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Eternal Families Midterm 3
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Elder Kofford said as you prepare for the temple, the most important thing to evaluate is _____________, because there is no substitute for that.
Elder Kofford recommended that all who are preparing to go to the temple should participate in ________________.
stake sponsored temple prep class
True or False: When possible, Elder Kofford said, it is recommended that you receive your endowment the same day you are sealed?
What is the primary purpose of temples?
make it possible to receive ordinances to receive exaltation
What do the words dedicate and consecrate mean?
Dedicated: set apart from the world
Consecrated: devoted to holy purposes
consecrate: to make holy
when the people went to hear King Benjamin's address at the temple, what was significant about the positioning of their tents?
Door toward the temple, significant to our lives- be in the world but focus on holy things
of what two things is the initiatory ordinance comprised?
Washing and anointing
Washing: symbolic of spiritual cleansing and purification from sin
Anointing: promised blessings, sealed upon us and will be received if we are faithful
Where and when was the endowment revealed to Joseph Smith?
Nauvoo (red brick store) March 1842
An endowment is a gift. What three gifts do we receive with the endowment?
Name the four covenants, noted by President Faust, we make in the temple.
As discussed in class, Elder Kofford gave three suggestions regarding what we can do to help nonmember parents or relatives, or those who cannot qualify for a temple recommend, feel that they are part of the marriage? Name them.
1.Be VERY understanding of their feelings
2.Do not do it out of apology but out of love-- don't apologize for God's ways
3.That day, make them feel as much involved and invited as you can.
What is the position of the Church on exchanging rings in the temple? On exchanging vows, outside the temple, after a temple marriage?
the circumstances should be consistent with the dignity of [the] temple marriage. The exchange should not appear to replicate any part of the marriage ceremony. For instance, there should be no exchanging of vows on that occasion
In striking a balance between agency and inspiration, what did Elder Bruce R. McConkie say is expected of us in terms of our agency?
We're expected to do everything in our power that we can, and then to seek an answer from the Lord, a confirming seal that we've reached the right conclusion; and sometimes, happily, in addition, we get added truths and knowledge that we hadn't even supposed.
Elder McConkie related how Oliver Cowdery was counseled to "ask in faith." What does it mean to ask in faith?
That we have already done everything we can and then asking him believeing in an answer
In seeking revelation to confirm a decision we have made, what did Elder McConkie say we will feel if our conclusion is right? What will follow if our conclusion is wrong?
if you get the calm, sweet surety that comes only from the Holy Spirit, you know you've reached the right conclusion; but if there's anxiety and uncertainty in your heart, then you'd better start over, because the Lord's hand is not in it
When, did Elder Holland say, revelation almost always comes?
in response to a question, usually an urgent question—not always, but usually.
Elder Holland described three lessons we can learn from the example of Moses parting the Red Sea. What were they?
1. Satan cannot conquer if we will it otherwise
2. fear leads to destruction
3. God will not only give us revelation but the power to follow the inspiration
what is the principle of consistency as it relates to personal revelation?
You may have not done the right thing long enough
What is the Light of Christ?
An influence, not a personage—given to every person who lives on this earth. Our conscience. Helps us do good and become good.
What is the spirit of revelation?
Receive in our hearts and minds (2 witnesses)
Elder Bednar described three different patterns of light associated with the spirit of revelation. Name them.
1. Light in a dark room (quickly suddenly)
2. Rising of sun (slowly gradually)
3. Foggy day (barely illuminated to take one step)
Identify some of the ways the Spirit speaks to the mind.
Sudden strokes of ideas
Logical makes sense
Identify some of the ways the Spirit speaks to the heart.
Love, joy, peace, long-suffering, leadeth to do good, to do justly walk humbly
What is the principle of stewardship?
Something we receive by laying on of hands... you can receive revelation for your stewardship
What is the principle of line upon line?
Many small answers over a period of time. What we may initially believe is 'the' answer may be but one part of the unfolding pattern of small answers
What is the principle of bias?
Influenced by our own desires and preferences. We may mistake these influences as promptings. It is therefore significant when we feel prompted to do something contrary to our personal preference
Describe the four parts of the revelatory process discussed in class from section 9 of the Doctrine and Covenants.
