December 2008

need help

I am mormon and I know the church is true. I have a testimony that it is, and no one can deny this. But is it a good idea to try and talk to people on the internet and try to give them a book of mormon? or have missionarys come to their house? Whever I go, they just say Thanks but no thanks. SHould I just leave them alone after they say that?

Satan who was he.....not my brother nor Jesus's

Read the following and explain your beliefs... Ezek 28:13-17 13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. 14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. 15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the

2nd coming

I am the Joseph Smith. The angel mormon has appeared to me and I have found some more scrolls. The great ending is near. Stand as one in the mormon faith and sacrifice your wives tomorrow

No Subject

I was thinking about mormonism (I think that is what it is called) and i was wondering whether the majority of people hold any strong political beliefs. Do you lean more to the left or the right or are you central? I'm going to assume that nobody is a big fan of Mr Bush or Mr Blair. Please reply as I'd be interested in finding out about it. Lots of love He Who Shoots Mormons PS. Hope there is no tension between us.

Translation 101 - Idea Transfer

"We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly ; we also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God." - Joseph Smith, 8th Article of Faith

The practical ramifications of this principle are obvious. If the Book of Mormon says one thing, and the NIV New Testament says something contradictory, then we can simply assume that the NIV translation is off track. Then we can maintain our belief that both books were given by God.

Translation 102 - Fidelity in Translation

On the subject of fidelity in translation, John Beekman* writes,
A proper translation conveys to the reader or hearer the information that the original conveyed to the reader of hearers... (1) the translation makes a natural use of the linguistic structures of the receptor language and... (2) the recipients of the translation understand the message with ease.
In other words, a translator must be able to do two things: first he must be able to accurately understand ideas expressed in a given language -- as 5-year-olds born in that culture can -- and second, he must b

Transmission 401 - The Variants of Phillippians 1-2

This article lists all 8 variants of Phillippians 1-2 as documented in "The Greek New Testament," published by United Bible Societies. This reference work gives you the New Testament in the original Greek. If you're worried that 1 Tim. 3 might be translated wrong, when it says that to be an elder, one must have faithful children, then you can read it for yourself in the original Greek. (I did.

Transmission 401 - The Variants of Phillippians 3-4

For the sake of completeness, here are the rest of the variants in the entire book of Phillippians, following those variants listed in this article. Those who are not acquainted with the field of transmission might wonder, "Hey, did some of those old manuscripts have Phil. 4:13 reading something like, 'And UFO's will put crop circles in England'?" Notice rather how negligible *all* these variants are in their impact on the meaning.

Contradictions with Joseph Smith and Book of Mormon

There are even some contradictions within, from the prophet from the book....can you help A Mormon will "bear his testimony" by declaring, "Joseph Smith is a prophet of God and the Book of Mormon is the Word of God." This testimony presents the two basic Mormon presuppositions. If Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon are both "of God" then the two should be consistent with each other, especially in regards to their teachings about the nature of God and His relationship to us. But are they?

Investigating

I have been investigating LDS for about 2 months now. I don't think I'm ready for the Missionaries just yet, they focus on becoming Baptized mainly from what I understand. Not that I have a problem with being Baptized but, it has to be for real within me first. I'm learning as much as I can on my own, sometimes that's hard. Some positive things have be happening since I started studying, that's hopeful. It would be really helpful if I was able to e-mail or chat with an LDS member in my area (Western MA.) from time to time. Thanks for taking the time to read this & take care.

REMEMBER ME?

Hi, Remember me? I am Norman the Mormon I am the seal-blower... I have now had my Mullet shaved off... Have you seen the new series of the Osbournes? after all, its my favourite program (being AMERICAN and all...) BYE NOW!