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by Craig Johnson
January 17th, 2022, 10:33 am
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: For those who want to know which is the one true religion
Replies: 54
Views: 1374

Re: For those who want to know which is the one true religion

I thank every one of you for your replies. I hope you are all doing well and striving to live according to the best principles you know. I think of you often and pray for you and sincerely desire God to bless each one of you. I am not perfect nor close to it, but I do want what is best for each of y...
by Craig Johnson
January 15th, 2022, 7:04 pm
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: For those who want to know which is the one true religion
Replies: 54
Views: 1374

For those who want to know which is the one true religion

In 1974 I was fasting and praying for quite some time to find the one true religion after I had spent A LOT of time reading everything I could find about different religions, listening to people of different religions talk about their religion, watching religionists on television preach and listenin...
by Craig Johnson
April 8th, 2021, 4:21 am
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: Book of Mormon Error?
Replies: 35
Views: 978

Re: Book of Mormon Error?

Well, as with anything in scriptures, it’s important to look at patterns and see how consistent things are. If you find something that seems inconsistent, it’s probably wise to consider it in light of what else is said rather than isolate a single verse alone and build a whole worldview on it. It c...
by Craig Johnson
April 8th, 2021, 4:03 am
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: Book of Mormon Error?
Replies: 35
Views: 978

Re: Book of Mormon Error?

What reason would a LDS throw shade on the Book of Mormon and New Testament with one hand and prop up the Old Testament with the other hand...? Think... And do you think the OP would ever criticize anything that came out of a current general authority's mouth like he is doing with the NT and BoM? T...
by Craig Johnson
April 7th, 2021, 8:43 pm
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: Book of Mormon Error?
Replies: 35
Views: 978

Re: Book of Mormon Error?

Webster's 1828 English Dictionary states, HATE, verb transitive [Latin odi, for hodi.] 1. To dislike greatly; to have a great aversion to. It expresses less than abhor, detest, and abominate, unless pronounced with a peculiar emphasis. 2. In Scripture, it signifies to love less. The International S...
by Craig Johnson
April 7th, 2021, 8:40 pm
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: If you have the Spirit, you have the Priesthood after the Order of the Son of God...
Replies: 58
Views: 1153

Re: If you have the Spirit, you have the Priesthood after the Order of the Son of God...

The Spirit refers to the Holy Ghost, who is a personage and member of the Godhead, as well as his influence. The priesthood is NOT a relationship with God. The priesthood is a portion of the power and authority of God given to certain men to carry out God's work here upon the earth. A relationship ...
by Craig Johnson
April 7th, 2021, 8:39 pm
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: Book of Mormon Error?
Replies: 35
Views: 978

Re: Book of Mormon Error?

Webster's 1828 English Dictionary states, HATE, verb transitive [Latin odi, for hodi.] 1. To dislike greatly; to have a great aversion to. It expresses less than abhor, detest, and abominate, unless pronounced with a peculiar emphasis. 2. In Scripture, it signifies to love less. The International S...
by Craig Johnson
April 7th, 2021, 8:33 pm
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: If you have the Spirit, you have the Priesthood after the Order of the Son of God...
Replies: 58
Views: 1153

Re: If you have the Spirit, you have the Priesthood after the Order of the Son of God...

No, in the same way you cannot have a living body that does not have blood in it. Spirit, though it is not priesthood, as previously stated, is indispensable to the operation of the priesthood. In the same way a motor, which is not fuel, cannot operate without fuel. In the same way an electrical ap...
by Craig Johnson
April 7th, 2021, 8:31 pm
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: If you have the Spirit, you have the Priesthood after the Order of the Son of God...
Replies: 58
Views: 1153

Re: If you have the Spirit, you have the Priesthood after the Order of the Son of God...

