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by Luke
November 26th, 2022, 1:11 am
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: Once sealed by the Holy Spirit of promise; Eat, drink, and be merry
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: Once sealed by the Holy Spirit of promise; Eat, drink, and be merry

It doesn’t even remotely say what you tried to make it say. The principle is obviously true. Once God has sealed you, you’re sealed. But if you go about committing sin willingly in such a way, then there’s consequences. Generally, though, those who God seals are righteous men who don’t desire evil, ...
by Luke
November 25th, 2022, 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: World cup
Replies: 12
Views: 276

Re: World cup

Disappointing
by Luke
November 25th, 2022, 1:22 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: World cup
Replies: 12
Views: 276

Re: World cup

Watching it now.

England had better win. 😉
by Luke
November 25th, 2022, 8:10 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: First Presidency Issues Statement on Secret Societies
Replies: 18
Views: 904

Re: First Presidency Issues Statement on Secret Societies

I would be very interested if anyone can find a document from Joseph's lifetime which indicates he was involved with the Masons. Tuesday 15 Officiated as grand Chaplin. at the Installation of the Nauvoo Lodge. of Free Masons, on At the Grove. near the Temple. Grand Master Jonas being present.— A La...
by Luke
November 25th, 2022, 8:03 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: First Presidency Issues Statement on Secret Societies
Replies: 18
Views: 904

Re: First Presidency Issues Statement on Secret Societies

I am so glad you brought this statement to my attention! It is particularly interesting that it was issued by Lorenzo Snow AND Joseph F Smith. Joseph F Smith was 2nd Counselor to Brigham Young in 1895. Brigham took the 1st counselor, George Q Cannon, and set off for a San Francisco event at the Boh...
by Luke
November 25th, 2022, 5:45 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Special witness
Replies: 18
Views: 558

Re: Special witness

I really dislike language like this. It’s so flowery yet vague and unmeaning. It feels extremely fake.
by Luke
November 24th, 2022, 4:55 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Fifteen feet tall statue of Joseph Smith
Replies: 52
Views: 1402

Re: Fifteen feet tall statue of Joseph Smith

If this were true, then all the Temples built in this dispensation were immediately desecrated by the presence of statues and portraits. Yep. Nah… else Jesus wouldn’t have appeared in some of them. But statues in temples is a fairly recent phenomenon. Not really. They had a lot of them in the early...
by Luke
November 24th, 2022, 4:37 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Fifteen feet tall statue of Joseph Smith
Replies: 52
Views: 1402

Re: Fifteen feet tall statue of Joseph Smith

I don’t think God has a problem with statues and portraits. Well according to God he does. If this were true, then all the Temples built in this dispensation were immediately desecrated by the presence of statues and portraits. Yep. Nah… else Jesus wouldn’t have appeared in some of them.
by Luke
November 24th, 2022, 11:49 am
Forum: News
Topic: Fifteen feet tall statue of Joseph Smith
Replies: 52
Views: 1402

Re: Fifteen feet tall statue of Joseph Smith

I don’t think God has a problem with statues and portraits. Well according to God he does. I used to think this. However, it simply doesn’t stand under logic. If this were true, then all the Temples built in this dispensation were immediately desecrated by the presence of statues and portraits. I j...
by Luke
November 24th, 2022, 4:59 am
Forum: News
Topic: Fifteen feet tall statue of Joseph Smith
Replies: 52
Views: 1402

Re: Fifteen feet tall statue of Joseph Smith

Nice. About time we started showing our peculiarities, given that we are supposed to be a peculiar people. I understand people’s concerns with the graven images thing, but I’m not too concerned. I don’t think God has a problem with statues and portraits. In the original Nauvoo Temple they filled it ...
by Luke
November 23rd, 2022, 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Why Does a Post End Up In "Private Discussions"
Replies: 15
Views: 473

Re: Why Does a Post End Up In "Private Discussions"

Bumping, since original post happened in the dead of night. This is regarding our friend “A Global Faith”, and why his avatar picture comes from a clearly faked website, and returns an “image contains” Russell M Nelson on a reverse image search on Yandex. Fairly important considering the new news s...
by Luke
November 23rd, 2022, 4:10 pm
Forum: Last Days (Signs of the Times, Emergency Prep, Health)
Topic: What predictions have been made and come true in the last 100 years?
Replies: 54
Views: 2906

Re: true in the last 100 years?

