Still_Small_Voice

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  1. I try not to be alone with a woman if it can be avoided as I am married. Personally I believe it leads to nothing good. If you are married, flirting with someone else is also not something wise to give in to. There is a very fine line of being friendly and getting into flirting territory. Let the Holy Spirit be your guide. My own conscience calls me out along with the Holy Ghost many times when I am not in a spiritual mind set. 8 So then they that are after the flesh cannot please God. 9 But ye are not after the flesh, but after the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you . . . 1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. -- Romans Chapter 8 Inspired Version
  2. Hi again Suzie. I was looking through my spiritual journal recently and also discovered this: “The reason why the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has not published the entire [Inspired Version Bible] manuscript is not due to any lack of confidence in the integrity of Joseph Smith, or doubt as to the correctness of the numerous additions and changes which are not in the Authorized Version of the Bible. The members of the Church do accept fully all of these (changes) as having come by divine revelations of the Prophet Joseph Smith. The reason that is has not been published by the Church is due to the fact that this revision was not completed. It was the intention of Joseph Smith, while at Nauvoo, to take the scriptures up again and complete his labors, making numerous corrections which had not been made by him in the earlier revision. Due to persecution and mobbing this opportunity never came, so that the manuscript was left with only a partial revision” (Joseph Fielding Smith, Selections from Answers to Gospel Questions: A Course of Study for the Melchizedek Priesthood Quorum 1972-73, page 312). Why doesn’t the current Latter Day Saint leadership, who possess priesthood keys and serve as God’s mouthpiece upon the earth—finish the work themselves? Bruce McConkie wrote that “up to the present time none of his successors have been directed by the Lord to carry the work forth to its final fruition” (Mormon Doctrine, 1966, page 383). However, he promised, “There will be a not too distant day when all necessary changes shall be made in the Bible, and the Inspired Version — as then perfected — shall go forth to the world” (Mormon Doctrine, 1966, page 384).
  3. I have been watching some of his videos. (52 Churches in 52 Weeks.) It made me want to go down and visit the Manti Temple in Utah.
  4. Listening to Elder Holland's talk, I wonder how much longer he will be with us. His mortal years may be nearing an end. I doubt I have more than 35 years left in my life before I pass on to the spirit world. Hopefully I can join the saints and prophets in paradise to sing praises to the Holy LORD God.
  5. Perhaps it was taught earlier but the truths were forgotten when an era of apostasy came. The Apostle Paul knew of the three heavens as he specifically mentioned it in the second epistle to the Corinthians chapter 12.
  6. I have read through the Inspired Version of the Bible. It is obvious to me Suzie, that the Inspired Version was never completed. But I rejoice in what the LORD did give us through the Prophet Joseph Smith.
  7. There are some General Authorities that taught there is no progression between the kingdoms of glory. There are others that did teach there was progression between the kingdoms. There has been nothing revealed on this subject as doctrine. It is dangerous to teach that something is a truth when we just do not know. I personally assume there is no progression between the kingdoms of glory because if I am wrong then it does not matter. But if someone is continuing in sin, believing that they can just fix their salvation in the next life, they may be setting themselves up for eternal damnation. There are many scriptures warning everyone to not procrastinate the day of their repentance. Begin today to follow the LORD and do what He would have you do.
  8. You can shoot the moon in the card game Hearts too. You can also shoot the Sun in that game.
  9. According to a conversation held in the Salt Lake City School of the Prophet’s 1868, “George A, Smith testified that he had hear Joseph Smith say before his death that the new translation [Inspired Version of the Bible] was not complete, that he had not been able to prepare it, and that it was probably providentially so.” Read more at: https://rsc.byu.edu/joseph-smith-translation/joseph-smiths-translation-bible
  10. Joseph Smith was commanded to translate different parts of the Bible. The Pearl of Great Price contains some passages of the Inspired Version of the Bible. Some of the translation was restoration of old scripture and some of it was inspired additions. Read more about it here: https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/history/topics/joseph-smith-translation-of-the-bible?lang=eng
  11. Thanks CV75 for the information. It had been about five years ago when I posted that so I forgot. Reading through the other comments on the previous posts it appears there is no answer for me. It will be one of those questions I will need to wait to find until later. Edit: Pondering over this I believe I found the answer. In 1979 the Re-Organized Church of Jesus Christ gave the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints permission to use the Inspired Version of the Bible. We put it into our King James Version Latter-Day Saint scriptures in the margins and into other extra study material in our Bibles around this time. The information I have been discussing probably was omitted by accident and so it is not in our scriptures. The Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible (Inspired Version) was never completed anyway according to Joseph Smith. Someday, in the future, we will be given the fullness of the scriptures including the sealed portion of the Book of Mormon when the world is ready for it. "And in that day that they shall exercise faith in me, saith the Lord, even as the brother of Jared did, that they may become sanctified in me, then will I manifest unto them the things which the brother of Jared saw, even to the unfolding unto them all my revelations, saith Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Father of the heavens and of the earth, and all things that in them are." -- Ether 4:7
  12. This is regarding a correction of translation in the Bible concerning Luke chapter 23 verses 42-43. A thief hanging on the cross conversed with Jesus as He was also crucified next to him: 42 And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. 43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise. The Prophet Joseph Smith explained that this is a mistranslation; the Lord actually said that the thief would be with Him in the world of spirits. A correct translation of Luke chapter 23 verse 43 should read as follows according to Joseph Smith: "And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in a world of spirits." In the spirit world the thief would hear the gospel of Jesus Christ preached to him. (See page 96 of the New Testament 2019 Come Follow Me – For Individuals and Families.) The Prophet Joseph Smith clearly taught this. Why is this not in the Inspired Version of the Bible or at least in our footnotes of the Latter-Day Saint edition of the King James Version?
  13. I lament King David lost his exaltation because of his murder of Uriah. Doctrine & Covenants 132 verses 38 and 39 talks about this. Verse 39 says: " . . . he he hath fallen from his exaltation, and received his portion . . ." He was a good ruler the most part of his life and was humble most of time. I would not have had the faith at his age to face the mighty warrior Goliath and prevail. I would have likely also killed Saul if he were hunting me and trying to put me to death. David could have killed Saul a few times but said: "Destroy him not, for who can stretch forth his hand against the Lord’s anointed and be guiltless?” (I Samuel 26:9) It is sad how any of us can work so hard our entire lives to build something then begin to make bad decisions and lose our exaltation. Likely, David will receive the Telestial Kingdom because of his adultery and murder, but nothing has been revealed on his judgment. He was not resurrected when Christ began the first resurrection of the just.
  14. Biggest differences in the degrees of glory revealed to us, that I read, is in the Celestial Kingdom we will all be part of eternal families, in likeness of families formed here in this mortal life. A father, mother and children. In the other two glories there are no eternal families like this. In my opinion, the lower degrees of glory will have congregations of people that have recreation and work together to accomplish goals. I think individual friendships will also exist in the lower glories, but there will be no marriages.
  15. Every parable or symbol has limitations or boundaries. Try not to look beyond the mark with a symbol or parable. For example: Jesus Christ is the good shepherd. We are His sheep. Is Jesus planning on shearing off our wool and killing us someday for food?