Chadwick's article goes into great detail on the various clues the Bible and the Book of Mormon give for the date of Jesus' birth. C.)." Chadwick then looks at the Annunciation to Mary that she would have a son named Jesus. 25 as on any other date in the few weeks preceding it or following it," Chadwick wrote.The biggest clue, by far, appears to be the death of King Herod the Great. Chadwick wrote that the historical record places Herod's death at the end of March or beginning of April in 4 B. This date is confirmed by both the mention of a lunar eclipse before Herod's death and the date his son was deposed by Caesar Augustus. Luke placed this event in the sixth month — which at the time was from mid-to-late February to mid-to-late March. He took it from Section 20 of the Doctrine and Covenants — a collection of revelations mostly through the Mormon founding prophet, Joseph Smith Jr. "The interpretation that has been most popular over time is very much subject to question; that's all I'm saying." And this wasn't the only time that John Whitmer would identify a date with similar language. Chadwick's article in BYU Studies goes on for pages, using fixed dates to extrapolate other dates.Since his book, Mormons — from church leaders to children — have accepted April 6 as the real date of Jesus' birth. Reuben Clark Jr., a counselor in the First Presidency of the LDS Church, wrote that Christ's birth was in December of 5 B. Another time he wrote, "It is now June the twelfth, one thousand eight hundred and thirty one years, since the coming of our Lord and Savior in the flesh." In other words, this type of language was merely a fancy 19th-century way of saying the date. He looked closely at the time of Jesus' death, for example, tied it to the length of Jesus' life given in the Book of Mormon, added such things as time for Jesus' circumcision eight days after his birth, Mary's 40 days of ritual purification, the visit of wise men from the east and a two-week journey to Egypt.Shucks, I’d share this bag of pretzels all evening with a stranger I fully intended to never see again.I believe this is the attitude President Kimball meant to discourage us from applying to kissing.Visit Our Website at Lee Baker.4Is Mormonism a Restoration of Christianity?Since the early 20th century, many Mormons have thought they knew the exact date of the first Christmas. Talmage, an apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, published a book in 1915 titled "Jesus the Christ," in which he wrote, "We believe that Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem of Judea, April 6, B. 1." Elder Talmage didn't just randomly make up this date. So although it references the organization of the church a few days earlier, the revelation — which topically has nothing to do with the birth date of Christ — and its introductory verses "shouldn't be read as if it is a revelation of the birth date of Jesus Christ," Harper said.
After much Googling, I mainly came up with revealed definitions for what passionate kissing is not.(Although, she forgot to mention her engagement photos, in which their passion for kissing was advertised to us all.) The application of this counsel seems to depend on how comfortable you are with public (or familial) displays of affection.I was recently explaining the LDS dating standards from this site to a friend of another faith who instantly picked up on the ambiguity of the term “passionate kissing.” “I don’t think I’d like to be kissed in any other way,” she protested.” If you're like me, your first response was probably, "Who goes around handing out pretzels? Which means that President Kimball was simply giving a much-needed reiteration of the Biblical ban on prostitution.Actually, I put some thought into this, and I believe President Kimball’s point was that pretzels are a trifling snack attributing no emotional significance.
How is one to avoid prostituting kisses or using them to express lust rather than affection?