Again we await a response from a formerly eager responder. 8-) Reminds me of Taki and Elbur from times past. :lol: Perhaps 3rd time is the charm? Prolly not. :? lTJydnfGyyk Think about the Snake Eyes situation. How does it apply to the magnitude of the next earthquake? Nope, sorry, not eager much a...
by Luke
November 23rd, 2022, 2:46 am
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: The Tolerant and Inclusive Church
Replies: 47
Views: 1903

Re: The Tolerant and Inclusive Church

It also bothers me that Pres. Nelson reserves this harsh and stern language for people who still believe some of these ideas when it was the church itself that instilled these ideas in them in the first place. Same goes with polygamists. I would expect an excess of compassion and empathy for these ...
by Luke
November 22nd, 2022, 11:22 am
Forum: Secret Combinations (Conspiracy)
Topic: Alex Jones - InfoWars Best Presentations
Replies: 27
Views: 603

Re: Alex Jones - InfoWars Best Presentations

Free speech has limits. It doesn't, else it wouldn't be free. Depends what it is. I shouldn't be allowed to make false claims about your person. I could do so, but you would have the right to defend yourself against lies. I have the right to defend myself against you, and that would mean that you h...
by Luke
November 22nd, 2022, 8:52 am
Forum: Secret Combinations (Conspiracy)
Topic: Alex Jones - InfoWars Best Presentations
Replies: 27
Views: 603

Re: Alex Jones - InfoWars Best Presentations

Free speech has limits. It doesn't, else it wouldn't be free. Is God free? Does He have limits He must abide by? If not, how is it possible that God could cease to be God, as the scriptures testify? Yes, he is free, just like we are free to choose good or evil. He would "cease to be God" ...
by Luke
November 22nd, 2022, 8:44 am
Forum: Secret Combinations (Conspiracy)
Topic: Alex Jones - InfoWars Best Presentations
Replies: 27
Views: 603

Re: Alex Jones - InfoWars Best Presentations

Subcomandante wrote: November 21st, 2022, 8:56 pm Free speech has limits.
It doesn't, else it wouldn't be free.
by Luke
November 22nd, 2022, 7:13 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Temple Recommend Question Number 7
Replies: 52
Views: 1811

Re: Temple Recommend Question Number 7

cab wrote: November 22nd, 2022, 6:11 am I don’t believe God told Joseph to marry 40 women. And I don't believe he did.
I don’t believe Joseph taught Brigham Young to marry 40 women. But he did.
1/4.
by Luke
November 22nd, 2022, 12:55 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Official Church statement: Respect for Marriage Act
Replies: 416
Views: 13812

Re: Official Church statement: Respect for Marriage Act

I have faith that at some point Jesus will intervene to destroy Satan's plan. It will be dramatic. Jesus' plan may not be to save the LDS Church. The Davidic Servant may start something new. I don't see how the LDS Church can be reformed as much as would be needed. I would have refuted your stateme...
by Luke
November 21st, 2022, 4:48 pm
Forum: Last Days (Signs of the Times, Emergency Prep, Health)
Topic: Heber C. Kimball himself was “struck with great force by some invisible power; and fell senseless on the floor.”
Replies: 6
Views: 466

Re: Heber C. Kimball himself was “struck with great force by some invisible power; and fell senseless on the floor.”

I visited the house where this took place recently. I've been there too. A number of years ago it was all boarded up and quite spooky looking. The YM I was taking on a church history tour were fascinated. I told them the place is still so haunted by the evil spirits that it had to be abandoned and ...
by Luke
November 21st, 2022, 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Tour of downtown Salt Lake City and it's homeless crisis...when the Mormon Church owns a trillion dollars
Replies: 57
Views: 1729

Re: Tour of downtown Salt Lake City and it's homeless crisis...when the Mormon Church owns a trillion dollars

The church is amassing all this wealth.... For what purpose? So that they can build churches and temples that are scattered all over the world? This is not gathering Israel. "But they are saving it for later!" Later?? What happens later? Do we not know that money will be made worthless? H...
by Luke
November 21st, 2022, 1:59 pm
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: The Word of Wisdom
Replies: 37
Views: 800

Re: The Word of Wisdom

3. Lastly, the first 3 verses of Section 89 were added by Orson Hyde as directed by Brigham Young for the 1879 edition of the D&C. This gives me great pause. Historically inaccurate. 1. Joseph Smith wrote the first three verses originally as an introduction. 2. It was Orson Pratt who compiled t...
by Luke
November 20th, 2022, 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Loud laughter
Replies: 30
Views: 1009

Re: Loud laughter

I don’t think “loud laughter” is referring to laughing and joking around. Joseph Smith himself did plenty of that.

I think it’s when things find themselves similar to drunkenness that it’s wrong.

Lorin Woolley said that he saw Jesus laugh.
by Luke
November 19th, 2022, 3:39 pm
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: Marijuana is not against the WOW
Replies: 158
Views: 4755

Re: Marijuana is not against the WOW

Anyone who wants a reminder of the previous list can click below. Tongue firmly in cheek again. A brief rundown of what is and isn't against the WoW as far as I can tell. Tongue firmly in cheek! 😉 Against WoW Heroin Cocaine Cannabis (when vaped or eaten, but not when smoked) Vaping (except cannabis...
by Luke
November 18th, 2022, 5:54 am
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: Marijuana is not against the WOW
Replies: 158
Views: 4755

Re: Marijuana is not against the WOW

Both our secular and religious leaders seem to have a deep hatred for one of God's creations, the Cannabis plant. Why? The last few decades has shown me that my religious and secular leaders are corrupt to the core and that the "scientists" have mostly sold their souls for money. The only...