Sunday, July 29, 2007

LDS Seminary and the unfallen creation of all things

The image below is from the Old Testament Student Study Guide (English approval October 2002, p. 12).  This manual is used every four years by another 200,000 seminary students.  (Click on the image to open it larger in a new window.)

Three stages in Adam's existence

Notice it says all things were created physically in an "unfallen condition."  Then, when Adam and Eve fell, all things became mortal or "natural," meaning subject to death.

In other words, the creation was paradisiacal.  There was no mortality.  Death for all forms of life began when Adam fell.

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Sunday, July 22, 2007

An Open Letter:  "400,000 smoke-free rooms must become porn-free"

Thursday, July 19, 2007

New LDS blog, "An Open Letter to Marriott International about Pornography"

After more than two years, it's time to diversify:  I'm starting a second blog.  OLMIP ("An Open Letter to Marriott International about Pornography") will be a place to discuss immodesty in general and Marriott pornography in particular.

I'm confident Marriott will eventually see the wisdom of eliminating in-room pornography, but it may take a while.  In the meantime, I'm going to blog about it at olmip.blogspot.com.

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