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Latter-day Saints: Turning white, Book of Mormon, proof
Book of Mormon, proof: White has many definitions. One refers to the color another (dictionary.com) refers to morally pure; innocent. The Book of Mormon cannot be proven through scientific means. Science proves things related to science. Faith and the Holy Ghost prove spiritual...

Latter-day Saints: Angel or satan ???, Joseph Smith, Jesus
Joseph Smith, Jesus, Christ: Brother Cheong, Jesus loves you too, and he is undoubtedly pleased that you are a truth-seeker who studies his scriptures and searches for truth. One of the basic tenets of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is that we accept all truth,...

Latter-day Saints: affair, affair, marriage
affair, marriage: Yes, there is a way to work with the Church and EVENTUALLY become sealed to each other. No, there is no way to work with the Church in helping them to work through the guilt. You are feeling regret, guilt, and shame appropriately because what you are...

Latter-day Saints: Evil or angel ???, testimony
testimony: I joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because I read the Book of Mormon, prayed to God about what I read and asked him if it was true and was Joseph Smith a Prophet. The Holy Ghost revealed to me that the Book of Mormon was indeed the Word...

Latter-day Saints: polygamy, sister heidi, institution of marriage
sister heidi, institution of marriage, sealings: Dear Sister Heidi -- I would be surprised if anything is coming out that hasn t been well known for decades and decades. You may be interested in this well done website documenting Joseph s large family: http://www.wivesofjosephsmith.org/ Your other...

Latter-day Saints: Question, judgment call, serving alcohol
judgment call, serving alcohol, shriner: Well, technically a Mormon can do whatever they want - we believe in free agency :) I believe your question though is whether or not it conflicts in any way with our religion. Off the cuff, I d say I don t see a problem with it, but we re also advised to...

Latter-day Saints: what will satan do ??, Joseph Smith, Satan
Joseph Smith, Satan, God: No, in all honesty, I ve never had the thought as to whether Joseph Smith tested the Spirit when he had the first vision. Probably because it would never had made sense to me to do so. Let me explain. First, I do not believe in the Church because Joseph...

Latter-day Saints: BOM and BIBLE, Jesus Christ, Adam
Jesus Christ, Adam, Eve: Adam knew the Gospel of Jesus Christ - how was it that his sons Cain and Able knew that they should offer sacrifice? If Cain and Able were aware of the important of offering sacrifice, then certainly Adam would have been as well. Adam walked and talked with...

Latter-day Saints: Hymns, loving heavenly father, college question
Latter-day Saints: Hymns, loving heavenly father, college question, name of jesus

Latter-day Saints: Hymns, Kolob, King Follett
Kolob, King Follett, Spirit: Well, for starters, I don t represent the Church in any official capacity at all here, and what I m about to share is my personal opinion on the matter. The only time it should be considered official at all is when I quote from official sources. Given that...

Latter-day Saints: history, Book of Mormon
Book of Mormon: I am not sure if I understand your question. I think you are asking whether there are any records supporting the Book of Mormon. There are parts of the Dead Sea Scrolls that support the Book of Mormon. There are many internal evidences within the Book of...

Latter-day Saints: LDS Church History, joseph smith jr, book of mormon
joseph smith jr, book of mormon, mid nineteenth century: When it was organized in 1830, the Church of Christ was a missionary church. The church in the mid nineteenth century was converting many who they encouraged to gather with the Saints here in the states. That is where the Church of Christ started feeling the...

Latter-day Saints: question for you, Mormon, LDS
Mormon, LDS, Christian: Hi Cheong, I will be happy to answer your questions below in **, Mike You sent: how are you ,Mike, I still working on my research , may I ask you few question , 1) did you go from christian to Mormon ? **Mike replies: Absolutely not. Who was...

Latter-day Saints: question BOM ?, Book of Mormon, False Prophets
Book of Mormon, False Prophets, Bible: Hi Cheong, I will answer your questions below in **, Mike You sent: QUESTION: thanks a lot Mike, I try to understand your view, 1) you means God given us BOM today because the most important part of gospel were taken by the satan s churches,which mean...

Latter-day Saints: B.O.M. question, Book of Mormon, Science
Book of Mormon, Science, elephants: That s rather akin to asking if you trust someone who was there or if you trust someone who speculated about what happened after the fact. Now it may be that your question is instead one of belief in whether the Book of Mormon is true. If that s your question,...

Latter-day Saints: B.O.M. question, wheat barley, jesus christ of latter day saints
wheat barley, jesus christ of latter day saints, latter day saints: S, The challenge you present has been answered many, many times before. I suggest you begin here: http://www.fairlds.org/apol/ai105.html The link will give you responses to many of the questions critics of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day...

Latter-day Saints: B.O.M. question, mormon lands, wheat barley
mormon lands, wheat barley, book of mormon: Original & Updated Answer --Original-- Dear S. Thanks for the question. I must note here that your question is dependent on you believing that the Book of Mormon is pre-Columbian America. However, the Geography for the Book of Mormon has never...

Latter-day Saints: B.O.M. question, Book of Mormon, Mormon
Book of Mormon, Mormon, archaeology: Hi S. I will be happy to answer your questions. Please note that I am ex-LDS and belong to the Church of Christ that believes in the Bible and Book of Mormon. In answer to your question the simple truth is that the Smithsonian (assuming they actually...

Latter-day Saints: Book of Mormon question, Book of Mormon, testimony
Book of Mormon, testimony, religion: I don t believe that the L.D.S. Church has an official answer to this question, and I am neither a historian nor an anthropologist, but let me mention a few things that might explain any inconsistencies. I hope they are of help to you in your search for truth....

Latter-day Saints: Primary, church handbook of instructions, brian rogers
church handbook of instructions, brian rogers, president search: The role of each member in the Primary Presidency is defined in Church Handbook of Instructions. For me, for anyone to expound on that role would be inappropiate. I would suggest you talk to the Primary president (assuming you are not already the President)....

Latter-day Saints: Primary, attendance problems, church handbook of instructions
attendance problems, church handbook of instructions, meeting agendas: You can refer to the Church Handbook of Instructions, Book 2 regarding callings in the Primary organization. The broad responsibility of secretaries is to assist the Presidency. That really encompasses whatever responsibilities the Presidency is inspired...

Latter-day Saints: Primary, Primary
Primary: While I ve held a lot of callings in the Church, Primary is one organization I ve not served much in. In general though, if you ve not already done so, you should consult the Church Handbook of Instructions, Book 2, Section 5 on Primary. I don t know if...

Latter-day Saints: Primary, presidency member, line answers
presidency member, line answers, advisement: That sounds about right. However, like any presidency member, they are there to support the president, help with delegated tasks and other needs as the dynamics of each presidency can be different. For more of a responsibilities list, your bishop should...

Latter-day Saints: Primary, church organisations, brother jason
church organisations, brother jason, vague idea: Lee, I m wondering if you confused me with another responder. I saw your goodbye on questions posed to others and know what you are talking about. Mine just said Thank you for your time . No offense taken :-) The question that was emailed to me said...

Latter-day Saints: Primary, bishopric, presidency
bishopric, presidency, attendance: Hey Lee! Sorry for the delay there. A secretary of the primary, in addition to the tasks you mentioned, takes notes at presidency meetings, giving assignments to the children, and helping the primary president in general. There is further detail to the duties...

Latter-day Saints: Primary, member retention, quarterly report
member retention, quarterly report, counselor: The secretary can be assigned to help with any project, sort of as a 3rd counselor. I know that she provides attendance information to the Ward Clerk for the quarterly report. She should let you know about the children who are present and those not present...

Latter-day Saints: Primary, sentimental lady, leadership position
sentimental lady, leadership position, bishopric: Hi I am SO sorry to take so long to answer.....I wasn t checking mail for a bit there! If you are the Secretary, the Primary President should have a manual or handbook about running the Primary, and there should be a section in there that pertains to...

Latter-day Saints: Primary, stake presidents, spiritual counsel
stake presidents, spiritual counsel, google: I have spent a lot of time in NZ, over the past 16 years. I have good friends there still--Ganesh Cherian, I worked for the Beyalls, Richard and Robert Gordon--both Kiwis and former Stake Presidents, now live in Aus, but Richard is a close friend. I used...

Latter-day Saints: Primary, branch president, clerical work
branch president, clerical work, presidency: I m sorry that my answer won t be a ton of help, as I ve never worked in the Primary much. However, as far as I m aware, the Primary secretary is also responsible for all the clerical work of presidency. Notes at meetings, organizing birthdays, making sure...

Latter-day Saints: adultery, repentence, adultery
repentence, adultery, LDS: Hi Jason, I will have to ask one of our apostles on what the church policy might be on this. I am not an official representative so cannot say, only offer a personal opinion. Also there may be another aspect to consider... something that the Catholics observe...

