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by mikegriffith1
14 Dec 2014, 08:07
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: There are dinosaurs in the Manti Temple. Seriously.
Replies: 22
Views: 1717

Re: There are dinosaurs in the Manti Temple. Seriously.

The fact that there are dinosaurs in the Manti Temple does not prove a belief in evolution. Creationists have no problem with dinosaurs. There is a great deal of myth about dinosaurs and creationists in the evolutionist camp. I think that when the true history of the world is known, the theory of ev...
by mikegriffith1
14 Dec 2014, 07:54
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Old Testament Uplifting?
Replies: 20
Views: 1717

Re: Old Testament Uplifting?

I find it a lot easier to enjoy the Old Testament when I use one of the better modern translations.
by mikegriffith1
14 Dec 2014, 05:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The 3 Nephites and John the Revelator
Replies: 26
Views: 1505

Re: The 3 Nephites and John the Revelator

Well, if anyone thinks the Three Nephites and John the Revelator are myths, then they obviously don't believe the scriptures or the accounts of latter-day apostles and others who have encountered the Three Nephites.
by mikegriffith1
14 Dec 2014, 05:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Navigating Sexual Morality Outside the Believer Narrative
Replies: 62
Views: 3083

Re: Navigating Sexual Morality Outside the Believer Narrativ

If you take God and Satan out of the discussion, you have already lost the battle because you are ignoring the very real spiritual aspect of the issue. The "practical" arguments against early sexual activity, if approached from a purely secular standpoint, are subjective and can be pretty easily ref...
by mikegriffith1
14 Dec 2014, 05:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First Presidency Statement on Healthcare for Utahns
Replies: 12
Views: 668

Re: First Presidency Statement on Healthcare for Utahns

The statement seems perfectly sensible to me. As a constitutionalist, I have no problem with a state establishing a health care program for its citizens. Instead of the monstrosity of Obamacare, which is already costing far more than was advertised, we could have state-level programs tailored to the...
by mikegriffith1
23 Nov 2014, 13:23
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: The Unrepentant Bleeding From Every Pore?
Replies: 15
Views: 1438

Re: The Unrepentant Bleeding From Every Pore?

I am not sure if the God of the Universe will require suffering to meet His justice or make things fair to all laborers of the vineyard. I like to think the unrepentant will not have changed their hearts, making them miss out on the joy that comes by living righteously. And by missing out, there wi...
by mikegriffith1
23 Nov 2014, 07:45
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: The Unrepentant Bleeding From Every Pore?
Replies: 15
Views: 1438

Re: The Unrepentant Bleeding From Every Pore?

I take the verse at its word. I think Christ was trying to warn the unrepentant about the suffering they will have to endure if they do not change. I think the verse means what it says and says what it means. I further believe that there will, naturally, be degrees of suffering, since not everyone w...
by mikegriffith1
23 Nov 2014, 07:21
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: How to feel good about using LDS scripture knowing the error
Replies: 20
Views: 2019

Re: How to feel good about using LDS scripture knowing the e

I think the evidence for the Book of Mormon's historicity is far stronger than the evidence against it. Take the DNA case, for example. When you consider all the facts, that argument collapses as either irrelevant, overly speculative, or both. https://www.lds.org/topics/book-of-mormon-and-dna-studie...
by mikegriffith1
23 Nov 2014, 07:14
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Law of Chastity and SSM
Replies: 18
Views: 1535

Re: Law of Chastity and SSM

I think the easy answer to that question is that same-sex marriage is not valid marriage in God's eyes and that therefore sexual activity in such relationships is immoral. And if someone believes that same-sex marriage is acceptable to God, then they are not only declining to accept official Church ...
by mikegriffith1
23 Nov 2014, 06:50
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Men, Sex & Modesty
Replies: 30
Views: 2997

Re: Men, Sex & Modesty

<<< We recently had a YW Leader meeting to plan an activity on being a lady. Leaders were saying we needed to teach the girls to bend down properly so that men would not have view of their behinds. --because our men and YM find that to be sexual. Also how they shouldn't sit “Indian style” even in pa...