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Mormon Dilemma 445

23 November

Temple Worthiness Interview The Holy Temple, Ensign, Oct. 2010; “In the temples, members of the Church who make themselves eligible can participate in the most exalted of the redeeming ordinances that have been revealed to mankind. There, in a sacred ceremony, an individual may be washed and anointed and instructed and endowed and sealed. And […]

Mormon Dilemma 444

22 November

Fairytale Messages of becoming Queens  “Your Happily Ever After,” Ensign, May 2010, 127; “Sisters, we love you. We pray for you. Be strong and of good courage. You are truly royal spirit daughters of Almighty God. You are princesses, destined to become queens. Your own wondrous story has already begun. Your ‘once upon a time’ […]

Mormon Dilemma 442

20 November

Bible vs Another Gospel “My Words . . . Never Cease,” Ensign, May 2008, 91; “Some Christians, in large measure because of their genuine love for the Bible, have declared that there can be no more authorized scripture beyond the Bible. In thus pronouncing the canon of revelation closed, our friends in some other faiths […]

Mormon Dilemma 441

19 November

Spirit of Truth “To Acquire Spiritual Guidance,” Ensign, Nov. 2009, 6-7; “I am convinced that there is no simple formula or technique that would immediately allow you to master the ability to be guided by the voice of the Spirit. Our Father expects you to learn how to obtain that divine help by exercising faith […]

Mormon Dilemma 440

18 November

Qualifying for Jesus’ Sacrifice  “Sacrament Meeting and the Sacrament,” Ensign, Nov. 2008, 20; “We need to qualify for the cleansing power of the Atonement of Jesus Christ . . . by keeping His commandment to come to Him with a broken heart and a contrite spirit and in that wonderful weekly meeting partake of the […]

Mormon Dilemma 439

17 November

Traditions of Men vs Commandment of God “The Importance of the Family,” Ensign, May 2003, 42; “The Church has established two special times for families to be together. The first is centered around the proper observance of the Sabbath day. This is the time we are to attend our regular meetings together, study the life […]

Mormon Dilemma 437

15 November

Church Welfare System  “I Was an Hungred, and Ye Gave Me Meat”, Ensign, May 2004, 57; “Those in need are expected to do all they can to provide for themselves. Then families are expected to assist in taking care of their less-fortunate members. And then the resources of the Church are made available.” – Gordon […]

Mormon Dilemma 436

14 November

Works for the Dead “Welcome to Conference,” Ensign, Nov. 2009, 5; “I love the words of President Joseph F. Smith as he spoke of temple service and of the spirit world beyond mortality. Said he, ‘Through our efforts in their behalf their chains of bondage will fall from them, and the darkness surrounding them will […]