DennisTate

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    DennisTate reacted to Rob Osborn in Repentance after death   
    Yes, but, for instance- I we are discussing being saved from hell it helps if we are all on the same page as to the meaning of "hell". I say this because in Wade's belief he sees "hell" as incorporation portions of heaven (lower glories) It makes things really confusing. We could both be talking about entirely different things and not realize each other's point.
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    DennisTate reacted to pam in Repentance after death   
    So this is a subject I have a really hard time understanding.  Mainly because I keep seeing so many conflicting opinions on the subject.
    So I have always learned that this life is the time to repent and get our lives in order and on the right path.  Yet many say that after death we have the chance to repent so that we can progress.
    I understand those that have never had the opportunity to learn of Jesus Christ or of the gospel.  I totally get that.  But what of those who didn't do that who did have the opportunity.  Members who chose their own path instead of following the commandments and gospel teachings and principles. 
    I guess I just don't get why anyone who chose NOT to repent would get another chance in the next life.  What would be the purpose of our journey and testing in this life?
    I realize that this is all between the individual and God but I still get confused over the conflicting opinions.
     
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    DennisTate got a reaction from VelvetShadow in Attended L.D.S. temple two weeks ago.....   
    Thank you.... yes I had found that one!
     
    Here is another fascinating statement that I ran into in that book:
     
    https://www.lds.org/manual/gospel-principles/chapter-6-the-fall-of-adam-and-eve?lang=eng
     
    Our pre-existence is a critical idea to understand... .and it is great to see this dealt with so plainly and clearly.  
     
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    DennisTate got a reaction from Sunday21 in Attended L.D.S. temple two weeks ago.....   
    Thank you.... yes I had found that one!
     
    Here is another fascinating statement that I ran into in that book:
     
    https://www.lds.org/manual/gospel-principles/chapter-6-the-fall-of-adam-and-eve?lang=eng
     
    Our pre-existence is a critical idea to understand... .and it is great to see this dealt with so plainly and clearly.  
     
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    DennisTate got a reaction from VelvetShadow in Attended L.D.S. temple two weeks ago.....   
    I am sure glad that there is an online version of it available as well.......
    I have already made use of this in another forum:
     
    https://www.lds.org/manual/gospel-principles?lang=eng
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    DennisTate got a reaction from BeccaKirstyn in Attended L.D.S. temple two weeks ago.....   
    Yes..... I met with two local elders two times already.  
    I attended a couple of times back in the 1990's so I already knew that the L.D.S. church
    is the most accepting of modern near death experience accounts of any Christian church that I know of.  
    I believe it was because of the book by Ms.  Bettie J. Eadie that I decided to attend back in the 1990's.  
     
    I personally have studied NDE's a lot since 1990 and I think that they are the most likely fulfillment of 
    this promise that I can think of.  
     
    Jhn 16:25
    These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs: but the time cometh, when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall shew you plainly of the Father.
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    DennisTate reacted to Petty3 in Sustaining leaders   
    I read this.   "Sustaining leaders involves more than just a raised hand—it means that we stand behind them, pray for them, accept assignments and callings from them, hearken to their counsel, and refrain from criticizing them."
    Do you agree with it?  What if you know things that certain leaders have done that are wrong or unethical?  
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    DennisTate reacted to Sunday21 in Attended L.D.S. temple two weeks ago.....   
    Dear @VelvetShadow There is a free app called Gospel Library. If you download, you will find most manuals. If there is a specific manual that you would like, let us know and we will send a link. So glad that you are here! 
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    DennisTate reacted to Sunday21 in Attended L.D.S. temple two weeks ago.....   
    @DennisTate Here is an electronic copy of the GP manual. If you attend church, they probably have a hard copy.
    https://www.lds.org/manual/gospel-principles?lang=eng
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    DennisTate reacted to Fether in Attended L.D.S. temple two weeks ago.....   
    Is this hacking in which you speak of in the post segment in which I have quoted if you  typing at about 25 minutes ago as of 6:12 am pacific daylight time in the forum thread titled “Attended L.D.S. temple two weeks ago.....” found in the General discussion section (extra descriptions so we can avoid the miscommunication as found in previous threads  ) a sin?
     
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    DennisTate reacted to zil in Attended L.D.S. temple two weeks ago.....   
    @VelvetShadow, Just prepare to be overwhelmed by the number of books / items available (and by the efficiency of their data storage - I still can't figure out how they cram that much data into that small of a database - I've hacked it to add page numbers to one of the manuals that didn't have page numbers, and really, it ought to be bigger than it is).
     
    Welcome, @DennisTate!
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    DennisTate reacted to Fether in Attended L.D.S. temple two weeks ago.....   
    If you have a smart phone, you can download an app called “Gospel Library” for free and it has every book, manual, magazine, and devotional put out by the church.
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    DennisTate reacted to VelvetShadow in Attended L.D.S. temple two weeks ago.....   
    I'll have to get a copy of it, I'm just learning too, I'm reading The Book of Mormon but I don't have any other mormon books, I shall definitely order this one
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    DennisTate reacted to Sunday21 in Attended L.D.S. temple two weeks ago.....   
    @DennisTate Welcome! Glad that you are here!
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    DennisTate reacted to BeccaKirstyn in Attended L.D.S. temple two weeks ago.....   
    It is a wonderful place! The Gospel Principles manual has a lot to offer in terms of learning the basics of the LDS religion. If you'd like to learn more, you can find missionaries in your region that can help walk you through those basics via lessons and answer any questions/thoughts you might have along the way! 
     
    https://www.mormon.org/missionaries
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    DennisTate got a reaction from Bill "Papa" Lee in Attended L.D.S. temple two weeks ago.....   
    and I am truly impressed as I have read about twenty or more chapters of Gospel Principles.  
    I really like the following statement for many reasons:
    https://www.lds.org/manual/gospel-principles/chapter-41-the-postmortal-spirit-world?lang=eng
     
     
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    DennisTate got a reaction from zil in Attended L.D.S. temple two weeks ago.....   
    and I am truly impressed as I have read about twenty or more chapters of Gospel Principles.  
    I really like the following statement for many reasons:
    https://www.lds.org/manual/gospel-principles/chapter-41-the-postmortal-spirit-world?lang=eng
     
     
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    DennisTate got a reaction from Midwest LDS in Attended L.D.S. temple two weeks ago.....   
    and I am truly impressed as I have read about twenty or more chapters of Gospel Principles.  
    I really like the following statement for many reasons:
    https://www.lds.org/manual/gospel-principles/chapter-41-the-postmortal-spirit-world?lang=eng
     
     
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    DennisTate got a reaction from Jane_Doe in Attended L.D.S. temple two weeks ago.....   
    and I am truly impressed as I have read about twenty or more chapters of Gospel Principles.  
    I really like the following statement for many reasons:
    https://www.lds.org/manual/gospel-principles/chapter-41-the-postmortal-spirit-world?lang=eng