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    Good 72 hour Kit for Family?

    From Frequently Asked Questions Frequently Asked Questions Family Home Storage What about 72-hour kits? Church members are encouraged to prepare for adversity by building a basic supply of food, water, money, and, over time, longer-term supply items. Beyond this, Church members may choose to store additional items that could be of use during times of distress. Frequently Asked Questions ******************** Church News and Events (This applied to New Zealand, but also should be applicable anywhere that disaster may strike) and contains a nice list A Kit in Time 18 October 2010 A Kit in Time - Church News and Events
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    Salvation by Works or Faith

    James 2:14-26 20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? So BOTH!
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    Evolution

    Yes and then you have the unicorn (who missed the ark)
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    New Study: Fox News Viewers Most Misinformed

    The media not only deals with misinformation but it also deals with withholding information. For instance: why haven't you heard about this on the news? Act! for America - Report--Obama quietly appoints Muslim Brotherhood to key posts February 16, 2011 by Anthony Martin An ex-CIA agent and counter-intelligence expert has revealed in a special report that Barack Obama has quietly appointed members of the Muslim Brotherhood to key posts within the Administration. Dr. Clare Lopez, professor at the Centre for Counterintelligence and Security Studies, wrote a policy paper in December of 2009 which details the systematic appointment of Sharia-friendly advocates within the State Department and other government agencies. . . . . . . . According to reports issued by NewsRealBlog, RedState, and LaborUnionReport, secret documents released by Wikileaks indicate that the United States government has been in the process of planning social and political upheaval in the Middle East for at least 2 years--beginning during the waning days of the Bush Administration and continuing under Obama. The goal was to push moderate Muslim dictators out the door in countries such as Egypt, while advocating so-called 'democracy' which would then insure the rise of Muslim Brotherhood-supported Islamists to fill the power-gap. . . . . . . .
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    I need some advice

    Then why are you dating someone who is not? And please don't tell me that a Junior in High School is.
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    Favorite Hymn

    Even if it is very hard to choose these are 4 of my favorites. Oh My Father Secret Prayer Amazing Grace Ere you left your room this morning (Did you think to pray?)
  7. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/25/business/25toyota.html Toyota to Recall Over 2 Million Vehicles for Gas Pedal Flaws By NICK BUNKLEY Published: February 24, 2011 DETROIT — Floor mats and accelerators continue to plague Toyota. Add to Portfolio Toyota said on Thursday that it was recalling another 2.17 million vehicles to fix problems that could cause their accelerator pedals to become stuck, a setback in its efforts to rebound from the uncertainty that swirled around the car maker last year. Toyota initiated two new recalls on Thursday, covering about 769,000 sport utility vehicles and 20,000 Lexus sedans, and added nearly 1.4 million vehicles to its November 2009 recall related to what Toyota called “floor mat entrapment.” . . . . . . .
  8. Next, Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie Signs Same-Sex Civil Unions Into Law HONOLULU — Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed same-sex civil unions into law Wednesday, calling it "a triumph for everyone" that gay and lesbian couples will have the same state rights as married partners. Civil unions in the Rainbow State would start Jan. 1, 2012, making Hawaii the seventh state to permit civil unions or similar legal recognitions for gay couples. Five other states and the District of Columbia allow same-sex marriage.
  9. Gov't Drops Defense of Anti-gay Marriage Law Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 12:40 PM WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major policy reversal, the Obama administration said Wednesday it will no longer defend the constitutionality of a U.S. law banning recognition of same-sex marriage. Attorney General Eric Holder said President Barack Obama has concluded that the administration cannot defend the federal law that defines marriage as only between a man and a woman. He noted that the congressional debate during passage of the Defense of Marriage Act "contains numerous expressions reflecting moral disapproval of gays and lesbians and their intimate and family relationships — precisely the kind of stereotype-based thinking and animus the (U.S. Constitution's)Equal Protection Clause is designed to guard against." . . . . . .
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    Unrest in Egypt

    U.S. sending officials to Europe to coordinate effort to stop "outrageous" violence in Libya, President Obama says.
  11. It's interesting that you should bring up Joseph Smith King Follett Discourse. From the Discourse The Unpardonable Sin A man cannot commit the unpardonable sin after the dissolution of the body, and there is a way possible for escape. Knowledge saves a man; and in the world of spirits no man can be exalted but by knowledge. So long as a man will not give heed to the commandments, he must abide without salvation. If a man has knowledge, he can be saved; although, if he has been guilty of great sins, he will be punished for them. But when he consents to obey the Gospel, whether here or in the world of spirits, he is saved. A man is his own tormenter and his own condemner. Hence the saying, They shall go into the lake that burns with fire and brimstone. The torment of disappointment in the mind of man is as exquisite as a lake burning with fire and brimstone. I say, so is the torment of man. I know the Scriptures and understand them. I said, no man can commit the unpardonable sin after the dissolution of the body, nor in this life, until he receives the Holy Ghost but they must do it in this world. Hence the salvation of Jesus Christ was wrought out for all men, in order to triumph over the devil; for if it did not catch him in one place, it would in another; for he stood up as a Savior. All will suffer until they obey Christ himself. The contention in heaven was -- Jesus said there would be certain souls that would not be saved; and the devil said he could save them all, and laid his plans before the grand council, who gave their vote in favor of Jesus Christ. So the devil rose up in rebellion against God, and was cast down, with all who put up their heads for him. (Book of Moses -- Pearl of Great Price, Chap. 4:1-4; Book of Abraham, Chap. 3:23-28.) The Forgiveness of Sins All sins shall be forgiven, except the sin against the Holy Ghost; for Jesus will save all except the sons of perdition. What must a man do to commit the unpardonable sin? He must receive the Holy Ghost, have the heavens opened unto him, and know God, and then sin against Him.[12] After a man has sinned against the Holy Ghost, there is no repentance for him. [12] For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, and have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, if they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame" (Hebrews 6:4-6). Those who sin against the light and knowledge of the Holy Ghost may be said to crucify more than the body of our Lord, they crucify the Spirit. [back] **** Doctrines of the Gospel Student Manual Course Details Chapter 33 Kingdoms of Glory and Perdition 3. Those who deny the Holy Ghost after having received it and crucify the Savior unto themselves will have no forgiveness and will be sons of perdition (see D&C 76:34–36 ; Matthew 12:31–32 ). (as noted in the King Follett Discourse) “And he that believes, is baptized, and receives the light and testimony of Jesus Christ, and walks well for a season, receiving the fulness of the blessings of the gospel in this world, and afterwards turns wholly unto sin, violating his covenants, he will be among those whom the gospel can never reach in the spirit world; and all such go beyond its saving power, they will taste the second death, and be banished from the presence of God eternally” (Joseph F. Smith, Gospel Doctrine, 476–77).
  12. Yes, your points are also valid - but not all inclusive. Why can't I - the Church does on LDS.org - are they wrong too?
  13. Lot's fall away few Deny the Holy Ghost. Becoming an Atheist by definition is denying it.