Scriptures on Gathering of Israel

Originally Posted by JaneyBlu Hi everyone. I rarely post, but I have been following the Utah forum for a couple of years now and I think that it is an incredibly useful tool for those people who are considering a move to this beautiful state. In keeping with that idea, I wanted to post a little about my experience living here as single, non-Mormon female. My intent is not to cultivate any anti-Utah sentiment or to discourage anyone in my demographic from moving here. I simply feel that sharing my experience in this forum will help anyone considering a move to Utah to make a more informed decision. That said, I will say that I have had a difficult time fitting in and living here. I moved here almost 2. Reading through the threads in this forum, I often see people who have similar fears about fitting in, dating, etc. Yes, there are neighborhoods that are less conservative and more diverse. But make no mistake about it, Utah revolves around the Mormon culture and you can feel it everywhere you go.

Forks Over Knives

Three-fourths of the original hieroglyphics inscription appears to have survived, and counterclockwise reads: Joseph said it represents God sitting upon his throne. Egyptologists say that this is the god “Min.

This page is the work of Jeff Lindsay of Appleton, Wisconsin (now living in Shanghai, China since ). I served an LDS mission in the Switzerland Zurich mission and have held a variety of Church callings.

Bountiful and Nahom in the Arabian Peninsula While faith will always be required in our mortal journey, for those interested in moving forward on faith’s rocky path, there are occasional dazzling lights along the way to help us see our way around or over the obstacles we face. Some of the brightest lights giving intellectual support to the Book of Mormon come from the Old World, particularly the Arabian Peninsula, where dramatic finds have added new levels of credibility to the account in First Nephi.

Glaring weaknesses have suddenly become strengths, including the impossibility of finding a “continually running” river 1 Nephi 2: Some of the most important resources on this topic were just published in I especially recommend Warren P. Aston, Lehi and Sariah in Arabia: Xlibris Publishing, , available for Kindle. Aston and Michaela K. Aston Salt Lake City, Utah: Maxwell Institute of Religious Scholarship, Related video content includes George Potter and Richard Wellington giving a presentation on their work, Lehi in the “Wilderness: There are points one can take issue with, but the scope of their on-site work demands attention and serious consideration, especially for the candidate for the River Laman and the Valley Lemuel.

Part 1,” The Interpreter , April Here I take on some of the most recent and fairly sophisticated criticisms of the evidence for Lehi’s Trail in a peer-reviewed publication.

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Early days[ edit ] Brigham Young University’s origin can be traced back to when a man named Warren Dusenberry started a Provo school in Cluff Hall, a prominent adobe building in the northeast corner of East and North. Warren Dusenberry served as interim principal of the school for several months until April when Brigham Young’s choice for principal arrived—a German immigrant named Karl Maeser. Senator Reed Smoot among others. The school, however, did not become a university until the end of Benjamin Cluff ‘s term at the helm of the institution.

At that time, the school was also still privately supported by members of the community and was not absorbed and sponsored officially by the LDS Church until July 18, The suggestion received a large amount of opposition, with many members of the Board saying that the school wasn’t large enough to be a university, but the decision ultimately passed.

That last line ouch! I have been blogging for ten years. During the early years I tried to monitize my blog several times, but quickly realized that the few hours a week I devoted to writing would be swallowed up in logistics dealing with advertisers and trying to make them happy.

The evening and morning star has eight key orbital places, and each corresponds to one major event in the life of Jesus Christ. Many of us live today in more comfort than Adam had in the Garden of Eden. Do we have the sense to leave it voluntarily, or do we too have to be forced out? In the law of Moses, the scapegoat bore the burden of the sins of the people.

Did the goat represent Christ or Satan? Newly discovered evidence indicates possible original location of Solomon’s temple. This week you can see an amazing, bright comet which baffles astronomers. The precise lengths of the solar year and lunar month were apparently designed to fit the day-year pattern of the Hebrew calendar.

Have we been so conditioned to believe lies that we cannot see truth?

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After traveling for four days in “nearly a south-southeast direction” they make camp in a place they name ” Shazer. Verses 34 and 35 read: And it came to pass that Ishmael died, and was buried in the place which was called Nahom. And it came to pass that the daughters of Ishmael did mourn exceedingly, because of the loss of their father, and because of their afflictions in the wilderness; and they did murmur against my father, because he had brought them out of the land of Jerusalem, saying:

Adapting to life in Mayberry seemed effortless at first—beautiful scenery, kind neighbors, and a quiet, predictable life rhythm. Although I knew we had moved to a predominantly LDS area—not only Utah, but Utah County, Utah—I remained naïvely hopeful that I would meet some other girls in my community and form a monthly wine-tasting group.

Occasionally, our presence has caught people off guard and made them uncomfortable. Our two older boys were running around the yard enjoying the pleasant weather. Mormon Life as a Non-Mormon Adapting to life in Mayberry seemed effortless at first—beautiful scenery, kind neighbors, and a quiet, predictable life rhythm. As the weeks turned into months and months turned into years, I finally gave up all hope for this group ever developing in Mayberry.

Like any move to a new neighborhood, it takes a while to make friends. Most people are neighborly and invested in the safety and vibe of their chosen home, but the gift of a true friendship emerges slowly. I can now say I have friends in Mayberry, including a couple of lifelong gems, but it took much longer than I anticipated to cultivate these relationships.

In hindsight, it was my bad. Culture shock and paranoia hit me from left field and sabotaged many well-intended attempts from others at friendship. The non-member grapevine and there is one fueled my neurosis.

