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by 5tev3
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Recommend me some good charities to donate to
Replies: 32
Views: 2245

Re: Recommend me some good charities to donate to

Operation underground railroad
by 5tev3
Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: Partners Forever
Replies: 26
Views: 1212

Re: Partners Forever

Am I alone in thinking godhood sounds like a lot of hard work and worry? To a small child adulthood sounds like a lot of hard work and worry. I wouldn't trade all of the knowledge I have obtained for the ignorance of childhood. Understanding that there is infinite potential and that line upon line ...
by 5tev3
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: Partners Forever
Replies: 26
Views: 1212

Re: Partners Forever

I think we should openly teach the doctrine of exaltation because I think it is the most poweful message of the restoration and boldly illustrates the true power and gift of the atonement of Jesus Christ. But only so long as we communicate it in an aweful manner less any cartoonish language like “be...
by 5tev3
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: Partners Forever
Replies: 26
Views: 1212

Re: Partners Forever

If what JFS is saying is true, and there is no gender in the lower kingdoms, then there is no reason why same-sex relationships here in mortality could not also continue in the next life. I think that is technically correct but I think it would be an extremely short-sighted view for one to take. He...
by 5tev3
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Sisters in Zion
Topic: Women: Attaining, Accessing, Using Priesthood Power
Replies: 20
Views: 3019

Re: Women: Attaining, Accessing, Using Priesthood Power

“Faith and priesthood go hand in hand. Faith is power and power is priesthood. After we gain faith, we receive the priesthood. Then, through the priesthood, we grow in faith until, having all power, we become like our Lord.” Bruce R. McConkie I love this quote that seems to indicate that at its cor...
by 5tev3
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Sisters in Zion
Topic: Women: Attaining, Accessing, Using Priesthood Power
Replies: 20
Views: 3019

Re: Women: Attaining, Accessing, Using Priesthood Power

Faith is the only real power there is. It is the moving cause of action in all intelligent beings (See Lectures on Faith, Lecture 7, Hebrews 11, and Ether 12). The priesthood is an order of men set apart to point the way to salvation. Men and women have different roles because they are two parts of ...
by 5tev3
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Off Topic / Miscellaneous Discussion
Topic: Some LGBT Mormons Feel Like Outsiders In Their Own Church (HBO)
Replies: 29
Views: 1808

Re: Some LGBT Mormons Feel Like Outsiders In Their Own Church (HBO)

I wonder if "gay" will be a thing in the coming years. It used to be that you had straight and gay, you were either hard-wired and attracted to the opposite sex or not, it seemed black and white. Nowadays sexuality or attraction is preached as a "spectrum" so if nobody is really truly "straight" the...
by 5tev3
Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: Are Religion And Myth The Same Thing?
Replies: 12
Views: 666

Re: Are Religion And Myth The Same Thing?

All history is myth in one way or another. There is a lot of myth in religion, Jesus used parables which are fictional stories to teach and make points that illustrated true principles. The doctrine and the principles are more important than the accuracy of the stories. The atonement happened whethe...
by 5tev3
Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: News
Topic: New York Post: Conspiracy theorists convinced Earth is hollow and filled with aliens
Replies: 18
Views: 831

Re: New York Post: Conspiracy theorists convinced Earth is hollow and filled with aliens

Nothing about the hollow earth makes sense to me. A tiny star in the center, reverse gravity, holes in the poles. I don’t believe any of it. It makes sense to me because I don't know all the laws of physics that exist. We don't know as much about gravity as we probably think we do. It may be that g...
by 5tev3
Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: Church Christmas Decor
Replies: 9
Views: 478

Re: Church Christmas Decor

I see decorations in the foyers and in various rooms, sometimes poinsettias, that green trim amd lights along the ridge of the podium, nothing distracting. We do Christmas parties, events and decorate our homes, the chapel has a singular purpose and it is simple and humble, nothing pretentious and s...
by 5tev3
Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: News
Topic: New York Post: Conspiracy theorists convinced Earth is hollow and filled with aliens
Replies: 18
Views: 831

Re: New York Post: Conspiracy theorists convinced Earth is hollow and filled with aliens

Nothing about the hollow earth makes sense to me. A tiny star in the center, reverse gravity, holes in the poles. I don’t believe any of it.
by 5tev3
Mon Dec 25, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Ten “conspiracies” that became FACT in 2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1391

Re: Ten “conspiracies” that became FACT in 2017

Claims without sources are dead, being alone.
by 5tev3
Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Does polygamy lean more towards love or lust in your opinion?
Replies: 40
Views: 1429

Re: Does polygamy lean more towards love or lust in your opinion?

Jacob 1:15 which is often not quoted: “And now it came to pass that the people of Nephi, under the reign of the second king, began to grow hard in their hearts, and indulge themselves somewhat in wicked practices, such as like unto David of old desiring many wives and concubines, and also Solomon, h...
by 5tev3
Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Does Deseret Book support Priestcraft?
Replies: 34
Views: 1171

Re: Does Deseret Book support Priestcraft?

Also important to remember that Deseret Book is not the Church. All books by general authorities state: "This work is not an official publication of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The views expressed herein are the responsibility of the author and do not necessarily represent the ...
by 5tev3
Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Does Deseret Book support Priestcraft?
Replies: 34
Views: 1171

Re: Does Deseret Book support Priestcraft?