Latter-day Saints: prayer, opening prayer, dear brian
opening prayer, dear brian, 3x5 card: Lori, I just got in and thankfully decided to check my emails, otherwise, I may have missed your request. I hope I am not too late, but it is a holiday weekend. This is the type of question that really should be directed to your Bishop. Having said that,...

Latter-day Saints: The begining of the Mormon Faith., Mormon, History
Mormon, History, Joseph Smith: Hi Jesse, I will be happy to answer your questions. Please note that I am ex-LDS (Utah Mormon) and belong to the Church of Christ that believes in the Bible and BoM (Book of Mormon). It will be very difficult to cover the history of the Restoration...

Latter-day Saints: LDS belief about the end of the world, lamb and the lion, terrestrial law
lamb and the lion, terrestrial law, emergency preparedness: Jasmine, I guess the first question I would have to ask you is what is your definition of the end of the world? When you ask how we think the world will end, there are different time periods that different things happen. This earth.. after the 1000...

Latter-day Saints: Mormon ultimate destiny, son jesus christ, loving heavenly father
son jesus christ, loving heavenly father, unclean spirits: Well, Ken, let me give this a shot. For starters, it s not about Mormons inheriting celestial glory, it s about any child of God who believes in the Atonement of Jesus Christ and follows his plan of salvation. God (the Father) made it very clear that...

Latter-day Saints: How does Mormonism portray Christ's teachings more accurately than all other Christians?, fellow christians, excruciating death
Latter-day Saints: How does Mormonism portray Christ's teachings more accurately than all other Christians?, fellow christians, excruciating death, new covenant

Latter-day Saints: How does Mormonism portray Christ more accurately?, jehovah s witnesses, judgement day
jehovah s witnesses, judgement day, divine revelation: Elliot, Glad you emailed me. No, your email, while it is long, it still deserves answers. Here is what I recommend. To really give your questions the attention they deserve, lets take this away from ask the expert . This is a great site but it does not...

Latter-day Saints: How does Mormonism portray Christ's teachings more accurately than all other Christians?, christ, revelation
christ, revelation, Joseph Smith: Though born into my faith, that has little to do with my devotion to it. My parents are great people whom I respect, but they would be the first to remind me they are fallible and make mistakes. To simply believe what I believe because they do would be rather...

Latter-day Saints: adultery, adultery
adultery: I would not act on hearsay. I don t think that it matters whether or not your husband is married. She is still living with a man to whom she is not married. You don t have proof of a sexual relationship however. I recommend that you talk with your Bishop...

Latter-day Saints: adultery, anonymous phone call, mormon church
anonymous phone call, mormon church, divorce papers: I don t think that it would be useful to call her Bishop. What would you hope to accomplish? You can still contact your Bishop for advice even if you are not LDS (he is every person s Bishop within his ward s geographical boundaries). You can find that...

Latter-day Saints: authenticity of the mormon belief, ancient America, Book of Mormon
ancient America, Book of Mormon, artifacts: The people and locations described throughout the Book of Mormon are not easily identifiable because the names of the cities and the tribes that existed from 600 B.C. to 400 A.D. did not survive through the centuries during which the native indians did not...

Latter-day Saints: Help me to help a friend, LDS, Mormon
LDS, Mormon, Bi-sexual: Hi Lucy, I will be happy to answer your questions. Please note that I am ex-LDS and belong to the Church of Christ that believes in the Book of Mormon and Bible. Most churches would strongly oppose being bi-sexual though a few liberal ones might accept...

Latter-day Saints: wine, wine. sacrament, word of wisdom
wine. sacrament, word of wisdom: There are a number of interesting things we could speculate about in relation to this, and while all of them may hold some truth, they would still be speculation. The most direct and straightforward answer to your question is in D&C 27. Verses 2-5 are the...

Latter-day Saints: end times, secong coming, signs of the times
secong coming, signs of the times: Yes, we believe that Jesus will literally return to rule and reign during the Millennium. We also believe in the cleansing by fire, but I don t think that it means that the entire earth will be literally engulfed by flames. There are dozens of events...

Latter-day Saints: LDS doctrine, lds theology, apostle peter
lds theology, apostle peter, david answer: David, You said: the messenger and the message are separate things. While on most subjects I would agree. Your examples of Hitler and Jesus doing math are not quite in line with explaining doctrines about ones religion. I suppose if you wanted to find...

Latter-day Saints: Marriage, promiscuous life, lds faith
promiscuous life, lds faith, open relationship: Please do not worry about giving offense. I believe that everyone is nervous, anxious and so worried about messing up on the wedding night that everyone psychs themselves out. Relax. You know that he loves you and that you love him. Guys say exactly...

Latter-day Saints: Matthew 11:28-30, book of mormon, excessive demands
book of mormon, excessive demands, voice of the lord: Hello Valerie, Jesus well-known teachings on the ease of his burden was probably understood at the time largely in the context of the excessive demands of the religious leaders of that day. Although much of the law that we have in the Old Testament may...

Latter-day Saints: Curious About LDS, mormon missionaries, latter day saints
mormon missionaries, latter day saints, jesus christ of latter day saints: Hi, Maureen! It sure is good to hear from you. There are so many good people in the world like you, who want to gain a greater understanding of Christ, his Plan of Salvation for us, and want to live a more spiritual life. I can tell that you have been...

Latter-day Saints: end times, end times, last days
end times, last days: That is a very broad question so I will give a general answer to start. We believe that the book of Revelations in the Bible is mostly accurate. There are also many prophecies in the Old Testament. We don t really believe that the world will end. Rather,...

Latter-day Saints: LDS Belief, preparedness food, second coming of christ
preparedness food, second coming of christ, book of revelations: Like I mentioned, we do believe that natural disasters will mark the impending coming of Christ. We are supposed to be able to survive through those natural disasters, and thus the food storage. Also, part of the variability in amount is because we re to...

Latter-day Saints: LDS Belief, Christian, Joseph Smith
Christian, Joseph Smith, Church of Jesus Christ: Thank you for your question, Bunny. I am a Christian and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because I have a testimony revealed to me by the Holy Ghost that: 1. Jesus Christ is the Savior of the World and the literal Only...

Latter-day Saints: Qualifications of Christian, canon of the new testament, books of the book of mormon
canon of the new testament, books of the book of mormon, books of the new testament: Carol: I sense an animosity and anger in the tone of your follow-up question. Unless you are humble and sensitive to the Spirit of God, you will not understand and feel the truth of what I have said. Please understand that 2 Timothy 3:16,17 does not...

Latter-day Saints: Chastity, baptism, common-law
baptism, common-law, standards: Hi Brad You probably need a bit more time to get to know the church a little better, and that will help you understand. You say, We have been having the elders over... Is that you and your roommate, or you and your lady friend? And are you certain...

Latter-day Saints: Chastity, female roommate, mission president
female roommate, mission president, book of mormon: There could be some misunderstanding going on on both sides. This is something that would be a bit difficult for me to comment directly on as I m not there and doubtless unaware of some of the circumstances. It s possible the Elders are jumping to some...

Latter-day Saints: Quotes from early church leaders, celestial life, state of unconsciousness
Latter-day Saints: Quotes from early church leaders, celestial life, state of unconsciousness, math equation

Latter-day Saints: Quotes from early church leaders, Mormon, Young
Mormon, Young, Polygamy: Hi Mike, I will be happy to answer your questions. I ran into a similar situation over the doctrine of Celestial Marriage. I had a very powerful witness that the Book of Mormon (BoM) was true yet also had a witness that Celestial Marriage was not of God....

Latter-day Saints: Quotes from early church leaders, journal of discourses, damned journal
journal of discourses, damned journal, lds faith: Mike, Yes, I am very familiar with the quotes. Having been a member of FAIR (www.fairlds.org)for nearly a decade, I have seen these quotes ad nauseam. First off, I could not disagree more with Brigham Young on this. I know and accept him as the prophet...

Latter-day Saints: question, meeting, non-member
meeting, non-member, sacrament: Sorry for the delay in my reply. Sometimes I don t check my e-mail often enough. I think that you should go. Listen with your emotions to what you feel when you are there. All are welcome. I was an atheist myself 35 years ago. You may feel out...

Latter-day Saints: the trinity, roman emperor constantine, son jesus christ
roman emperor constantine, son jesus christ, father son and holy ghost: Hello Sandra, Our first and foremost article of faith in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is “We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost.” We believe these three divine persons constituting...

Latter-day Saints: polytheism, godhead, god
godhead, god, polytheism: The godhead is composed of three individuals, God the Father, His son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost. Each is a god. We also believe that each of us may become gods, as we are the children of God. We are not, however, polytheistic. Polytheism implies...

Latter-day Saints: about religion, versions of the bible, evil satan
versions of the bible, evil satan, innocent son: These are some of the reasons that further translations of the Bible are necessary. In the LDS faith, we believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly. Because of the confusions, such as the ones that you mention above, we...

