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by EternityIsNow
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The changing face of LDS INC under RMN...why the rush?
Replies: 64
Views: 2230

Re: The changing face of LDS INC under RMN...why the rush?

I noticed that he seems to be rushing things too. Especially with the temple changes. Every other time the temple changed they waited to make a new film. This time they roll them out with a slide show because they didn’t have time to do a decent job with a real film? It made me wonder if, being a d...
by EternityIsNow
Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: How to Reconcile LDS Doubts
Replies: 133
Views: 3786

Re: How to Reconcile LDS Doubts

Regarding the original post here. I agree that Mormons can be really great people. I have relied on them many times, as well as provided service to others. But now on the other side of a faith transition, I see their service as a little sad. Many of the members who are so generous and kind are that ...
by EternityIsNow
Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: August, 1836
Replies: 80
Views: 2032

Re: August, 1836

Has anyone prayed to know if he was a prophet? That is not how prayer works, sadly. The idea that you can pray to know truth was invented by the Wesley brothers, the founders of the Methodist movement. John and Charles Wesley. They decided, I believe in the 1750s, that warm feelings they felt in th...
by EternityIsNow
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Another Sealed Portion?
Replies: 35
Views: 779

Re: Another Sealed Portion?

And in this drama, the role of Sydney Rigdon will be played by: http://jfsm.org/about.html (great-grandson of Joseph Smith, Jr, with a congregation or group of followers ready to join?) But in this version, Sydney (aka JFSmith) gets his wish, and becomes president of the new church. But not prophet.
by EternityIsNow
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Another Sealed Portion?
Replies: 35
Views: 779

Re: Another Sealed Portion?

My "wow" realization: It seems I need a magic rock and/or hat to translate that website. I literally learned nothing about" The cause of Zion" by visiting their site. What a complete waste of bits and bytes. Yea, took me awhile to make sense of that site. This seems close to an 'about', his persona...
by EternityIsNow
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Endowment Video Posted on YouTube by Mormon.org
Replies: 18
Views: 681

Re: Endowment Video Posted on YouTube by Mormon.org

Total misdirect. Watching the video an outsider would think the Temple was about Jesus, Christian teachings, and uplifting messages of peace. The buildings are very beautiful, but what goes on inside is definitely not accurately portrayed in the video. Someone needs to make a counter-video that tell...
by EternityIsNow
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: August, 1836
Replies: 80
Views: 2032

Re: August, 1836

Putting on my skeptic's treasure-seeking con artist hat... here is a possible scenario, supported by evidence of the counterfeiting culture in the Smith family. - Joseph knew full well there was never any treasure in his prior hunts. So the treasure was ALWAYS a ruse, and there was usually a mark, s...
by EternityIsNow
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Meeting with Stake Pres.
Replies: 27
Views: 940

Re: Meeting with Stake Pres.

I am in Michigan halfway between lansing and Grand Rapids. Looking for factory work . Thanks. God Bless all. I feel very alone except for you guys. Are you in a position to relocate if needed for a job? And what type of factory work? Seems that you have three separate issues here, marriage, church,...
by EternityIsNow
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Another Sealed Portion?
Replies: 35
Views: 779

Re: Another Sealed Portion?

Wow, this story is like a tour through mental illness and mass delusion. Which is about what the early church history seems like now in retrospect...
by EternityIsNow
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Priesthood age changes
Replies: 8
Views: 286

Re: Priesthood age changes

Probably just a way to better manage things with a two hour block. Particularly the second hour, since half of that is in Sunday school and the other half is split between primary and young men and young women for the youth. This simplifies some of the logistical problems they could have with a half...
by EternityIsNow
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Behold! The Fruits of E Oaks' Oct 2018 Talk Begin to Ripen!
Replies: 25
Views: 1017

Re: Behold! The Fruits of E Oaks' Oct 2018 Talk Begin to Ripen!

Newspapers are not required to print hate speech. There is something seriously wrong with the Herald. There are always crazy people writing crazy letters. You don't have to print them. This letter is a direct attack on people based on sexual orientation, which is in the definition of hate speech.
by EternityIsNow
Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: What would you expect if the church was true?
Replies: 26
Views: 850

Re: What would you expect if the church was true?

To me, what's done is done. Truth from this point on would be to fess up regarding inaccuracies and cease any further falsehoods. I believe the Church can be a force for good in the world and offer spiritual guidance for its members. I think something can be as good as gold even if it did not start...
by EternityIsNow
Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Friday Fun: Who Wrote the Book of Mormon (and How)?
Replies: 21
Views: 928

Re: Friday Fun: Who Wrote the Book of Mormon (and How)?

Thanks for the ^^ explanation FFM. Makes sense, Crawford's ideas certainly are visible. Who wrote it, theories must explain a lot... My go at the chain of events (major ones): 1. Literature that is found in various ways in the BoM: The Bible The Adventures of Marco Polo The Spanish Conquest of Mexic...
by EternityIsNow
Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Friday Fun: Who Wrote the Book of Mormon (and How)?
Replies: 21
Views: 928

Re: Friday Fun: Who Wrote the Book of Mormon (and How)?

Red Ryder wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:34 pm
He also agreed that you can't pin it to one source, but a conglomerate of different sources. He also said Alexander Crawford is very important to mormon origins.
Do you mean Alexander Campbell?

Rigdon could have added Campbell's restorationist theology to the BoM, is that what he meant?
by EternityIsNow
Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Melonakos Interview with John Dehlin
Replies: 40
Views: 1634

Re: Melonakos Interview with John Dehlin

I had to put down Melonakos' book because of my other studies, (I will finish it when I can), but I must admit to some eye rolling at some of the leaps of logic she took to build her forgery case. Not to say there isn't some evidence, but she does make some assumptions. Other than that it's very ey...
by EternityIsNow
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Is RMN senile?
Replies: 13
Views: 831

Re: Is RMN senile?

The way it looks, I would say clinical depression is more probable than Alzheimer's. Also definitely the old man rigid thinking part. I knew an old man in his late 80s early 90s who every day would retell stories of how people had taken advantage of him or cheated him during the depression. Older pe...
by EternityIsNow
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Church Members Without a Name
Replies: 11
Views: 559

Re: Church Members Without a Name

Well since the problem is the devil laughing, maybe they need a name that will make the devil cry...

How about the 'anti-satanists'. That pretty much covers it.
by EternityIsNow
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: The problems isn't that Jesus isn't in the name...
Replies: 9
Views: 447

Re: The problems isn't that Jesus isn't in the name...

Yes, the problem is that they have invented a prosperity Jesus who they control through 'prophetic utterances', and that character is very profitable, a golden goose. The real Jesus character is not in the lessons, meetings, or in the policies. And that is for good reason. They don't know how to mon...
by EternityIsNow
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: What's the deal with the social media fast?
Replies: 28
Views: 1316

Re: What's the deal with the social media fast?

Somebody should put a reminder out to all the groups in 10 days to repost everything... Anyway, all the women on the fast have to do in 10 days is look back at their history to see what they missed. I think the point was to get more control, he wants them to focus on the BoM, and the church for 10 d...
by EternityIsNow
Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Chaos Reigns
Replies: 6
Views: 431

Re: Chaos Reigns

I think the whole issue stems from the church leaders feeling attacked by the fact that LGBT is incompatible with the core ideas Joseph had for the afterlife. If they acknowledge LGBT are normal people with feelings and the right to pursue their happiness in this life, they have to provide a salvati...