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  2. DennisTate

    Mark of the Beast??

    I honestly think that you were inspired to do this........ it was time...... it was just time.......... as a matter of fact..... you will get an idea of what I mean by this if you wade through this discussion that could also be tied into this topic: Am I wrong to be thinking that whoever STOPS the Jewish scholars and Levites from offering sacrifices after they do so for around forty two months..... would be the anti-Christ guy????? Would therefore anybody who causes the Jewish scholars to stop offering sacrifices be a major contender to come up with some variation of "Mark of the Beast?" The plot thickens because I was taught a very different but none the less interesting variation on the "Mark of the Beast" by Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong and his son Evangelist Garner Ted Armstrong since the early 1970's! What I was taught......... to whatever degree it was true or false is one topic but...... the concept has what could be termed "Artistic Value" for our time period right now????
  3. DennisTate

    Mark of the Beast??

    I just now noticed that this is a zombie thread........ a really good one by the way....... I heard a video on the 5-G theory a few days ago that was quite well done I have to admit......... So well done that I didn't even get up the nerve to comment on it yet??!! I should probably attempt to find the video because the speaker turned his ideas into a full fledged alternative "Mark of the Beast" theory????? Would my adding that video be appropriate?
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  5. SilentOne

    Holy Week 2020

    Psalm 22 Luke 23
  6. SilentOne

    Why would one choose BYU over Harvard ?

    Sounds similar to my reasons for not applying. Especially If BYU honors program kids were full of themselves, as my brother's experience led me to believe they were, why would I want to go to the Ivy League, where it would probably be worse? Plus, there is the family legacy factor of growing up dreaming of the day I would also go to BYU as my parents and their siblings had before me. I didn't, but that's another story and not relevant to this thread.
  7. Vort

    Why would one choose BYU over Harvard ?

    Harvard actually invited me to apply based on some test scores I got. (Note that they didn't say they would accept me, just urged me to apply.) Coming out of high school, I was a kid from Cowtown, WA, with no real idea that Harvard might be useful to me. It was famous, and obviously I had heard of it, but I didn't see why it would be someplace I might like to go. Literally on the other side of the country, full of rich kids who thought they were better than anyone else, and surely it would cost me a fortune (because I was footing my own bill). As I recall, they wanted $50 or $100 just to process my application, which was a considerable sum of money for me and my family. Overall, Harvard held no appeal to me. I literally did not know (or much care) what I was missing. I was going to go to the University of Washington, but at the last minute my parents suggested BYU, so I applied there and went to Provo instead. Best educational decision I ever made. Ever. Not that going to Harvard would be a bad idea. But BYU is a special place. Yes, marrying someone of your faith is highly important, and BYU cannot possibly be overestimated in that department. But it's also vastly less expensive than Harvard. I realize Harvard gives out tons of scholarships. Guess what? BYU is still going to come in waaaaaaaay cheaper. And if you're a good enough student to be accepted at Harvard, you'll probably get at least a tuition scholarship offer from BYU, at which point your school expenses pretty much consist of books, food, and apartment. If my child had the choice between e.g. Harvard Law School or BYU Law School, I would urge him to consider Harvard. It's a top law school, and getting a law degree from Harvard pretty much guarantees that you will be making big money immediately out of school, and much bigger money down the line (assuming you stay in law). Same with probably any other graduate school program. But undergrad? I would always urge my children to go to BYU, unless they really don't want to go to BYU or can't get in. (And if Harvard would take them but BYU wouldn't, it would not be because of scholastic difficulties, but more likely not being able to get the ecclesiastical endorsement—in which case I would be terrified for my child to go to almost any state or Ivy League school.)
  8. Serviteur du seigneur

    Why would one choose BYU over Harvard ?

    Just want to know the thoughts of the brethren on this. I ve been involved in such discussions and we decided it was mostly because it's easier to get married at the Y. What y'all think ?
  9. Godless

    Social Distancing Music

    This is the only tolerable thing Adam Levine has done, imo.
  10. SilentOne

    Social Distancing Music

    Is this one a little too morbid?
  11. Godless

    Mark of the Beast??

    This thread is quite the trip down memory lane. I know at least one poster in here ended up getting banned (not due to this thread specifically, to be clear).
  12. Colirio

    Mark of the Beast??

    And to think you could have learned all this 12 years ago!
  13. Scott

    The COVID thread

    https://public.flourish.studio/visualisation/1812248/?fbclid=IwAR3haoaRLFsYUPPv2fJRLnMXoY8kYhoEDv8xhk7mPC5ZivUAV1IW81c_umk
  14. Colirio

    The COVID thread

    Howling for his blood? You referred to it as a lynching earlier. Vort referred to it as crucifixion. 🤨 Adopting the dramatic, liberal ways are we? Moving on... “”While the investigation sorts through the different versions of what took place by witnesses who were at the park, it is evident there was an overreach by our police officers,” the police department said.” This isn’t what we ‘think’ we know. This is what the police department publicly stated. ‘Innocent until proven guilty’ applies to the legal system, not my personal judgment of a man’s character. “Mooney said he refused to provide his identification when officers asked for it because he had not broken any law. "Well, they didn't like that idea. They then proceeded to make a threat against me saying, 'If you don't give us your identification, if you don't identify yourself, we're going to put you in handcuffs in front of your 6-year-old daughter.'" Mooney said officers handcuffed him and placed him in a patrol car for about 10 to 15 minutes while they phoned a supervisor for guidance.” What happened to Mooney’s opportunity to be innocent until proven guilty? This is the very issue for which I take exception.
  15. askandanswer

