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Utah Baby Names (That distinctive name that says, "I'm Mormon.")
The Utah Baby Namer ^ | Wes and Cari Clark

Posted on 01/24/2003 4:41:20 PM PST by A.J.Armitage

What's In a (Utah) Name?

by Cari Bilyeu Clark

When my husband and I moved from Utah to the Washington, D.C. area seventeen years ago, we knew nothing of the inadvertent legacy we carried from our four years in Utah. Shortly after we arrived in our new home, we saw a television commercial for a local grocery store chain. The spokeswoman's name was the unusual "Odonna." "She's gotta be from Utah," I said to my husband. "That's a Utah name if I ever heard one."

We eventually learned that Odonna was, indeed, Utah born and bred.

It dawned on us that many names we'd heard during our college careers, and found only mildly remarkable, were indeed unique to the Utah Mormon culture. Thus began our quest to define what makes some names singularly Utahn, and what sets them apart from ethnic names with roots in other cultures, such as Juanita or Shoshanna; or African-American names such as Tawanda and Shaquille; or the newly common, soap-operaesque handles such as Skylar, Tiffany, Raven, and Adrienne. There's a difference, and it's not just the obviously Mormon scriptural names like Mahonri or Nephi or Moroni. Often identifying a Utah name is a gut feeling akin to Justice Potter Stewart's definition of pornography: you know it when you see it.

The quintessential Utah name often has a French-sounding prefix such as Le-, La-, Ne-, or Va-. Often names appear to have genesis in the combined names of the parents--Veradeane or GlenDora, for example. Related is the practice of feminizing the father's name--as in Vonda (dad is Vaughan) or Danetta. Others, such as Snell or Houser, appear to be surnames called into service as first names.

Related is the curious tendency, more common in Utah than elsewhere, for men (women do not seem to do this) to use the first initial, then the full middle name as the given name, such as L. Flake Roberts, who ran for office in Utah County when we lived there. (Come on, you've noticed this habit among the general authorities of the LDS church!) Besides puzzling over why someone would want to be known as "Flake," it makes one wonder just what the "L" stands for.

[Hmmmm. Where have we heard about that before? --A.J.]

So my husband and I entertained ourselves by collecting the often bizarre names we found in Utah publications (including the obituaries, which indicates that this is not a recent fad) and of Utah natives we met. We compiled a list and shared it with our friends, who often as not had a few more to add. We really hit a bonanza when one woman shared our observations with her mother, who worked at a Utah bank and had access to lots of names. She started her own list and began sending the names to us. (My personal favorite, LaNondus, came from this source.) Another friend told us of a set of sisters, all of whose names began with "Ja."

Once my husband had Internet access, he collected more names and corresponded with another couple who amused themselves the same way. They made cleverly categorized lists: "The ward choir director's daughters: LaVoice, Choral, Audia."

It makes you wonder what some parents were thinking when, for instance, they named their baby girl Lanae (la-nay)--and she unfortunately ended up with a big nose (le nez [la-nay] in French means "the nose"). Or the girl named M'Lu--are clever wags endlessly asking her to skip to it? And how the heck do people with apostrophes in their names fill out computerized forms? There's no apostrophe space. The guy I really pity, though, is the one saddled with the unfortunate moniker, Rube.

Of course, parents cannot predict what new interpretations the marketplace will bring to the names they lovingly bestow on their offspring. I once worked at a company which had dealings with a woman named LaPriel (pronounced la-prell). When I told my former roommate about this inexplicable first name, she sardonically replied, "What's her sister's name--LaTegrin?"

With the generally larger-than-average family, often saddled with the very ordinary surnames Smith, Johnson, or Young, it's not surprising that many Utah parents look for unique given names for their children. When you throw in the reverence for family and ancestors forwarded by the LDS Church, it seems inevitable that someone would end up with LaEarl, KDell, Arnolene or Hariella.

Some names, though, seem to defy description--if not pronunciation. While pride of place may have spawned Utahna, how did somebody come up with Wealtha? And while Lloydine's genesis seems plausible, how on earth were Printha or Noy coined? And I have no idea what constitutes the correct pronunciation for Kairle or Tawhnye. (I suspect they may be wildly creative spellings of Carol and Tonya.)

