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2 months ago
hrp
I gave a talk on this subject at the 2011 Exmormon conference. You can check it here: "The Everlasting Gospel in the Ever-changing Church" http://exmormonfoundation.org/files/media/2011Conference/04%20Richard%20Packham.mp3
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4 months ago
hrp
Joseph Smith had angels appearing to him all the time. How does a Mormon explain the fact that recent "prophets" never report Angel visits?
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4 months ago
hrp
A Mormon who lived in Salt Lake Discovered Joe Smith was a fake. He then told his wife, Who threatened his life. He now has a tough choice to make.
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4 months ago
hrp
I was inspired to write these lyrics to honor the Prophet on his birthday (Dec. 23): Oh, my name is Joe And I want you to know I talk to God frequently. More important, though, You should also know: God frequently talks to me! Refrain: I'm a prophet of the Lord! My tongue is a flaming sword! When you look at me It's a prophet you see! I'm the man with authority! Giv
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4 months ago
hrp
The correct answer is "Yes and no." It all depends on your definition of "Christian" See my discussion at http://packham.n4m.org/lds-xian.htm
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4 months ago
hrp
We get a lot of these letters from friends and extended family. We got one yesterday and I didn't recognize the return address, but I knew immediately from the first few words that it was from a Mormon. It started by saying "We have been blessed this year..." and went on to say that the kids "although they have their shortcomings" are "striving to better themselves."
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4 months ago
hrp
The only place the word "Lucifer" occurs in the entire Bible is in the King James Version at this passage. Other translations do not have "Lucifer" there (or anywhere at all), but translate the word correctly as "day-star," "star of the morning" or "morning star." This passage, when read in context, is addressed to the king of Bab
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4 months ago
hrp
See my listing of similarities between the Masonic initiation and the Mormon endowment: http://packham.n4m.org/mason-endow.htm
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4 months ago
hrp
That was a lie that Hinkley used in the interview with Larry King. He also claimed in the interview that it was a "limited" practice, and not "doctrinal." It was limited to the leaders at first simply because it was a secret doctrine, and only the leaders knew of it. But among the leadership it was not at all a "limited practice": D. Michael Quinn, in his book The Mo
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4 months ago
hrp
My view of death is summarized in the long poem "Thanatopsis" (meaning, in Greek, 'view of death') by William Cullen Bryant. Some excerpts: Yet a few days, and thee The all-beholding sun shall see no more In all his course; nor yet in the cold ground, Where thy pale form was laid, with many tears, Nor in the embrace of ocean, shall exist Thy image. Earth, that no
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4 months ago
hrp
Rather than post this on the existing thread with a similar subject line, I thought it would be best to put it separate. =============== Welcome to the Celestial Kingdom! And Congratulations on having successfully achieved Godhood! Here is your diploma, and your license to perform all those offices and acts associated with your Divine Office. (You may use the duplicatin
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6 months ago
hrp
At 90, another useful activity to keep the brain active is to memorize things - poetry, speeches ("Gettysburg Address," Patrick Henry's "Give me Liberty," Mark Antony's "Lend me your ears") et al., capitals of all 50 US states, the table of elements, whatever...
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