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Normal Greg Dunn
gregmd72 #truth #betrue #beyou #CTR #lds #family #eternal #savior #redeemer #shepherd #jesus #followhim #helives
This is so true. We all have our agency to choose and often get stuck in the quagmire of they are doing it so why can't we?
We need to return to a moral society.
#amen
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happyh3ath3n Freemasonry is an organization with a history that runs deep in the American past.
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Part of Freemasonry includes ceremonies in which members are taught secret signs, tokens and the accompanying names.
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These ceremonies are highly secret as well as what is learned there. The members learn, among other things, secret handshakes which they give when meeting other Freemasons.
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This allows them to secret signal to one another that they are not only a member but have attained certain ranks.
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Joseoh Smith and other members of his famoly eere Freemasons. The LDS Endowment ceremony that happens in the temple is based off of these Masonic rituals. Joseph stole their content, often times nearly word for word.
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The handshakes, the signs, the tokens and the commitments to the organization were all stolen from Freemasonry. This included the commitment that the member would never reveal the secrets learned in the ceremony. The Freemason committed to death rather than tell the secrets of the organization.
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In the past the LDS Endowment ceremony also included a death oath. At this point in the ceremony the member would drag his/her thumb across their throat in a slitting motion while promising to hold these secrets.
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This portion of the ceremony has been since removed in 1990.
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This raises two significant questions. First, why was this ultra secret, super sacred, culminating event of our exaltation ripped off from the old boys club known as the Freemasons? Second, if the death oath was originally required for this ordinance, why was it changed?
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  •   bajajoe14 @ianikdimitrov you are absolutely correct! Joe Smith either made shit up or plagiarized. 12min
  •   prestongallacher It's almost sad that this is how you invest your energy. Spreading hate into the world instead of something positive. 10min
  •   senormac So you're not denying that Joseph got the endowment signs and tokens from Freemasonry? 9min

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happyh3ath3n When I was in the 7th grade I walked into math class and realized we were not only having a test that day but that I had forgotten and was completely unprepared.
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After a short freak out my best friend at the time said something along the lines of "I've got you bro," And positioned himself so that his test was visible you me the entire time.
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Being young and dumb and assuming I had cleverly beaten the system I copied his entire test to the letter.
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I got a 95%, not bad. The problem was so did my friend. A glaringly obvious fact that our teacher noticed right away.
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Making mistakes wasn't the problem, making the EXACT same mistakes in the EXACT same way was the problem.
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It was obvious what we had done, we had no leg to stand on.
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The Book of Mormon contains long passages that are similar or exactly the same as the 1769 version of the King James Bible. According to Joseph these passages appeared on the gold plates and he translated them along with the rest of the text.
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The problem is that in 1769 when the then most recent King James version was issued it had a certain amount of errors in it that were later corrected.
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These same errors are found in the Book of Mormon. How did they get there?
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  •   jaimiejensenh @happyh3ath3n lol, I bet there are many more than you think reading it! And the thanks goes both ways! Thank you SO much for sharing your story & for creating this account. I live in Utah county(don't get me wrong, lots of great people) but when I first started having my doubts, Instagram was one of the only places I could turn to for comfort & support. As sad as that sounds, it's true, & I know I am not the only one that has felt/feels this way... There is a huge misunderstanding about exmormons(thanks to the church itself) & fear of that holds a lot of people back from living authentic & true to who they really are. So thank you for helping the ExMo & struggling Mormon community. 1d
  •   chadtrans Have you read the CES Letter? Available at cesletter.com. Or the mornonthink page on Book of Mormon problems? mormonthink.com/book-of-mormon-problems.htm. Both have way more information than you are looking for but a quick search on "King James translation errors" in the text should narrow it down for you. @jenpwll 1d
  •   jenpwll Thank you @chadtrans! I had read some things, not a lot to be honest. My departure from the church was less about 'facts', more about the way I 'felt' and I was fed up before I did much reading and research. 1d
  •   chadtrans Ah. You were one of the lucky ones. I spent every free moment for about four straight months researching everything I could get my hands on before I felt sure I could leave with a clear conscience. @jenpwll 1d

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highkoos Him: You got us disqualified cuz you bid like sh*t!
Me: 🌚

Yo, why tf do I look like a suicidal ass flounder.
Please help.

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till_we_meet No two people were ever meant to be the same. We are amazing in our own ways, and the sooner we embrace that, the faster we can make a difference!
#mormon #CTR #lds #sharegoodness #tillwemeet #standoutfromthecrowd
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  •   tomasnava Be different stick Out.... Live 2h
  •   paulsen.b I agree with you. Thank you. Well said. 2h

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gomiitae 6-7년 전쯤이었을까요 #원피스매거진 #CTR #fear 5h
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winegarlinda Day 6 = pages: 268 - 322 | chapters: Alma 25 -Alma 45 | audio: 2 hrs 30 min

How has the gospel of Jesus Christ brought you joy and happiness?

Alma 41:10–11 "Note that to be without God in the world—in other words, to refuse to live His gospel and therefore lack the companionship of the Spirit—is to be in a state contrary to the nature of happiness. The gospel of Jesus Christ is, in fact, the—note that this is singular, meaning it is the only—“great plan of happiness” (Alma 42:8). If you opt for any other way of life or try to live only the parts of the gospel that seem convenient, such a choice will cheat you of the full, resplendent joy and happiness for which you were designed by our loving Father in Heaven and His Son." #LDSConf Talk: "The Great Plan of Happiness" Oct 2006, by Elder #MarcusBNash

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