Spirit is the power/truth/light/glory/authority that comes through priesthood/relationship with God. The gifts of the spirit are the priesthood in action. The Spirit refers to the Holy Ghost, who is a personage and member of the Godhead, as well as his influence. The priesthood is NOT a relationshi...
by Craig Johnson
April 7th, 2021, 8:28 pm
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: If you have the Spirit, you have the Priesthood after the Order of the Son of God...
Replies: 58
Views: 1153

Re: If you have the Spirit, you have the Priesthood after the Order of the Son of God...

Priesthood is the authority to act in behalf of God, to do things He authorizes the holder to do and they are things that God would do if He were present - since His spirit is present priesthood is therefore not His spirit. There is nothing more to it than that. That is all I am saying. Priesthood ...
by Craig Johnson
April 7th, 2021, 8:06 pm
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: Book of Mormon Error?
Replies: 35
Views: 978

Re: Book of Mormon Error?

Webster's 1828 English Dictionary states, HATE, verb transitive [Latin odi, for hodi.] 1. To dislike greatly; to have a great aversion to. It expresses less than abhor, detest, and abominate, unless pronounced with a peculiar emphasis. 2. In Scripture, it signifies to love less. The International S...
by Craig Johnson
April 7th, 2021, 7:49 pm
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: Book of Mormon Error?
Replies: 35
Views: 978

Book of Mormon Error?

Here goes. I am reluctant to put this out for a few reasons 1) I don’t want anyone to think I have gone nuts, 2) I don’t want anyone to think I have lost faith in the religion of the church, 3) I don’t want a bunch troll comments that I will need to ignore, 4) I don’t want anyone to think that I sit...
by Craig Johnson
April 7th, 2021, 7:23 pm
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: If you have the Spirit, you have the Priesthood after the Order of the Son of God...
Replies: 58
Views: 1153

Re: If you have the Spirit, you have the Priesthood after the Order of the Son of God...

"You did in fact say priesthood is authority." No I did not. You are not quoting me, there is nothing to retract. My quote is right there above, quote the whole thing the way I wrote it, don't change a word. I thought that the segment [to act in behalf of God] was implied based on the con...
by Craig Johnson
April 7th, 2021, 7:11 pm
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: Question about the Garden of Gethsemane
Replies: 32
Views: 664

Re: Question about the Garden of Gethsemane

I see complete harmony with what you refer to and what is going on in the leadership of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I have read all that you mentioned several times, the Church is right on track. So Moroni declaring that in the last days all churches are corrupt, even going so ...
by Craig Johnson
April 7th, 2021, 5:20 pm
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: Question about the Garden of Gethsemane
Replies: 32
Views: 664

Re: Question about the Garden of Gethsemane

And this statement is based on what documentation? Haha, the full canon of documented scripture. Lehi, Abinadi, Samuel, and many, many prophets during the Jaradite era. And this doesn't even go into the 6 or so prophetesses mentioned in scripture. I see complete harmony with what you refer to and w...
by Craig Johnson
April 7th, 2021, 5:11 pm
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: If you have the Spirit, you have the Priesthood after the Order of the Son of God...
Replies: 58
Views: 1153

Re: If you have the Spirit, you have the Priesthood after the Order of the Son of God...

No I did not. You did in fact say priesthood is authority. Priesthood is the authority to act in behalf of God. Do you retract your previous statement? "You did in fact say priesthood is authority." No I did not. You are not quoting me, there is nothing to retract. My quote is right there...
by Craig Johnson
April 7th, 2021, 12:19 pm
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: If you have the Spirit, you have the Priesthood after the Order of the Son of God...
Replies: 58
Views: 1153

Re: If you have the Spirit, you have the Priesthood after the Order of the Son of God...

Disagree. Spirit is matter which cannot be discerned scientifically but can be felt personally . Priesthood is the authority to act in behalf of God. The two are not the same and merely feeling the Spirit does not grant a person any type of authority. There is no scriptural passage that says, "...
by Craig Johnson
April 7th, 2021, 12:18 pm
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: If you have the Spirit, you have the Priesthood after the Order of the Son of God...
Replies: 58
Views: 1153

Re: If you have the Spirit, you have the Priesthood after the Order of the Son of God...

