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I was away from home and have been unable to catch more than a talk or two live, and am slowly playing catch up.

Dale G. Renlund's Saturday morning talk was incredible.

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The one today… before the guy speaking now… ugh I can’t even imagine

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18 temples.

At one point that number would have blown my mind, but now it seems normal.

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14 minutes ago, Frustration said:

18 temples.

At one point that number would have blown my mind, but now it seems normal.

I know!

And FOUR in Mexico City, wow!

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Tacoma is so close, yet so far from me :P Close enough to be exciting but also not close enough to give my ward a new temple.

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I really liked the new book of Mormon video as I felt the spirit in every fiber of my being testifying to me that christ did appear. I've always had a testimony on it before, but now I can not deny that Christ appeared to the Nephites.

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The entire time I was watching the BoM video, I was just thinking “Imagine they cast Jason Momoa as Jesus Christ.”

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Not religiously, but at times we decide to take a step back and “fast” from the internet of social media. We do this to help recenter our focus on God and Jesus.

Also, we do religiously abstain from alcohol, drugs, smoking, wine, swearing, and premarital relations of a… personal nature. I’m probably forgetting some embarrassingly obvious thing we don’t do, but those are the big ones.

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11 minutes ago, Wizard Apocalypse100 said:

Question: Do LDS members abstain from anything? For example, certain technologies such as the internet?

The main thing is the word of wisdom which warns us to abstain from alcohol, tobacco, and hot drinks, meaning coffee and tea.

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1 hour ago, Frustration said:

18 temples.

At one point that number would have blown my mind, but now it seems normal.

Very true.

What was surprising was that there weren't any in Utah.

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27 minutes ago, Chinkoln said:

Not religiously, but at times we decide to take a step back and “fast” from the internet of social media. We do this to help recenter our focus on God and Jesus.

Also, we do religiously abstain from alcohol, drugs, smoking, wine, swearing, and premarital relations of a… personal nature. I’m probably forgetting some embarrassingly obvious thing we don’t do, but those are the big ones.

 

27 minutes ago, The Wandering Wizard said:

The main thing is the word of wisdom which warns us to abstain from alcohol, tobacco, and hot drinks, meaning coffee and tea.

I'm assuming those were the more obvious ones? Idk my friend in real life is an LDS member and told me he can't drink coffee

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38 minutes ago, Wizard Apocalypse100 said:

I'm assuming those were the more obvious ones? Idk my friend in real life is an LDS member and told me he can't drink coffee

That is one of the things we believe, yes. Additionally we believe in the concept of agency, so I like to think of it less like I can’t drink coffee and more that I choose not to, following the council of those who came before me :)

This website (https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/comeuntochrist) is super great about explaining our standards and beliefs and is much better about answering questions than I would be :P But to answer your opening one, we can use the internet, yeah. Since, yknow, this thread exists :P 

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2 hours ago, The Bookwyrm said:

Very true.

What was surprising was that there weren't any in Utah.

Yeah I feel like Nelson is just multiplying the temples

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This conference is the best one that I can remember watching, not necessarily objectively, but I really, really loved it. This was exactly the spiritual buoying I needed.

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15 hours ago, The Bookwyrm said:

What was surprising was that there weren't any in Utah.

thats what I said to my fam lmao.

also!

the Grand Rapids and the new Nevada temple are really close to where my mom and dad grew up, repsectively which is hilarious. and a Prosper, TX Temple! Another one outside Dallas-Fort Worth!!! WOohoo!!

this conference was super cool i loved all the talks, especially Elder Hollands talk ab iconography and why we don't use the cross.

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I think that the temple in Prosper is gonna make it... Prosper!

 

Hehe. 


Get it?

 

I'm so sorry.

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3 hours ago, Shallan Stormblessed said:

I think that the temple in Prosper is gonna make it... Prosper!

 

Hehe. 


Get it?

 

I'm so sorry.

One of my siblings made that exact same joke.

3 hours ago, CalanoCorvus said:

Elder Hollands talk ab iconography and why we don't use the cross.

I've noticed that in the last few conferences, President Oaks has given talks that seem just as much for those who aren't in our church as they are for those who are members. This time, Elder Holland followed that pattern as well, which was neat.

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yeah i think it's really cool, especially because there is a lot of misinformation about the church.

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On 10/2/2022 at 9:49 PM, The Halcyon Girl said:

Yeah I feel like Nelson is just multiplying the temples

Another demonstration that these are the last days, and the lord's work is accelerating.

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I’m so EXCITED. We’re gonna get to have so many COOL EXPERIENCES GUYS! I just want to do it all NOW. 

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52 minutes ago, The Halcyon Girl said:

I’m so EXCITED. We’re gonna get to have so many COOL EXPERIENCES GUYS! I just want to do it all NOW. 

Keep that excitement in the gospel and don't let it die Haly, don't let it die.

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