User Profile: AmericanScientist

AmericanScientist

Member Since: April 03, 2012

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  • [1] August 20, 2014 at 2:24am

    My goodness. I’ve been blessed with a gift to see things from several different perspectives at the same time. Everyone is correct and frustrated at the way this country is headed. To be honest what I get from Glenn is he’s as confused as I am on how to handle the escalating evils all around us. Why do you think he constantly refers to returning to our principles. Because that is our anchor and keystone we can rely on is our Christ like principles. The world is burning and joining in the violence will only create more problems. Only God can save this nation. We have fallen too far to pull ourselves out on our own. Look at how rigged and messed up the elections were and are still going. The country is divided. Look at Ferguson and everything else happening. We need to unite but where? On what we have in common our principles. ONLY after we are united can we seek to challenge the evils before us.

  • [1] July 13, 2014 at 5:11pm

    The definition of literal to me is word for word. In Polish there’s a phrase “O co mi Chodzi” which literally means “about where I’m going” but actually means what I’m getting at and an inspired translation to me means breaking it down in easier to understand language. I had to search the article to read it and find out for myself what it means and what I got from it is there is no witness or scholarly verifiable proof of the papyri and it’s contents. Something that some people have to have these days. If you ask me The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is issuing an article to try the faith and inspire questions of the genuinely interested people. It also helps clean house of those looking for an excuse to leave the church. I say James 1:5 If you lack wisdom ask God. Read it and ask God about it, isn’t that what the Mormons say to do about the Book of Mormon. Find out for yourself instead of condemning something or someone with out a fair trial.

  • June 26, 2014 at 7:29am

    Challenge Accepted

  • December 26, 2013 at 9:00pm

    I love a good guilt rendering style. If I got pulled over for speeding like that I would feel worse and have a lower desire to speed than if I got an actual fine. No it wouldn’t work for everyone. But anyone with a sound heart or mind would be more devastated by an act of kindness. I did that to a bully once. My mother had me give him a mug full of M&Ms and say sorry after the hid really hurt me. His I was against it but my mother was wise and his reaction was priceless and we became good friends after that.

  • August 27, 2013 at 2:49pm

    “Keep your friends close and your enemies closer” I don’t remember who said that but I do know that Thomas Jefferson read the Koran and was appalled and encouraged everyone to read it so that we would know the mind of the enemy and expose the evils there in. Why not try and learn more about what we’re up against and bring a little money back into the US. Just a thought

  • August 26, 2013 at 11:09pm

    If this happens and women do go topless they can expect the number of rapes to sky rocket as well as other violent crimes associated with porn. Truly is a sad thing to see the way society is headed.

  • August 18, 2013 at 10:54pm

    Largest eruption due to “Global Warming” I’ll bet

  • August 18, 2013 at 4:47pm

    I feel bad for a lot of the police out there. I agree in many placed they are abusing there power but these cops almost sounded paranoid and I wouldn’t blame them. If I was a cop I would strive to do my best to do the best I can but I would be always nervous about being attacked as police often are or other people making up stories to get me in trouble as often happens. It seems law enforcement is a catch 22 career. That is why I blame individuals not law enforcement in general because with as many police are out there it’s hard not to have a few bad eggs. Good luck to all those who serve and do there best and thanks for your sacrifices be it army, law enforcement, or fire fighters.

  • [1] June 26, 2013 at 1:27pm

    Two really good books I suggest you read are Jame E Talmage’s The Great Apostasy, and Jesus the Christ. Amazing books

  • [1] June 26, 2013 at 1:21pm

    On the evidence I repeat study the Catholic church and it’s history it is the mother of all other christian denominations and set the foundations of the christian principles. Than go to Poland and visit cathedrals and Czestachowa to verify that history. That is plenty evidence I am Polish and lived there and it is eye opening. Authoritatively the only 2 churches that can claim Christs authority and that is the Catholic church and the LDS Church all others are stems from these.

  • [1] June 26, 2013 at 1:14pm

    You are so right, that’s the point, there can be several interpretations of the meanings behind the scriptures. It creates arguments several churches claiming to be the true one. How can anyone be sure which church is true. There are so many, most of which are started by someone who got a degree and authority from a university to teach the scriptures as a career getting paid based on the size of a congregation. Some of these people will alter the gospel to make it sound more pleasing that they may get bigger crowds. There needs to be a prophet called by God himself to have the authority to interpret the scriptures and baptize in his name and reveal modern warnings that didn’t exist in the ancient times. How will one recognize whether the prophet is called of God? The Bible says by their fruits we shall know them. Well the fruit of Joseph Smith is the Book of Mormon. I read it and prayed about it and received my own personal witness that it was true. I know it sounds simple and blah blah. But I can not deny that experience, it was too powerful to deny, and it changed my life. On that witness I received, I strive to live life according to this interpretation and invite all to taste this wonderful joy.

