as the light of the morning cometh out of the east, and shineth ev...
by brianj
Sat May 20, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Last Days / Signs of the Times
Topic: The Second Woe and the "two witnesses"...
Replies: 41
Views: 1994

Re: The Second Woe and the "two witnesses"...

Feel free to disagree with me on semantics, Thank you for your permission. I will. Good! I like a good disagreement. What do we learn from agreeing with one another? but I will stand by my words, and right now I don't have a lot of interest in changing my personality and way of communicating to sat...
by brianj
Sat May 20, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: So McMuffin creeps back into the news.
Replies: 9
Views: 470

Re: So McMuffin creeps back into the news.

After his comments saying that even if he doesn't win the Presidency he hopes to stop Trump from taking office is he going to get any significant electoral support?
by brianj
Sat May 20, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: If we do not take care of the poor we are like hypocrites who deny the faith.
Replies: 6
Views: 168

Re: If we do not take care of the poor we are like hypocrites who deny the faith.

The question is how should we take care of the poor? Judging by TV news reports and a discussion here regarding a proposed homeless shelter in Draper, UT, it seems that at least some people think the best way to take care of the poor is to stop government agencies and charities from doing anything t...
by brianj
Fri May 19, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Last Days / Signs of the Times
Topic: The Second Woe and the "two witnesses"...
Replies: 41
Views: 1994

Re: The Second Woe and the "two witnesses"...

Lol. "You are wrong" then you proceed to repeat basically what I've been saying. I'm sorry brianj I must have missed the definition of the second coming somehow excludes all the events and appearances, including the mount of olives as it seems your are saying, that are part of the.... Wow what can ...
by brianj
Fri May 19, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Last Days / Signs of the Times
Topic: The Second Woe and the "two witnesses"...
Replies: 41
Views: 1994

Re: The Second Woe and the "two witnesses"...

There are and will be many signs of the second coming just like the Lord will appear to the saints before He appears to the world. The deliverance of Jerusalem is one of the pinnacle events of the second coming when the mount of olives is split and the Jews flee to safety and ask Him what are these...
by brianj
Fri May 19, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Changes in ward size & stake sizes
Replies: 27
Views: 2338

Re: Changes in ward size & stake sizes

We had to travel 20 min to our building despite having one 5 min. away. I have to travel a few blocks away to go to Church yet there's one almost across the street from me. True story. I was baffled as a teen when I found out the people across the street from my church building were in a different ...
by brianj
Thu May 18, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Last Days / Signs of the Times
Topic: Can mold or allergies cause bronchitis?
Replies: 3
Views: 109

Re: Can mold or allergies cause bronchitis?

Mold could play an indirect role. When your body fights an infection, it becomes weakened for a little while. In this weakened state an opportunistic infection could start spreading. Mold wouldn't directly cause bronchitis, but it would make it easier for you to become infected.
by brianj
Thu May 18, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Last Days / Signs of the Times
Topic: The Second Woe and the "two witnesses"...
Replies: 41
Views: 1994

Re: The Second Woe and the "two witnesses"...

I'm not sure if you read my posts above addressing your first paragraph but I used to totally agree not that long ago. I have learned a balanced approach to being open to learning by being willing to accept my presuppositions may be wrong. Please read my post above about the difference between the ...
by brianj
Thu May 18, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Emergency Preparedness & Self-sufficiency
Topic: Nylon tent vs Canvas tent
Replies: 33
Views: 5842

Re: Nylon tent vs Canvas tent

I don't recall seeing this thread before, so let me throw my two cents in. How are you planning to get to where you set up the tent, and do you plan to set up shop there long term or do you plan to be mobile? If you are driving to your destination and parking right by the tent site, canvas will prob...
by brianj
Wed May 17, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Last Days / Signs of the Times
Topic: The Second Woe and the "two witnesses"...
Replies: 41
Views: 1994

Re: The Second Woe and the "two witnesses"...

I don't believe the witnesses will be, or could be, people who were resurrected or translated because the witnesses will lay dead for three days before being resurrected in view of the world. And I know a lot of church members firmly believe that the witnesses can't be anybody other than members of ...
by brianj
Wed May 17, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Trump and Mormon masculinity.
Replies: 25
Views: 475

Re: Trump and Mormon masculinity.

Strange, one of the more popular symbols for the European Union is the Tower of Babel. And we know how much the power structure of the elites in the EU hate Trump. Gotta love the down-turned pentagrams that generally symbolize the power of man as opposed to the upside up pentagram which in occult s...
by brianj
Mon May 15, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: Appearances of Jesus
Replies: 3
Views: 287

Re: Appearances of Jesus

I doubt it would be possible to create such a list because I'll bet most people who have had that experience wouldn't openly share it. We only know of Lorenzo Snow's face to face because the granddaughter he told the story to eventually spilled the beans. I heard from someone who described an experi...
by brianj
Sun May 14, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Last Days / Signs of the Times
Topic: Questions on "The Mountains"
Replies: 54
Views: 2088

Re: Questions on "The Mountains"

Silver Pie wrote:
Sun May 14, 2017 4:56 pm
Oh, okay. I wonder if it's a reliable JS quote?
Since the church has made official statements against the white horse "prophecy," I wouldn't accept anything in it unless an independent source older than this manufactured prophecy can be found and validated.
by brianj
Sun May 14, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: Songs of worship and praise
Replies: 34
Views: 431