I'm careful to separate art from idols, the stark contrast being the intent. Do you possess said art as an instrument of worship or as a piece of creative art that tells a story or illustrates a principle? Jesus used fictional mental imagery in his sermons and teachings, he primarily taught with the...
by 5tev3
Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Does Deseret Book support Priestcraft?
Replies: 34
Views: 1171

Re: Does Deseret Book support Priestcraft?

I don't think you can call this priestcraft. Nobody is under an obligation to buy the books and you aren't being kept from salvation because you have to pay to access the information. I've done a little publishing myself and in my business, we do print on demand books as part of a couple of our proj...
by 5tev3
Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: We're not all really going to have to travel to Missouri to form zion right?
Replies: 26
Views: 873

Re: We're not all really going to have to travel to Missouri to form zion right?

Who do you think this group of Lamanites will be? (I won’t hold you to this :) just curious what your thoughts are on possible groups) I grew up around a lot of Native Americans, in fact my first job was at a trading post and I made lifelong friends with lots of these wonderful people. My ancestors...
by 5tev3
Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: What is the opposite of light?
Replies: 9
Views: 308

Re: What is the opposite of light?

BeNotDeceived wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:02 am
What is the opposite of light?
Everything that isn't.
by 5tev3
Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Deception of Jake Hilton
Replies: 7
Views: 392

Re: Deception of Jake Hilton

Not sure how long this been going on but I guess for a while now. I saw one of his recent videos (not sure why I did, but I did), and he now claims (not sure how long he believes this now) that the Book of Mormon is pretty much false. That the Bible is the way to get the truth. I think it's crazy h...
by 5tev3
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: We're not all really going to have to travel to Missouri to form zion right?
Replies: 26
Views: 873

Re: We're not all really going to have to travel to Missouri to form zion right?

I thought it was by invitation. That the lost 10-tribes would go there and some of the LDS saints would be called to help. As for Utah, I'm pretty sure it will be given over to Manasseh. "The Lamanites must rise in majesty and power. ...And in the day when their prophet shall come , one shall rise ...
by 5tev3
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: knowledge
Replies: 12
Views: 393

Re: knowledge

Faith is pretending to know things you don't know. Pretending to know something that you don’t would be called a lie. Faith is the moving cause of action in all intelligent beings. Faith appears when you act on a belief in pursuit of knowledge. You know I thought what he said coupled with that prof...
by 5tev3
Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: knowledge
Replies: 12
Views: 393

Re: knowledge

Joel wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:44 am
Faith is pretending to know things you don't know.
Pretending to know something that you don’t would be called a lie. Faith is the moving cause of action in all intelligent beings. Faith appears when you act on a belief in pursuit of knowledge.
by 5tev3
Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Can a Mormon be a Buddhist?
Replies: 35
Views: 969

Re: Can a Mormon be a Buddhist?

I know Jews can be Mormons, but can Buddhists be LDS because I love everything about Buddhism but would never give up my covenants in the LDS church. I feel like I'm in a dilemma and would like some help please. A lot of good advice has been offered already. Personally, I see myself as a collector ...
by 5tev3
Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Sisters in Zion
Topic: The sisters and babies...
Replies: 23
Views: 889

Re: The sisters and babies...

You are very fortunate. What is described in the op is a flaw, an aberration. You apparently have a healthy and well balanced marriage. dc It's true that women have a special sense of compassion toward babies, as they should, especially if they have given birth themselves. Men also can feel those s...
by 5tev3
Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Feminist assumptions are lies
Replies: 64
Views: 2457

Re: Feminist assumptions are lies

That is not what blows around in the air, or at least not until the man has his career, his house and all the "fun" out of his system. Men are not too quick to settle down and aren't expected to, probably because they are not believed to have the same reproductive "window" that women do. If men cou...
by 5tev3
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Sisters in Zion
Topic: The sisters and babies...
Replies: 23
Views: 889

Re: The sisters and babies...

You know every once in awhile this idea comes up. It bothers me. and today it happened too. I'm looking at my messages and see a friend posts this note about how wonderful babies are and their love was like spilling over for this baby. (I think it was a grandchild.) And then they went off on how th...
by 5tev3
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Feminist assumptions are lies
Replies: 64
Views: 2457

Re: Feminist assumptions are lies

I would say that a man's purpose in life is to get married and have kids as well; that's our purpose together as male and female.
by 5tev3
Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: The "one mighty and strong" poll
Replies: 51
Views: 1916

Re: The "one mighty and strong" poll

I couldn’t say that I agreed with any in the poll. My opinion is more along the lines that God will do his work and few will realize what specific things were until long after the events transpire.
by 5tev3
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Last Days / Signs of the Times
Topic: Why is the topic Strong and Mighty one so controversial if Isaiah?
Replies: 100
Views: 2898

Re: Why is the topic Strong and Mighty one so controversial if Isaiah?

I think this part of Isaiah 28 is happening and will only increase 1 Woe to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim, Are you applying that to the Gentiles or to the saints? 'Cause the saints don't even drink alcohol. I see no drunkards anywhere. Perhaps it isn't just alcohol. I read an inte...
by 5tev3
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: Last Days / Signs of the Times
Topic: Why is the topic Strong and Mighty one so controversial if Isaiah?
Replies: 100
Views: 2898

Re: Why is the topic Strong and Mighty one so controversial if Isaiah?

I think this part of Isaiah 28 is happening and will only increase 1 Woe to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim, Are you applying that to the Gentiles or to the saints? 'Cause the saints don't even drink alcohol. I see no drunkards anywhere. Perhaps it isn't just alcohol. I read an inte...

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