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Published: Tuesday, Jan. 31 2012 11:00 p.m. MST

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John Pack Lambert of Michigan
Ypsilanti, MI

This is a very good article. I am sure there is more we can do to share issues about and explore implications of Church history. At some level though I think people often make things seem what they are not. They cast issues as attempts to hide or conceal things, when it is standard procedures. They construe respect for the preservation and security of documents as some sort of sinister plot. They also ignore the real consequences of criminals like Hoffman.

I wonder though if people have more questions, or if the internet makes it easier for people to ask the question after a minimal encounter with new information of those they think are experts instead of searching more personal discussions with associates.

At some level it also seems to me that some people are still attacking the Church for how things were taught half a century ago and ignoring more recent attempts at openness and forthrightness.

Mesa, AZ

âRE: FAIR Question 8. If a spirit is a being without a body (See Luke 24:39), why do Mormons teach that God the Father has a body of flesh and bones? Scripture reference: John 4:24 .â

Philip 2:6, âWho, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:â

Luke 24:39, âBehold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.â,

Ex 33:20-23 âAnd he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live. And the LORD said, Behold, there is a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon a rock: And it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a clift of the rock, and will cover thee with my hand while I pass by: And I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts: but my face shall not be seen.â

Ex 24:9-11 Then went up Moses, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel: And they saw the God of Israel: and there was under his feet as it were a paved work of a sapphire stone, and as it were the body of heaven in his clearness. And upon the nobles of the children of Israel he laid not his hand: also they saw God, and did eat and drink.

Mesa, AZ


"We're praying that Romney becomes president. Then there will be such light and scrutiny on Mormonism that nothing can hide in archives for decades"

I don't understand why all the clamor for the church to open its archives. Does anybody hear people demanding that the Catholic Church open up its archives to the public? Unless of course this is just an attack on Mormons in general.

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