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Question Jul. 9th, 2006 @ 02:29 am
ravenous_enigma
I dunno if I could ask this here or in another place so I'll ask here and x-post it to misfitmormon.

In Mosiah 15:2-4 it says this: "And because he adwelleth in bflesh he shall be called the Son of God, and having subjected the flesh to the will of the Father, being the Father and the Son— The Father, abecause he was bconceived by the power of God; and the Son, because of the flesh; thus becoming the Father and Son— And they are aone God, yea, the very bEternal cFather of heaven and of earth. "

But if the Son , having subjected himself to the will of God, being the Father and the Son.....(that's one will correct?) What about in the garden when he said "Not my will, but thine will be done"?

...btw this is criostai. I deleted my previous journal cause I didn't want to pay the 15 bucks to get a new screen name...so I just made a new journal.

Oh, and thanks.

Should I ask here?? Aug. 8th, 2005 @ 06:09 pm
criostai
I'm having trouble with D&C 132. Mostly verse 20, and the verses about
polygamy (55-66 I think).
How can God say to his prophet to once say
polygamy was ok and part of the process of getting to the highest degree of
glory, then declare it forbidden and anyone who does so will be excommunicated
(as in the Official Declaration 1)?? I also notice that in the Book of Mormon it
says man will have one wife and only one, or it would be adultery.

I
noticed also that before the polygamy verses in section 132 that it has a little
information to Emma Smith, to be obediant to her husband through whatever may
come. This. sounds.....off. Sort of a premeditated thing.

Comments? Any
thoughts about this will greatly be appreciated.
I'm not trying to down the
church or anything, I really do want to understand and be rebaptised, but this
is something that is hard to jump over.


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Church Growth? Aug. 3rd, 2005 @ 10:55 am
thecause
A close family member that has since left the LDS Church sent me so information that needs some more research behind it. This is what they sent :

Mormons to lose dominance of US state of Utah within 30 years: figures
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20050728/ts_alt_afp/usreligionmormon_050728204333

Mormon portion of Utah population steadily shrinking
http://www.sltrib.com/ci_2886596

Keeping members a challenge for LDS church
Mormon myth: The belief that the church is the fastest-growing faith in
the world doesn't hold up
http://sltrib.com/ci_2890645

It doesn't exactly challenge my faith, as the growth of the Church is not an issue of my faith in my religion. BUT, I would like to find some evidence contrary to these articles about Church growth. I will research it, and I ask you all to research it.

Organization of the True Church Jun. 30th, 2005 @ 03:26 am
thecause
http://home.earthlink.net/%7Edsscheibe/which.htm

thanks to starflight78 for discovering this tidbit morsel of Gospel knowledge.

Heaven and Hell May. 24th, 2005 @ 09:03 pm
gthing
Elder LeGrand Richards made the following statement: "One of the greatest errors in the teachings of the Christian religions is the doctrine of one heaven and one hell, so that all who go to heaven share and share alike, and all who fail to go to heaven are sent to hell where they share and share alike.
"This thought has led many to feel that while their lives may not be all they should be, they are as good as, or better than, the average. Thus they feel that all will be well with them. If this doctrine be true, it is obvious that a line would have to be drawn somewhere, and the closer one came to the line the less would be the difference or distinction between those who would cross the line and enter heaven and those who would not quite qualify, and therefore would be sent to hell. Such a doctrine does not have the motivating and stimulating power to impel or encourage men to do the best they can, but rather to satisfy themselves by doing as well as the average man. Such a doctrine places no value on anything more than average devotion and obedience to the commandments of the Lord, or the development of one's talents and their useful devotion to his service." (A Marvelous Work & A Wonder, p253)
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