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ET Test 3
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True or False: If parents cease to be faithful to their temple covenants, the blessings of being born in the covenant no longer flow to the children.
What should you do to prepare to go to the temple?
• Temple Prep class
• Scripture study
• Worthiness, maturity, and dignity
What is the primary purpose of temples?
Ordinances necessary for exaltation for both the living and the dead
6. Of what two things is the initiatory ordinance comprised?
· Washing-Spiritual cleansing and purification from sin
· Anointing- promised blessings
7. An endowment is a gift. What three gifts do we receive with the endowment?
8. Name the four primary covenants we make in the temple.
Obedience, sacrifice, chastity, consecration
9. What is the position of the Church on exchanging rings in the temple? On exchanging vows, outside the temple, after a temple marriage?
-Exchanging rings is OK after the ceremony in the room where the ceremony takes place.
-You should not replicate the temple ceremony in any way. There should be no exchanging of vows after and outside the temple.
Revelation and the Marriage Decision
1. In striking a balance between agency and inspiration, what is expected of us in terms of our agency?
· We are to do everything that we can to accomplish the goal that we seek
2. Oliver Cowdery was counseled to ask in faith. What implication did that counsel have for Oliver Cowdery and for all of us?
· The questions we ask must be followed by actions that show we believe we will receive guidance
· We can't just ask for answers and not do our part
3. In seeking revelation to confirm a decision we have made, what should we feel if our conclusion is right? What will follow if our conclusion is wrong?
· If the conclusion is correct we should feel a burning in the bosom or some type of feeling confirming the truth to us
· If incorrect we will encounter a stupor of thought
4. When, did Elder Holland say, revelation almost always comes?
In response to a question, usually an urgent one
5. Elder Holland described three lessons we can learn from the example of Moses parting the Red Sea. What were they?
· Revelation usually comes in response to a question
· Fear will always try to destroy the revelations you receive
· God will not just show us the paths to take, but he will also provide the means and power to follow those paths.
6. What is the Light of Christ?
An influence and not a personage
It is our conscience. It helps us discern between good and evil and moves us to repent.
It leads us to truth, motivates us to seek the Holy Ghost, to seek good and be good
7. Identify some of the ways the Spirit speaks to the mind.
Sudden strokes of ideas
Logical, makes sense
Optimistic, positive thinking
8. Identify some of the ways the Spirit speaks to the heart.
The Spirit will bring forth love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance (Galatians 5:22-23
Do good, do justly, walk humbly, judge righteously
9. Elder Bednar described three different patterns of the spirit of revelation. Name them.
1.) Light switch turning on in a room: instant and brilliant guidance, more rare than common
2,) Sun rising over the horizon: Revelation is slow but sure, time is needed for the path to be illuminated, more common than rare.
3.) A foggy day which gives just enough light to take one step at a time but nothing else is revealed. We so often want a brilliant illumination of our path in life, but God builds our faith buy helping as we go.
10. Describe the four parts of the revelatory process discussed in class?
Probably what it sounds like.
· Only those with stewardship may receive revelation for others
Line upon line
· In order to learn more we have to first obey what we've been taught
· There is an order to revelation, you're not going to neccesarily receive revelation on who to marry while on your mission
· Influence of our personal thoughts and preferences, can sometime override the truth
· Pay attention to the things you are prompted to do that go against your preference
1. What are the two great commandments?
· Love the Lord with all our heart might mind and strength and in the same manner love our neighbors
2. From the testimony of John: What is one of the most significant evidences that someone has been born of God and knows God? What is the greatest manifestation of Heavenly Father's love for us? What is the relationship between love and fear? Why do we love God?
Evidence born of God= Learn to love as Christ has
· Manifestation= He sent his son
· Relationship between love and fear= Perfect love casteth out all fear
· Why we love God= Because he first loved us
5. Alma taught his son, Shiblon, that if we want to be filled with love, what must we do?
· Bridle our passions
9. Complete the following counsel from Elder Holland: _____think_______ the best of each other. ______Assume______ the good and ___doubt_________the bad.