1. you must study
2. you must ask me if IT be right
3. if IT is right I will cause that your bosom shall burn within you; you shall FEEL that it is right
4. if It be not right you shall have no such feelings, you shall have a stupor of thought that shall cause you to forget the thing which be wrong
What are the two great commandments, described in Matthew 22?
1. Love the Lord with all thy heart, soul and mind
2. Love thy neighbor as thyself
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?
-they love God and love other people
- gave his only begotten son
- there is no fear in love
- because he first loved us
Where did the Apostle Paul place charity on the list of Christlike attributes?
Alma taught his son, Shiblon, that if we want to be filled with love, what must we do?
bridle all our passions
Using Mormon's teachings in Moroni 7, complete the following: Charity, the pure love of Christ is a ____________ bestowed upon _____________ who also __________ for charity with all the energy of their hearts.
gift, all those who are true followers of his son, jesus christ, pray
Elder Holland quoted President Hinckley in saying that most problems in love and marriage ultimately start with ________________?
When, did Elder Holland say, true love blooms?
we care more about another person than we care about ourselves
Complete the following counsel from Elder Holland: ____________ the best of each other. ____________ the good and ____________the bad.
Think, Assume, Doubt
Elder Holland said if you want capability, safety, and security in dating and romance, you must ________________.
Be a true disciple of Jesus. Be a genuine, committed, word-and-deed Latter-day Saint.
What did Elder Oaks say is the difference between what true religion teaches and what the pseudoreligions of our day teach?
Pseudoreligions: self-indulgence, taking, demanding service
True religion: teaches us to give and to serve others
Name the five tests of true love taught by Elder John A. Widtsoe.
1. love of God: proof is obedience to God's law
2. founded in truth and honesty
3. does not offend or hurt or injure the loved one
4. serves and helps. If there's a weakness, love supplants it with strength
5. sacrifices for the loved one
Name the five love languages suggested by Gary Chapman.
1. Words of Affirmation
2. Physical Touch
3. Receiving Gifts
4. Quality Time
In 1 Corinthians 6, Paul said our physical body is the _________________. He then went on to say: "Ye are not your own, for ye are bought with a price." What does that mean?
Temple of the Holy Ghost
We are bought with a price because we were bought with Christ's blood.
In D&C 63:16, the Savior noted what three consequences of lustful thoughts?
1. They shall not have the Spirit
2. But shall deny the faith
3. They shall fear.
To have our confidence wax strong in the presence of God and to have the Holy Ghost as our constant companion, what does D&C 121 teach we must do?
let thy bowels also be full of charity towards all men, and to the household of faith, and Let virtue garnish thy thoughts unceasingly.
Elder Holland used the words soul, symbol, and sacrament to represent three reasons why we should stay morally clean. Explain those reasons.
Sinning is damaging to the soul, intimacy is a symbol of union in marriage, It is also a sacrament because we unite with his will for us and his power of creation
How did Elder Holland define a sacrament?
that act of claiming and sharing and exercising God's own inestimable power
What did Elder Bednar say will determine, in large measure, our happiness in mortality and our destiny in eternity?
How we feel about and use that supernal power of procreation
Elder Bednar said: "Defiling the body is an act of ______________ and a denial of _________________."
our true identity
True or False: Guilt is a tool of the adversary.
False- I did something wrong. I can change.
How did Elder Richard G. Scott define the law of chastity?
1. intentional contact with sacred private parts of another's body with or without clothing is a sin and forbidden by God
2. intentionally stimulate these emotions within our own bodies
3. Satan tempts: allowable levels of physical contact between consenting individuals- as long as contact is kept within bounds they set- no harm.
What is sexual fragmentation?
Neglecting other areas (intellectual, social, emotional, spiritual); rely too much on the sexual relationship- neglect communication
- Counterfeit of intimacy
True or False: Shame is a tool of the adversary.
True- I am wrong and bad. (vs guilt)
In class, we discussed four safeguards we can use to protect ourselves against the temptation of pornography, now and in the future. Name them.