Perhaps the following list (by no means comprehensive) will amuse you. Perhaps it will offend you. Perhaps you will find your name, or the name of a relative, on it. Or perhaps you will be so enchanted by a particular name that you'll want to bestow it upon one of your own offspring. If that is your plan, first do this: go to the back door, fling it open and yell the name at the top of your lungs six or eight times, because that's how it's going to be heard for the next eighteen years. And remember, when little Wynante (boy or girl, you choose) grows up, you'll have to live with the consequences.

The Cream of the Crop

The Clarks' Favorite Utah Names

Updated 24 January 2003

The new parents couldn't be happier: Gladell & Delightra (sisters), Luvit, Delecta, Delite, Joyette, Joi, Joyia, Joyellen, Joycell, Hallah Lujah [How about Hallah Back Y'all? --A.J.], Bliss, Joyanne

Cleanliness is next to Godliness: Zestpoole, Sparkle

The Ward Choir Director's Daughters: Aria, Audia, Aurel, Choral, LaVoice, Tonilee, Capella, Chime, Rocksan Violin

Jewels every one: Amulet, Pearlette, Pearlene, Emerald, JewlyAnn, Ahmre Jade, Treasure Tonya, Turquoise Nova, Sequin, Amethist.

Girls you just know have big, floofy hair: Blondeen, Rayette, Faundaree, Shazette, Shasheena, Honilynn, Najestica, Teasa, Shazzanna, Pluma, Bobbette, Blonda, Breezy, Wenderella, Aquanetta, Brinderella, Dazzlyn

Maybe they're in the Klingon Ward: Tchae, Xko, Corx, G'ni, Vvhs, Garn, Ka, Deauxti, Xymoya, Sha'Kira [Her older sister is called Macare'na.], Zy, Xela, Tscharna, Nivek, Zon'tl, Zagg, Xan, Judziah Datz (a female, named after a character in Star Trek), K'lar (ditto), Jarna Nazhalena, Chod, Xarek, Grik, Stod, T'Shara, Tral, Sherik, Curg

[I am Krang the Merciless!! And I'm a Mormon!]

The Worth of a Soul: Cashley

Astronomical: LeVoid, Sunan, Moonyene, Starlene, Sunelly, Luna, Lunia, Solinda, Sunirae, Staryl, Marandastarr, Season, Aries, Starlyn, Cressent, Celestial Starr, Summerlyn, Astrolena

Could only be LDS: Cumorah Hill, Liahonna, Ensign, Nauvoo, Kirtland, Templa, Templer, Tempella, Tempalia, Ziona, Deseret (and Desereta), Tabernacle, Woodruff, Pratt, Tithing, Quorum, Helamans Warrior, Iron Rod, Morona, Manti, Stripling, Nephi Courage, Celestial Glory, Celestian, Brighaminie, Zion, Xione (pronounced "zion")

Parents were BYU math majors: Alpha Mae, Seven, Seavenly, Twenty, Prime, Omega Lee, Jennyfivetina, Tenna [Mormon porn star: Tenna Tameson.], Elevena, Ninea, Eighta

[How would you like to be named after your birth order?]

You can name a kid this, but you shouldn't ingest it: Cola, Vinyl, Orlon, Chlorine, Clorene, Florene, Florine, Lexann, Dow, Tide, Downy, Codiene, Daquari, DeCon, Starbuck, Crayon, Treasure Cocaine

[Classy. Real classy.]

Names inspired by the family car: Audi, Fairlene, Celecta, Pontiac, Vonda, Vonza, Auto, Cherokee, Lexus, Porsche, Skylark, Truckston, Avis, Chevrollette, Chevonne, Caprice, Dodge

["Honey, nothing says class like Lexus. Now go make some jello."]

Wishful thinking: Darlin', Courage, Winsome, Justan Tru, Pictorianna, Paradise Sunrise, Sage, Angelic, Breed, Godlove, Myrth, LaVirgin, DeFonda Virtue, Chastice, Normalene, Lovie Angel, Precious Blessing, Heavenly Melanie, Glee, Mormon Beauty, Pledger, Jentill, Devota, Coy, Fondd, Bridella, Verna Noall, Vervine, Viva, Golden Noble, MarVel, MemRee, Brunette, Merrily, Merry Ann, Celestial, Cherrish, Kash, Cashelle, Teton, Forever, Luvit, Mystiq, Worthy, Truly, Pleasant, Speedy, Hereditary, Shrudilee, Halo, Gentry, Truthanne, Finita, Mavryck, Amen, Merrijane, Marvelous Man.

