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I'm not Mormon but I understand they have been preparing for the end of the world long before any Y2K bug. I heard this news on a local talk radio show last week. Just wondering if there's anyone here on the forum that might be able to comment on this.
-- Julie (DesertJewel@Hotmail.com), December 05, 1999
Nope, they (we) are not preparing for the end of the world. We have been told for about the last 60 years to have a food storage and the leaders recommend one year. This is to provide for a persons need in case of problems such as family members death, illness, injury, loss of job, crop failure, ect. In fact, the church leaders have not told members to do anything for Y2K. They simply state that members should follow prior teaching on the subject of food storage. If a member has been doing this they would already be prepared for a circumstance such as Y2K. As is the case with most teachings of any religion, some members will do it and others won't.
-- LDS guy (Beenreadyfor@years.com), December 05, 1999.
The reason that the church does not do or say something about Y2K, is that they do not want to jeopardize there 501-C3 tax exempt status. They cannot give any advice that could be contrued to be political. So far, Y2K is just that. Separation of church and State???
-- another lds guy (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 05, 1999.
As a Christian who has studied the Mormon religion for some time, I don't understand how you people can buy into this tripe. The book of Mormon is supposed to be the true word of God, as translated by Joseph "Give me twelve wives and a divining rod" Smith, yet it has been modified over 480 times since the first writing, often to the point of contradiction, suggesting that either God was wrong in the first place, or couldn't forsee events, causing him to "change his mind".
Furthermore, The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (or ghost) are ONE, not three, entities. Get these things straight. By the way, anyone who belives God lives on a planet called Kolob is out of their glassy- eyed skulls. In Revelations, we are warned not to add or subtract from the Bible. It is His final warning. He likely saved that until last so it would stick out as an important warning. I'm going to go out on a limb here and suggest writing an ENTIRELY DIFFERENT BOOK just might put the Mormons on his bad side.
Read "The Kingdom of the Cults" - Excellent reference on this subject.
-- RepentNow (Lucifer's@Deceived.Servants), December 06, 1999.
Dear fellow Y2K forum posters,
Perhaps someone should also present the other side of the coin here. I strongly disagree with Mr. RepentNow's take on things. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons), and I have a firm testimony that the Book of Mormon is truly the word of God. I also believe that the Bible is the word of God. But make up your own minds! Read the Book of Mormon for yourself. Study it, ponder it, and then ask God what He thinks of the book. Jesus Christ did indeed visit Central America, just as the Book of Mormon attests. Find out for yourselves....see link below. Thanks for listening. :-) http://www.lds.org/site_main_menu/frameset-global-bas_bel.html
Also, a link on Y2K and missionaries traveling...
Have a nice day!
PS: If Y2K is bad, we should take the opportunity to serve our communities. That's why I just passed my technician plus ham radio license, among other things. Called to serve...
-- John (ready4@Y2K.or.anythingelse), December 06, 1999.
Thanks for the link refering to missionaries traveling. Nice to see a response related to my question.
-- Julie (DesertJewel@Hotmail.com), December 08, 1999.