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by BJE
04 Jun 2019, 19:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Irksome Approach to Chapel Cleaning
Replies: 27
Views: 1997

Re: Irksome Approach to Chapel Cleaning

I think that's why we don't have a set time to show up and all do it together. Again, I don't participate, but I think those who do often do it Tuesday during Mutual - but that's not a rule/schedule and I know someone who does it early Saturday morning (the least likely time I would do it). I think...
by BJE
04 Jun 2019, 19:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Misquoting Scripture w/o Context
Replies: 30
Views: 2385

Re: Misquoting Scripture w/o Context

BJE that is a nice interpretation. I find it interesting the Mormon mind tends to jump to sex as the most heinous thing as opposed to something more destructive. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Of course that’s just my interpretation but the scriptures speak for themselves. Other verses which in...
by BJE
04 Jun 2019, 10:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Misquoting Scripture w/o Context
Replies: 30
Views: 2385

Re: Misquoting Scripture w/o Context

People do the same thing with quoting prophets out of context.
by BJE
04 Jun 2019, 10:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Irksome Approach to Chapel Cleaning
Replies: 27
Views: 1997

Re: Irksome Approach to Chapel Cleaning

I had to miss my cleaning assignment this past Saturday because I had to work. The person in charge today did not want to let me off the hook and wanted me to do it next Saturday but again I have to work. The Saturday after that I’ll be out of town on vacation then the Saturday after that I have a ...
by BJE
03 Jun 2019, 19:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Misquoting Scripture w/o Context
Replies: 30
Views: 2385

Re: Misquoting Scripture w/o Context

Here is a verse that I believe is always taken out of context. To say that sexual sins are next to murder. Alma 39:5 Know ye not, my son, that these things are an abomination in the sight of the Lord; yea, most abominable above all sins save it be the shedding of innocent blood or denying the Holy G...
by BJE
02 Jun 2019, 23:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Irksome Approach to Chapel Cleaning
Replies: 27
Views: 1997

Re: Irksome Approach to Chapel Cleaning

I had to miss my cleaning assignment this past Saturday because I had to work. The person in charge today did not want to let me off the hook and wanted me to do it next Saturday but again I have to work. The Saturday after that I’ll be out of town on vacation then the Saturday after that I have a T...
by BJE
02 Jun 2019, 23:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How much can the church change yet still remain credible?
Replies: 47
Views: 3728

Re: How much can the church change yet still remain credible?

As far as saying the name Mormon, a great prophet and compiler of The Book of Mormon, rather than the full name is concerned I’ve had a thought. This is from Doctrine and Covenants 107: 2 Why the first is called the Melchizedek Priesthood is because Melchizedek was such a great high priest. 3 Before...
by BJE
02 Jun 2019, 22:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How much can the church change yet still remain credible?
Replies: 47
Views: 3728

Re: How much can the church change yet still remain credible?

There has been so much talk recently of change in the church with statements to the effect that we have just seen the beginning, that I was actually a little disappointed in the last conference. I was expecting some big new announcement. I’d heard many rumors of changes to the length of missions, bu...
by BJE
01 Jun 2019, 20:53
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How much can the church change yet still remain credible?
Replies: 47
Views: 3728

Re: How much can the church change yet still remain credible?

President Nelson, then Elder Nelson, first spoke about the correct name of the church at the April 1990 general conference. He essentially said the same thing then as now. I remember it causing a stir back then but I think it was quickly forgotten. Then in October 1990 General Conference then Elder ...
by BJE
31 May 2019, 22:28
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How much can the church change yet still remain credible?
Replies: 47
Views: 3728

Re: How much can the church change yet still remain credible?

If I were a prophet, and I didn't have an actual visitation commanding me to write a revelation (or a compelling vision), I would be reluctant to publish anything. First, it's weird in current society for a prophet to say they had a revelation and put it into scripture. We're already marginalized e...