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by Yobispo
Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: What Satan wants
Replies: 24
Views: 868

Re: What Satan wants

Have you noticed that church leaders always know what Satan is up to and what he wants you to do? They seem to get it wrong about God a lot of the time (e.g. curse of Cain, policy change, Holland's Wrong Roads...) but they seem pretty certain about Satan. If I believed in the devil I think I would ...
by Yobispo
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Seer Stone Video
Replies: 23
Views: 872

Re: Seer Stone Video

Here'a another video from Brad Wilcox: https://www.reddit.com/r/exmormon/comments/d7bwvf/heres_what_brad_wilcox_teaches_in_his_byu_book_of/ Wilcox's clumsy explanation is about the best we can expect. Kidding aside, they're trying to make crazy sound not crazy; an obvious scam not scammy. Imagine y...
by Yobispo
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Pres Nelson's BYU Speech Today
Replies: 54
Views: 2242

Re: Pres Nelson's BYU Speech Today

Quote "Divine law is incontrovertible! The same can be said of the law of gravity, and the laws of foil and lift that allow airplanes to fly. Each is an absolute truth. Doctors or pilots do not have the power to change those laws, but their understanding of them safeguards lives." This jumped out a...
by Yobispo
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Pres Nelson's BYU Speech Today
Replies: 54
Views: 2242

Re: Pres Nelson's BYU Speech Today

I'm stunned by this mess of contradictions and Nelly-perfectionism. It screams BITE Model.
by Yobispo
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Seer Stone Video
Replies: 23
Views: 872

Re: Seer Stone Video

deacon blues wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:04 pm
I left a comment. Just a reference for a different point of view.
Hey Deacon, I just left a comment, too, but there were no other comments. Hmmmm....
by Yobispo
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Apostolic Blessings
Replies: 15
Views: 615

Re: Apostolic Blessings

Ballard did this on a visit to my mission in 92-93. My MP went on and on about what a rare thing it was to have this kind of blessing. At the time I went along with it because I was pretty immature in my critical thinking skills, but I can recall a very faint question in my head about what we'd seen...
by Yobispo
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Martinsburg Abuse Coverup Case
Replies: 58
Views: 4619

Re: Martinsburg Abuse Coverup Case

An update on this. https://www.journal-news.net/journal-news/martinsburg-man-has-parole-eligibility-lowered-by-years/article_a2227e1f-1497-558c-81ad-482eb12a4f6e.html The perpetrator got his first parole date moved up by 20 years. He would be first eligible for parole in 2027. I have mixed thoughts...
by Yobispo
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Russell M. Nelson Birthday Bash
Replies: 22
Views: 898

Re: Russell M. Nelson Birthday Bash

My wife showed me some highlights of the program this morning and he really is a pretty impressive guy in many ways. Come to think of it, my wife is also a very impressive person. I hope the church gives her a party like that for her next birthday! I know I can't afford it. My old Mission Prez, who...
by Yobispo
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Things I learned in seminary
Replies: 23
Views: 1017

Re: Things I learned in seminary

I remember quite vividly a lesson in which I was taught about sin, and the fact that sin is not actually forgiven in the sense that Isaiah talks about. I was taught that even though sin may be forgiven, if you sin again the weight of the current sin as well as the weight of all the former sins of t...
by Yobispo
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Russell M. Nelson Birthday Bash
Replies: 22
Views: 898

Re: Russell M. Nelson Birthday Bash

He is remarkably healthy and strong for a 95yo. I am impressed at how healthy Oaks is too. He could live another 10 years 😂 My wife showed me some highlights of the program this morning and he really is a pretty impressive guy in many ways. Come to think of it, my wife is also a very impressive per...
by Yobispo
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Book of Abraham
Replies: 48
Views: 1618

Re: Book of Abraham

Also, while I'm on the rant (or whatever it is), I'm bringing up the Word of Wisdom (which has been made into a commandment). The "conspiring men" was spot on, and no doubt wheat was healthy in JS's day - but as a prophetic document, it neglected to prophesy how toxic wheat would become to many peo...
by Yobispo
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Book of Abraham
Replies: 48
Views: 1618

Re: Book of Abraham

The title and subtitle are very important, in my mind. " THE BOOK OF ABRAHAM TRANSLATED FROM THE PAPYRUS, BY JOSEPH SMITH A Translation of some ancient Records that have fallen into our hands from the catacombs of Egypt. The writings of Abraham while he was in Egypt, called the Book of Abraham, writ...
by Yobispo
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: What did you really learn from the temple ceremony?
Replies: 59
Views: 2130

Re: What did you really learn from the temple ceremony?

I learned that I had no idea what I was involved in. In all honesty, I didn't make any covenants that night. I'm sure I did everything I was told, but I was in such a state of shock that I just did what I was told. No prep, parents who were mostly cultural mormons who also had no idea what was going...
by Yobispo
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Renlund at BYU
Replies: 8
Views: 504

Re: Renlund at BYU

The holy Trinity in Mormonism: "Christ, the church and the church's leaders"
by Yobispo
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Whats good on netflix?
Replies: 34
Views: 1714

Re: Whats good on netflix?

If you've ever been into UFO's, check out the Bob Lazar doc on Netflix. I think the dude is telling the truth.
by Yobispo
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Emma - Victim or Co-Conspirator?
Replies: 16
Views: 763

Re: Emma - Victim or Co-Conspirator?

She reminds me a little of the wife in a new True Crime podcast called The Clearing. The husband had been murdering people and abusing his family his whole life. When he and his wife were old and worn down he was finally caught. In the show, they talk about how she was saying to herself that she had...
by Yobispo
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: People Investigates: Cults
Replies: 11
Views: 821

Re: People Investigates: Cults

Palerider wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:58 pm
THESE ARE JUST EXAMPLES OF SATAN'S IMITATIONS OF THE TRUTH!!!

He wants you to read this stuff so you will compare it to what Joseph did (in complete righteousness) and begin to lose faith in him.

Remember, Satan is very, very crafty and smart and stuff. Don't be fooled. ;)
You dirty dog... :)
by Yobispo
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Elder Steven Snow: Most Members Couldn't Care Less
Replies: 19
Views: 1082

Re: Elder Steven Snow: Most Members Couldn't Care Less

This is a fascinating quote: Elder Snow: That was that was the concern. We wanted to help a lot of people that were struggling on some of these questions. But you’ve got to understand that a large majority, a large percentage of the church could care less. That really hasn’t been anything they’ve w...
by Yobispo
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: ‘The Myth of the Unrighteous Parent’....A Fantastic New Post by Lindsay Hansen Park....
Replies: 7
Views: 461

Re: ‘The Myth of the Unrighteous Parent’....A Fantastic New Post by Lindsay Hansen Park....

LHP is a very important figure in modern mormonism. She is a hero to me, and she's damn smart.
by Yobispo
Mon May 06, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: No more year wait for sealing after civil marriage!
Replies: 15
Views: 644

Re: No more year wait for sealing after civil marriage!

I can't believe RMN didn't claim revelation here. This would have been a fairly safe one, whereas the other policy/doctrines/programs he's been making the revelation claim on just make him look stupid! He still might. Maybe he wants to make sure the reaction is good enough before jumping headfirst ...