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    Nephi, Mahonri, and Cowdery

    In my mind, this experience raises the question of whether or not there should be any connection at all between our faith and our circumstances in life, and if so, why. At the moment, I can't think of why there should be any such connections. I think that, at a minimum, our faith should remain constant, regardless of our circumstances, and at more than a minimum, it should continue to grow, regardless of our circumstances.
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    another third hour?

    I came across this image referring to third hour a few minutes ago on the church website. Is there any connection between this icon, which I presume is referring to a twitter feed, and this forum? The layout of the text is not the same but the colours are. https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/broadcasts/face-to-face/rasband-restoration?lang=eng
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    Brigham Young statue vandalized

    That sounds like a material saving to me.
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    Safely Passing The Sacrament These Days

    Same for most (all?) of Australia, as far as I know. (not all in the same home )
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    Atlantis......... Was it real?

    It sank in about AD 33 immediately prior to Christ's visit to the Americas, following His resurrection in Jerusalem. It was destroyed, along with several other cities at the same time, because of the wickedness of the inhabitants. Other cities were destroyed by fire, earthquake and by being swallowed up in the depths of the earth.
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    Atlantis......... Was it real?

    I'm open to the possibility that once upon a time, a coastal city that existed is now under water. As to where and when, and the nature of the city and its inhabitants, I'm not really sure. 9 And the city of Moroni did sink into the depths of the sea, and the inhabitants thereof were drowned. (Book of Mormon | 3 Nephi 8:9)
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    LAPD Budget

    Its pretty simple really - he was fired because he fired.
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    Update From My Son's Mission

    MIssionaries have their own language which they all come to understand and use quite quickly, but non-missionaries don't. As far as I know, missionaries using the term "died" for someone who finishes their mission and goes home is universal That's a big call from his Mission President to aim for 5 teachings a day under the current lockdown restrictions. They're still restricted to their apartment aren't they? He must be doing really well if he is consistently meeting this goal. It's tough on him that he has to learn both Filipino and Visayan, pretty much at that the same time. He's had a lot of study time lately, but two languages at once is a big task no matter what the circumstances are. Was it just you that he taught or the rest of the family as well?
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    Help from our leaders...

    On September 30, 1978, at the 148th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the following was presented by President N. Eldon Tanner, First Counselor in the First Presidency of the Church: 2 In early June of this year, the First Presidency announced that a revelation had been received by President Spencer W. Kimball extending priesthood and temple blessings to all worthy male members of the Church (Doctrine and Covenants | Official Declaration 2:1 - 2)
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    Help from our leaders...

    @BobMaster I'm generally loathe to judge people or make guesses as to what they might need, but in this case, I'm making a guess that you could find the following to be beneficial. It comes from one of my most favourite talks, given by (then) Elder Benson at a BYU Devotional, titled 14 Fundamentals in Following the Prophet. I've only included two quotes here but I strongly recommend the whole talk. https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/ezra-taft-benson/fourteen-fundamentals-following-prophet/ Sixth: The prophet does not have to say “Thus saith the Lord” to give us scripture. Sometimes there are those who haggle over words. They might say the prophet gave us counsel but that we are not obligated to follow it unless he says it is a commandment. But the Lord says of the Prophet Joseph, “Thou shalt give heed unto all his words and commandments which he shall give unto you” (D&C 21:4; italics added). Second:The living prophet is more vital to us than the standard works. President Wilford Woodruff tells of an interesting incident that occurred in the days of the Prophet Joseph Smith: I will refer to a certain meeting I attended in the town of Kirtland in my early days. At that meeting some remarks were made that have been made here today, with regard to the living oracles and with regard to the written word of God. The same principle was presented, although not as extensively as it has been here, when a leading man in the Church got up and talked upon the subject, and said: “You have got the word of God before you here in the Bible, Book of Mormon, and Doctrine and Covenants; you have the written word of God, and you who give revelations should give revelations according to those books, as what is written in those books is the word of God. We should confine ourselves to them.” When he concluded, Brother Joseph turned to Brother Brigham Young and said, “Brother Brigham, I want you to take the stand and tell us your views with regard to the living oracles and the written word of God.” Brother Brigham took the stand, and he took the Bible, and laid it down; and he took the Book of Mormon, and laid it down; and he took the Book of Doctrine and Covenants, and laid it down before him, and he said: “There is the written word of God to us, concerning the work of God from the beginning of the world, almost, to our day. And now,” said he, “when compared with the living oracles those books are nothing to me; those books do not convey the word of God direct to us now, as do the words of a Prophet or a man bearing the Holy Priesthood in our day and generation. I would rather have the living oracles than all the writing in the books.” That was the course he pursued. When he was through, Brother Joseph said to the congregation: “Brother Brigham has told you the word of the Lord, and he has told you the truth.” [In Conference Report, October 1897, pp. 18–19]
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    Help from our leaders...

    From 1,000 years of Book of Mormon history we get a little over 520 pages, some of which was simply taken from Jewish history? You can be sure that after a thousand years of LDS history, if a later historian were to compile the gems of LDS prophetic teachings, we would end up with something far richer, with much greater substance and power than what we get from the Book of Mormon.
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    Help from our leaders...

    I thought that happened when you were in your 50's?
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    Help from our leaders...

    When the Lord speaks, quite often, it is not just to the church that He speaks, but to the whole world, to all of His children. Every word that the Lord speaks brings condemnation to those who heed it not, and I can imagine that in today's world, there are many who would heed it not, so perhaps God is being merciful when it appears that He does not speak in the way you would like.
  14. Religion does not appear to be a factor in this death, but it's concerning that it happened opposite the chapel where the murdered person attended. His parents forgive his killers. https://www.9news.com.au/national/deer-park-stabbing-family-of-slain-teenager-do-not-want-justice/6568bb29-bdce-453c-a634-21e004f5799b https://www.google.com.au/maps/@-37.7511418,144.7725077,17z?hl=en&authuser=0
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    How is the Church doing handling the latest crisis?

    I'd like to present exhibit A in support of the arguement - @MormonGator