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About mikbone

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    Amateur Astronomy, Cliff Jumping, Vintage Video Games (Robotron 2084 is my favorite), Sci-Fi / Fantasy Books, Good Movies, LDS Doctrine
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  1. mikbone

    Year supply anyone?

    From President Thomas S. Monson, First Counselor, we hear: “Many more people could ride out the storm-tossed waves in their economic lives if they had their year’s supply of food … and were debt-free. Today we find that many have followed this counsel in reverse: they have at least a year’s supply of debt and are food-free.”
  2. Joseph Smith taught that “a religion that does not require the sacrifice of all things never has the power sufficient to produce the faith necessary unto life and salvation.”
  3. “The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods.” - Paine, Thomas, The American Crisis “Let us realize that the privilege to work is a gift, that power to work is a blessing, that love of work is success”. – David O McKay Moses 1:39 This is my work and my glory - John 5:17 But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work. In my opinion, God does not require anyone to sacrifice. He does not wish to punish any of his children. But we are responsible for the consequences of our actions. That being said… If one desires the power, authority, and honor that God commands; it must be earned, most likely through work, and sacrifice.
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    Tree of Life

    If Heavenly Parents came to Earth they could have partaken of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, become mortal and then produced Adam and Eve through the normal means. They then could have partaken from the fruit of the Tree of Life become immortals again.
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    two questions re. the Atonement

    There are many people out there that think that Jesus suffered an equal amount of pain required by a heavenly balance sheet to pay for our sins calculating every single sin from every single person. Essentially, when we sin and repent, we are heaping extra suffering upon Christ. I don't aspire to this 'penal substitution' theory. We don't understand the eternal torment that Christ experienced during the Atonement. Nor can we, nor do we wish to experience the tiniest amount. See D&C 19:4-20 (with particular emphasis on the words eternal and endless) The price required to satisfy justice has already been paid. When we do not repent. We only hurt ourselves and deprecate the Atonement of Jesus Christ.
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    Question re the Law of Moses

    But not all of the Jews… https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messianic_Judaism see also 2 Nephi 25: 16-18
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    New Temple Predictions

    Wellington, New Zealand Brazzaville, Republic of Congo Barcelona, Spain Birmingham, United Kingdom Cusco, Peru Maceió, Brazil Santos, Brazil San Luis Potosí, Mexico Mexico City Benemérito, Mexico Tampa, Florida Knoxville, Tennessee Cleveland, Ohio Wichita, Kansas Austin, Texas Missoula, Montana Montpelier, Idaho Modesto, California
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    Why the King James Version?

    https://www.oculus.com/experiences/gear-vr/1135979366469525/ Also all kinds of bible apps with cute pictures, games, and simplified explanations.
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    Question re the Law of Moses

    3 Nephi 15–17 Introduction In the time of Moses the children of Israel were stiffnecked and hard of heart. As a result, they lost the privilege of living the fulness of the higher law (see Mosiah 13:29–31). Instead, along with portions of the higher law that they were still allowed to live, the law of Moses (the lesser law) was added to help them come to Christ (see D&C 84:18–27). After His Resurrection, Jesus Christ taught the Nephites that the law of Moses was fulfilled in Him (see 3 Nephi 12:17–18). He taught that “old things had passed away” (3 Nephi 15:2–4) and that He is “the law, and the light” to follow (3 Nephi 15:9). https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/manual/book-of-mormon-student-manual/chapter-42-3-nephi-15-17?lang=eng
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    Why the King James Version?

    Alma 37 3 And these plates of brass, which contain these engravings, which have the records of the holy scriptures upon them, which have the genealogy of our forefathers, even from the beginning— 4 Behold, it has been prophesied by our fathers, that they should be kept and handed down from one generation to another, and be kept and preserved by the hand of the Lord until they should go forth unto every nation, kindred, tongue, and people, that they shall know of the mysteries contained thereon.
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    Why the King James Version?

    Anything but the original is watered down. Context is lost, poetry is lost. You ever tried translating poetry? It don't work. It may not be watered down 90%, but you have lost material. And scripture is the most demanding of all literature in my opinion.