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  1. marge

    Conclusions from D&C 132: 16 - 17?

    @JohnsonJones Thank you, its making a lot more sense to me now. I appreciate the time you put in to answer me. Thank you for the Catholic analogy too, that helps me understand it so much better as that's what I was raised with.
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    Conclusions from D&C 132: 16 - 17?

    Thanks @Vort that was really helpful 😊
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    Conclusions from D&C 132: 16 - 17?

    I think you did answer it, I didn't word it very well at all so my apologies. I should have worded like this Were all the demons chosen at the fall in LDS theology? Is it just the 1/3 of the hosts of heaven that fell that are demons? Were all the hosts who fell human spirits? Or can someone who goes to hell become a demon? If so, do all those who go to hell become demons? So I think you're saying that someone can become a demon in hell, like Judas Iscariot as in your example could have become a demon when he went to hell.
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    Conclusions from D&C 132: 16 - 17?

    More stupid questions! So if Angels and demons can be human spirits or angelic spirits, can demons also be angelic (not human) spirits? Were all the demons 'chosen' (bad term I know! English escapes me right now, apologies) at the fall or can a really bad human spirit (or angelic spirit) become a demon due to bad choices in free will?
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    Conclusions from D&C 132: 16 - 17?

    thanks @JohnsonJones and @askandanswer I appreciate it.
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    Conclusions from D&C 132: 16 - 17?

    I'm so off topic but I have to ask. What is the LDS doctrinal explanation of Angels? Can a human become an Angel in Heaven? Sorry if I sound like an uneducated idiot or if this has been asked before!
  7. Hello everyone, I'm not really sure where to post this so I hope this is the right spot. I was wondering what the LDS view on contraception is? I was raised very catholic so was taught that contraception as a mortal sin. The only time it is acceptable to use contraception according to Catholicism (other than NFP, thats allowed) is in the case of health, and that the motivation for taking said contraception (like the pill for example) is for the health benefits and not for avoiding getting pregnant. I'm interested to hear the LDS view on this subject. I've just been prescribed The Pill to help with pre-menopause symptoms, and I guess the catholic guilt is strong! I'd love to hear a different viewpoint. Thank you Marge
  8. Thank you everyone for your help. After a lot of prayer, prescription has been filled and I'm taking my medication, I wouldn't say it's guilt free, but I'm working on it 😊
  9. LOL, thank you, I'll try
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    struggling with the law of chastity

    Are there other non-lds christians in your area? LDS are not the only christian church with strong rules about sex only within the bonds of marriage. Maybe try and make friends with like minded people who hold the same values you do, and lean on them for support when you find yourself struggling.
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    Prayer: when you don't want to ask

    I'm sorry this is so hard for you Jane, but I think you are right to think of it how you would want your children to think about you, you want them to ask you for the things they need/want/desire. God wants you to ask him for the things you need/want/desire. But that doesn't mean the answer will always be yes, but God doesn't want that to stop you asking, just like you wouldn't want your no's to stop your children from asking you for things. Trust in God, he loves you
  12. I'm not LDS but my New years resolution is to stick to come follow me for the year, and its on the book of mormon, which is perfect, because I really should read the whole book. Anyone else excited for come follow me this year?
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    Come Follow me 2020!

    this guy on youtube is pretty cool too, especially for a non member, he's very clear and easy to understand
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    Come Follow me 2020!

    thank you so much, I've seen some of them on youtube, but get confused on the order so that playlist on the church's website is great
  15. I've been looking through all the self improvement courses offered by the LDS church, like the self reliance course, the job hunting course. I think its fabulous! I was wondering if this is a structured thing offered by the church in classroom settings, and if the courses are expected to be completed by members or are totally optional, or perhaps a mixture of both? Have you done or know people who have done these courses? I'm especially interested in the job search and starting a business courses offered. I think this is a great resource offered by your church, this sort of thing is not taught to our young people in schools, I think LDS youth have a great advantage with this information available to them.
  16. Thanks so much for the responses. I was more interested in anyones experiences with young people and these courses. I think its a great thing for young men and women to do these sorts of courses, life skills don't seem to be taught to them in the mainstream school system. Do you think it helped the young persons chance of success? Do most of the youth do these courses? Is it expected that the youth participate in courses like this? Is it a cultural expectation of parents to want their children to participate in these courses? (sort like parents want their children to serve missions)
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    History Buff's

