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by grobert93
15 May 2019, 10:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: De-emphasis on Food Storage?
Replies: 23
Views: 1266

Re: De-emphasis on Food Storage?

I agree that we are backing away practices that might categorize us as a "doomsday prepper" church. What i'd like to see is an expansion of food storage. we are told to become self-reliant, which implies and to me means to avoid depending on other companies to produce and provides the services that...
by grobert93
14 May 2019, 19:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: De-emphasis on Food Storage?
Replies: 23
Views: 1266

Re: De-emphasis on Food Storage?

In another thread, it was mentioned that food storage might be de-emphasized now. I would like to explore this further. Is this true? How do we know this, and what would be the rationale for it, if true, given the recent statements that the second coming is night? (it's always nigh)... Interested i...
by grobert93
14 May 2019, 17:29
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RM's auto-admitted to BYU-Pathway Program
Replies: 26
Views: 1172

Re: RM's auto-admitted to BYU-Pathway Program

I guess this could be a win-win. It serves as a "GI bill" of sorts to sweeten the pot for people on the fence about serving a mission (more missionaries for the church) and the pathway program has a heavy church activity focus (addressing the issue of RMs going inactive). Five or so years ago retur...
by grobert93
14 May 2019, 06:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sealing waiting period policy discontinued
Replies: 61
Views: 3011

Re: Sealing waiting period policy discontinued

Sorry this may not be terribly relevant. I remember right after the revelation granting black people the priesthood the Church News editorial (Mconkie, I believe) was about the folly of interracial marriage. I don’t remember how often or long such counsel persisted, or even that it did publicly. Bu...
by grobert93
26 Apr 2019, 06:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prophetic Flaws in Scripture
Replies: 39
Views: 1771

Re: Prophetic Flaws in Scripture

Jesus exhibits doubt and fear in Gethsamene and on the cross. "Why have you forsaken me?" and "take this cup away from me," tell us that. Jesus also arguably had a temper on him. However I do not think it is helpful to see Jesus as flawed. All other scriptural characters (except HF), yes, but Jesus...
by grobert93
16 Apr 2019, 05:37
Forum: Support
Topic: Garments and body image
Replies: 110
Views: 14012

Re: Garments and body image

Please educate yourself or at minimum, don't assume you know more than real women who have women's bodies. I have nothing against designing more comfortable garments. I have a wife. She is going through menopause. You don't think I know the issues? I'm pretty sure that all those men who designed wo...
by grobert93
15 Apr 2019, 09:39
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: What does the Book of Mormon actually teach?
Replies: 53
Views: 3118

Re: What does the Book of Mormon actually teach?

"Does the gift of God seem too meager for you?" Consider, please, how condescending and condemning that question sounds to someone who has been uber faithful in the past and now is struggling. I guess it could be taken that way. Some people would just realize that it is a gift from God and that the...
by grobert93
15 Apr 2019, 08:50
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: What does the Book of Mormon actually teach?
Replies: 53
Views: 3118

Re: What does the Book of Mormon actually teach?

The church isn't for everyone. The church Jesus established is not equal to the LDS church today. It may have the priesthood and teach the gospel and perform the ordinances, but as former President Utchdorf himself said in conference, the restoration of the gospel is still happening. We cannot expe...
by grobert93
15 Apr 2019, 08:45
Forum: Support
Topic: Garments and body image
Replies: 110
Views: 14012

Re: Garments and body image

It's the act of a thin and not-well designed under garment brushing against her skin that is the problem. There seems to be a tendancy to treat every problem as if it is insurmountable. I don't believe in that philosophy. Certainly there is a cost to faith. If your faith were free, it would be of l...
by grobert93
14 Apr 2019, 05:37
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Was Nephi a real person?
Replies: 38
Views: 2144

Re: Was Nephi a real person?

On the moon landings, I recently watched some documentaries on how the original moon landing could have been, and probably was, faked. I myself don’t believe that it was faked, but the evidence was interesting and compelling. When I brought it up to my wife, she got upset with me and said something...