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  2. Fether

    Fly Fishing

    I actually do live in Southern Utah now! We just moved. Haven’t changed my info though. But... again... I’ve heard that a dozen times
  3. NeuroTypical

    Church rolls out mandatory training on protecting youth

    We figured it fell within your margin of error.
  4. mikbone

    Seven Archangels (esoteric stuff)

    Jesus Christ is the head of all dispensations.
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  6. Anddenex

    Fly Fishing

    I can change that if you live in Utah
  7. This seems especially relevant.
  8. MarginOfError

    Church rolls out mandatory training on protecting youth

    I just read the letter again and realized that I missed that it included a deadline for those currently serving. We are supposed to have this done by 22 Sept. I guess I'm sending out an e-mail with new instructions today. And now I'm mad at all of you for not pointing out my error!
  9. Jersey Boy

    Seven Archangels (esoteric stuff)

    I have always believed Christ is the head of the Meridian Dispensation. Why I got sidetracked tonight into suggesting that Peter is its head of that Dispensation is beyond me. Perhaps it’s because I usually think of Archangels as being the heads of the dispensations, not God.
  10. mikbone

    Fly Fishing

    I wish I lived on the coast and had time to devote to kayak fishing, spear fishing, and abalone diving. I once caught a 65# catfish with a crank antique telephone (electrical generator) and a gaf. Ruined me for fishing with a pole.
  11. mikbone

    Seven Archangels (esoteric stuff)

    My reasoning for why Peter is the leader of the 6th dispensation instead of Jesus Christ... And you must have noticed that the image I posted in the origin post of this thread lists the Twelve apostles instead of Jesus Christ as the leaders of the 6th dispensation. I was trying to associate the Seven Archangels with the dispensation leaders. Jesus Christ is God (He is supremely advanced beyond an archangel). Also in the temple narrative we see Peter acting an archangel. Joseph Smith lists Enoch as a dispensation leader and McConkie even associates him with Raphael. The real reason I made this post was to see if others associated Joseph Smith as an Archangel. I sometimes see Latter-Day Saints dismissing some of Joseph Smith’s teachings, or not even bothering to read his teachings. And this gives me concern.
  12. In Soviet Russia, you don’t feel like a courtroom. In Soviet Russia, the courtroom feels like you!
  13. *pulls collar* 😬 Feels like a Soviet courtroom in here, @scottyg
  14. Fether

    Famous Last Words

    So... Excuse me if this distracts from the nature of the thread, but whenever I read any profound last words, ai can’t help but think they had said those words a dozen times before because they were so obsessed with trying to make them their actual last words. For example, I can see Beethoven saying “friends applaud, the comedy is finished” every time he left a room. Or how many times did Nostradamus say “tomorrow I shall no longer be here” and then Spend the rest of the day in silence before he was actually right? ... but anyway... I would like to say some variation of Jacob 7:26 as my last words. ”I conclude this life, declaring that I have done according to the best of my knowledge, my life passed away like as it were unto us a dream, I being a lonesome and a solemn man, wanderer cast down from heaven far yonder, born in tribulation, in a wilderness, and hated by my fellow man, which caused wars and contentions; wherefore, we did mourn out our days. Yet here I lie, ready to meet the God that gave me life. To rest from my labors and to bring the gospel to those in prison. Farewell” But again... I don’t know how many times I would have to say this before I actually die. Perhaps it would be more realistic to put it in my journal and call this my final writing.
  15. Fether

    Fly Fishing

    I am not joking when I have said I have been fishing at least twelve times and have never caught a single fish. Every time I tell this story, someone says “well you haven’t been fishing *insert fav fishing spot*” My response is always “The last twelve people all said the same thing”. Im openly bitter about my fishing experiences. I hate it more than I hate doing puzzles or branding myself if an iron.
  16. Midwest LDS

    South Carolina school teacher ain't happy

    Best of luck to her. I love teaching, I get to help kids which is very fulfilling, but I can't even begin to calculate how many hours I work outside of my work schedule for which I am not paid. I teach online and it's 10 times worse if you work in a brick and mortar (as outlined in the article, so many unpaid hours of work that are "covered by your salary😑"). I'm pulling for her.
  17. https://www.wistv.com/2019/08/13/sc-teacher-files-class-action-lawsuit-demanding-pay-classroom-supplies-she-buys/
  18. Anddenex

    Fly Fishing

    It is extremely enjoyable and at the same time very frustrating. I am constantly trying to figure out what the fish are eating and if you can't its heartbreaking
  19. Anddenex

    Seven Archangels (esoteric stuff)

    Thanks for the thoughts Jersey Boy. Here are thoughts with your response you would have to consider: 1) Adam is the ancient of days, and is understood to have lived the longest although biblical record shows Methuselah lived 969 years. If Methuselah lived 969 years, and Adam is the ancient of days who lived the longest we can already see the biblical record doesn't provide Adam's accurate age. You are following record of Adam living 930 years and Enoch died in 987. The chances are that Adam lived closer to a 1000 years and lived longer than Methuselah. By this record, let's say that Adam lived 970 and then died. That only allows Enoch 17 years, not 57. In this case, your thought stems from an inaccurate recording (an error) of translation for your proposal. 2) We agree the number of years is irrelevant, as a person could have lived 1 year as the "head" and still be the head. 3) I am more in agreement with @JohnsonJones that Christ is the head of the Meridian of Time. According to the Church, Jesus Christ is the dispensation head of the Meridian of Time. This account also confirms Enoch as a dispensation head. I simply am pointing out that @mordorbund makes a valid point regarding two dispensation heads living at the same time, if I understood him correctly with what he was saying.
  20. MormonGator