Latter-day Saints: about religion, versions of the bible, evil satan
versions of the bible, evil satan, innocent son: Hi Sara, Most of the contradictions in the Bible are artificial, meaning various contradictions aren t real and are simply misinterpretations. Some are caused by poor translations from the original Hebrew and Aramaic into Greek then English. Some passages...

Latter-day Saints: about religion, faith, science
faith, science, miracles: There is no scientific proof that the Bible, the Koran, the Book of Mormon, or any other book of religious scripture is true - it s not a question that can be answered by science. Science may prove that the books are historically correct, but it cannot prove...

Latter-day Saints: about religion, versions of the bible, evil satan
versions of the bible, evil satan, innocent son: Thanks Sara. Please keep asking the questions. The only other thing I could suggest is that when you are seeking theological advice, be careful of whom you talk to. For me, there are two parts to this. Anyone who tells you to not question anything,...

Latter-day Saints: about religion, versions of the bible, evil satan
versions of the bible, evil satan, innocent son: Hello Sara, Because I am on dial up... I can not watch YouTube videos. It takes hours to view a 5 min video. I find it surprising that you have not mentioned or asked me one thing about the Book of Mormon. You did not even mention it in your list of...

Latter-day Saints: The Bible, lds perspective, jesus christ of latter day saints
lds perspective, jesus christ of latter day saints, latter day saints: Sandra, Thanks for the question. I think what you are really asking is two questions. First, Gal 1:8 says nothing about adding to the Bible, that verse is in primarily from Rev. 22:18-19. Galatians speaks to another gospel . I will address both questions,...

Latter-day Saints: The Bible, covenants, lds
Latter-day Saints: The Bible, covenants, lds, blessings

Latter-day Saints: Jesus, mormon faith, son jesus christ
mormon faith, son jesus christ, mormon leaders: Hi Sandra. I see you re from mississippi. Very cool! I lived in Gulfport for two years when I was in the Navy back in the early 1980s. Just a lot of fun! Okay, here we go: #1. Mormons do not pray to Jesus, we pray to his (and our) Father in Heaven, but...

Latter-day Saints: The Book of Mormon & other writings inspired?, Jerusalem, Incarnation
Jerusalem, Incarnation, Bethlehem: Alan, Thank you for your question. I can see how the previous responder may have felt that you were not interested in answers, but simply wanted to express your discrediting views. Please understand, if these are not your own questions, but something...

Latter-day Saints: The Book of Mormon & other writings inspired?, jesus christ of latter day saints, latter day saints
jesus christ of latter day saints, latter day saints, book of mormon: In the future, it would be better to phrase questions in a way that does not inherently offend the person to which the question is being asked. But I will indulge your questions for clarity on your part. I remind you however, that though I will continue...

Latter-day Saints: the book of mormon inspired?, Mormon, LDS
Mormon, LDS, Polygamy: Hi Alan, I will be happy to answer your questions. Please note that I am ex-LDS and belong to the Church of Christ that believes in the Bible and Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon peoples had a greater faith so they experienced greater miracles and...

Latter-day Saints: Converting, jesus christ of latter day saints, latter day saints
jesus christ of latter day saints, latter day saints, god faith: Deal Alana, What a wonderful set of questions. I heard three others in my lifetime that when I got the answers to them... it changed my life. Those three questions were: 1. Why am I here? 2. Where did I come from? 3. Where am I going? Now there...

Latter-day Saints: the book of mormon inspired?, consistent obedience, obedience to god
Latter-day Saints: the book of mormon inspired?, consistent obedience, obedience to god, book of mormon

Latter-day Saints: jesus, christ, america
christ, america: Questions of that nature could be asked about many of the events in the Book of Mormon - or from that time period in the Americas regardless of the Book of Mormon. While there is some archeological evidence of the events of that time period remaining, the...

Latter-day Saints: secret combinations, masonic rituals, witch of endor
masonic rituals, witch of endor, hyrum smith: Hi Darrell, The LDS do not openly condemn secret combinations because in some respects many LDS practice such things through their temple works which they hold secret (they term it sacred). Also Joseph and Hyrum Smith were both high degree Masons which...

Latter-day Saints: infallability, mormon church, odd question
mormon church, odd question, infallible: This is an odd question where the answer is define this term and define that term. Mostly hinging on defining Mormon Church and defining infallible. The Mormon Church, if we are defining it as the spiritual construct of God s community, is infallible,...

Latter-day Saints: Luke 12: 13-15, 21, Bible, Money
Bible, Money, Greed: Hi Bob, I will be happy to answer your questions, you asked about the following: Luke 12:13 And one of the company said unto him, Master, speak to my brother, that he divide the inheritance with me. 14 And he said unto him, Man, who made me a judge...

Latter-day Saints: Are Mormons Prejudice?, mormon religion, latter day saint
mormon religion, latter day saint, black mexicans: Hi Ann. No offense here. I hope you do not take this question offensively since my desire is not to offend , Let s see to your question (this will be the first time I read everything through...): but inquire about a question that deeply concerns...

Latter-day Saints: Thanks, jesus christ of latter day saints, latter day saints
jesus christ of latter day saints, latter day saints, jesus christ of latter day: Hi Bob, If I were to pick a theme, I would title the subject Greater Riches . By the way, just so you know where I am coming from. I do not belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints or who is commonly called Mormons . I belong to a different...

Latter-day Saints: Women and priesthood offices / Heavenly Mother, LDS, Mormon
LDS, Mormon, Women: Hi Diosa, I will be happy to answer your questions. Please note that I am ex-LDS and belong to a different Restoration church that believes in the Bible and Book of Mormon (BoM)... therefore my answers may be different from the ones you may have heard before....

Latter-day Saints: James 2:19, day of judgment, believe in the one
day of judgment, believe in the one, evil ones: Hi Bryce. Absolutely. The comment made that it is wise to believe in the one, single God is a reference to so many members in the Roman empire who began to shift back to their old ways--a polytheistic culture--after the death of Christ. The supporting...

Latter-day Saints: Kingdom, god in heaven, weighty subjects
god in heaven, weighty subjects, celestial glory: Hi Vince. So Who are the rulers of the Kingdom of God? Okay, this could be quite a long discussion, but for the sake of brevity, I will offer a couple of perspectives: #1. The Catholics believe the rulers of Heaven (i.e., Kingdom of God ) are Christ...

Latter-day Saints: Matthew 13:22, chapter jesus, worldly influences
chapter jesus, worldly influences, deceitfulness: Wow, Lance. Thanks, Dude! Okay, Matt 13:22 . . . He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful. Okay, so here s my...

Latter-day Saints: Mormonism, missionary god, lds mission
missionary god, lds mission, lds church: Hi Doug, In answer to question 1 I will still have to say no, it would be very inappropriate to live with a girlfriend even with her parents blessing. Marriage would cure that issue. Today s society has no problem with cohabitation etc. but for a person...

Latter-day Saints: ethics- capital punishment, LDS, Mormon
LDS, Mormon, Murder: Hi Jeremy, I will be happy to answer your questions. Please note that I am ex-LDS and belong to a different church that believes in the Bible and Book of Mormon, the Church of Christ. I haven t been a member of the LDS faction since 1983 so I cannot...

Latter-day Saints: Paradise, gospel doctrine class, divine kingdom
gospel doctrine class, divine kingdom, celestial world: Hi Tomas. How wonderful it is to be involved in Sunday School. I am the 1st counselor in my ward, and I monitor and participate in the Gospel Doctrine class. As to your question, yes, is the answer. According to Church doctrine, the earth is in a telestial...

Latter-day Saints: Person of Christ, mainstream christians, jesus was a man
mainstream christians, jesus was a man, god god: I wish I could give you a straight yes or no. Unfortunately, I can t because you re missing a fundamental difference between Mormons and mainstream Christians (I find the implication that I m not a Christian to be very wrong, and in some ways offensive)....

Latter-day Saints: god of flesh and bones, father son and holy spirit, psalm 93
Latter-day Saints: god of flesh and bones, father son and holy spirit, psalm 93, psalm 90

Latter-day Saints: god of flesh and bones, flesh and bone, mortal ministry
flesh and bone, mortal ministry, mormon church: Once again, it all depends on what you mean by the term gods . I used Christ to show the progression in becoming like God . Clearly, Christ (depending on context) could be considered a God before he had a physical body - just as the Holy Ghost can be considered...

Latter-day Saints: BOM commentary, ebook
ebook: I do not have any commentary in pdf but I do have some other resources that may be helpful. Deseret Book is owned by the LDS Church and they have ebooks. Here is a link. http://deseretbook.com/LDS-eBooks/c/61#q=&page=1&sort=popularity&facets=category:61...

Latter-day Saints: inspiration of the Book of Mormon etc
Latter-day Saints: inspiration of the Book of Mormon etc

Latter-day Saints: please try to answer, brass tacks, belief system
Latter-day Saints: please try to answer, brass tacks, belief system, s vision

Latter-day Saints: General, knowledge god, lack of knowledge
knowledge god, lack of knowledge, missionaries: They will just talk about our gospel. However, recently, the Church has abandoned formal lesson plans and instead, encourage the missionaries to be in tune with God about what this person especially needs to hear and to teach in a way that is tailored to...

