Emmanuel Goldstein

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  1. Like with everything in the Gospel it comes down to belief and faith. I find that by focusing my mind and actions on following the Way of Christ, I gain boost in my spiritual feelings. I think trusting Him to relieve my worries and anxieties and then acting as if it is happening creates a feeling of confidence for me. Try to make every day better than the last and letting the past fade into the past. Every day is a new chance to get things right and we all get about 20,000 chances in our adult lives to do this before we exit this life. Just keep moving upward and forward and try not to dwell on your failures, you can't change what as been, you can only learn to forgive and seek forgiveness from those that have hurt you and that you have hurt. Cheers.
  2. Holy cow, it is a photo of Joseph Smith. He always wore hats like that.
  3. It's not. The death mask and the timeline show that it is not Joseph Smith.
  4. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/the-u-s-is-sweltering-the-heat-wave-of-1936-was-far-deadlier/ar-AAZLSEb
  5. I see. I find it just a little amusing how we discuss the afterlife as though we know for certain what will happen there. I think the most important thing to realize is that, if we do not live according to the knowledge we have while we are here, we probably won't need to worry about what happens in the Terrestrial and Celestial worlds.
  6. Yes it is a bold statement. However, I don't assume I am 100% correct, it is just how I read it.
  7. I based my comment on scriptures, not policies created by committees in church leadership.
  8. I just read this in my daily reading: We should always reach out to those the Lord puts in our way.
  9. I really feel that there is a problem in the members with judging and ostracizing people that are in real need of their faith being strengthened. We tend to be unwelcoming, speaking collectively and not individually. We need to be more Christlike if we hope to have Him with us as a church. The last time I checked, we are still under condemnation from the Lord stated in D&C 84: 54-57. These are just two that come to mind off the cuff. We need to be careful to not fail in our covenants or we are in trouble.
  10. This scripture is yet to be fulfilled and I fear that it will happen in our lives soon: We need to repent as a church and as saints so that we are protected by the hand of God. Otherwise we will be swept away with the general destruction too.
  11. Perhaps ruled would be a better word, not ministered, that is what angels are for.
  12. This is the correct answer. The Holy Ghost speaks in the voice of the Father and Son and the others can do the same. Overthinking the gospel can lead to problems in our testimony. It is good to wonder, but the gospel does not contradict itself. If John can sense the presence of the Lord, in the womb, at three months and our bodies are unable to live without our spirit after birth, then I think it is safe to assume that our spirit enters the body at conception in order to make the body live and develop.
  13. Let us not forget that the purpose of the church is to prepare us to become like Jesus Christ and return to the Father and become joint heirs with Christ in the Church of the Firstborn.
  14. We have been warned, repeatedly and we need to wake up to our awful situation, "A secret combination that seeks to overthrow the freedom of all lands, nations, and countries is increasing its evil influence and control over America and the entire world. . . . . .As the issues become clearer and more obvious, all mankind will eventually be required to align themselves either for the kingdom of God or for the kingdom of the devil. As these conflicts rage, either secretly or openly, the righteous will be tested." -President Ezra Taft Benson, I Testify, October 1988 General Conference, Sunday AM Session.
  15. Titanic would not have sunk if not for the damage created by the weeks long coal fire it was trying to hide from the public. Part of the reason it was racing for New York, to prevent a disaster.
  16. I love the show, for all mankind. It shows what could have happened if the soviets had landed on the moon first. It does have some cursing, but generally it is fantastic.
  17. imagine if they had gone the other route of the sea dragon. A reusable rocket that could have lifted the entire International Space Station in one launch for about the same cost as a shuttle launch.
  18. The saddest part of the challenger disaster is that most of the astronauts survived the initial blast. It was the impact with the water that killed them. In the post investigation they found that there were switches and controls that were activated after the blast. Meaning that the astronauts were still trying to operate the vehicle on its way to the ground. Very sad day for the space program and they will never be forgotten.
  19. Technically, Challenger did not explode, it was the external fuel tank that exploded.
  20. Look to your local cities. Help a neighbor out, you never know what they are struggling with financially. One of the people on this forum really helped my family out a few years ago. I will not name their name, but they had someone in their family drop a gift card off to us at Christmas time. But, you do not need to wait until Christmas. You may just see that they are in need and do it anonymously. God bless.
  21. So, if you are a close personal friend of a prophet, that makes you more reliable? 😇