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Question #92047 posted on 02/21/2019 8:04 p.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

How different would things be if EVERYONE in the premortal life refused God's plan, and sided with the Devil, leaving no one to be born on Earth?

Conversely, how different would things be if EVERYONE sided with God, even Lucifer, and all got to be born on Earth?

-Deep stuff

P.S. Will Board Question #91798 be answered soon? It's been quite a while...


Dear Deep,

So, this is all just speculation and theories from an anonymous internet stranger that as far as you know may or or not be real. This is not the official doctrines or teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. 

So, I think that if everyone in the premortal life refused God's plan and we decided to leave God's presence, then God could have had more spirit children and they could've come to Earth. Obviously all of us rejecting God's plan would be sad for us and for God, but he could just have more kids. Furthermore, in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints we believed that we lived with God for a long time before coming to Earth and were taught by Him (see D&C 138:56). I think that if God could see that none of us were ready to accept His plan then he would've continued to teach us and nurture us until we were ready to accept it.

If everyone sided with God and we all got to be born on Earth I feel like the Plan of Salvation could continue as normal. The very act of us being mortal gives us plenty of challenges and temptations. So even if we didn't have anyone to tempt us I think that we would still have temptation. God would definitely find a way to make things work.

Anyways, that's just my two cents. As an engineering student, we always plan to make sure that things will work in the worst scenario possible. I think that an omnipotent God that loves us has a perfect plan including back up plans for when things don't work out the way intended.



Question #92046 posted on 02/21/2019 3:34 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

I recently noticed that my chapel doesn't have pictures on the walls. All the other rooms do, but the chapel does not. And I don't remember ever seeing a picture in the chapel in any other building I've been in. So why is that? Or has it just been my luck to never visit a be-pictured chapel? (Speaking of chapels for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)



Dear you,

You're right! I never put it together before but I've never seen a picture in the chapel either. So I googled it and found in Church Handbook 2 instructions that "Pictures and other artwork may be placed in appropriate locations in the meetinghouse. However, they may not be placed in the chapel or near the baptismal font."

-guppy of doom

posted on 02/21/2019 5:10 p.m.
The Farmington Rock Chapel happens to have a picture in the chapel. It is a large mural commemorating the 63rd adversary of the founding of Primary which started in that chapel. It was painted in 1941.

Perhaps in 50 years we can see a football mural in a chapel where LaVell Edwards attended ☺.
posted on 02/21/2019 5:10 p.m.
Some older, chapels (think of when wards were the ones that needed to raise money and be in charge of building their meeting houses) do have murals in them. The one I grew up in has a painting of Temple square in the back of the chapel (it used to be the front of the chapel until the building was remodeled). The chapel that my husband grew up going to does as well (I believe it is a depiction of the miracle of the seagulls). These are in southern Idaho/ northern Utah. Just a friendly FYI.