    Fly Fishing

    Agree totally. I used to hike all the time (the 4,000 footers in NH, nothing like what you guys have out west) and the best hikes were the solitary ones, just with my dog. One of my closest, closest friends is a highly skilled fisherman who has been fishing for 35 years now. The first time we went fishing together he kept telling me how he was going to catch more than me, catch bigger ones, etc. I caught one within five minutes (very small brook trout) and neither one of caught another one for three hours. It was a great day though. https://www.nhfishfinder.com/newfound-lake-4991-location.html. This lake has some amazing fishing. Everyone talks about the much bigger lake, Winnipesaukee (I grew up in a town right on the water) but Newfound is much quieter and more peaceful.
  21. JohnsonJones

    Fly Fishing

    I went fishing two weeks ago. Didn't catch a thing. Part of it is just the relaxing of it as you cast your line and meditate on the rain (okay, not always on the rain, but it rained on me two weeks ago when I was fishing). It's sort of like golf for amateurs like me. You do it for the quiet and relaxation...and the peacefulness of it all, not necessarily the fish (though catching a fish and eating em is pretty dandy as well). Or, with golf...you don't do it for your score (or you might get crazy furious like some golfers do if they don't get the score they want) but for the quiet and relaxation of the greens and fairways (I also am a walker...good for my age...on the golf course which helps with the relaxation and such), you do it for the fun and slow pace of golf).
  22. MormonGator

    Fly Fishing

    I used to fish when I lived up north but I was really bad at it. Took away from the enjoyment so I stopped.
  23. JohnsonJones

    Fly Fishing

    I fish, but I've never gone fly fishing, so I cannot say I enjoy it. It seems like a fascinating sport to be involved with. I do enjoy fishing occasionally.
  24. One problem I have always had with those that believe that the Trinity is a litmus test is that it goes directly against what I read in the Bible. The Lord never said...unless you believe in the Trinity and come unto me, you shall be saved...ever. The basic message is to believe in Christ, to believe he is God, and to believe he can and has saved you from sin. Then, you need to follow him and his commandments. It never says you have to have an intricate knowledge and understanding of who he is, his background, and relationship to everything else. You acknowledge him and that you are his follower and follow him. That can be interpreted in many different ways, but in the end, you simply take on his name and follow his commandments and as per the Bible, you'd be a Christian. Thus, this twisting of his words seems to be counter to the entire Christian scatology that many Christian denominations claim to follow. Instead, it seems more like they are eschewing the Biblical statement to avoid judging (lest they be judged with the same judgment...especially at judgment day) and making their OWN call on who is or is not Christian. A very scary position to take I would think. I would say we may be the Church, and the only and true one (as we claim)...HOWEVER...I would say that any who accept Christ and consider themselves Christian and follow his commandments and teachings are Christian. It does not matter the denomination and it does not matter how much more than that they know or do not know. If they do their best to follow what they know of his teachings because they believe in him...they are Christian. It seems sad that there are those out there that do NOT follow the Bible on this, even as they claim to believe in the Bible or to follow it as their authority.
  25. Jersey Boy

    Seven Archangels (esoteric stuff)

    After investigating some of the genealogical information recorded in the scriptures, it appears that after the death of Adam, Enoch spent 57 years on earth as the Lord’s presiding high priest and prophet prior to being translated and taken to heaven. If one considers the fact that the prophet Joseph Smith had served a mere 14 years as the Lord’s presiding high priest and prophet when he died, yet he now serves as the head of the Dispensation of the Fulness of Times, it seems to me that serving 57 years as the Lord’s presiding high priest and prophet is more than enough time for Enoch to be designated the head of a dispensation. Peter is the head of Dispensation of the Meridian of Time, and he spent about 35 years as the presiding high priest, 22 years less than Enoch did. The only way mordorbund could be considered correct in his assertion is if Adam outlived Enoch, but he didn’t. Enoch lived in mortality about 57 years beyond the death of Adam. .
  26. JohnsonJones

    A question about temple marriage

    The question is if he loves you. If he loves you enough to marry you, than you need to tell him the truth. HOWEVER...in addition to that you need to start going to church. If nothing else, go to church with him in his ward. I am unsure what would make it a bad time to ever go back to church. Normally, it is NEVER a bad time to start going back to church, so that phrase puzzles me. If it is something specifically in your ward, find another ward that you do not have the conflict in. If you fiancé is in a different ward, go to his ward with him. There are many ways to start going back to church. This would be in preparation to go to the temple. You may be afraid that you have done things that would prevent you from doing so, and this may be true. The sooner you work on getting those cleared up with a member of the Bishopric, the sooner you would be able to go to the temple. Many times people are afraid of going to the Bishop because they fear punishment. Normally (though not always) what they imagine will happen is far more harsh than what actually happens. It could be as soon as tomorrow that you could go to the temple, or it could be a year away. IF you are in this category, you would not know until you find out for yourself. If you are worthy, or at least there is nothing that is holding you back, go to church for a month or two and you may be able to go to the Temple sooner than you may expect if that is your goal and you wish to be married in the temple and have someone who wants to take you to the temple. A temple marriage is worth waiting for and worth working towards. If this is your goal, and your hoped for future spouse loves you enough to marry you, tell them the truth and the issues at hand. If they truly love you they will work with you through this and also have the goal of a temple marriage.
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