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557 weeks ago @ Mormon Coffee - For a More Enjoyable C... · 0 replies · +1 points

Germit,

I'll have to find it but in one of the science/medical journals I have read in the past, the writer shows that either apple or orange juice (can't remember which) is better for a wake-up call in the morning than caffeine. IE The juice wakes you up better and keeps you awake more than coffee or tea.

557 weeks ago @ Mormon Coffee - For a More Enjoyable C... · 1 reply · +1 points

Is it just me (or Internet Explorer) or have all the past comments from the other threads been removed? When I go into past threads there are no comments whatsoever and it asks if I want to be the first to make a comment. If the comments have been removed then I don't like this system as I love to go back on previous threads and re-read what I or others have said on other topics.

557 weeks ago @ Mormon Coffee - For a More Enjoyable C... · 0 replies · +1 points

Hi, I'm LDS and I'd like to bare my testimony that I know that Mozzilla internet engine works very well for this site as I have used it at home. I also know that Internet Explorer is very difficult and will not work properly for this site as I only have internet access through this programme at work and it causes too many problems with downloading the comments. I am not sure about the other internet engines as I have not used them nor do I have accesst to them, but as Aaron knows much about this I will believe in his word.

558 weeks ago @ Mormon Coffee - Progression to Godhood... · 1 reply · +1 points

In Genesis 1:27-28 God commanded man and woman to be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth. We also know that God married Adam and Eve as it refers to them as being man and wife. Finally we are also told in the Bible that pro-creation is only to be within the bonds of marriage. So to keep the first command of multiplying and replenishing the earth one must be married - hence logic suggests that marriage is part of that command from God.

Or did I miss something else in the Biblewhere it says we do not have to have children anymore or we can have them outside of marriage?

558 weeks ago @ Mormon Coffee - Progression to Godhood... · 0 replies · +1 points

TXNathan6152

Are you able to read others' hearts and minds? How can you say that someone does not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ if you can't? I rely very much on the Saviour and His help and guidance through the day. I recognise Him as my Saviour and Redeemer and that I can only acheive exaltation through His atonement. I also see Him as my elder brother who loved me so much He was willing to come to this earth to suffer for my sins and pains and die for me so I can return to live with my Heavenly Father.

Now if you do not believe that I have a personal relationship with my Saviour then can I say the same about you?

558 weeks ago @ Mormon Coffee - Progression to Godhood... · 2 replies · +1 points

JessicaJoy,

Please re-read the chapter as here is what Paul said to the unmarried –

1 Cor 7:6 But I speak this by permission, and not of commandment.

1 Cor 7:7 For I would that all men were even as I myself

1 Cor 7:12 But to the rest (unmarried and widowed) speak I, not the Lord

Then to the married he said –

1 Cor 7:10 And unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord,

Yes he may have the spirit of God, but he clearly states that all of these comments to the unmarried are his own opinion and not from God as verse 10 compared to verse 12 clearly states.

558 weeks ago @ Mormon Coffee - Progression to Godhood... · 0 replies · +1 points

Gundek,

This is what is recorded about Job and his family and possessions before and after his trials. The family numbers are quite specific and verse 10 says that Job was given twice as much as he had before. So it fits with the LDS teachings, but not with other Christian teachings.

Job 1:1-2 There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil. And there were born unto him seven sons and three daughters.

Job 42:10-14 And the Lord turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before. … So the Lord blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning: for he had fourteen thousand sheep, and six thousand camels, and a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand she asses. He had also seven sons and three daughters. And he called the name of the first, Jemima; and the name of the second, Kezia; and the name of the third, Keren-happuch.

But as I said – it’s only a hint, it can be interpreted in other ways.

558 weeks ago @ Mormon Coffee - Progression to Godhood... · 1 reply · +1 points

MichaelP,

Here is what Paul said about the ‘advice’ given -

1 Cor 7:6 But I speak this by permission, and not of commandment.

1 Cor 7:7 For I would that all men were even as I myself

1 Cor 7:12 But to the rest (unmarried and widowed) speak I, not the Lord

From my understanding Paul was saying that those who were single were able to focus on spiritual things more than those who were married and in his opinion that is a good thing.

However the only thing he said that was a ‘command’ from the Lord was in verses 10-11

1 Cor 7:10-11 And unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from her husband: But and if she depart, let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband: and let not the husband put away his wife.

So God’s commandment, and we see this in Jesus’ teachings and the Garden of Eden in Genesis, is to be married.

As far as why Paul is advising something supposedly contradictory – I don’t know, you will just have to ask him when you see him next.

558 weeks ago @ Mormon Coffee - Progression to Godhood... · 2 replies · +1 points

JessicaJoy,

I never said that it was a contradiction, I just said that if Paul was not stating his opinion but said that this advice was from God, then it would be a contradiction.

558 weeks ago @ Mormon Coffee - Progression to Godhood... · 0 replies · +2 points

Germit,

We focus more on gaining the Celestial Kingdom and living with God for the rest of etermity, not becoming like God. Yes we teach and have as doctrine this principle, but it is not the 'major focus'. Just getting back to Heavenly Father's presence is the main thing we should worry about now, not what the final reward He will give us is going to be.