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by Steve-o
24 Dec 2014, 09:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why did so many disaffected return?
Replies: 14
Views: 814

Re: Why did so many disaffected return?

Does anyone know how many of the disaffected returned AFTER Joseph's death?
It could be interesting to see if there's a correlation between the disaffection and JS as opposed to disaffection with the entire church.
by Steve-o
18 Dec 2014, 12:06
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Prepared to Officiate
Replies: 18
Views: 1082

Re: Prepared to Officiate

Ray,

I agree. Endowed women already possess the power but leadership is not authorizing them to engage that power via performance of ordinances. All it would take is for authorization to be given. In some ways it seems like such a simple step that seems inevitable. It's just a matter of timing.
by Steve-o
18 Dec 2014, 11:24
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: All Truth will be circumscribed into one great whole
Replies: 10
Views: 1898

Re: All Truth will be circumscribed into one great whole

Good call. That certainly lends itself to the interpretation of including truth, wherever it may be found, into the "great whole." To me, it's nonsensical. I just read a passage in Rough Stone Rolling that made a lost of sense. Bushman quoted one of Joseph's revelations in Kirtland, and made this c...
by Steve-o
18 Dec 2014, 09:34
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Prepared to Officiate
Replies: 18
Views: 1082

Re: Prepared to Officiate

Is there any Aaronic Priesthood ordinance that is administered in the temple? I can't think of anything. So that would indicate that women would be prepared to officiate outside the temple, even if it requires approval. That would also indicate that we're simply waiting for that approval to be given...
by Steve-o
18 Dec 2014, 08:41
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Prepared to Officiate
Replies: 18
Views: 1082

Re: Prepared to Officiate

When people say "prepared to officiate" I think they mean: 1) Holding the priesthood is assumed. 2) The person is worthy enough to perform the ordinance. 3) The person knows the ordinance mechanics. Like what to say when consecrating oil, what to say and do when performing a baptism, etc. Some ordi...
by Steve-o
18 Dec 2014, 08:37
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: All Truth will be circumscribed into one great whole
Replies: 10
Views: 1898

Re: All Truth will be circumscribed into one great whole

The words "will be" stand out to me. They imply something that takes place in the future. It acknowledges that all truth is not currently circumscribed into one great whole. So, is there a point in time where we will be able to say all truth has been circumscribed into one great whole? Or all truth...
by Steve-o
18 Dec 2014, 07:28
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Prepared to Officiate
Replies: 18
Views: 1082

Re: Prepared to Officiate

Thanks.

So how would endowed women be "prepared to officiate" in ordinances of the A or M Priesthood?
by Steve-o
18 Dec 2014, 07:26
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: All Truth will be circumscribed into one great whole
Replies: 10
Views: 1898

Re: All Truth will be circumscribed into one great whole

I go with "contained" - meaning there is one great whole within which all truth exists. So would this mean that when new truth is discovered that doesn't fit inside the gospel, that the gospel must expand to include the new truth like Nibbler stated? If so, it would seem we do it backwards in the c...
by Steve-o
17 Dec 2014, 15:24
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Prepared to Officiate
Replies: 18
Views: 1082

Prepared to Officiate

Could someone explain what it means to be prepared to "officiate" in a priesthood ordinace? Is it the same things as "administer" or something different altogether? In other words, would we say a priest is officiating the ordinance of the Sacrament or would we say he's administering the sacrament bu...
by Steve-o
17 Dec 2014, 15:20
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: All Truth will be circumscribed into one great whole
Replies: 10
Views: 1898

All Truth will be circumscribed into one great whole

I don't really know what this means. circumscribe [ ˈsərkəmˌskrīb ] verb past tense: circumscribed · past participle: circumscribed restrict (something) within limits: "their movements were strictly monitored and circumscribed" synonyms: restrict · limit · keep within bounds · curb · confine · restr...