Latter-day Saints: inspiration of the Book of Mormon etc, latter day saints, doctrine and covenants
latter day saints, doctrine and covenants, book of mormon: Moroni was a Prophet and when writing in that role then what he writes is inspired. I really do not understand what you are trying to accomplish with these questions. P.S. Deut. 4:2 states pretty much the same thing as Rev. 22:18 P.P.S. Having read...

Latter-day Saints: please try to answer, mormon history, book of mormon
mormon history, book of mormon, true prophet: Hi Daniel, I chose not to answer because I detected a spirit of contention in your last message and saw no purpose in continuing on. There is no possibility of providing an answer to someone whose mind is already set against a certain belief. I agree...

Latter-day Saints: being released, stake president, letter of resignation
Latter-day Saints: being released, stake president, letter of resignation, member records

Latter-day Saints: Mother of God, jesus christ the son of god, christian denomination
jesus christ the son of god, christian denomination, mary the mother of god: Hi Colin, I will be happy to answer your question. I believe the scriptures teach that Mary was the physical mother of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. She was a virgin who conceived Jesus through the Holy Ghost. She was not the mother of the Father (also...

Latter-day Saints: Questions, jehovah s witnesses, honest critique
jehovah s witnesses, honest critique, book of mormon: Chuck, Your e-mail address did not come through... so I can t send you my email address. I would be interested in reading your paper. What I have done is to create an email account that will only be used for me to receive your paper. Just use your...

Latter-day Saints: being released, stake presidents, exit interview
stake presidents, exit interview, lds church: Travis, Thanks for your question. This is what I can tell you. In each case it is different. There are some Bishops and Stake Presidents who worry more about their flock and the individual soul. And their are others who realize that when someone wants...

Latter-day Saints: Law of Chastity, LDS, YSA
LDS, YSA, roommates: Hi Dan Opposite sex roommates are certainly frowned upon; I don t know whether or not that extends to siblings or to cousins. Your Bishop would be the best person to advise you on that. Remember that the expenses will be about the same, whether you re...

Latter-day Saints: Baptism for the dead, Mormon, LDS
Mormon, LDS, changes: Hi Fred, I will be happy to answer your questions. The Book of Mormon itself states it contains the fullness of the Gospel... however never once mentions Baptism for the Dead, Celestial Marriage, the 1st Presidency and numerous other LDS doctrines. It...

Latter-day Saints: Can I be forgiven??, story of the prodigal son, isaiah 1
Latter-day Saints: Can I be forgiven??, story of the prodigal son, isaiah 1, church authorities

Latter-day Saints: Can I be forgiven??, lds faith, disfellowshipped
lds faith, disfellowshipped, eyes of god: Hi Jayce, I will be happy to answer your questions. I am not LDS and belong to a different church that believes in the Bible and Book of Mormon. I believe it is possib;e for you to repent and be forgiven, however it is going to be very difficult. God...

Latter-day Saints: Missionary pen pal, bishop branch, stake president
bishop branch, stake president, dearelder: That is a great question. I think the best places to find those are as follows: 1) If you are a member, talk to your bishop, branch president or stake president and see if there are any from your area that are serving that they think might benefit from...

Latter-day Saints: Baptism of the dead, mormon faith, denial of salvation
mormon faith, denial of salvation, christian theologians: John, regarding your comment under the rating section, I disagree. There is Biblical evidence for this doctrine. We may disagree based on our personal interpretation, but from a LDS understanding, to which you asked about, this is supported by the Bible. ...

Latter-day Saints: book of Mormon, doctrine and covenants, book of mormon
doctrine and covenants, book of mormon, brian rogers: Fred, The LDS Church does not have an official answer for this that I am aware of, but it is an interesting point. Certainly the Bible states this as a practice, yet the Book of Mormon people did not practice it that we know of. If they did, it would be...

Latter-day Saints: book of Mormon, book of mormon, son of god
Latter-day Saints: book of Mormon, book of mormon, son of god, third day

Latter-day Saints: man to god, god question, man thanks
god question, man thanks, mormonism: Patterns of heaven basically just refers to the fact that Mormonism believes that everything is done in order. We don t know who came first, but since God is eternal, my impulse would be some Heavenly Father. It s not really a question that can be answered...

Latter-day Saints: about mormon worst behaviour, mormon missionaries, india bangalore
mormon missionaries, india bangalore, mormon church: M, I have more than one question regarding your email. Perhaps if you would be more specific, I might be of some assistance to you. For example, when you state: ...they spending all the tithing to the girls who comes to church. What do you mean by that?...

Latter-day Saints: about MORMONS not BOM, Book of Mormon, Church of Christ
Book of Mormon, Church of Christ: Hi again, The term Hard Knocks means learning things the hard way, by life s experiences rather than by book learning. It is better to learn through others mistakes but most people don t learn that way. You are correct, it is silly to do works for...

Latter-day Saints: church activity, imperfect human beings, translantion
imperfect human beings, translantion, book of mormon: Thank you for your message and sorry for the delay. I couldn t tell if there was a specific question, but it sounds like you have some concerns about church activities and leadership? I don t know that I have the perfect answer for you, but I do know that...

Latter-day Saints: "What Proof Is There That Jesus Was Resurrected?", eye witness accounts, native american tribe
eye witness accounts, native american tribe, scars in his hands: Hi George, I will be happy to answer your question. Please note that I am not LDS and belong to a different church that believes in the Bible and Book of Mormon. I am not personally aware of any physical evidence of the resurrection of Jesus per se......

Latter-day Saints: mormon habitation, mormon girl, social networking sites
mormon girl, social networking sites, pune india: Hi I m sorry....I know nothing about Mormon dating websites in India. Have you ever attended the branch in Mumbai? Maybe ask the missionaries if they know of any other members in your area, or of any Mormon dating websites. All the best. ...

Latter-day Saints: for otehrs salvation>>relation between MORMONS &mayans, christian preachers, rbc ministries
christian preachers, rbc ministries, apostle paul: Hi Yusuf, I will reply to you message below in **, Mike You sent: Dear mich thank you very much, i found lot of informationsvery useful do you support me to start a church her e in pune **Mike replies: Only God can answer that. I would always...

Latter-day Saints: related to marriage, mormon bible, book of mormon
mormon bible, book of mormon, who is jesus christ: Hi Yusuf, I will try to answer some of your questions if possible. There seems to be a language barrier so it may be difficult to answer your questions very well. I agree the Quran does not agree with the Bible or Book of Mormon on many points. I do...

Latter-day Saints: Blacks Ridiculed again by the Mormon Church, mormon scriptures, jesus christ of latter day saints
mormon scriptures, jesus christ of latter day saints, latter day saints: Hi Lee, I too share your concerns about these false doctrines. They are not only absent from the Bible but also the Book of Mormon which strongly opposes many LDS doctrines such as polygamy, racism etc. I too left the LDS faction, not in spite of my belief...

Latter-day Saints: Under the Banner of Heaven, Mormonism, Polygamy
Mormonism, Polygamy, LDS Church: Patrick, I appreciate your questions, and will give them a stab, but first, let me say that Krakauer s book, while very interesting, it offers one perspective (a well-researched one for sure), on the history of the religion, and one case from the recent past....

Latter-day Saints: Ex Mormon, Mormon, anxiety
Mormon, anxiety, depression: Hi You put Ex Mormon as your Subject, even though you still believe? Are you defining yourself that way? It s pretty hard for you to deal with this if you feel you cannot attend church and you cannot have anyone visit you. Some alternatives - if...

Latter-day Saints: Signs
Raul, I love this question, sorry for the delay. I really relate to your comments about God reaching out to encourage you when you ask for help, and even when you don t. I believe that, as our perfect, loving Father in Heaven, He is anxious to reach out...

Latter-day Saints: Christian Pastors behaviour
Hi Mr. U, The person claiming to be a Christian while hacking other peoples computers cannot possibly be a Christian. Often when I have debated with others online there are some who are not there to seek the truth, but only to prevent the truth from getting...

Latter-day Saints: Urantia>> im decent "hath ki safai" christian
Latter-day Saints: Urantia>> im decent "hath ki safai" christian

Latter-day Saints: Urantia>> im decent "hath ki safai" christian
Hi Uma, I will be happy to answer your questions. I have never heard of or read the book of Uranta and cannot comment on its validity. However I have read the Book of Mormon completely 4 times and studied it countless times and can with complete confidence...

Latter-day Saints: Racism
Hi Calvin. It s sad to hear about racism of any kind in this day and age. Many people believe that Mormonism had a difficult time of it for a long time, because of a historical position regarding the fall of Cane, the brother of Abel. While I do not...

