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  1. I suppose you are speaking about the people who would collectively come under the designation of Nephites (the believers) instead of the Lamanites (the unbelievers). How small of a land area were the covenant people given that there was a concern of there not being enough space for their inheritance when the many nations learned of its location? Thank you, Gale
  2. 2 Nephi 1:8 says "And behold, it is wisdom that this land should be kept as yet from the knowledge of other nations; for behold, many nations would overrun the land, that there would be no place for an inheritance". Was the actual size of the land a contributing factor to a lack of knowledge of where this land was that required God's (?) wisdom to keep it secret to prevent it from being overrun to the point where there wouldn't be enough space for an inheritance? Thank you, Gale
  3. Is this how Heavenly Father (when he was a man) became the God of Earth? Gale
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    JS - History 1:31

    How do make a connection with the robe (the only thing he was wearing) with a temple garment? Gale
  5. Will the church use these records of same-sex families and same-sex adoptions in future proxy baptisms? Thank you, Gale
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    Cain

    What do you believe is the mark Cain received from God? Would you show me one scripture where a person other than Cain received a mark for committing a secret murder or combination? Thank you, Gale
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    Cain

    Did Cain's wife and their children get a mark placed on them for protection? The curse upon Cain is pronounced in Genesis 4:12. "When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth". If this curse passed unto other peoples, what people groups inherited this curse? Thank you, Gale
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    Cain

    Moses 5:40 says "And I the Lord said unto him: Whosoever slayeth thee, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And I the Lord set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him". A blessing of protection is inferred in that verse. But the word mark is linked back to Alma 3:7 - "And their brethren sought to destroy them, therefore they were cursed; and the Lord God set a mark upon them, yea, upon Laman and Lemuel, and also the sons of Ishmael, and Ishmaelitish women" What do you infer by the story in Alma? Is the mark on Cain a curse or a blessing of protection? Thank you, Gale
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    Adam and Eve's purpose

    Maybe as Jane_Doe already replied. Gale
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    Adam and Eve's purpose

    Thank you Anddenex. I found something similar echoed at https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/new-era/1973/09/q-and-a-questions-and-answers/why-did-the-lord-command-adam-and-eve-to-multiply-in-the-garden-of-eden-when-they-could-not-have-children-before-the-fall?lang=eng and https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/manual/old-testament-seminary-teacher-manual/lessons-1-5/lesson-2-the-plan-of-salvation?lang=eng Gale
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    Adam and Eve's purpose

    I would say they had ability to procreate before the Fall but then their sense of mortality caused an immediate need to have children since they did not know when they would physically die (as God told them they would die but did not indicate a time frame). Here is a hypothetical - assuming the Book of Mormon and Pearl is not correct on this aspect of procreation, would you speculate on why they did not have children before the Fall? I agree they were in a state of innocence but I believe that God created them in adult form and he did not teach them how to speak, walk, eat, or do anything else they did in the Garden. I believe all this knowledge and ability was in them already as part of their creation. We are not provided any scripture that says they had or did not have sexual activity before the Fall. Were they holding hands? Maybe/maybe not. Were they kissing? Maybe/ maybe not. Does sexual intercourse always produce a child? Don't think so. That's a tough one to answer. I have always wondered if having the knowledge of good and evil means having a knowledge of being naked or having knowledge of how to have a baby. But like God gave the animals instinct, I believe he created them with some inbuilt knowledge - otherwise they would not understand anything he was asking/telling them to do. Adam was placed in the garden to tend it (Genesis 2:15. Apparently he already had this knowledge. They did not know evil before Fall. What is your definition of good when there is no evil? If know that part, I may be able to elaborate with a better opinion. Thank you, Gale
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    Keeping the Sabbath Day Holy

    Both versions are available. Gale
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    Adam and Eve's purpose

    1] There is none recorded. I also couldn't find any scripture indicating that they lacked ability or knowledge to procreate before the Fall. 2] I would say that when God commanded them to be fruitful and multiply, he instilled in them the ability and knowledge. Same for the animals. I don't believe eating from the forbidden tree gave them the knowledge of good and evil and sexuality. Thank you, Gale
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    Keeping the Sabbath Day Holy

    If I adhered to the 1997 Gospel Principles, it would look like this to me: 1] no shopping 2] no hunting or fishing 3] no attending sport events 4] no participating in similar activities on that day Gale
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    Adam and Eve's purpose

    What characteristic allows an immortal Heavenly Father and Mother to have children but prevents an immortal Adam and Eve (in the Garden before the Fall) to do so? What is the curse of Adam mentioned in Moroni 8:8? Thank you, Gale