Dad's hobby is obvious: Justa Cowgirl, Rode O, Hazer, Durango, Rifle, Laker, Jazz, Truck. Granite, Garnet, Gneiss (and other sisters with rock names beginning with “G.”)

Conversational: Whisper, Chat

Indications of possible birthplace: Arizonia, Floria, Montania, Utah, Utahna, Idahana, Idaho, Mauntana [Flunk spelling, name you kid Mauntana. Study hard!], Michigan, Nevadna, Okla, Vermont, Wyoming, Wyoma, Cache, Jordana, Payson, Vernal, Boise, Brookelynn, Lexington, Demoyn, Fredonia, Leremy, Platte, Salina, Seattle, Takoma, Tulsa, Tustin, Vail, Lundyn, Londyn, Irelynd, Irelan, Madrid, Manila, Cairo, Damascus, Tyre, Desert, Shahara, Trinidad, Houston, Cachelyn, D'Asia, Edon, Takoda, Orem, Shannon doah, Davenport Shore

No man (or woman) is an island - exceptions: Oahu, Irlanda, Tonga, SeaBreaze, Tiki Lou

Possible conception placenames: Hilton, Nafeteria, Bridges, Castle

Indications of possible birthdates: Juneth, Junola, LaJune, Julyn, Halloween, Novella, Summerisa, Winnter, Christmas Holiday, Merrienoel, Kris Miss, Tuesdee, Aprella

The day dawn is breaking: Dawnae, Dawnia, Dawnel, Dawnelle, Dawnene, Dawnalyn, Dawnette, Karadawn, RaDawn, Keturah Dawn, SheriDawn, LuDawn, LaDawn, Le Dawn, El Dawn, Dawnetta, Dawnese, Mistidawn, Berva Dawn, Celestial Dawn, Bodawn, Honey Dawn, Sunrise, Dawny, Yodawn, Dawnika, Dawnray, Denverly Dawn, Sunni Dawn, Dusty Dawn, Taradawn, Twyla Dawn, Georgia Dawn, Iva Dawn, Marva Dawn

Dad was a plumber: Valva, BeDae, Latrina, La Jonne, Digger

Dad worked for the postal service: Mailene

Dad's a lawyer: Justicia

Dad had a hernia: Truss

Less is more: La, Oa, NB, T, M, Q, JJ

I hope the computer will accept apostrophes in the name fields: D'Ann, D'Aun, D'Bora, D'Dee, D'Elise, D'Loaf, D'Shara, E'all, L'Deane, L'orL, Ja'mon, J'Costa, J'dean, J'Leen, J'net, J'Shara, J'Vonna, La'Donis, Me'shell, M'Jean, M'Kaaylie, M'Kenna, Mi'Lara, M'Lisa, M'Liss, M'Lu, M'Recia, O'lea, R'dell, R'lene, Shan'l, Young'n, B'andra, De'lys, D'Dree

["And the called her... O'Lestra. She had the runs a lot."]

Future names of prescriptions: Lyravin, Monalaine, Nyleen, Merlaine, Monease, Naquel, Ronalene, Nylan, Rolayne, Tyron, Lexine, Lyrin, Mikatin, Artax, Xtrin, Tylene, Qedrin, Tamrin, Denilyn, Kevrin, Nicolin, Xylan, Tolex, Zylan, Daycal, Falycid, Zerin, Davon, Sydal

Wow! What a Babe!: Wavie, Zhalore, LaTanna, Tressa, LaDreama, Amourette

Fluid-related: Thermos, Soda, Logan River, Jordan River, Susquehannah, Canteen

When simple alphabetic characters aren't enough: K-8 (pronounced "Kate," I guess)

[Kids: that's happens when you're illiterate. Stay in school!]

Politically incorrect: Sambo, Aryion

[Maybe they weren't thinking "Aryan", but "Arian". Heretics gotta stick together!]

