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What seems to be proved may not be embraced; but what no one
shows the ability to defend is quickly abandoned.  Rational argument does not 
create belief, but it maintains a climate in which belief may flourish."
(Austin Farrer on C. S. Lewis.)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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I recently placed a news item on the Book of Mormon Central website (https://www.bookofmormoncentral.org/users/doug-christensen#overlay=node/...).  about a subject which has intrigued me since childhood but rarely, if ever, could find someone who could intelligently discuss it. The news item is called, "Is there a reference to Heavenly Mother in the Book of Mormon?" and I reproduce it here if you are interested: 
 
"Based on our belief in the principles of exaltation, eternal marriage, and spiritual families, there’s no way that we couldn’t have a Heavenly Mother. In fact, according to revelation received by Joseph Smith, Heavenly Father could not be God without a Heavenly Mother.  Fair Mormon presents a podcast and short article about this subject at: https://www.fairmormon.org/blog/2017/05/10/a-heavenly-mother?utm_source=...     The article goes on to quote the following, "Three prophets of the twentieth century, Spencer W. Kimball, Joseph Fielding Smith, and Harold B. Lee, stated that women were created in Heavenly Mother’s image."  A more open dialogue is currently forthcoming in the Church’s gospel topic essay “Mother in Heaven,” (https://www.lds.org/topics/mother-in-heaven?lang=eng), a  BYU Studies article (https://byustudies.byu.edu/content/mother-there-survey-historical-teachi...), and a new book titled iOur Heavenly Family, Our Earthly Families, (https://deseretbook.com/p/our-heavenly-family-our-earthly-families?varia...",  published by Deseret Book; all of which can help encourage dialogue on this important topic."
Doug Christensen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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