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2 years ago  ::  Mar 27, 2012 - 2:45AM #131
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The Savior said to the brother of Jared: “Because thou knowest these things ye are redeemed from the fall; … therefore I show myself unto you. … And even as I appear unto thee to be in the spirit will I appear unto my people in the flesh” (Ether 3:13, 16).
In Hiram, Ohio, the Prophet Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon (1793–1876) were enwrapped in heavenly vision and testified: “We saw him, even on the right hand of God; and we heard the voice bearing record that he is the Only Begotten of the Father” (D&C 76:23).



In scriptural texts, clouds are often used to carry or convey spiritual presence. The Lord appeared in a cloud to guide the children of Israel through the wilderness to the promised land. The resurrected Jesus was received by a cloud as He ascended into heaven. At the end of the world, the Savior will descend in the clouds with power and great glory. (See Ex. 13:21Acts 1:9Matt. 24:30.)


The Apostle Paul wrote to the Hebrews: “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, … looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith” (Heb. 12:1–2).



The Apostle Paul’s metaphor of “a cloud of witnesses” in the meridian of time has grown into many clouds of witnesses. We are overshadowed with witnesses of the divinity of Jesus Christ from the fulness of the scriptures and from hundreds of special witnesses since the Restoration commenced.


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2 years ago  ::  May 14, 2012 - 10:18PM #132
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Whenever The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints constructs a new building, there is a dedication ceremony held when the building is finished. The purpose of this ceremony is to set aside the building for the work of God. A Latter-day Saint dedication ceremony includes a special prayer designating the building for Church use and asking God to bless the structure and grounds. A dedication ceremony generally also includes music and talks from Church leaders. Attendance at the event is usually by invitation only and the length varies depending on the type of building being dedicated.





Buildings that are dedicated include temples and meetinghouses, as well as places set aside foreducational purposes, such as institutesseminaries and buildings at Church-owned universities. Temples are always dedicated by a general authority, whereas a meetinghouse may be dedicated by a local Church leader. After a temple is dedicated, only Latter-day Saints in good standing may enter, but all other Church buildings are open to the public after they are dedicated.








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2 years ago  ::  Jun 03, 2012 - 8:57PM #133
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Jesus The Christ by James E. Talmage

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2 years ago  ::  Jun 23, 2012 - 2:50AM #134
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The JST manuscript contains the note that “the Song of Solomon is not inspired scripture.” 
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Also in footnote in 1981 printed edition Chapt 1, verse 1)


Song of Solomon 


Song of Solomon. Sometimes called Canticles (as in Latin) or Song of Songs (as in Hebrew). Whether Solomon is actually the author is doubtful. The composition has many beautiful phrases and lyrical prose, often quoted in nonreligious literature. The JST manuscript contains the note that “the Song of Solomon is not inspired scripture.” Both Jews and Christians have at times been reluctant to accept it into the canon of scripture because of its romantic content, but have permitted it on the basis of its being an allegory of God’s love for Israel and/or of the Church.


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2 years ago  ::  Jul 17, 2012 - 6:33PM #135
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'With reference to cola drinks, the Church has never officially taken a position on this matter, but the leaders of the Church have advised, and we do now specifically advise, against the use of any drink containing harmful habit-forming drugs under circumstances that would result in acquiring the habit. Any beverage that contains ingredients harmful to the body should be avoided.'" (Clifford J. Stratton, "Caffeine—The Subtle Addiction," Ensign, June 1988, 60). Source:www.lds.org/liahona/1990/03/caff ... +addiction

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2 years ago  ::  Jul 31, 2012 - 5:49PM #136
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Time is speeding up and the pace of life is increasing. The years seem to slip away faster than before. That perception is true for most - yet it is a choice. Only in stepping out of the "rush of the season" and into the quiet of Nature and Silence, are you able to organize your priorities and then take specific thoughtful action. 

We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves happy. 
The amount of work is the same. The more rushed, stressed and scattered life appears - the more difficult it is to manage your time and commitments. Yet falling into this cycle assures more of the same. It is from specific mindful choices that the pace becomes manageable and obligations are either met - or canceled. Either way, when you are centered and true to yourself the choices you make benefit everyone - and most important: you benefit you. 