Latter-day Saints: Aaronic/Levitical, priesthood holder, aaronic priesthood
priesthood holder, aaronic priesthood, melchizedek priesthood: Yes. In the early history of the restored Church, men were simply ordained to an office without conferring the priesthood on them first. But that was when priesthood referred to a specific office. Actually, I ve found a number of early Christian texts...

Latter-day Saints: My explanation, aaronic priesthood, book of mormon
aaronic priesthood, book of mormon, word priest: Dear Brother Kirkland: Thank you for that very helpful explanation. It s always interesting to know how other people experience the gospel of Jesus Christ. I d like to propose a different paradigm for your consideration. Rather than considering the priesthood...

Latter-day Saints: Aaronic Priesthood, testament hebrews, levitical priesthood
testament hebrews, levitical priesthood, biblical scripture: The Aaronic Priesthood which is also known as the Priesthood of Aaron or the Levitical Priesthood does have some biblical scripture sources, and I do realize that many non-Mormon Christians believe that there is only one Priesthood, and there they are wrong....

Latter-day Saints: Alma and Amulek question, hebrew expression, gnashing of teeth
hebrew expression, gnashing of teeth, example job: The Hebrew expression is known from the Bible. For example, Job 16:9 reads He teareth me in his wrath, who hateth me: he gnasheth upon me with his teeth; mine enemy sharpeneth his eyes upon me. Since the sharpening of the eyes has to be metaphorical, I...

Latter-day Saints: Alma and Mosiah, old testament times, john l sorenson
old testament times, john l sorenson, prophet ezekiel: The original records would probably have given more details, but the relationship is not very clear in Mormon s abridgment of those records. John L. Sorenson suggested that Mosiah was in charge of the temple and its priests (Mosiah 27:1), while Alma governed...

Latter-day Saints: Apostasy, true church of jesus christ, lds org
true church of jesus christ, lds org, mortal ministry: The answer lies in the Bible. The original apostasy was prophesied before it occurred in several instances - including by Jesus himself during his mortal ministry. The restoration, just as the apostasy, has also been prophesied, and these prophesies make it...

Latter-day Saints: Apostasy, true church of jesus christ, great apostasy
true church of jesus christ, great apostasy, years of darkness: Cody, I apologize for the delay, it has been a busy Christmas season. This is one of the best questions I have had and I can tell you have put some thought into it. I won t claim to be any expert on history of religion, but I ll try to explain this...

Latter-day Saints: Apostasy, true church of jesus christ, post apostolic church
true church of jesus christ, post apostolic church, cody cody: Cody, In a word, (or two) We don t! At least that is my opinion. We have been promised that God will not allow our leaders, (read prophet) to lead us astray. While I have great faith in our prophet, I know that he, like me and everyone else, are not infallible....

Latter-day Saints: Apostasy, wilfred griggs, mormon missionaries
wilfred griggs, mormon missionaries, griggs university: Hello Cody, Latter-day Saints believe that apostasy occurs whenever an individual or community rejects the revelations and ordinances of God, changes the gospel of Jesus Christ, or rebels against the commandments of God, thereby losing the blessings of...

Latter-day Saints: Archaelogical proof of ancient Jewish settlement in the Americas/Proof of the origin of the Book of Mormon, echoes and evidences of the book of mormon, ancient religious texts
echoes and evidences of the book of mormon, ancient religious texts, john l sorenson: Jeff and a number of other Latter-day Saints have web sites that tackle mostly the criticisms. At last count, there were more than 140 anti-Mormon ministries whose activities were dedicated almost entirely to recirculating the same old criticisms that began...

Latter-day Saints: Archaeological evidence, egyptian papyri, ancient hebrews
egyptian papyri, ancient hebrews, book of mormon: The colleague I consulted has now given me the information on the non-LDS professor at UC Berkeley who tied some Amerindian languages to Hebrew. It was Mary LeCron Foster. See her article The Transoceanic Trail: The Proto-Pelagian Language Phylum, Pre-Columbiana...

Latter-day Saints: The Ascension, l taylor hansen, white prophet
l taylor hansen, white prophet, three nephites: You are right about the where. He may or may not have ascended into Heaven. There is an interesting book written by a person who not a member of the LDS Church. It is a collection of Native American stories concerning a white god that visited various...

Latter-day Saints: Atonement, substitutionary atonement, animal sacrifices
substitutionary atonement, animal sacrifices, gates of heaven: June, Not at all. The Bible is quite clear that it is for LOVE of humankind that Jesus becomes human, lives with us and dies. It is not simply that Jesus substitutes for us but that God, having loved us from before the foundation of the world, does for...

Latter-day Saints: Atonement at Gethsemane, christian sects, mormon doctrine
christian sects, mormon doctrine, doctrine and covenants: Kenny, I think the earliest reference to this is found in the Doctrine and Covenants 19:16-19 (LDS); D & C 18:2h-2j (RLDS) and referenced specifically in Talmage s Jesus the Christ. From Jesus the Christ. . . . In some manner, actual and terribly...

Latter-day Saints: Atonement, divine sonship, day of atonement
divine sonship, day of atonement, death of jesus christ: I will first give you a brief explanation and then a dictionary definition with scripture references. We are imperfect and therefore we sin and yet we want to return and live with God and we cannot do that if we sin. This requires a reconciliation...

Latter-day Saints: afterlife, eternal place, lds members
eternal place, lds members, god doesn: Dear Cory: Thank you for your question. A person s eternal place is unrelated to his membership in the Church. There is no Church in the eternities. The Savior set up a Church when He was on the earth for our benefit. There are important spiritual (and...

Latter-day Saints: The allegory of the tame and wild olive trees, book of mormon, olive trees
book of mormon, olive trees, vinyard: Dear John -- Sorry I took so long to respond to this question. Busy time for my family. This may be a useful read: http://farms.byu.edu/display.php?table=review&id=203 http://www.lightplanet.com/mormons/basic/bom/allegory_zenos_eom.htm http://www.lightplanet.com/mormons/basic/bom/literature_eom.htm...

Latter-day Saints: What is an apostate?, latter day saints, lds religion
latter day saints, lds religion, lds doctrine: Dear Misty -- Thank you for your follow-up question. The Savior s reference to His Father s house having many mansions describes what we call the various degrees of glory, or what you have termed levels of heaven. I think the 88th section of our Doctrine...

Latter-day Saints: attitude on homosexuality, trouble sex, church discipline
trouble sex, church discipline, gay parents: Dear Kamila, The LDS church staunchly opposes homosexuality today. I don t see this ever changing, ever. As Paul noted, Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband. The wife hath not power of her...

Latter-day Saints: authority, quorum of the twelve apostles, lds apostle
quorum of the twelve apostles, lds apostle, joseph smith jr: Steve, I don t know if I am the best person to answer this question as I am a member of the Community of Christ. The LDS church believes that the Quorum of the 12 form a quorum which is equal in authority to the first presidency they also believe that...

Latter-day Saints: Baptism for Dead, hill cumorah, book of mormon
hill cumorah, book of mormon, nephites: First, please note that there were NOT millions. According to Mormon 6:11-15, twenty-three groups of ten thousand Nephites were slain at the battle of Cumorah. That means they numbered about 230,000. Since this was a war of extermination, this number...

Latter-day Saints: Baptism for Dead, isthmus of tehuantepec, hill cumorah
isthmus of tehuantepec, hill cumorah, mormon scholars: The only names we have are the ones listed by Mormon, who only mentioned the military leaders who participated in that final battle. They numbered about a quarter of a million people, not millions. Most serious Book of Mormon scholars consider that the events...

Latter-day Saints: Basic, mitochondrial dna, male ancestors
mitochondrial dna, male ancestors, y chromosome: There are only two types of DNA that are used in population studies. These are mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) and Y-chromosome DNA. All children, male and female, inherit their mother s mtDNA, since the sperm from the father loses its mtDNA upon entering the...

Latter-day Saints: Basic, hebrew grammar, utah mormon
hebrew grammar, utah mormon, book of mormon: Hi Spare Rib , I will be happy to answer your question. Please note I am ex-LDS and belong to the original Church of Christ that believes in the BoM (Book of Mormon). The Utah LDS faction has made many changes to the original BoM, mostly small grammatical...

Latter-day Saints: Becoming Mormon, sabbath day holy, good moral values
sabbath day holy, good moral values, mormon temple: Our Heavenly Father has a plan for His children, which He reveals through His prophets. The plan will allow you to live a happier life and eventually to return to God. By attending The Mormon Church, you can learn about Gods plan for you, receive necessary...

Latter-day Saints: Beliefs, lower than the angels, flesh and bones
lower than the angels, flesh and bones, book of mormon: 1. Is it correct that Joseph Smith found scripture-scrolls in the USA Answer – I think you are referring to the golden plates that were hidden in a mountain side which was later translated and made into the Book of Mormon. 2. Do Mormons believe that...

Latter-day Saints: Bible bases for Nuber 2, 2 corinthians 13, book of morman
2 corinthians 13, book of morman, book of mormon: Hi Gordon, The primary purpose of the Book of Mormon is the fulfill the following Biblical principle: 2 Corinthians 13:1 This is the third time I am coming to you. In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established. Every important...

