You indicated that Mormons must implicitly believe in an uninvolved God because we believe that the church of Christ fell into error. This is a misrepresentation of our beliefs. It was not because of God’s unwillingness to intervene that the church fell into error. We do not believe that anyone, save Jesus Christ, is infallible. We also believe strongly that a defining characteristic of God’s plan for His children is that we have freedom to make our own choices. God will never force man to be obedient.
According to phone calls made by fight attendants Betty Ong and Amy Sweeney, the hijackers had stabbed and killed at least one passenger and two flight attendants by about 8:21. [ ABC News, 7/18/02 , Boston Globe, 11/23/01 , AP, 10/5/01 , Los Angeles Times, 9/20/01 ] (One hijacker may have been riding in the cockpit and begun the hijacking earlier.) After 8:21, both women apparently remained on the phone with American Airlines’ headquarters for 25 minutes, until their plane crashed into the World Trade Center’s North Tower. [ ABC News, 7/18/02 , AP, 10/5/01 ] These calls make NORAD’s supposed ignorance of a crisis even more dubious.
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So while the Hebrew word nachash is clearly the word for common snakes, these commentators have concluded that the compound word saraphim nachashim should be translated “fiery flying serpents.” It would appear that the saraph was a reptilian, snake-like creature, distinguished from common snakes predominantly by its ability to fly. Although I can not be certain that the saraph is not some species unknown to us in either fossilized or extant animals, I believe that the pterosaur identification is most reasonable. Indeed this interpretation seems to fit the context quite well. These flying snakes, or pterosaurs, could have attacked and overcome the Israelites from the air. They would have formed an ideal picture of the Messiah, in that Christ was made like us (indeed made sin for us according to II Corinthians 5:21), but he was still fundamentally different (divine). The winged serpent incorporates simultaneously the appearance of the snake and the lofty ability of flight in a unique animal. Moreover, the outstretched pterosaur on the pole would have formed a perfect cross!