You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. Take Care of You First. Only when you are centered and strong can you accomplish all you set out to do. If you are stressed you do not have access to your full mental powers, and instead revert to "survival thinking." If you find yourself defending or withdrawing and frustrated - you have slipped into your lower mind of fight/flight. It is from here that time is unmanageable. So is your life.
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2 years ago  ::  Aug 08, 2012 - 10:23PM #137
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"through indulgence in food unsuited to their nature and condition and against which they had been specifically warned, and as the inevitable result of their disobeying the divine law and commandment, they became liable to the physical ailments and
bodily frailties to which mankind has since been the natural heir. Those bodies, which before the fall had been perfect in form and function, were now subjects for eventual dissolution or death. The arch-tempter through whose sophistries, half-truths and infamous falsehoods, Eve had been beguiled, was none other than Satan, or Lucifer, that rebellious and fallen "son of the morning," whose proposal involving the destruction of man's liberty had been rejected in the council of the heavens, and who had been "cast out into the earth," he and all his angels as unembodied spirits, never to be tabernacled in bodies of their own. As an act of diabolic reprisal following his rejection in the council, his defeat by Michael and the heavenly hosts, and his ignominious expulsion from heaven, Satan planned to destroy the bodies in which the faithful spirits -- those who had kept their first estate -- would be born; and his beguilement of Eve was but an early stage of that infernal scheme."

From Jesus The Christ  by James E. Talmage

This relates to what Satan is doing now to destroy our bodies, through food, drugs, beverages, chemicals, pesticides etc

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2 years ago  ::  Aug 14, 2012 - 4:50AM #138
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Do Latter-day Saints believe they can become “gods”?
Latter-day Saints believe that God wants us to become like Him. But this teaching is often misrepresented by those who caricature the faith. The Latter-day Saint belief is no different than the biblical teaching, which states, “The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: and if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together” (Romans 8:16-17). Through following Christ's teachings, Latter-day Saints believe all people can become "partakers of the divine nature" (2 Peter 1:4).

Do Latter-day Saints believe that they will “get their own planet”?
No. This idea is not taught in Latter-day Saint scripture, nor is it a doctrine of the Church. This misunderstanding stems from speculative comments unreflective of scriptural doctrine. Mormons believe that we are all sons and daughters of God and that all of us have the potential to grow during and after this life to become like our Heavenly Father (see Romans 8:16-17). The Church does not and has never purported to fully understand the specifics of Christ’s statement that “in my Father’s house are many mansions” (John 14:2).


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2 years ago  ::  Oct 14, 2012 - 10:35PM #139
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Man Free to Choose for Himself. -- "The father of souls has endowed
His children with the divine birthright of free agency; He does not and will
not control them by arbitrary force; He impels no man toward sin; He compels
none to righteousness. Unto man has been given freedom to act for himself;
and, associated with this independence, is the fact of strict responsibility
and the assurance of individual accountability. In the judgment with which we
shall be judged, all the conditions and circumstances of our lives shall be
considered. The inborn tendencies due to heredity, the effect of environment
whether conducive to good or evil, the wholesome teachings of youth, or the
absence of good instruction -- these and all other contributory elements must
be taken into account in the rendering of a just verdict as to the soul's
guilt or innocence. Nevertheless, the divine wisdom makes plain what will be
the result with given conditions operating on known natures and dispositions
of men, while every individual is free to choose good or evil within the
limits of the many conditions existing and operative." -- The Great Apostasy,
p. 21; see also Articles of Faith, pp. 74-75.

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2 years ago  ::  Nov 09, 2012 - 2:50AM #140
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Brightly beams our Father’s mercy

From his lighthouse evermore,

But to us he gives the keeping

Of the lights along the shore.

Let the lower lights be burning;

Send a gleam across the wave.

Some poor fainting, struggling seaman

You may rescue, you may save.



Dark the night of sin has settled;

Loud the angry billows roar.

Eager eyes are watching, longing,

For the lights along the shore.



Trim your feeble lamp, my brother;

Some poor sailor, tempest-tossed,

Trying now to make the harbor,

In the darkness may be lost.



I speak today to those who may be lost and are searching for that lower light to help guide them back.


It was understood from the beginning that in mortality we would fall short of being perfect. It was not expected that we would live without transgressing one law or another.


“For the natural man is an enemy to God, and has been from the fall of Adam, and will be, forever and ever, unless he yields to the enticings of the Holy Spirit, and putteth off the natural man and becometh a saint through the atonement of Christ the Lord.”


From the Pearl of Great Price, we understand that “no unclean thing can dwell [in the kingdom of God],” and so a way was provided for all who sin to repent and become worthy of the presence of our Father in Heaven once more.


A Mediator, a Redeemer, was chosen, one who would live His life perfectly, commit no sin, and offer “himself a sacrifice for sin, to answer the ends of the law, unto all those who have a broken heart and a contrite spirit; and unto none else can the ends of the law be answered.”


Concerning the importance of the Atonement, in Alma we learn, “For it is expedient that an atonement should be made; … or else all mankind must unavoidably perish.”


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