Re: Songs of worship and praise

Here's one I absolutely love. I wish these sisters would do a lot more line this.
by brianj
Sat May 13, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Last Days / Signs of the Times
Topic: Dreams and Dreamers
Replies: 133
Views: 4182

Re: Dreams and Dreamers

For those who believe in “Call outs” and/or “Tent Cities”, how do you envision this playing out? 1. All those who have prepared and have enough food storage, tents, etc. and are called by their leaders, will pack up and go WHERE? Where will you go that others will not follow? 2. Once you get to whe...
by brianj
Sat May 13, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Last Days / Signs of the Times
Topic: Demographic timeline
Replies: 6
Views: 424

Re: Demographic timeline

Since Michelle posted the above in two threads I'll post my response in both threads. I'm going to disagree on the significance of the above dates. The 2008 beginning of the current recession (which is not still officially a recession only because of serious manipulation of the numbers) was the resu...
by brianj
Sat May 13, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Last Days / Signs of the Times
Topic: Homestead Heritage & Intentional Communities
Replies: 29
Views: 2334

Re: Homestead Heritage & Intentional Communities

2007-2008 Oldest of boomers reach early retirement; demographically predicted economic downturn; economically predicted reduction of birth rates. 2008-2017 birth rates continue to drop; August 2016 CDC begins to release fertility rates quartly instead of annually because of steep declines since 200...
by brianj
Sat May 13, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: Holy crap? A word about grace.
Replies: 18
Views: 590

Re: Holy crap? A word about grace.

I vividly recall an experience from my mission. In a church member household a teenage girl asked her stepfather why Amazing Grace isn't in our hymnal (a question I have). He answered, saying we don't believe in grace; we earn or way into heaven. That was one of the very few times in life that I hav...
by brianj
Thu May 11, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Last Days / Signs of the Times
Topic: Dreams and Dreamers
Replies: 133
Views: 4182

Re: Dreams and Dreamers

I wouldn't even bother trying to convince her that the tent-city scenario won't happen. I think you can acknowledge that even if it happens someday, we don't know when it will happen, and so we also need to live and plan for it not happening anytime soon. I would just try to compromise until she ca...
by brianj
Thu May 11, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Boy Scouts and LDS to split?
Replies: 300
Views: 13481

Re: Boy Scouts and LDS to split?

I'm going to assume your question is sincere. So my question is, has anyone ever run across in the scriptures of anyone receiving " merit badges" or "awards" in the flesh from anybody for that matter? Please point out the chapter and verse of scripture that discusses receiving a secondary education,...
by brianj
Thu May 11, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Boy Scouts and LDS to split?
Replies: 300
Views: 13481

Re: Boy Scouts and LDS to split?

So I'm not an apostate anymore by thinking this is what the church should do? :ymparty: No, but I don't know how much this has to do with recent BSA decisions. I have only been called to the young men presidency in one ward and participated in the YM program in one other ward, but I recall that it ...
by brianj
Wed May 10, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Last Days / Signs of the Times
Topic: Questions on "The Mountains"
Replies: 54
Views: 2088

Re: Questions on "The Mountains"

Many members ignorantly think they will be saved, the ones that hold temple recommends but lied to get it. They think they are slick and lie to hold that recommend to keep up appearances. They dont realize they are the very people that will be the main cause for the start of the suffering to come. ...
by brianj
Wed May 10, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Last Days / Signs of the Times
Topic: Dreams and Dreamers
Replies: 133
Views: 4182

Re: Dreams and Dreamers

It really is a shame that a few people out to get gain and profit off selling books could deceive otherwise faithful good saints. I have never read any of the books but I hear people mention a call out and tent cities. I assume they are telling people that a horn will blow and saints are to trek it...
by brianj
Mon May 08, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Last Days / Signs of the Times
Topic: Are we sinning enough yet?
Replies: 57
Views: 2064

Re: Are we sinning enough yet?

I've often thought about what is God's Red line. He seems to be very tolerant with not interfering with sin or sinners because that would be counter to free agency. There seems to be multiple times though in history and recorded in the scriptures where civilizations were wiped out because of iniqui...
by brianj
Mon May 08, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Last Days / Signs of the Times
Topic: Conceal Carry in Church??
Replies: 99
Views: 7390

Re: Conceal Carry in Church??

I don't have to justify myself to you. And at this point I could care less what you think I should provide or explain, either. You blew it! Still not honest enough to admit that you had no such parking lot defense plan at all. Why not just be honest, and most of all honest with yourself. dc He just...
by brianj
Mon May 08, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Last Days / Signs of the Times
Topic: Questions on "The Mountains"
Replies: 54
Views: 2088

Re: Questions on "The Mountains"

Then I guess the chances of surviving the tribulations are 1/100000 :D One in a million? That would leave only 321 Americans alive. There are currently 114 serving general authorities. Add their wives and you have 228 people. If they all survived the tribulations, at one in a million surviving, onl...
by brianj
Mon May 08, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 900 Suspected Pedophiles Arrested
Replies: 3
Views: 259

Re: 900 Suspected Pedophiles Arrested

It's a drop in the bucket. There are probably tens of thousands of pedophiles out there. When you add in hebephiles and ephebophiles there are easily hundreds of thousands, possibly millions in the US alone. If it were not so, there wouldn't be as many teenage girls forced into prostitution. Accordi...

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