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  1. I'm so glad that this statement is referring to the future and not the present
  2. I'm quite certain that bitzkrieg is just one of many, many tactics that the Beast will use.
  3. Alma 46: 24 - 25 so shall a remnant of the seed of my son be preserved by the hand of God, and be taken unto himself, while the remainder of the seed of Joseph shall perish, even as the remnant of his garment. 25 Now behold, this giveth my soul sorrow; nevertheless, my soul hath joy in my son, because of that part of his seed which shall be taken unto God. Does anybody know anything about a remnant of the seed of Joseph being taken unto God, while the remainder of the seed of Joseph shall perish? I haven't heard anything about a remnant of the seed of Joseph being taken unto God but perhaps someone else has. The only remnant of the seed of Jacob that I recall being taken unto God was Moses, but he was not of the seed of Joseph. Also, this idea of the remainder of the seed of Joseph perishing doesn’t seem to be consistent with Jacob's blessing of Joseph that he will be so fruitful that his branches will run over the wall.
  4. Which is more merciful: to grant mercy without conditions, or to grant mercy subject to conditions?
  5. When I read of the entry requirements for the Telestial kingdom, and the glory of that kingdom, I am inclined to believe that, contrary to what Alma taught, there will be a great many who will restored from sin to happiness. I think that their happiness will be less than, or of a lesser quality, than those who inherit a kingdom of greater glory, but that they will still be happy to be where they are. So does that raise the question of whether or not there are limitations, or exceptions, to Alma’s suggestion that we will not be restored from sin to happiness?
  6. The Sydney temple was the same. When it was constructed, the font was above ground. Many years later, at least a decade, the temple was expanded, and a a new font was created in the lowest part of the temple. It was probably below ground level.
  7. The time certainly did come to plant and build a people and a house to His name. I think that with 167 temples we have certainly done that. The Lord has 167 houses to walk in.
  8. But of course the temples don't exist only for the living. Perhaps a divine decision has been made that the interests of those awaiting baptism in the spirit world outweigh any benefits that might come from maintaining a certain level of sacrifice for the living to attend temples.
  9. This is very similar to the Hong Kong temple. Before the renovations, the same building housed a chapel, a stake centre, and a temple. I'm not sure if this is still the case. It also sounds a little similar to the ENdowment House which, from what I recall, was used for several purposes, only one of which was related to temple ordinances.
  10. To reinforce what @Just_A_Guysaid, without some sort of change your current direction is likely to be your future direction. Perhaps you could give some consideration to where your future direction is likely to take you and what sort of change you can most successfully and effectively make. Example is often considered by many to be a successfull and effective means of bringing about change.
  11. We had a combined Branch meeting at church today to hear from the Temple President and his wife during both Sacrament meeting and Priesthood/Relief Society. From where I live, the temple of the Temple District of which I am a part of is more than 3,000 kilometers away. But our youth will not be going to this temples for their upcoming temple trip. They will be going to the Sydney temple which is almost 4,000 kilometers away because it is the only temple in Australia with patron accommodation. During his talk I reflected on the fact that the ancient Israelites had a portable temple that they packed up and carried around with them. Christ, when He was here, wandered the dusty roads of Israel going to the people. The apostles travel the world bringing the gospel to the people, as do tens of thousands of missionaries. Baptisms can be done anywhere where there is enough water and Priesthood ordinations can also be done anywhere. It seems like a lot of the gospel goes to where the people are, but at the moment, temples do not go to the people. People must come to the temple. What do you think are the pros and cons of having portable temples that could be packed onto a few trucks and be driven to anywhere where the saints are? Do you think this is a question that the brethren might have seriously considered? As we all know, its not the building itself that matters, its what happen inside the building that is important.
  12. Is this just a theory or have you actually tested it?
  13. Make sure you do it in the right country This is Austrlia's program for getting people from their existing profession into the teaching profession.
  14. I'm not sure what you mean by saying God is light, pure energy. I tend to think of Him as having a body of flesh and bones, as tangible as man's.
  15. I suspect that an atonement was not necessary to unlock the doors of hell. God coud have far more easily simply decreed that those doors be unlocked, while of course leaving it up to us to choose whether or not to leave.