Latter-day Saints: Bible bases for Nuber 3, native american legends, book of mormon
native american legends, book of mormon, archaology: Hi Gordon, As I mentioned earlier, Jesus was sent by the Father to the lost tribes of Israel: John 10:16 And other bsheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd....

Latter-day Saints: Bible fullness everlasting covenant, lamb of god, book of mormon
lamb of god, book of mormon, twelve apostles: Hi Mike, I will be happy to answer your questions. Please note I am ex-LDS and belong to the original Church of Christ that believes in the Bible and Book of Mormon. I am not sure where that comment came from about the Book of Mormon AND Bible containing...

Latter-day Saints: Bible verses supporting Mormonism, protestant bible, biblical scriptures
protestant bible, biblical scriptures, book of mormon: Hi Holly, In 1983 church leaders issued the following statement: We commend to all people everywhere the daily reading, pondering and heeding of the divine truths of the Holy Bible . They further indicated that they accepted the Holy Bible as essential...

Latter-day Saints: Bible verses that warn against secret ceremonies, secret combinations, flaxen cord
secret combinations, flaxen cord, book of mormon: Hi William, I will be happy to answer your questions. Please note that I am ex-LDS and belong to the original Church of Christ that believes in the Book of Mormon. Both Bible and Book of Mormon teach against secret works and the Bible teaches against...

Latter-day Saints: Bible vertion, greek interlinear, kjv bible
greek interlinear, kjv bible, hebrew roots: Hi Gordon, The LDS folks use the King James version, since I have not been a member of their church since 1983 I am not exactly sure as to why they use that version only. The Church of Christ also uses the King James version... primarily because the Book...

Latter-day Saints: Bible, book of morman, latter day saints
book of morman, latter day saints, jesus and the holy spirit: Hi James, I will try to answer your questions to the best of my ability. I am not sure I quite understand some of your questions though. 1. The word angel in the Bible simply means messenger in the original Greek, which could refer to a heavenly angel...

Latter-day Saints: Biblical bases for...., fruitful bough, bible maps
fruitful bough, bible maps, book of mormon: Hi Gordon, I will be happy to answer your question. Please note that I am ex-LDS and belong to the original Church of Christ that believes in the Book of Mormon. Yes, there are some references from the Bible that can be interpreted as supporting the...

Latter-day Saints: Biblical Church, thier followers, book of mormon
thier followers, book of mormon, 12 apostles: Hi Matt, I will be happy to answer your question. Please note that I am ex-LDS and belong to the original Church of Christ that believes in the Book of Mormon. In answer to your question... simply put the Biblical church will be a church that follows...

Latter-day Saints: Bibliography D&C, PGP, BM, chicago manual of style, stylistic rules
chicago manual of style, stylistic rules, book of mormon: That depends. Each publisher has its own rules. Some follow one of the standard style guides, usually the Chicago Manual of Style or the Associated Press style guide. But even the publishers who follow a given style guide are often prone to take exception...

Latter-day Saints: Birth control in marriage, church doctrines, policy exceptions
church doctrines, policy exceptions, birth control method: Dear Buzrla -- Thank you for your very interesting question. In general, the Lord has told members of the Church that children should be welcome in marriage, and that couples should decide, through prayer, humility and counselling together, the number of...

Latter-day Saints: Birthday, jehovah s witnesses, jokes and humor
jehovah s witnesses, jokes and humor, color jokes: I believe that Jehovah s Witnesses, and possibly one or other group (maybe including the Amish? or Mennonites?) might think that such celebrations are inappropriate. Most Latter-Day Sainst (all I know of) do not. In fact, we are celebrating my youngest child...

Latter-day Saints: Blacks, mormon history, book of mormon
mormon history, book of mormon, african members: Hi Chris, I will be happy to answer your question. Please note I am ex-LDS and belong to the original Church of Christ that believes in the Book of Mormon. The Utah faction at one time were prejudiced against black people (African American) by excluding...

Latter-day Saints: Blessing, hong kong temple, mission presidents
hong kong temple, mission presidents, mission president: I don t know everything about the situation. So I d look into the possibility of the grandparents actually being able to attend the blessing anyway. I think that if staying in the good graces of the family depends on this, you should probably have the...

Latter-day Saints: BOOK OF MORMON SITE, ohio river valleys, lake texcoco
ohio river valleys, lake texcoco, bug mesa: From the geographical descriptions in the Book of Mormon, I see no reason to acknowledge any part of the United States as the locale for the events depicted therein. Arizona doesn t really fit anything in the Book of Mormon, but Mesoamerica does. However,...

Latter-day Saints: BOOK OF MORMON SITE, john heinerman phd, wisdom of the native americans
john heinerman phd, wisdom of the native americans, bug mesa: John Heinerman is the Anthropogist, that is so excited about the Mayer, AZ site. Can you imagine someone being more excited, than finding a cave with Jaredites? At the time Heinermand told me about the AZ site, I lived in Salt Lake City. I now live near...

Latter-day Saints: BofM Physical truth, biblical evidences, hebrew grammar
biblical evidences, hebrew grammar, high speed connection: Hi John, I will be happy to answer your questions. Please note I am ex-LDS and belong to the Church of Christ that also believes in the Book of Mormon. There are many evidences that support the BoM (Book of Mormon) but I would not claim that they PROVE...

Latter-day Saints: BoM, prophet jacob, committing adultery
prophet jacob, committing adultery, book of mormon: Lisa, Let me first begin by quoting the scriptures I believe that you are referring to in the Book of Mormon-- Now, for the people of Lehi (or those who came with Lehi and his family), Lehi had apparently received a commandment (according to his...

Latter-day Saints: BoM, book of mormon, polygyny
book of mormon, polygyny, gay marriage: The Lord told Lehi that his people should not engage in polygyny, but also noted that if he desired to allow it, he would do so by way of revelation. I suspect that the Church would not re-introduce polygyny unless commanded to do so by God. But I m not...

Latter-day Saints: BoM, wickedness, book of mormon
wickedness, book of mormon, son jacob: Hi Lisa, I will be happy to answer your questions. Please note that I am ex-LDS and belong to the original Church of Christ that believes in the BoM (Book of Mormon). The BoM bitterly attacked the practice of polygamy calling it a whoredom and abomination...

Latter-day Saints: BoM, book of mormon, jaredites
book of mormon, jaredites, time between the time: Groups led by Lehi and Mulek arrived in the New World not long after 600 B.C. In the 2nd century B.C., they merged. The major history of the Book of Mormon, kept by a series of Nephite scribes, ended ca. A.D. 420. There was an earlier group, the Jaredites,...

Latter-day Saints: BoM, latter day saints, book of mormon
latter day saints, book of mormon, strange women: Dear Lisa: Thank you for your questions. It would be somewhat inaccurate to say that polygamy in and of itself is condemned in the Book of Mormon. In fact, the Book of Mormon condemns all men who marry against God s law -- by marrying strange women...

Latter-day Saints: BoM, old testament prophet, book of mormon
old testament prophet, book of mormon, tower of babel: Dear Lisa -- Thank you for your question. The largest part of the Book of Mormon narrative begins at the time of Jeremiah, the Old Testament prophet, and ends a couple of centuries after the death of the Savior. A smaller portion of the book begins at the...

Latter-day Saints: BoM, book of mormon, abomination
book of mormon, abomination, condemnation: Lisa, I m not at all sure that the Book of Mormon gives us a reason for the condemnation of polygamy other than simply to say it is an abomination and not pleasing to God. Try some of my collegaues on the experts site and see what they have to say, I...

Latter-day Saints: Book of Abraham, ed bliss, book of abraham
ed bliss, book of abraham, community of christ: Ed, It appears, by looking on the website at http://www.centerplace.org/library/ that they do not now accept it. I m sure somewhere on their website you could find someone to write to ask if they ever have included it in their canonized scripture. Sincerely,...

Latter-day Saints: Book of Mormon, book of mormon, holy ghost
book of mormon, holy ghost, rlds: Hi Matthew, Yes, we absolutely still believe in the Book of Mormon. You might have us confused with the former RLDS faction that changed their name to the Community of Christ not too long ago... they have pretty much shelved the Book of Mormon. If our...

Latter-day Saints: The Book of Mormon., book of mormon, lds religion
book of mormon, lds religion, human emotions: Dear Doug, I can t tell you what to believe. The miracle is what a man with a fourth grade education could write about Israel, as it really happened historically. With the length of the journey, the time frame is accurate by how long it took to travel the...

Latter-day Saints: Book of Mormon, book of mormon, prehispanic
book of mormon, prehispanic, ancient america: Well, that s a good question, and a commonly asked one. There are actually some historians who have worked to show how they actually do match. However, I m not one of those historians. I don t know enough about the empirical evidence or the history of Ancient...

