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  1. mikbone

    Divine identity of Jesus

    https://rsc.byu.edu/archived/pearl-great-price-revelations-god/doctrine-firstborn-and-only-begotten I have found this document enlightening concerning the term begotten.
  2. mikbone

    How would you answer this?

    https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/history-1838-1856-volume-e-1-1-july-1843-30-april-1844/123 The above is the document that President Oaks referred to as the Joseph Smith funeral sermon in 1843. It discusses both issues in question.
  3. I have no idea. First Vision Bicentennial. Im sure we will focus on the life and teachings of Joseph Smith as well as Jesus Christ. I expect that the D&C will get an expansion. I would love to see some of Joseph Smith’s later conference talks to become canonized. As well as the The Proclamation & The Living Christ. Maybe the new hymnal Can’t wait.
  4. mikbone

    Youth (especially YW) changes!

    https://newsroom.churchofjesuschrist.org/article/october-2019-general-conference-youth-organizations " [A bishop’s] first and foremost responsibility is to care for the young men and young women of his ward."
  5. mikbone

    Women and children as witnesses

    Joseph Smith’s opinion carries weight in my mind. The restoration will continue. Obviously, witnessing a baptism or even a sealing is NOT a priesthood ordinance. It is a peripheral event that occurs during the ordinance. Just like how we partake of the sacrament even though we have not blessed it. In the example I gave of my wife accompanying during a blessing, she does not use her priesthood to do so. And I surely do not evoke it. There is a whole lot of misunderstanding about the priesthood.
  6. mikbone

    Women and children as witnesses

    There seems to be a USA feminist / liberal agenda to strike down any form of male gender oppression. The priesthood has never given anyone the power to oppress. Priesthood is the power of God to give service.
  7. mikbone

    Women and children as witnesses

    I have asked my wife to assist with blessings before. I state my authority and by virtue of her faith. Never underestimate the faith of a mother. Whoever told you that you could not do it that way. Joseph Smith Jr. Respecting females administering for the healing of the sick, there could be no evil in it, if God gave his sanction by healing; that there could be no more sin in any female laying hands on and praying for the sick, than in wetting the face with water; it is no sin for anybody to administer that has faith, or if the sick have faith to be healed by their administration. (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, 224) Joseph Fielding Smith Q: "If a man and his wife were alone with a sick person, could he anoint with the oil and then seal the anointing with his wife assisting using the priesthood she holds jointly with her husband?" President Joseph F. Smith in The Improvement Era, Vol. 10, page 308, answered this question as follows: "Does a wife hold the priesthood with her husband and may she lay hands on the sick with him, with authority?" A wife does not hold the priesthood with her husband, but she enjoys the benefits thereof with him; and if she is requested to lay hands on the sick with him, or with any other officer holding the Melchizedek Priesthood, she may do so with perfect propriety. It is no uncommon thing for a man and wife unitedly to administer to their children. . . . The wife would lay on hands just as would a member of the Aaronic Priesthood, or a faithful brother without the priesthood, thus giving support by faith to the ordinance.... Such an administration would not be by virtue of the priesthood, but a manifestation of faith. (Answers to Gospel Questions, 1:149-150)
  8. mikbone

    Women and children as witnesses

    Anyone with a temple recommend can witness a baptism Any endowed member with a recommend can witness a sealing.
  9. The JoD is not a standard work of the church. It is not part of the canon. No matter how many quotes you find or how much you want it to be...
  10. Yes this is a very good scholarly work that attempts to piece together the final general conference address of Joseph Smith. The following is my favorite recording. http://www.boap.org/LDS/Parallel/1844/7Apr44-copy.html
  11. Nope. It is a copy of the Journal of Discourse publication of the “King Follett Discourse” JoD Vol 6 p1-11
  12. https://en.m.wikisource.org/wiki/Journal_of_Discourses/Volume_6/Character_and_Being_of_God,_etc.
  13. In the temple narrative when Elohim, Michael and Jehovah are presented, there is no commentary about this group being the Godhead. But many have made this association. For me and mine, our interpretation is that Adam and Eve are representations of us... That we took part in the decision making process and preparation for this earthly probationary state. It is probably better to review core doctrine and modern revelation and apply these concepts to our understanding of the temple narrative. As opposed to trying to understand the narrative through the lens of the so called Adam - God theory.
  14. Yes we are the same species. Elohim, Jehovah, and mankind. But I don’t think that I am similar to Elohim, He is essentially infinitely more experienced, intelligent, wise, and powerful. He is perfect, we are not. Jehovah in the pre-mortal existence was more like Elohim than He was like us.