Heard chanted in the Salt Lake airport: Ara-Om

Has food connotations: Dianarea, Dicey, Vindalu, Blenda, Strawberry, Sugarlee, Beena, Pork Chop, Sesami, Jar, Karmel, Kresent, TaffiLyn, Chipo

Had breathing problems in the hospital nursery: Azure, Syrullean

You might find in a forest: Wrendie, Jilbear, Timber, Oaks, Pixie, LaFawnduh, Fawn-Dew, Ember, Bird, Magpie, Serenity Fawn, Paradi, L'Aire, Brookelle, Sylvan, Fawna, Lawn, Rain, Gazelle, El Fawn ["El" makes it masculine, "Fawn" makes it girly-poofy. El Fawn: expressing pride from Salt Lake City to San Francisco.], Aspen, Acacia, Panda, Briar, Rhodendra, Fernnola, Birdene, Hummingbird, Disney, Chinchilla Zest, Haven, Glade

No doubt about it, this kid's in charge: Rexina, Rexine, Queenola, Dominee, Ruger, Messiah Angel, Oden, RexDee, Navy, Jentry, Czar, LeeMaster, Quintessa, Marquessa, Leviathan, Captain.

Smells: Cachet, Reaka, Violeet, Avon, Budla

Faux ethnic: Laddie, Walkasheaqua, Bsjonet, Hishla, Chilnecha, Forthilda, Kaltighanna, Alainka, Chip-wa, Pawnece America, Zem Saxon, O'Ann, WaThene, Sheighlagh, Valliere

Commemorating something or another: Welcome Exile, Confederate American, Southern Justice, Liberty Lulu, Young Elizabeth, Genesis, MistiNoele, Imagine, Thankful Flood, Friends Forsaken, Joyous Noel, Tennyson, Knight Train, Miracles Precious One, Sunday's Hoseana, Disney, Blessing Ream, Stormy Shepherd, Denim Levi, Vernal Independence, Sincere Devotion, Mothers, Elvoid, Noah-Lot, Mormon Miracles, MyLae, Nightrain Lane, Zion Anakin, Jeopardee, Statehood, Denim Levi

Let's hope not: Rube, Sleeza, Nymphus, Golden P., Burns, Hydra, Non, Malis, Talon, Beefea, Patches, Storm, Slayer, Sterile, Slaughter, Jynx, Hyde, Prynne, StormiAnn, Sham, Apathy, DeRail, Dull, Gamble

In a class of their own (In fact, I'm not sure I believe these but we asked for details and a confirmation and got convincing replies, so here they are): NaLa'DeLuhRay, Phakelikaydenicia, Zaragrunudgeyon ("Zarg," for short), Jennyfivetina, Tiarrhea, Nudity, VulvaMae, DaLinda LaDale, Tugdick, Saunsceneyouray, and, yes... Clitoris.

["Well, it sounded pretty when the doctor said it, and my wife Placenta likes it."]

Teletubbies: Laalaa

Guaranteed to get last place on our list (or anyone else's): ZZkora

I can't think of anything clever to write but these must be mentioned: Barbeli, Revo Cram, Feramorz, Glint, LaNondus, Wynante, Camera, Lecoya, AureJudd, NaNon, Bimberly, DavidO, Leumas ("Samuel" backwards), Ralphene, Shimber, T-vive, Synthi, CoJane, Nona-rene, Gaylawn, Txanton, LaZello, Daycal, Sancie D'Wan, RaVoe, Zenus, Gatobon, LaEarl, Trystal, AndiOdette, Serenity-Tabitha-Ann, Alexavier, X Y Zella, Bonquisha, Musser Cenia, Jubeltine, Oryeon, Shlori, Danlonaga, Zedwain, Casualeen, Young'n, Shambertine Crille, Canon, Malique, LeeWitt, Jazzeri, DeRaunz, Teru, Aaro, Divid, Cimemthymia, LaDonnaJosephrania, LaDeeDee, deRalph, MaddLynAlain, Vyquetoriya, Falycid, Rophis, Mick BonScott, Kaysional Tempest, Darianlelo, DeLaVerne, BoChe', Minnet, Kandle, Seena Tawnya, Dwodger, J Thoral, Xanderrick, Abcde, KNikkol, Demeatrice, LLean Shanalyn, Scytha Solena, HiDee

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To: CCWoody
Most people are put off by the actual words of the Scriptures.

Most "Chri$tian$" such as yourself IGNORE most of the scriptures, picking and choosing those they will embrace, and putting aside the great majority because they are "too hard" to live and "too hard" to understand.

By your slim pickins' I see you are one of those.

I pity you.

401 posted on 01/30/2003 7:03:19 AM PST by Illbay
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To: RnMomof7
As you know, and will lie through your teeth to deny, our prophets and apostles are NOTHING like the "princes of the Church" in Roman Catholicism. They are not "career Chri$tian$" like the blood-suckers that I have known all my life, growing up in the South.