Latter-day Saints: Book of Mormon question, orson pratt, oliver cowdery
orson pratt, oliver cowdery, james e talmage: Oliver Cowdery added almost no punctuation to the text as dictated by Joseph Smith. It was the typesetter at E. B. Grandin s print shop who added the punctuation and capitalized the initial letter in each sentence. Half a century later, Orson Pratt revised...

Latter-day Saints: Book of Mormon, oliver cowdery, book of mormon
oliver cowdery, book of mormon, death beds: Dane, I am trying to be sensitive to your stated point of view, that of being agnostic. And I take that to mean that you are skeptical of things supernatural, and not necessarily atheistic (denying the supernatural). And I have contemplated here what I...

Latter-day Saints: Booze, mormon bible, king james bible
mormon bible, king james bible, bible old testament: The Footnote References are so the explanation of older and more confusing words are can be used, as the real meaning of the translation is occasionally wrong. The topical guide is to look up subjects so that you can find scriptures pertaining to the item,...

Latter-day Saints: The Breaking of the Covenant, great apostasy, apostles and prophets
great apostasy, apostles and prophets, everlasting covenant: Isaiah 24:5 was only one out of dozens of examples of an apostasy that could have a cured if it hadn t been for the prophets of old, and it shows that there was wicked in the world and it just proves that there is a need for living prophets and apostles today...

Latter-day Saints: baptising deceased relatives, eastern christian churches, apostles creed
eastern christian churches, apostles creed, practice baptism: It s not paganistic at all. It was practiced by early Christians, as is clear from a number of ancient texts. The only mention of it in the Bible is in 1 Corinthians 15:29. Some of the eastern Christian churches still practice baptism for the dead (the...

Latter-day Saints: baptized for the dead, book of mormon, good spirit
book of mormon, good spirit, spirit world: Hi Cann, I apologize for taking long in replying... I ve been on the road for the past 2 weeks and couldn t access my emails. I will be happy to answer your question. Please note that I am ex-LDS and belong to the original Church of Christ that believes...

Latter-day Saints: baptizing the dead, museum of islamic art, jesus christ of latter day saints
museum of islamic art, jesus christ of latter day saints, latter day saints: Baptism for the dead was practiced among early Christians and is mentioned in passing by the apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 15:29 as one of the evidences for a resurrection. I have found a number of early Christian texts about baptism for the dead and some...

Latter-day Saints: baptizing the dead, fairlds, dead friend
fairlds, dead friend, baptism: Dear Cann -- Thank you for your question. Rather than repeat the good work of other people, I ll simply refer you to their responses to this very question. http://www.jefflindsay.com/LDSFAQ/FQ_BaptDead.shtml http://www.fairlds.org/apol/misc/misc23.html...

Latter-day Saints: baptizing the dead, tidings of great joy, nauvoo temple
tidings of great joy, nauvoo temple, public affirmation: I would be glad to help you understand Baptism s for the dead. It is the proxy performance of the ordinance of baptism for one deceased. Joseph Smith taught, If we can baptize a man in the name of the Father [and] of the Son and of the Holy Ghost for the...

Latter-day Saints: baptizing/marriage, mormon faith, mormon temples
mormon faith, mormon temples, mormonism: Q. If one was baptized into another religion outside of Mormonism and they converted and were baptized into Mormonism, would they be considered a true Mormon. A. Yes, because they were baptized and converted into Mormonism after they were converted...

Latter-day Saints: becoming God?, book of morman, galatians 1
book of morman, galatians 1, fimiliar: I Will be glad to answer these questions “Do you think you can become GOD? “ Read Genesis chapter 3. In Genesis 3:22, it states And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil... . Therefore, as the Lord himself...

Latter-day Saints: beliefs, roman catholic catechism, eastern orthodox churches
roman catholic catechism, eastern orthodox churches, jew and gentile: I will respond to each of your questions and append below my responses the Articles of Faith that explain some of this in more detail. Jesus Christ is the divine Son of the divine Father, destined from before the creation of the world to save us from sin...

Latter-day Saints: bible, spiritual edification, bill haines
spiritual edification, bill haines, brother of jesus: Hi Bill, I will be happy to answer your questions. Please note that I am ex-LDS and belong to the original Church of Christ that believes in the Book of Mormon (BoM). I personally see nothing wrong with using the other versions, however you might catch...

Latter-day Saints: bible, spiritual edification, bill haines
spiritual edification, bill haines, position thanks: Dear Brother Haines -- I m sorry for my delay in responding to you. I ve been involved in a small automobile accident, and I m afraid I cannot do your question justice right now. Here s my very brief response: There is no reason why you should not continue...

Latter-day Saints: bible, charlie brown christmas, translations of the bible
charlie brown christmas, translations of the bible, spiritual edification: I am aware that there have been many different translations of the Bible from the times that the books of the Bible was first put together. We have choose to go by the King James Version of the Bible because we believe it to be the most true in its English...

Latter-day Saints: bibles, spiritual edification, bill haines
spiritual edification, bill haines, versions of the bible: Official publications of the Church always use the KJV, but there s nothing wrong with individual members using other translations. I prefer the KJV, but that s because I know how the language of that earlier Bible version works, which many people do not....

Latter-day Saints: birth control, president hinckley, president gordon b hinckley
president hinckley, president gordon b hinckley, gordon b hinckley: Hi Lisa, Thanks for your question! Overwhelmingly, the message that church leaders have been sending the Saints is this: Although we (church leaders) are generally opposed to birth control, it is ultimately between a couple and their Father in Heaven....

Latter-day Saints: birth control, spirit children, excommunication
spirit children, excommunication, birth control: The Church s stance on birth control is that we are not to use it. The reason is because it is our job to populate the world. Numerous spirit children are waiting to come to earth, and it is our job to help the Lord s plan progress. I m not sure if there...

Latter-day Saints: birth control, eternal blessings, spirit children
eternal blessings, spirit children, church publication: Since I m not a spokesperson for the church, I ll use the Church s official standpoint on it, in the church publication, True to the Faith: A Gospel Reference. When married couples are physically able, they have the privilege of providing mortal bodies...

Latter-day Saints: birth control, male birth control, personal belief
male birth control, personal belief, catholic faith: Actually you must have us mixed up with the Catholic faith. There is nothing in any of the hand books of our church that say that it is against our beliefs to use birth control if the woman is married and doesn t wish to have kids at that time. When...

Latter-day Saints: birth control, lds doctrine, book of mormon
lds doctrine, book of mormon, doctrine and covenants: Hi Lisa, I will be happy to answer your questions. Please note I am ex-LDS and belong to the original Church of Christ that believes in the Book of Mormon. I am not sure what the Utah Mormons believe on the subject. I believe they lean towards large...

Latter-day Saints: blacks & priesthood, melchizedek priesthood, american protestantism
melchizedek priesthood, american protestantism, latter day saints: As early as 1969, I came to believe that the mark of Cain and withholding the priesthood were not the result of revelation, including the Book of Abraham. In the Abraham account, Pharaoh is denied the patriarchal priesthood because he is a descendant of...

Latter-day Saints: book of abraham, masonic emblems, lds org
masonic emblems, lds org, book of abraham: Thank you for your question. It sounds like you have already formed opinions on these matters, both of which I respect, but disagree with. The book of Abraham is actually much more and quite fascinating. You can see a summary of it here and read the entire...

Latter-day Saints: book of abraham, dee jay nelson, lds members
dee jay nelson, lds members, rosemary brown: First of all I would like to let you know that I am a MRS. BROWN and what I have researched on that subject whether or not the Book of Abraham has been disproved I will gladly explain through my knowledge and research. Dee Jay Nelson made several exaggerated...

Latter-day Saints: book of mormon authorship, who wrote the book of mormon, book of mormon
who wrote the book of mormon, book of mormon, wandering jews: The Book of Mormon was written by ancient prophets, just as the Bible was written by prophets and apostles of Christ. The writing was done by the spirit of revelation and prophecy. Many authors had contributed directly or were quoted in the final abridgment...

Latter-day Saints: book of mormon authorship, who wrote the book of mormon, book of mormon
who wrote the book of mormon, book of mormon, freeoffers: The first part of the Book of Mormon contains the writings of several individuals, the earliest being Nephi, ca. 600 B.C. The second part was written mostly by Mormon (hence the name) with some by his son Moroni. Most of Moroni s work consists of quotes...

Latter-day Saints: The book of Revelations, mormon friend, father son and holy spirit
mormon friend, father son and holy spirit, alpha and omega: We believe that the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are ONE god in a Unity of Purpose and NOT a Unity of Body or Substance, which Trinitarian s believe. The term God is a name-title that can mean different things in different contexts. When the scriptures...

Latter-day Saints: are you busy?, glitch, email
glitch, email: Absolutely not. It s a glitch. I had responded to you, but something happened that messed it up, so I guess it never got to you. When a question is asked, I get an email informing me. Therefore, I don t come looking for questions if I m assuming I don...