    I find the LDS word of wisdom fascinatingly accurate when it comes to providing good sound guidelines for a health code I saw a dietician (which wasn't cheap by the way!) a while ago and her advice was High fibre low sugar, lots of fruit and veggies and whole grains No coffee or tea (especially in the morning, you are already dehydrated and coffee or tea will just make that worse) Herbal tea is a good choice is you must have something More lentils and beans and limited meat Don't drink alcohol and of course don't smoke Sounds like the word of wisdom to me
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    Why is sealing necessary?

    I think its the most beautiful teaching of the LDS church, I love the idea of an eternal marriage. I'm not an LDS member so this is just my personal view on it, but the bible says there is no marriage in heaven, so if you want to be married in heaven it needs to happen here, in the temple (or maybe in the spirit world? But before the resurrection), and because traditional marriage is only until death, you would need to be sealed for eternity so you your marriage is valid in heaven. LDS members, please weigh in and let me know if my interpretation is ok?
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    Are all the leaders rich?

    I don't see a problem with church leaders being paid, that way they can dedicate their efforts to the church completely, it makes sense that the church would look after them. In my faith all the priests, bishops etc are financially looked after by the church, that way they can concentrate fully on their job in the church. I don't see an issue with it at all.
  20. This is brilliant news, I'm so happy for all 3 of you. Best of luck and God bless.
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    the word of wisdom

    I wasn't aware that LDS members could drink instant coffee and green and white tea or decaf coffee, I thought these things were against the word of wisdom? Just trying to make sure I'm understanding the LDS beliefs correctly.
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    Joy to the World!?

    I find this so interesting, the lyrics for Joy to the World were written in 1719 by Isaac Watts and while some of the original song is in this version of it, it is quite different, so I guess you'd have to look to the LDS church to find out what they meant when they changed the lyrics and if they intended those changes to change the meaning of the original song, which was about the birth of Christ. I've sung this song so many times it really took me aback for a second trying to work out what was going on. For anyone who would like to see the differences the original lyrics are below with the original words that have been changed bolded. Joy To The World Joy to the World , the Lord is come! Let earth receive her King; Let every heart prepare Him room, And Heaven and nature sing, And Heaven and nature sing, And Heaven, and Heaven, and nature sing. Joy to the World, the Savior reigns! Let men their songs employ; While fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains Repeat the sounding joy, Repeat the sounding joy, Repeat, repeat, the sounding joy. No more let sins and sorrows grow, Nor thorns infest the ground; He comes to make His blessings flow Far as the curse is found, Far as the curse is found, Far as, far as, the curse is found. He rules the world with truth and grace, And makes the nations prove The glories of His righteousness, And wonders of His love, And wonders of His love, And wonders, wonders, of His love.
  23. So if you did follow through on it, it would be the shock of his life and really get you the results you are after. You can't just complain and pray and hope that something will change, you need to take action, you need to follow through
  24. Thats why I think an ultimatum is appropriate. He either steps up to the plate and actually takes responsibility and actually does the job he insisted on having (stay at home dad) or he gets a job so you can do it. Make it clear to him that those are his choices. Stand your ground, I'd also be insisting on marriage counselling, you can't live like this for the rest of your life, something needs to change
  25. That was kinda a joke at the end of my post, what I meant by it is if he actually takes his responsibilities seriously and did all the things he should be doing and is actually held accountable for those things. He would very quickly find a job. I do hope you read the rest of my post, it might help you Have a serious talk to him, tell him you would feel more comfortable with the situation if he actually did all the stuff he was supposed to be doing. Ask him if he knows how to do the laundry and if he needs you to show him. Ask him if he needs some basic cooking books and a new vacuum cleaner to help him get organised. Get him a planner and plan out his week with him. What sort of activities is he doing with the child everyday? Make a list and go through it with him. INSIST that if he really wants to be a stay at home dad THIS is what it means. Just because he's a man doesn't mean he doesn't have to do all these things, he's signing up for it, he needs to either do it properly or go back to work so you can do it.