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  1. I haven't been able to find where I originally read about it, but i've found an article that goes into detail that satisfies my curiosity. https://rsc.byu.edu/isaiah-prophets/joseph-smith-found-ancient-manuscripts
  2. I wasn't aware of the Scripture Citation Index, so i'll definitely take a look! I've found in my notes that Cleon Skousen was the one who said the prophesies of Joseph of Egypt are found within Jewish tradition. Still looking for the sources. (I understand some caution is warranted when reading Skousen)
  3. Hello everyone I need a little help locating something I read a while back. I remember reading an article or talk about the prophesy that Joseph in Egypt(Many colored coat) gave that is recorded in 2 Nephi 3 (particularly 3:15). It might have been something from Cleon Skousen, or LeGrand Richards, but i'm not sure. In the article/talk it talked about how the Kingdom of Israel (Northern Kingdom) was conquered and since scripture back then wasn't all compiled into one book many prophesies were lost. There however is a record reference/story/myth to the Jews(likely ones in diaspora) having a prophesy that hints/implies/follows the one in the Book of Mormon from Joseph of Egypt. I am curious to track down the sources if anyone might know.
  4. This seems like a define the words you are using carefully type of thing. Exaltation is returning to dwell in Gods presence in the Celestial Kingdom. OR "Exaltation is eternal life, the kind of life God lives." (Which to be like God requires a Body) When Christ was on Earth, he was not "exalted" in this sense, since it required resurrection at the least, and at the most returning to the Father after entering into mortality. The test, trial, and attaining of perfection is not complete until it has happened, even if you are perfect. Christ "grew in wisdom, and stature, and favor with the Lord" Luke 2:52 Christ also was baptized to "Fulfil all righteousness" Matt 3:15 "It is Finished" John 19:30 As a metaphor, Getting straight A's in 4th grade may mean they are getting perfect grades, but doesn't mean they are done with school. Christ entered into exaltation upon his returning to his Father, shortly after his resurrection. (Note when Christ says he has not ascended to his Father)
  5. There are some good replies to this thread. Just to be quick. I think the goal setting idea is a great way of trying to teach the youth to be self motivated. This allows them to act, expands agency, and focuses them on change. (Faith, Repentance....)
  6. It is nice to have inter faith discussions without it becoming heated! Often one side will feel ganged up on and the other will feel attacked.
  7. Ponder on what has been explained to you and you have experienced in the endowment. Pray ask God, look for the principles in the scriptures that can give guidance into this issue. The bishop of your local ward has also been set apart to guide the flock, you can always seek his guidance. The short answer most will tell you is "no". Just going with that answer though robs someone of seeking out personal revelation on the issue. Also the way the question has been asked makes it seem like a troll or someone who has not been through the endowment is asking.
  8. Modesty is a form of Courtesy. All civilizations adopt social rules of courtesy, ethics, morals etc... Some of which may be different from one another (Such as cultures where partial nudity is not sexualized). This forms a baseline of expectations for people to interact with each other. It's purpose is simple, to create an environment where they and others can get along, and feel safe with each other (arguably the first safe space...). Courtesy communicates non-aggression or aggression and other such information (You bet you can make a long list!). Regardless of agreement or disagreement with what others view is appropriate courtesy, if you wish to coexist and communicate with others effectively it is important to understand what others think when it comes to courtesy. In this context Modesty has more to do with getting along with others. Suggesting modesty doesn't always mean that you are objectifying another person, or victim shaming them.
  9. I would expand on that by saying the authority is through covenant with G-d. It's his authority, for the salvation of his children.
  10. It pays clearly in the form of paid semi-professional (at least trained) staffing, organized program and facilities. Both volunteer run camps and paid exist in Boy Scouts, and the pricing difference between the two is often noticeable (Depending on council to council). Young Women camps get by largely with donations and volunteers, both local and through Church funds (costs of maintaining land, equipment, food, insurance, staff). I have a hunch that if you started adding those numbers together you would start to find total costs begin to equalize. Though I am completely supportive of doing volunteer based camps. (Special spirit when people simply seek to do good for others) I don't think there is anything wrong with having a program that requires work to achieve, and I have respect for the Girl Scouts Gold, as well as Eagle, as well as Personal Progress as well as Duty to God. You are right, the church did not provide a secular award opportunity for the young women. You are speaking to someone with a brother who achieved the rank of Eagle that is diagnosed with autism. https://www.scouting.org/programs/boy-scouts/the-building-blocks-of-scouting/disabilities/ https://www.scouting.org/resources/guide-to-advancement/special-needs/
  11. I readily admit that I do not know everything. The longer i'm around the more I know that I don't know. If you really want to get down to it, all approximations are untruths because there are exceptions and approximations don't accurately represent an absolute truth. That being said, clearly a majority of accredited boy scout summer camps had a majority of boys attend and a quite small amount of girls participating in non-staff positions over the course of the existence of Boy Scouting. (Generally Staffs, and Adults are considered to be more likely responsible individuals in most aspects of society)
  12. I am not against adaptation when needed and prompted by the spirit. Much as it stated in various policy guides. I am against ignoring the guidance of the brethren.
  13. My comment was specifically towards Scouting and the Church. I reaffirm that using Scouting to help boys to receive the Gospel by inviting them to act in gospel principles can happen. When leaders put forth the effort to allow it to happen. One of the common complaints sometimes heard is that the boys program is just not as spiritual as the girls program.... Hogwash...