1. Be in tune with spiritual promptings. Follow quickly the promptings of the HG
2. Have a clear, specific purpose whenever you use an electronic device.
3. Be disciplined. Take control, don't let them control you.
4. Use the buddy system, seek help of friend or spouse.
What did Wendy Watson say intimacy of any kind involves?
Wendy Watson noted two types of activities that will help a couple prepare for intimacy. Name them.
1. Do whatever it takes to keep your thoughts, feelings, words and actions pure.
2. Invite the Spirit to guide you.
Wendy Watson said most husbands and wives wield "weapons of war" that fight against their marital intimacy. How did she define "weapons of war?"
Thoughts feelings and behaviors—such as harsh judgments, jealousies, and sarcasm- that keep us feeling separate isolated and lonely in the relationship.
True or False: Laura Brotherson suggested that praying for help in improving sexual intimacy in marriage is inappropriate.
Laura Brotherson counseled couples to schedule time for fulfilling sexual encounters. She said that time should be __________ time, not __________ time.
What four things did Laura Brotherson say you need to know to be sufficiently educated sexually?
1. human sexual response mechanics and techniques
2. knowledge about your body and its sexual functioning
3. knowledge about spouse's body and its sexual functioning and
4. knowledge of general sexual differences between men and women (empathy)
To achieve intimacy, what three things do women say they most want or need?
1. feel cherished and see affection
2. have conversation, and feel understood
To achieve intimacy, what three things do men say they most want or need?
1. Sexual fulfillment
2. recreational companionship—someone that they can have fun with
3. physical attractiveness
Name four reasons why sexual relations were ordained of God in marriage.
2. expressing love
3. strengthening emotional ties
4. strengthening spiritual ties between husband and wife
(doctrine of brooks 5. Enjoyment)
What two guiding principles did President Howard W. Hunter say should govern the intimate relationship between husband wife?
Tenderness and respect
What three keys did the Apostle Paul teach about building marital intimacy in 1 Corinthians 7?
1. charity or benevolence
3. equal partnership
How many abortions, did President Nelson say, occur worldwide each year?
At what point does the heart begin to beat and blood begin to flow in a fetus?
22 days, 26 days
President Nelson said: "When a life is created by sinful behavior, the best way to begin personal repentance is to ______________," and to consider the wonderful alternative of _______________.
preserve the life of the child, adoption
True or False: President Nelson said, for Latter-day Saints, the sin of abortion cannot be forgiven.
What percentage of couples in the world have difficulty conceiving a child?
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, temple ordinances can not be performed, but the family may record the name of the child
Under what three conditions might an abortion be approved of the Lord?
1.Pregnancy is the result of rape or incest
2. life or health of the mother is in serious jeopardy
3. Fetus has severe defects that will not allow the baby to survive beyond birth
True of 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.
True or False: The decisions of when to have children and how many children to have and whether or not to use birth control are to be made between the husband and wife alone.
What is the Church's position on surgical sterilization?
Discouraged unless medical conditions jeopardize or birth defects have left them mentally incompetent
What is artificial insemination and what is the Church's position on it?
Only from the husband is not discouraged but it is a personal matter, and never for single sisters+
What is in vitro fertilization and what is the Church's position on it?
Fertilization and early growth of fetus in lab is strongly discouraged with anything not from husband or wife
What is surrogate motherhood and what is the Church's position on it?
Strongly discouraged, only should be considered if it would seriously jeopardize life or health, or birth defects or serious trauma have rendered a person mentally incompetent and not responsible for his or her actions
What is the Church's position on prolonging life?
Members should not feel obligated to extend mortal life when the means are unreasonable and death becomes inevitable
What is euthanasia and what is the Church's position on it?
Deliberately ending someone's life who is suffering from an incurable condition. This is against the commandments of God
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. What are some of the things the Lord will take into consideration in judging them?
our genetic and chemical makeup, our mental state, our intellectual capacity, the teachings we have received, the traditions of our fathers, our health, and so forth.
What is the Church's position on cremation?
it is not encouraged but if done, the body should be dressed in temple clothing when cremated
what is the Church's position on organ donation and reception?
Encouraged, decision should be made after competent medical advice and confirmation through prayer.
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