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by SamBee
23 Jan 2019, 13:21
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: What Does Everyone Here Think of The New Church History Book Called Saints
Replies: 5
Views: 153

Re: What Does Everyone Here Think of The New Church History Book Called Saints

I take a positive view of it. It's written in such a way to be easy to read, but not quite the Gospel Principles manual. It is a lot more open with history than previous versions and while there is a long way to go, it is a step in the right direction.
by SamBee
23 Jan 2019, 13:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rome Temple
Replies: 21
Views: 498

Re: Rome Temple

I also thought I remembered a temple or two with crosses on it? Or just no Moroni. Something odd like that. I have seen photos of Nauvoo (or was it Kirtland?) which looked like they had a cross on top. Someone told me this was a weathervane though. Moroni statues seem to be a Brighamite thing - AFA...
by SamBee
20 Jan 2019, 14:58
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rome Temple
Replies: 21
Views: 498

Re: Rome Temple

Moroni works well as a heraldic emblem but not a corporate logo. I had a look at some more footage. A few conclusions: * As suspected it is in a modern part of Rome. It is much nicer than the surrounding buildings. * It is one of the best quality temples out there and has influences from Italian arc...
by SamBee
19 Jan 2019, 09:06
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rome Temple
Replies: 21
Views: 498

Re: Rome Temple

I didn’t mind Moroni so much until he usurped the original angel on the Nauvoo Temple. Why's Moroni become the symbol of our church? We don't like to put up crosses, because of idolatory, but non-members see his statue all over the place. I agree with your point about Moroni, but I had never heard ...
by SamBee
19 Jan 2019, 03:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rome Temple
Replies: 21
Views: 498

Re: Rome Temple

Codependent wrote:
19 Jan 2019, 00:53
I didn’t mind Moroni so much until he usurped the original angel on the Nauvoo Temple.
Why's Moroni become the symbol of our church? We don't like to put up crosses, because of idolatory, but non-members see his statue all over the place.
by SamBee
16 Jan 2019, 15:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: End of YSA SS
Replies: 17
Views: 661

Re: End of YSA SS

FWIW i think YSA is one of the better programs of the church. I think gospel principles eases investigators into the church - we have so much jargon and unusual doctrine that people can't be expected to get it straight away. Man, I had the exact opposite problem on my mission. The teachers would al...
by SamBee
16 Jan 2019, 11:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: End of YSA SS
Replies: 17
Views: 661

Re: End of YSA SS

FWIW i think YSA is one of the better programs of the church. I think gospel principles eases investigators into the church - we have so much jargon and unusual doctrine that people can't be expected to get it straight away.
by SamBee
16 Jan 2019, 03:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: End of YSA SS
Replies: 17
Views: 661

Re: End of YSA SS

An update on this. I attend every ward council so get to see what happens behind the scenes. Original plan was to hold an unofficial 3rd hour YSA meeting. But at last ward council, it was suggested that YSA in second hour can continue. I approved and made my personal support for this clear. There w...
by SamBee
15 Jan 2019, 19:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two hour church experiences
Replies: 25
Views: 771

Re: Two hour church experiences

I did skip PH this past Sunday so I don't know how well the plan to reduce PH announcement time went. Was a part of the changes eliminating PH opening exercises? If so, a PH instructor may find that they now have three times as much time to plan for. I remember back when I was a PH instructor that ...
by SamBee
15 Jan 2019, 19:23
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: End of YSA SS
Replies: 17
Views: 661

Re: End of YSA SS

An update on this. I attend every ward council so get to see what happens behind the scenes. Original plan was to hold an unofficial 3rd hour YSA meeting. But at last ward council, it was suggested that YSA in second hour can continue. I approved and made my personal support for this clear. There wa...