In all cases, they are men with jobs and families, who have taken out of their own time and that of their precious families, the time needed to administer the Lord's church.

Make no mistake about it: This is the TRUE CHURCH on the Earth, beside which all others are mere pale imitations, having a form of godliness but DENYING the power thereof.

Our prophets and our apostles are some of the most profoundly wise men ever put on this planet.

You might take the time to read some of their words, which are freely available HERE. There you will read nothing but the words of life and salvation, and the wisdom contained in those words will forever silence and confound the likes of you who battle against God and His Christ, which is what you are about every time you post here.

Make no mistake: To the extent you realize the evil you perpetrate, you WILL pay the uttermost farthing.

You might want to start trembling NOW.

402 posted on 01/30/2003 7:10:09 AM PST by Illbay
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To: RnMomof7
Open your eyes man.. these LDS prophets get plenty of "perks" ..lots more than a pathetic Christian Pastor 's salary....

What an odd comparison: A minister with a prophet.

Why don't you try some HONEST discussion for a change? It'd be refreshing.

Why don't you compare an LDS Bishop with someone like Ed Young, "pastor" of that great whited sepulchre, Houston Second Baptist?

That'd be FAR more appropriate.

Oh, and Bishops aren't "bivocational." They give of their time and talents, without so much as a farthing in payment, to administer the needs of their congregations. And they do so without having to attend these silly Chri$tian "seminaries" and such as that.

Having the truth, they need no indoctrination.

Your comparisons are lame at best.

403 posted on 01/30/2003 7:13:00 AM PST by Illbay
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To: Wrigley
"A single glimpse beyond the veil reveals more of heaven and its laws than all the sermons of uninspired preachers combined." --Elder Bruce R. McConkie, "The Mortal Messiah: From Bethlehem to Calvary," 4 vols. [Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1979-1981], 1: 370.
404 posted on 01/30/2003 7:38:03 AM PST by Illbay
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To: Illbay
I pity you.

KJV Luke 18:10-14
 10.  Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.
 11.  The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.
 12.  I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.
 13.  And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.
 14.  I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

405 posted on 01/30/2003 7:40:24 AM PST by Elsie (I trust in Jesus.... THOUSANDS OF EXISTING MANUSCRIPTS speak of Him!)
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To: Illbay
The veil was torn.
406 posted on 01/30/2003 7:40:44 AM PST by Wrigley
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To: RnMomof7
Bet he flys in a "church owned "jet...

You lose.

Pres. Hinckley uses the private aircraft of Jon Huntsman, CEO of Huntsman Corp. and a member of the Church.

The Church's penury with respect to its daily operations is famous. These aren't cushy jobs with "perks." The income the Church derives from tithing and other sources including business holdings goes directly to operating expenses, with little wasted on frippery.

407 posted on 01/30/2003 7:42:52 AM PST by Illbay
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To: Wrigley
Oh, so you're seeing God and all His angels RIGHT NOW, are you?

Does your therapist know about this?

408 posted on 01/30/2003 7:43:43 AM PST by Illbay
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To: Illbay
Swallowing the Chri$tian lie means ignoring SOME things Christ wrote in favor of others. ~ Illbay And FWIW, those who profess Christ AND seek to keep His commandments, including the dictum to "be perfect" (meaning as perfect as we are able to be given our level of knowledge) are able to have eternal life, which is life EXACTLY LIKE our Father has. ~ Illbay, who secret desire is to "be like the Most High" In that case, the LDS knowledge does not discard faith, but realizes that faith is NOTHING (that is, "dead," as James states) without the effort to obey the commandments. ~ Illbay Woody.
409 posted on 01/30/2003 8:15:44 AM PST by CCWoody
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To: Illbay
Not having His wisdom, I cannot judge. ~ Illbay Woody.

"He who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one." ~ 1 Co 2:15
410 posted on 01/30/2003 8:22:38 AM PST by CCWoody
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To: Illbay; drstevej; Jean Chauvin; Wrigley
"A single glimpse beyond the veil reveals more of heaven... ~ Illbay Woody.
411 posted on 01/30/2003 8:28:29 AM PST by CCWoody
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To: Illbay
Perhaps that's better advice directed to you prophets.
412 posted on 01/30/2003 8:41:19 AM PST by Wrigley
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To: P-Marlowe; Illbay; White Mountain; CubicleGuy; Utah Girl; rising tide; Grig; Rad_J
I love it a play on words!