  • [1] June 26, 2013 at 12:48pm

    “How do you rationalize Joseph Smith’s proclamation that God was once a man as we are, with Is 43:10? Hosea 11:9?”

    This is the question I thought I answered in my nice story:) but I I will clarify. In the King Fallet discourse Joseph Smith received a revelation of our eternal potential, a shaky thought if you don’t understand the basics of the gospel and our relationship with God, hence the reason of my first post.
    But if a good man has children doesn’t he want his kids to grow up to be like him? Why would our father in heaven not want us to grow up to be like him. If this be the case couldn’t there be a revelation given to a prophet that maybe God had to go through the same process that we are going through?
    How comforting is it to know that ones father was at one time a teenager dealing with the drama that you are going through? How big in the universe really?
    The references you give are addressing idol worship as is in debate 1 Cor 8:5-6. God was talking to a people that were wanting to incorporate others beliefs with their own, so that they would fit in better. Sounds familiar?:)

  • [1] June 26, 2013 at 12:23pm

    What temple was Christ married in? In all honesty I have no idea. As there was only one temple in the area I would feel it safe to assume that it would have been in the temple of Herod but if someone who was perfect knew they would be mocked and ridiculed through the ages, wouldn’t they want to protect their wife’s name to try and preserve it from being mocked? I would. That is why I believe their is no mention of him being married in the Bible. Because he loved his wife so dearly and knew what would happen if it was mentioned.

  • [1] June 26, 2013 at 12:14pm

    “If I denounce Joseph Smith as a true prophet and the BoM as inspired, will you still consider me LDS? If not, then how can you consider yourselves Christians when you denounce our doctrines?”

    A very good question. How can one believe in the gospel if they denounce or reject the prophets who gave it to them? In what way have we rejected Christ or any of his teachings? Everything we do can be found in the Bible. As some part of evidence you might look for as well is located in Częstochowa Poland. A lot of statues and pictures in Poland reflect or show what the old church was like. There is even baptismal fonts in a cathedral or two. Here in these places are Evidences that in time people distorted the true gospel of Christ. Or take a look at the Nicene Creed how confusing is that, all other churches recognize things were being done wrong it the church so they broke away from that church. As such they never had the fullness restored because they could only use what they had in the Bible, no prophet or apostles in direct contact with Christ to help them interpret what the Bible was saying.

    As to the first stated question No one could not call themselves a member of a church and say that the organizer was a fraud. We believe That Christ atoned for our sins and was resurrected and now leads his church fully restored to how he first organized it.

  • June 26, 2013 at 11:44am

    To which questions are you referring to? With all the questions and references I was under the impression that you were asking about are beliefs on God.

  • [1] June 26, 2013 at 1:47am

    I admire your knowledge about the doctrine of God and am grateful for your eagerness to help correct our faith. I totally agree with you that God is omnipotent and perfect, that’s what our doctrine teaches. God created man in his image and he is our literal father in heaven and I do know this. I totally understand that it may sound that it sounds like we degrade God by saying he is a glorified man. It can be very misleading, That’s the reason they didn’t include it in the way Joseph Smith presented it. What we understand is that God is perfect and that we as his children want to be perfect just like he is. We do stumble and fall and make mistakes. But that is the best way we can learn is from our mistakes. That is why Christ had to come and atone fore our mistakes because there are consequences for our mistakes and he is able to satisfy the demands of justice as well as extend mercy. We believe this and believe that he still communicates to us through prophets just like he did a long time ago and he does not change. People do though:)
    God being perfect knows all truth and that is why we read the Book of Mormon and pray and ask he who is all knowing whether it is a true record of an ancient people on the Americas because if it is true than an unlearned man did translate it through the gift and power of God and as such is a true prophet that is the primary reason of their importance.

  • November 4, 2012 at 12:09am

    If you think this storm is bad could you imagine a 7+ earthquake out in the Atlantic creating a tsunami? They need to get some evacuation plans and things better organized over there, because there are some overdue faults on that side of the world and people should move away or have some serious back up plans ready.

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  • October 26, 2012 at 2:38pm

    What are the laws for this type fraud action should be taken to correct this. They may be testing the waters to try fraudulently voting in the president. I believe it’s going to be a land slide victory for Romney but if there was voter fraud and the president got in would he be ousted or would they just shrug their shoulders and say deal with it?

  • October 18, 2012 at 2:43am

    I am so grateful that I was home schooled and every day I decide further that I want my kids to be home schooled. I was able to study and learn things for my self and not be indoctrinated by all the crap that they teach in school. Granted I didn’t get as big of social life as I could have but weighing in on the pros and cons I think we can give my my kids a better education at home than at any school.

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  • October 5, 2012 at 3:06pm

    They seem to have neglected that even wind and solar with what it takes to produce them or all the materials and maintenance involved in producing windmills. I’m so glad that human contribution to global warming is a hoax. And a question to any out there who thinks otherwise; What is the opposite of an ice age?

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