Date: January 03, 2014 11:41AM
Latest in a series.
Me: I have a question about the pre-existence and the Great Council in heaven. Did the spirits there speak any Spanish or French?
TBM: No, of course not.
Me: Any Russian or Japanese?
TBM: Don't be silly. Those languages did not exist before the world was created. They are human languages.
Me: I'm quite serious. Perhaps older languages, such as Latin or Greek or Egyptian?
TBM: I'm certain that the language used in the Great Council was not any earthly language.
Me: So if someone claimed to be a prophet, and said he had a vision of the pre-existence, and there were people in his vision who said their names were Enrico and Dimitri and Jaqueline and Hideiki Nakamura, you would not believe him?
TBM: Right. Those are names from modern languages. Those languages came into being only long after the world was created.
Me: Okay. Now I have a question about the Council. Who presented the two plans for consideration?
TBM: One plan was from Jehovah (who later was Jesus) and the other was from Lucifer.
Me: Lucifer? Was that his name?
TBM: Yes. He later was also called Satan.
Me: But how can that be? "Lucifer" is a Latin word, pure Latin, meaning "bearer of light, light-bringer," and you insisted that nobody in the pre-existence spoke Latin or any other earthly language.
TBM: Well.... I'm sure there is an explanation... I know the Church is true and Joseph Smith was a prophet of God...and I love my mommy and daddy and I'm grateful for my dog and my sisters and brothers.....
Previous posts in the series:
#1: Baptism wording: http://exmormon.org/phorum/read.php?2,1013735
#2: "sun" vs. "son": http://exmormon.org/phorum/read.php?2,1089659
#3: Name of church 1834-1838: http://exmormon.org/phorum/read.php?2,1102694
#4: Bible prophecies: http://exmormon.org/phorum/read.php?2,1121855