    The COVID thread

    hmm, I'll have to remember this one, it could come in handy some time.
  16. prisonchaplain

    Judge not lest ye be judged

    I suspect that LDS and Evangelical teaching might be quite similar concerning Matthew 7:1-2. We condemn sin but leave the judging of souls to God. Our failure in this area manifests most commonly as gossip. One of the least followed counsels in scripture has to be the command to go directly to the one who has offended us. https://www.facebook.com/anglelakechurch/?__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARCaatWaImg61vqDRlLsJyOk-0-aZPDCpKtx9-kePlw1QvlixG5ub_JCcMWcXDbxlJ1E21noAL3_HcP5
  17. DennisTate

    Mark of the Beast??

    Near death experiencer Dannion Brinkley was shown something interesting about this during one of his brushes with death, (I think it was his one in 1975 but I am not sure). This reminded me of a statement in the rather ancient Book of Jasher chapter four. https://www.sacred-texts.com/chr/apo/jasher/4.htm
  18. DennisTate

    Dubai temple

    Wow!!!! I hope that you can make some use of this basic idea? https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/scriptures/ot/isa/35?lang=eng 1 The wilderness and the asolitary place shall be bglad for cthem; and the ddesert shall rejoice, and eblossom as the rose. .... 6 Then shall the lame man leap as an ahart, and the tongue of the dumb bsing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert. 7 And the aparched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water: in the bhabitation of dragons, where each lay, shall be grass with reeds and rushes. Can Muslims, Christians, Hindu's and Jews all unite around the fulfillment of an ancient Islamic prediction for the Last Hour? This obviously reminds me of Isaiah chapter 35 and..... .of an alternative theory on stabilization of the climate put forward by a New Mexico biologist and coach:
  19. estradling75

    The COVID thread

    You used a straw man argument though. The idea that everyone just 'knows' the order is wrong.. is nice in theory.. but the reality tends to be less clear on what is really known when. Generally speaking we want cops and soldiers to protect us from the bad guys... Sadly the bad guy the bad guys do not wear black capes, handle bar mustaches, and monologue their criminal plans at the drop of the hat. That means the soldiers need to sometimes act on orders without knowing all the facts and the cops need to investigate (their form of action). All evidence points to the cops investigating (and controlling the situation while they did). Their investigation cleared the man. The fact that the clearing came from the leadership clarification shows that it was not clear to the cops before. Now you can say it should have been clear to the cops before... I will not argue with that point... All I will say such confusion points to leadership failure. And you can say that such marital law type tactic that many places are imposing are wrong.. I will not disagree with that either.. Sadly as the body count starts to rise such positions become the minority. Fair enough. I am going by the mantra of "Innocent until Proven Guilty". Which means that we should not be howling for his blood based on what we 'think' we know. Now when the department investigates and they have the facts and proof. If "overreach" is code for "abused his authority" then the department and whatever oversight organization exist should deal with it as such. If however "overreach" is code for "made a mistake" then the department and whatever oversight organization exist should deal with it as such. (And yes big mistakes can still get you fired or more).
  20. Colirio

    The COVID thread

    You seem to be giving ample latitude to the officer’s actions based on the thought process that he simply made a mistake. An error in judgment shouldn’t warrant harsh action in your opinion. I would agree with you in this thought process. My understanding, however, is that the department admitted that there was overreach. I interpret that as meaning he did not act appropriately given the situation. In other words, he didn’t do what he should have done. He didn’t follow protocol. He broke the rules. There needs to be a stiff recourse of action towards people in authority who abuse that authority.
  21. Just_A_Guy

    The COVID thread

    Let me put it this way: @MormonGator put the “old” in “Old Babylonian Empire”.
  22. laronius

    Gather all things in one

    When it comes to the Restoration I think of it in terms of breadth and depth (for lack of better terms). Depth has to do with what has been restored and breadth concerns how widely it has been disseminated. For example when knowledge of the Godhead was restored in the First Vision that concerned depth. But as missionaries began teaching about the Godhead that was breadth. To this day that knowledge is still being restored to different peoples and parts of the earth that do not have that truth. We are taught that when the Savior comes again the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the Lord. I believe this is a facet of the Restoration measured by it's breadth and part of the qualifiers behind Jehovah's declaration that the "work is done."
  23. askandanswer

    The COVID thread

    umm, when was that one?
  24. laronius

    2020 Worldwide Fast to fight Covid-19

    One of my most spiritual fasts happened on my mission when we played basketball with some youth on Sat evening after my fast had started. I about died of thirst but it seemed to make a noticable difference in my fast.
  25. MormonGator

    The COVID thread

    That's awesome.
  26. Just_A_Guy

    The COVID thread

    Well, I meant the War of 1812 BC.
  27. MormonGator

    The COVID thread

    I was talking about the English Civil War in your case. (just playing JAG. Nothing but love)
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