You missed the point the places I been to growing up had an outline of the Lord. I was looking for Jesus Christ and he did have his own Church. Not the Church of St Steven or Peter. But Jesus House of Worship!

I read about it in the Bible is the path I was looking for!

13 ¶ Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

15 ¶ Beware of *false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. (*Do as I say crowd,not as I do)

16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. *Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?(*distort truth, slopful, don't keep the Lord commandments)

17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; *but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.(* Ignores keeping the Lord commandments)

18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a *corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.(* mock and continue to use "The Ends Justify The Means!")

19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

20 Wherefore *by their fruits ye shall know them.


22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

24 And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.

25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

26 Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another


21 ¶ Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?

23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
(because though one say they believe really did not enter into the Striaght and Narrow gate! You all were having a free for all, with the various parts of the Lords doctrine, that is why there are over ten of thousands CHINOS- Chirsitian In Name Only!

24 ¶ Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:

25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.

26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:

27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.

( a few years back there was a tornado in SLC and it torn many building to pieces, they have a video of the SL Temple inside was a wedding taking place out side was the tornado swriling all around the House of the Lord and nothing was harmed!

28 And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine:

29 For he taught them as one having *authority, and not as the scribes.(at that time Jesus gave his authority to Peter until the preisthood was again from the earth an in the Latter Days when the priesthood was restored he gave the authority to Joseph Smith in this last and final dispensation!

I found all of the thing the Bible spoke about the Straight and Narrow path in

"The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints!"

I had enough so call of worship that -

"Do as I say, not as I do!" Who say they can't even "Keep The Lords Commandments" for in your minds it is impossible, or unable ot discern the Holy Spirit! for they lack faith. You folks have the weakest Spiritual Muscle of Faith I have ever witness!

413 posted on 01/30/2003 8:44:33 AM PST by restornu (I am a child of God:)
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To: CCWoody
But their search makes them sooooo secure.
414 posted on 01/30/2003 8:50:20 AM PST by Wrigley
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To: drstevej; Jean Chauvin; Wrigley; RnMomof7; CCWoody
415 posted on 01/30/2003 9:12:10 AM PST by restornu (I am a child of God:)
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To: restornu
Did you think we missed it?
416 posted on 01/30/2003 9:14:19 AM PST by Wrigley
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To: restornu

***Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.***

Like Joe Smith telling his wife either accept my god-given mistresses or face eternal damnation.
417 posted on 01/30/2003 9:17:10 AM PST by drstevej
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To: RnMomof7
You're wrong there. President Hinckley will take a chartered jet. When he was invited to the White House after 9/11 in 2001 for that meeting with President Bush with leaders from other faiths, Jon Huntsman used HIS own private jet to fly President Hinckley back to Washington DC. I know where President Hinckley lives, yes, it is very nice, but nothing outlandishly lavish. My brother worked on the plans of the building he lives in, and has been in the apartment. President Hinckley has his own den, with furniture there that he built with his own hands when he and his wife were first married. My brother said that there was this old ratty couch and a small fridge in the den also. Most of the leaders of the LDS church do not have money, and do receive, if necessary, some money to live. But they are frugal, because they know it is the Lord's money and they will be held accountable for how they spend it. I know this firsthand. I know how hard they work and how much they sacrifice for the gospel of Jesus Christ. There are no hidden perks.
418 posted on 01/30/2003 11:25:03 AM PST by Utah Girl (Here I come to save the day, Mighty Mouse is on his way!!!)
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To: Elsie
We can't do it all but we sure can learn how to exercise and strengthen the Spiritual muscle!

But we sure WISH we could!


Wish you could do what?

419 posted on 01/30/2003 11:58:43 AM PST by restornu (I am a child of God:)
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To: Illbay
As you know, and will lie through your teeth to deny, our prophets and apostles are NOTHING like the "princes of the Church" in Roman Catholicism. They are not "career Chri$tian$" like the blood-suckers that I have known all my life, growing up in the South.

Naw I am not trembling Bill...Your pope prophet is a god to you..not to me..

Most Christian Ministers have jobs and families and do not have church jets to fly around in and they are not looking to a harem in heaven to meet their Celestial eternal sexual fantasy needs..They are looking to worshipping the one TRUE God...

420 posted on 01/30/2003 1:36:15 PM PST by RnMomof7
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