10. Elder Turley taught two things that might be required of us as we seek to apply charity in our lives. Name them.
Selfless attitude and selfless action
11. What did Elder Oaks say is the difference between true religion and the pseudo-religions of our day?
· True religion teaches responsibility and to give
· Psuedoreligion teaches to worship oneself, practice self-indulgence, overall to be selfish
12. Name the five tests of true love taught by Elder John A. Widtsoe.
· Love of God and obedience to his laws
· Love is founded in truth and honesty
Love doesn't intentionally hurt or harm loved ones
True love serves and helps loved ones
True love sacrifices for the loved one
13. Name the five love languages and actions associated with each "language."
· Physical touch
· Words of affirmation
· Gift giving
· Quality time
LAW OF CHASTITY
1. To what did Paul compare our physical bodies?
· He compared them to the members of Christ
2. What did the Savior teach the Nephites about having lustful thoughts?
· That by having lustful thoughts that they had already committed the sin
3. What blessing did Alma say we will receive if we bridle our passions?
· We will be filled with love and we will refrain from idleness
4. In D&C 63:16, the Savior noted three consequences of having lustful thoughts? Name them.
· Shall not have the spirit
· Shall deny the faith
· Shall fear
5. In D&C 121, what four blessings did the Lord promise us if we let virtue garnish our thoughts unceasingly?
· Confidence shall wax strong
· Doctrine of the priesthood shall distil upon thy soul
· Holy Ghost as thy constant companion
· Unchanging scepter of righteousness
· Dominion shall be everlasting
6. Describe the three reasons taught by Elder Holland about why we should stay morally clean.
Soul, symbol, and sacrament
7. What is the most exalting power God has given his children?
The power of procreation
8. True or False: Guilt is a tool of the adversary.
9. In repenting of sexual sin, what must the extent and intensity of our repentance match?
10. How did Elder Richard G. Scott define the law of chastity?
"Any intentional contact with the sacred, private parts of another's body, with or without clothing is a sin and is forbidden by God. It is also a sin to intentionally stimulate these emotions within our own bodies."
7. To achieve intimacy, what are the top three things women want or need?
8. To achieve intimacy, what are the top three things men want or need?
An attractive spouse
Want to feel admired
9. Name three reasons why sexual relations were ordained of God in marriage.
2. Strengthen the marriage ties
10. What three guiding principles did the Apostle Paul teach about marital intimacy in 1 Corinthians 7?
· Charity/Benevolence- Natural desire to do good (1st Corinthians 7:3) Husbands take the lead in promoting benevolence in the home. When relationship is filled with charity, the desire for sexual intimacy will grow
· Trust- Husband and wife become one in marriage, they share mutual responsibility for one another and their bodies. Tenderness and respect must be the guiding principle of intimacy.
· Equal Partnership- (1st Corinthians 7:5) Keep physical relationship strong, each partner must consent. Do not withhold sex from a spouse as it gives satan an opportunity to tempt
Sanctity of Life
1. Under what circumstances might an abortion be permissible?
· Health of the mother
· Rape victim
· Incest victim
· Baby will not survive past birth
2. At what point does the heart begin to beat and blood begin to flow in a fetus?
· 22 days for heart to beat
· 26 days for circulation
3. True or False: Since abortion is considered murder, it cannot be forgiven.
4. True or False: The decisions of when to have children and how many children to have are to be made between the husband and wife alone.
· False, the Lord is also supposed to take part
5. True or False: Members of the Church who encourage, submit to, pay for, or perform an abortion (except when medically necessary) are subject to Church disciplinary action.
6. What percentage of couples in the world have difficulty conceiving a child?
7. True or False: The names of stillborn children can be included in the family's group record and temple ordinances can be performed for them.
· False, first part is true, but ordinances cannot be performed
8. What is artificial insemination and what is the Church's position on it?
The injection of semen into the vagina or uterus without sexual intercourse.
The Church strongly discourages artificial insemination using semen from anyone but the husband. However, this is a personal matter that ultimately must be left to the judgment of the husband and wife. Responsibility for the decision rests solely upon them. Artificial insemination of single sister is not approved.
9. What is in vitro fertilization and what is the Church's position on it?
Consists of collecting mature eggs from the ovaries and fertilizing them, in a lab, with sperm.
Church stance is the same as artificial insemination.
10. What is the Church's position on surgical sterilization?
Strongly discouraged, should be considered only if:
medical conditions seriously jeopardize life
birth defects or serious trauma have rendered a person mentally incompetent and not responsible for his or her actions.
11. What is the Church's position on the prolonging of life?
When dying becomes inevitable, it should be seen as a blessing and a purposeful part of eternal existence. members should not feel obligated to extend mortal life by means that are unreasonable.
12. What is euthanasia and what is the Church's position on it?
Deliberately putting to death a person who is suffering from an incurable disease or condition or assisting the individual in suicide.
Participating in euthanasia violates the commandments of God.
13. It is wrong to take a life, including one's own. However, a person who commits suicide may not be responsible for his or her acts. Only God can judge such a matter. What are some of the things the Lord will take into consideration in making that judgment?
Genetic and chemical makeup, mental state, intellectual capacity, teachings we have received, traditions of our fathers, and health.
14. What is the Church's position on cremation?
The church does not normally encourage cremation.
15. What is the Church's position on organ donation and reception?
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