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  1. romans8

    Matthew 11:29 - 30

    Maybe he is referring to people who try very hard to do their best and then rely on His grace to make up the shortfall. This works-based faith was the mentality of the Pharisees and it is prevalent in various world religions today (where they perform their own set of good deeds to appease their gods).
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    Moses and the Red Sea

    Are the plagues God afflicted them with mentioned in the Egyptian history you refer to?
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    Moses and the Red Sea

    I drew a parallel because it was mentioned Nephi and his brothers fled from Laban's servants who were pursuing them to slay them (1 Nephi 3). In chapter 4, verse 36 expresses a future potential danger as they plan to escape into the wilderness with only one of these servants. I found a good commentary indicating Pharaoh did die in the Red Sea. But I also saw some to the contrary. I would lean toward the former.
  4. Is the reference of speaking to the Red Sea (1 Nephi 4:2) only metaphorical or does it convey that Moses physically spoke words to the sea? Why does Nephi juxtapose Laban with the Egyptians instead of just Pharaoh in the next verse? Is this teaching Pharaoh himself did not actually drown with his army? Matteo
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    The Tolerance of the Church

    Does the Church have any specific standards for holiness which would preclude a person (whether lesbian or homosexual) from serving as a temple worker?
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    Conclusions from D&C 132: 16 - 17?

    I re-read your posts. Based on what you said, is it fair to conclude that the gods of verse 19 are also considered *appointed angels* like those in verse 16?
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    Conclusions from D&C 132: 16 - 17?

    I do not mean to sound like a troll like @Jane_Doe says or not sounding honest or forthright like you said. Maybe I am misunderstanding verses 15-17 then. I read that relevant section in one of the manuals on the church's website but it did not explain it. https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/manual/doctrine-and-covenants-student-manual-2017?lang=eng Verse 15 refers to those whose marriage covenant does not extend past the resurrection. Verse 16 seems to insinuate that all these are appointed angels and that these angels become ministering servants. Does the phrase "ministering servants" refer to a group of people who serve? If yes, who are they? Are they members of the telestial, terrestrial, or celestials kingdoms, or a combination of all 3? And who are they rendering service to? (those whom are described as worthy of a far more, and an exceeding, and an eternal weight of glory). Matteo
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    Doctrine and Covenants 7: 5 - 6

    Aside from the baptism you mentioned, is there another proxied ordinance mentioned in Doctrine and Covenants that helps one inherit the celestial kingdom?
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    Preserving the Nephite language

    @CV75 explained it a few posts later.
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    Conclusions from D&C 132: 16 - 17?

    To God or to the gods mentioned in that section?
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    Preserving the Nephite language

    I am still reading it and will decide when I have read it all.
  12. 1 Nephi 3:19 writes "And behold, it is wisdom in God that we should obtain these records, that we may preserve unto our children the language of our fathers". Were these plates the only available books/scrolls that Lehi and family had to prevent them from losing their ability to preserve their language? Did they take anything with them of their Israelite language (which they presumably knew too) or were they solely knowledgeable about Egyptian? Matteo
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    Doctrine and Covenants 7: 5 - 6

    I looked at that section and I see one individual and two groups of people who entered the celestial kingdom without post-death (proxied) ordinances. Verses 5-6 - Alvin - he received no baptism. Verses 7-8 - Those who had died prior to this revelation and who die from this point onwards will be heirs in that kingdom if they had not heard the gospel while alive. "All who have died without a knowledge of this gospel, who would have received it if they had been permitted to tarry". Verse 10 - Children who died before the age of accountability. Matteo
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    Conclusions from D&C 132: 16 - 17?

    Servants to whom?
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    Conclusions from D&C 132: 16 - 17?

    I believe all saved people with reside with Christ in his kingdom. I do not think our saved family and friends will be separated from each other.