That is not priesthood. Authority isn’t Priesthood? You just said it was No I did not. You did in fact say priesthood is authority. Priesthood is the authority to act in behalf of God. Do you retract your previous statement? "You did in fact say priesthood is authority." No I did not. You...
by Craig Johnson
April 7th, 2021, 12:11 pm
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: If you have the Spirit, you have the Priesthood after the Order of the Son of God...
Replies: 58
Views: 1153

Re: If you have the Spirit, you have the Priesthood after the Order of the Son of God...

Luke wrote: April 7th, 2021, 12:10 pm
Craig Johnson wrote: April 7th, 2021, 12:10 pm
Luke wrote: April 7th, 2021, 9:32 am
Craig Johnson wrote: April 7th, 2021, 9:02 am Priesthood is the authority to act in behalf of God.
1 Nephi 10

22 And the Holy Ghost giveth authority that I should speak these things, and deny them not.
That is not priesthood.
Authority isn’t Priesthood? You just said it was
No I did not.
by Craig Johnson
April 7th, 2021, 12:10 pm
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: If you have the Spirit, you have the Priesthood after the Order of the Son of God...
Replies: 58
Views: 1153

Re: If you have the Spirit, you have the Priesthood after the Order of the Son of God...

Luke wrote: April 7th, 2021, 9:32 am
Craig Johnson wrote: April 7th, 2021, 9:02 am Priesthood is the authority to act in behalf of God.
1 Nephi 10

22 And the Holy Ghost giveth authority that I should speak these things, and deny them not.
That is not priesthood.
by Craig Johnson
April 7th, 2021, 12:07 pm
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: If you have the Spirit, you have the Priesthood after the Order of the Son of God...
Replies: 58
Views: 1153

Re: If you have the Spirit, you have the Priesthood after the Order of the Son of God...

One can have the Spirit and yet not have the priesthood. Disagree. Spirit is Priesthood Disagree. Spirit is matter which cannot be discerned scientifically but can be felt personally . Priesthood is the authority to act in behalf of God. The two are not the same and merely feeling the Spirit does n...
by Craig Johnson
April 7th, 2021, 12:05 pm
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: Question about the Garden of Gethsemane
Replies: 32
Views: 664

Re: Question about the Garden of Gethsemane

the definition of prophet through the ages does not always fit the description (in fact, is quite different than) the current church corporation. And this statement is based on what documentation? Haha, the full canon of documented scripture. Lehi, Abinadi, Samuel, and many, many prophets during th...
by Craig Johnson
April 7th, 2021, 9:05 am
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: Question about the Garden of Gethsemane
Replies: 32
Views: 664

Re: Question about the Garden of Gethsemane

Reluctant Watchman wrote: April 7th, 2021, 8:54 am the definition of prophet through the ages does not always fit the description (in fact, is quite different than) the current church corporation.
And this statement is based on what documentation?
by Craig Johnson
April 7th, 2021, 9:02 am
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: If you have the Spirit, you have the Priesthood after the Order of the Son of God...
Replies: 58
Views: 1153

Re: If you have the Spirit, you have the Priesthood after the Order of the Son of God...

One can have the Spirit and yet not have the priesthood. Disagree. Spirit is Priesthood Disagree. Spirit is matter which cannot be discerned scientifically but can be felt personally . Priesthood is the authority to act in behalf of God. The two are not the same and merely feeling the Spirit does n...
by Craig Johnson
April 7th, 2021, 8:52 am
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: Choose Happiness - Larry R Lawrence
Replies: 2
Views: 145

Re: Choose Happiness - Larry R Lawrence

https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/larry-r-lawrence/choose-happiness/ Since I can't really help a whole lot with the 'meat' like most of you here(I'm so grateful to follow along anyways and I learn TONS from what you all share), I will share some 'milk' that sat well with me this morning. 😁 [/quote] As...