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  1. Can't really say how they do in other countries, but in Denmark and Sweden the Book of Mormon translation follows the most modern national bible translations. Names change as well according to the Bible translations, for example, Jehova changed to Jahve in the Book of Mormon when it became the new Bible standard
  2. That's amazing! I've wondered if such a library existed. Thank you Not all heroes wear capes
  3. "But McConkie seems to be teaching that that time is in no way impacted by the conditions of the world" Sounds pretty odd. The parable of the wheat and the tares would strongly indicate that the growing polarization between the gospel and the world is a factor for the second coming "Does this imply that some of those who live during the millennium may only inherit the Terrestrial Kingdom because only Telestial law abiders are removed?" There will be both celestial and terrestrial inheritors in the millennial kingdom "Is this implying that the natural man will not exist within us during the Millennium?" Since we who are not dead still have mortal bodies in the millennium, I'm pretty sure the natural man still exists, especially considering there will be a variety of people there. Just a guess, but perhaps people worthy of the celestial and terrestrial kingdom are more resistant to the natural man than telestials when Satan is not there to whisper in their ears?
  4. Well, I guess it's good for the last prophet before the second coming to know that there's a deadline for repentance 😂 I don't think though that the rest of us are going to know the date since we're supposed to look at the signs of His coming to know that He's near and live as if He's already here. I don't say that's how it's going to be, but I haven't seen anything that would indicate otherwise
  5. I absolutely agree. Even if one bible version is considered more accurate, it's still far from a correct translation of the originals. It's a huge blessing that we have the necessary teachings today despite the attempts to change the scriptures
  6. Easy now, cowboy 🤠 I thought it went without saying that latter-day saints shouldn't talk down to each other, especially when it's uncalled for. But I guess not. But no, the main post didn't claim that the KJV version should be the most correct English version available. I think however you take this a little bit too personal. Where did the notion about the KJV being the most correct version come from anyway? Perhaps I haven't noticed the general authorities mentioning it...
  7. Well, Joseph Smith did say that the German version was the most correct version, so it can't really be because of that... they could just have translated it to English. However, the King James was indeed (and still is) a very popular version, and the language fits the Book of Mormon. It's funny though to see when the general authorities use other bible translations in their talks. There's no need to be obsessed about it, as long as you don't suddenly have a class reading out loud from 20 translation (it's good to agree to some order)
  8. I was very confused when I first read that this passage was interpreted as if they were apostles or included in the aposleship.... I would argue that it's one of those passages that shows the limits of the english language and the necessity of critical thinking when reading through the scriptures. A direct translation google translate style from the Swedish Bible, 2015 version would be like this: Greet Andronicus and Junia, my countrymen and fellow prisoners, who are highly esteemed among the apostles and who came to Christ before me (The original: Hälsa Andronicus och Junia, mina landsmän och medfångar, som är högt ansedda bland apostlarna och som kom till Kristus före mig) Note how it still translates to "among the apostles" if you just google translate it, which is quite interesting. Even though it's how it's translated word for word, it's definitely not how it's commonly interpreted. It would instead be interpreted like like this: Greet Andronicus and Junia, my countrymen and fellow prisoners, whom the apostles think very highly of, and who came to Christ before me In short, the apostles thought they were good saints. I tried to look at translations in other nordic languages and other germanic translations, and it's the same there. perhaps you can propably only make "women aposltes" arguments in english
  9. Well, Joseph Smith did say this: "It is better, said Joseph Smith, to feed ten impostors than to run the risk of turning away one honest petition" This principle can be applied to not just food but to any judgement we make
  10. General conference is supposed to be relevant for the time, not to please us with deep teachings or things WE think is important... so no, I don't see it as boring but important spiritual instruction/insight However, general conference has barely begun, we'll see what else is in store for us
  11. Yeah, I was wondering about that as well. I do believe that John was referring to Nero but also that the beast and its mark is not just one single person or concept but rather the spirit of it which continues until Jesus says: it is enough. During the ages we have seen rotten leaders who behave just like him, blaming and persecuting the saints or the seekers. A corrupt and tyrannic ruler. But I'm just guessing here. sadly, the church anything official about it... which is also why I'm guessing that it at least refers to Nero since he probably wouldn't have spiritual significance to us (maybe)
  12. Well, the first thing that came to my mind was the Savior's words when He said: "Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so" So I would say yes, the attitude of the people can affect teachings and operation.... To a certain degree. I don't believe that God surrenders to our opinions and sins and make compromises. However, I do believe that God adapt the church to work so as many as possible can be saved without violating the celestial laws
  13. Yeah... if the vaccine was so dangerous, God would have stopped the prophet from doing it and even urge others to do so.... I'll get the shot
  14. Well, we are discouraged to use the short form LDS. However, when you refer the people themselves, you can definitely say things like "Latter-day saint culture"... it even has lesser syllables than for example "evangelical culture" 😁 Reference: "When referring to Church members, the terms "members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints," "Latter-day Saints,” "members of the Church of Jesus Christ" and "members of the restored Church of Jesus Christ" are preferred. We ask that the term "Mormons" and "LDS" not be used." https://newsroom.churchofjesuschrist.org/style-guide