The other day, when I read about a possible reason why so many Latino Mormons migrate to America, I was stunned.
To quote the article, “Those stories in the Book of Mormon,” Garcia said, “give Hispanic Mormons a powerful religious argument to use, especially since most believe they are descendants of the Lamanites, an indigenous group in the Americas described in the Mormon sacred text.
According to the Book of Mormon, the Lamanites lived in the present-day American Southwest, traveled south and faced years of hardship and are prophesied to eventually return to the Promised Land.
In general, America is the Promised Land. Specifically, the New Jerusalem is in the Missouri area.
My question is, what does the Mormon Church think of the State of Israel being in the Middle East:
If Mormon candidate, Gov. Romney, believes the Book of Mormon, what does he think of the State of Israel being in the Middle East? What kind of a friend to Israel would he be?
Could this possibly be why Gov. Romney doesn’t speak about his “church” and why the Mormon Church is not really embraced by the church family, both Catholic as well as Protestant?
Denise M. Wilson-El
- Rant and Rave for 12/13/13
TV commercials prompt serious thought
Sometimes I just wonder about stuff. It’s not necessarily moments of deep thought, just issues of curiosity that creep into the thought process when the fish aren’t biting or when my football team is so far behind that they have to buy tickets to stay on the field.
World-class programs at UGA Tifton campus
The University of Georgia Tifton Campus may be the best-kept secret in Tifton. But, agriculture industry leaders, researchers and innovators know well the world-class programs we’ve developed over the past 95 years.
- Rant and Rave for 12/12/13
In an emergency, can rescue teams quickly find you?
For the most part, we haven’t had any severe winter weather here yet. And winter doesn’t officially start until Dec. 21.
But we can expect some cooler temperatures and they often bring some tragedies in the form of house fires.
A great community
A few weeks ago my family and friends had a fund drive for me. I would like to thank everyone that had a part in The Day For Duke. Words can’t describe how I felt that day and still do!
- Rant and Rave for 12/11/13
One might find great resolve in Mandela’s life
There’s a scripture in the Bible that says “A soft answer turneth away wrath.”
Whenever we think of Nelson Mandela, that verse should come to mind. Many would say he epitomizes that notion even though in his younger days he might have exuded much more spit and vinegar in pursuing a cause.
- Rant and Rave for 12/10/13
It’s true: Objects are closer than they appear
You know that little warning on your rearview mirror that says, “Objects are closer than they appear.” Well, it’s true.
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