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Links Member beliefs Most Latter-day Saints are fully aware that black men were excluded from the priesthood from its inception till It was largely taught in the Church that up through the s blacks were denied the priesthood because they were from the lineage of Cain, who was cursed with a black skin after killing his brother Abel.

People were born black because they were less valiant in the pre-existence. The ban on blacks holding the priesthood was reversed due to revelation received by the prophet Spencer W.

The Lord warned, “Thus saith the Lord; Cursed be the man (or woman) that trusteth in man.” Satan deceived you into putting your faith in men, ie Joseph Smith, Brigham Young, Thomas S. Monson, etc. instead of putting your faith and trust in the Lord, who is perfect.

After traveling for four days in “nearly a south-southeast direction” they make camp in a place they name ” Shazer. Verses 34 and 35 read: And it came to pass that Ishmael died, and was buried in the place which was called Nahom. And it came to pass that the daughters of Ishmael did mourn exceedingly, because of the loss of their father, and because of their afflictions in the wilderness; and they did murmur against my father, because he had brought them out of the land of Jerusalem, saying: Our father is dead; yea, and we have wandered much in the wilderness, and we have suffered much affliction, hunger, thirst, and fatigue; and after all these sufferings we must perish in the wilderness with hunger.

In the next four verses, the dissenters plot to kill Lehi and Nephi , but the threat is not carried out. The next verse reports that Lehi’s group has resumed their journey and changed the direction of their travel “eastward” 1 Nephi Nahom in archaeology[ edit ] LDS scholars have proposed a specific location for Nahom based on archaeological evidences, which overrides previous speculation.

Others give a linguistical reason for which the proposed location does not match the Nahom descriptions given in the Book of Mormon. Ancient frankincense trails[ edit ] Some scholars believe that Lehi’s group followed the ancient frankincense trails in the northern part of Yemen at times during the initial leg of their journey Reynolds It was at this location “Nahom” that the Book of Mormon states that the travelers made a significant change in direction “eastward” before continuing their journey toward the coast.

Proposed location of Nahom[ edit ] In , it was originally speculated by Lynn M. In Ross T. Christensen noted the existence of a location in Yemen called “Nehhm” on an early map produced by Carsten Niebuhr as the result of a scientific expedition sent out by King Frederick V of Denmark Christensen , p.

The LDS Dating Crisis

That time will come. This is a sort of online journal for my mis adventures in trying to heal a broken heart. My ex-girlfriend and I broke up in October. I moved out, found my own place, and life moved on.

According to our research of Utah and other state lists there were registered sex offenders living in Ogden, Utah as of November 17, The ratio of number of residents in Ogden to the number of sex offenders is to 1. Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages.

Faithful LDS that are aware of the undeniable similarities between the LDS Temple Ceremony and the Masonry Rituals usually reconcile that issue by echoing what the early prophets have said. Essentially the stance is that the Masons originally had the true temple ordinances from the original true church that existed in Old Testament times. These rituals are believed to have been practiced by the members of God’s true church in Solomon’s Temple.

Some Latter-day Saints feel obliged to hold to the view that Masonry derived from King Solomon’s Temple, because it is theologically less complicated to do so than accept the historical roots of Masonry. As one Masonic writer recently noted: With books such as McGavin’s Mormonism and Masonry still in circulation, and perpetuation of the tradition of antiquity in the Encyclopedia of Mormonism, it is hard to overcome the Latter-day Saint belief that Masonry is derived from King Solomon’s Temple.

More Mormon men are leaving the LDS Church, say researchers — but especially in Utah

Katie has a special place in my heart. Twelve years ago, my brother and his wife were extremely kind and generous and allowed me to go with my sister-in-law to pick Katie up in China. Katie decided to come and spend Spring Break with us a few weeks ago. Yes this weekend, currently we are in the middle of a count down to the BIG wedding one Saturday, of one of our other special nieces, Ali, who is marrying this awesome guy Artie.

Utah (/ ˈ juː t ɔː / YOO-taw, /-t ɑː /-tah listen) is a state in the western United became the 45th state admitted to the U.S. on January 4, Utah is the 13th-largest by area, 31st-most-populous, and 10th-least-densely populated of the 50 United has a population of more than 3 million according to the Census estimate for July 1,

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the growing disparity between the numbers of single Mormon men and single Mormon women. But amidst all the hand-wringing about what this means for dating and marriage, there are larger implications for what it means for Mormonism, and I had quite a few follow-up questions. So I tracked down sociologist Rick Phillips , who with Ryan Cragun has authored the forthcoming study on the sex ratio disparity among Utah Mormons.

Both scholars are past presidents of the Mormon Social Science Association. And this is especially true in Utah as compared to the rest of the nation. Conservative denominations in the United States tend to have more women than men, so the sex ratio imbalance in Mormonism is not particularly surprising, even if it is rather severe. What is surprising is the regional concentration of this imbalance. We began to investigate sex ratios in the church when we compared data from two large censuses of religious bodies, one conducted in and the other in The data show that between these two censuses, the proportion of self-identified Latter-day Saints that were female increased rather dramatically … but only in Utah.

Outside Utah and Mormon strongholds in the Intermountain West, sex ratios within the church remained stable, and were closer to parity than in Utah. Your research suggests that the increasingly imbalanced sex ratio among Utah Mormons is like the canary in the proverbial coal mine:

Being Non-LDS in a ‘Mormon Town’