Latter-day Saints: Cain, jesus christ of latter day saints, american protestants
jesus christ of latter day saints, american protestants, jewish rabbis: The idea that blacks descend from Cain via Ham s wife began a couple of centuries ago among American Protestants and was widely-taught during the 19th century, and several books have been written on that topic. Early converts to the Church of Jesus Christ...

Latter-day Saints: Celestial Marriage, celestial marriage, book of mormon
celestial marriage, book of mormon, time and eternity: Hi Simon, I will be happy to answer your questions. Please note that I am ex-LDS and belong to the original 1830 Church of Christ that believes in the Book of Mormon. Within a few days of recieving a very powerful witness to the truthfullness of the...

Latter-day Saints: Christ, prophet joseph smith, new testament times
prophet joseph smith, new testament times, son jesus christ: “What are Latter-day Saints ?” When Jesus Christ lived on the earth, He organized His Church so that all people could receive His gospel and return one day to live with God, our Heavenly Father. After Jesus Christ ascended to heaven, His Apostles continued...

Latter-day Saints: Christian, obedience to god, many mansions
obedience to god, many mansions, jesus is god: You must have skipped the page at the very beginning of the book that has The Testimony of Three Witnesses and The Testimony of Eight Witnesses. It is the page after the introduction. I will quote it: THE TESTIMONY OF THREE WITNESSES Be it known...

Latter-day Saints: Christian?, father jesus christ, jesus christ of latter day saints
father jesus christ, jesus christ of latter day saints, latter day saints: Todd, Great question. Of course, the answer to this question depends upon several things, as well as who is asked. Your personal response, for example, may not affect only members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, but ultimately yourself!...

Latter-day Saints: Book of Commandments, book of mormon, false doctrines
book of mormon, false doctrines, grammatical corrections: Hi Redofox, I will be happy to answer your questions. Please see my replies below in **, Mike You sent: I noticed toward the end of the current LDS D&C there is a change from the earlier revelation in D&C and Book of Mormon indicating the name Church...

Latter-day Saints: Church of Christ, church of christ with the elijah message, bible church of christ
church of christ with the elijah message, bible church of christ, book of mormon: Hi David, I belong to the Church of Christ which is also known as the Temple Lot or Hedrickites (named after the man who brought the group back to Missouri). The Church of Christ Elijah Message split off from the Temple Lot group in the 1920s through Otto...

Latter-day Saints: Church history and the founding of the LDS, prophet joseph smith, protestant denominations
prophet joseph smith, protestant denominations, john the apostle: Randy, I agree with you. The Church carried the message of Christ for 1700 odd years and enabled the Gospel to be known. Jospeh Smith, initially at least, seems to have been more interested in Authority. That is Priesthood, the authority to act in God...

Latter-day Saints: Church history and the founding of the LDS, prophet joseph smith, priesthood keys
prophet joseph smith, priesthood keys, protestant denominations: Dear Randy -- Thank you for your question. As a point of doctrine, Latter-day Saints do not place a precise end-point to the time when the priesthood keys were taken back into the heavens. Furthermore, we believe in apostolic succession, so the last...

Latter-day Saints: Church history and the founding of the LDS, prophet joseph smith, protestant denominations
prophet joseph smith, protestant denominations, great apostasy: There are a number of reasons for which the apostasy took place, one of which was the rejection of those God had placed over the Church. Even the New Testament speaks of the apostasy then going on, while the apostles were yet alive. Paul wrote that all...

Latter-day Saints: Church of the New Testament, new testament church, new testament church of christ
new testament church, new testament church of christ, moses church: Hi Jeremiah, I will be happy to answer your questions. Please note that I am ex-LDS and belong to the original Church of Christ that believes in the BoM (Book of Mormon). Many will claim to be examples of Christ s church however their doctrines and...

Latter-day Saints: The Cleansing of the Lord's House, book of mormon, correct assumption
book of mormon, correct assumption, hierchy: Hi Karen, I will be happy to answer your questions, please note that I am ex-LDS and belong to the original Church of Christ that Joseph Smith restored in 1830. I will reply to each of your questions below in **, Mike You sent: www.mormon.citymax.com...

Latter-day Saints: Col, bruce r mcconkie, power of the holy ghost
bruce r mcconkie, power of the holy ghost, infant baptism: Lisa, The subjects of baptism and circumcision, even in regards to little children are important topics. I am glad that you asked this question. First, let me quote Elder Bruce R. McConkie who wrote on the subject of infant baptism-- Few false doctrines...

Latter-day Saints: Col, sermon on the mount, new covenant
sermon on the mount, new covenant, colossians 2: It probably has reference to the circumcision of the heart, mentioned in Deuteronomy 10:16; 30:6; Jeremiah 4:4. Paul wrote to the Romans But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter;...

Latter-day Saints: Col, sins of the flesh, colossians 2
sins of the flesh, colossians 2, new covenant: Colossians 2:11-12 - 11 In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body• of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ: 12 Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen• with him through...

Latter-day Saints: Common Criticisms, sacred undergarments, dead sea scrolls
sacred undergarments, dead sea scrolls, mormon journal: The square and compass are common to Latter-day Saints and Freemasons, but they predate both, being known from early Christianity, especially in Egypt. Latter-day Saint temple rites are much more like those known from ancient Jewish and Christian texts. ...

Latter-day Saints: Contacting the dead-the occult, jenny walsh, fortune tellers
jenny walsh, fortune tellers, daily prayer: Dear Roger: John and Jenny Walsh have a great web site that will respond to this question. It s at: http://www.lightplanet.com/mormons/daily/prayer/improper_channels.htm (Cut and paste the URL if the hyperlink doesn t work.) I hope this will help....

Latter-day Saints: Contraception and Assisted Fertilization, vitro fertilization, lds social services
vitro fertilization, lds social services, latter day saints: The Church has not condemned any of these, though it has encouraged people to have as many children as the health of the mother will permit and to have those children while the parents are young enough to do so safely. While Church leaders have not spoken...

Latter-day Saints: Crystal Light Teas, coffee and tea, tannic acid
coffee and tea, tannic acid, green tea: Jarad, My understanding is that any tea made from what I believe is called green tea , including ice teas, are not to be consumed. However, other teas , such as Peppermint, Camomille, etc., are perfectly okay to consume. Cordially, D.M. Pearson...

Latter-day Saints: Cults, utah mormon, book of mormon
utah mormon, book of mormon, literal fulfillment: Janet, Your ignorance of my beliefs is profound. Obviously you think I am a LDS Utah Mormon of which I am not. I belong to the original Church of Christ that the Utah faction split off from. We believe in the same Jesus that you (I hope) believe in....

Latter-day Saints: Cursed, book of mormon, wickedness
book of mormon, wickedness, tower of babel: Hi Tina, I will be happy to answer your question, please note that I am ex-LDS and belong to the original Church of Christ that believes in the Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon makes no mention of Africans and their skin color. The LDS Utah faction...

Latter-day Saints: caffeine, doctrine and covenants, word of wisdom
doctrine and covenants, word of wisdom, coffee and tea: The word of wisdom does not state that we cannot drink pop drinks. Our health code forbids the use of tobacco in any form (smoking or chewing) for humans and the drinking of alcoholic beverages, tea, or coffee, while encouraging a healthy lifestyle and...

Latter-day Saints: cain, spencer w kimball, david patten
spencer w kimball, david patten, holy priesthood: It was David W. Patten, during his mission in the south. He reported that, as he rode his horse, a large black man covered with hair appeared beside him and told him that he was Cain and was going to destroy his mission. My first thought was the same as...

Latter-day Saints: canceled baptism, baptism question, many blessings
baptism question, many blessings, sister janet: Yes, I can see that the behavior you re describing would be a bit outrageous. I ve never heard of such a thing; it does sound rather like a prank. Unfortunate. Your question was about having your name removed. We don t cancel baptisms; having your name...

Latter-day Saints: children of god, latter day saints, earthly parents
latter day saints, earthly parents, word child: Dear Joie -- Thank you for your interesting question. Latter-day Saints believe not that the Savior was the only Son of the Father, but that He was the only begotten Son, meaning the only Son whom the Lord begat in the flesh. We believe that all of...

Latter-day Saints: What's With the chronology of the D&C?, sidney rigdon, doctrine covenants
sidney rigdon, doctrine covenants, doctrine and covenants: Whenever I have taught classes on Church history and Doctine & Covenants, I had the students read the various sections in chronological order. Ultimately, this led to my 2000 book Organize My Kingdom: A History of Restored Priesthood. The D&C organization...

Latter-day Saints: Your church, son jesus christ, blood and faith
son jesus christ, blood and faith, 12 apostles: Hi David, Sure, be happy to help. Our official website is: http://www.churchofchrist-tl.org/ My own personal unofficial website is: http://home.earthlink.net/~technomn/ In a nutshell our beliefs are: 1. We believe in faith in God and His only...

Latter-day Saints: left the church, great apostasy, born again christians
great apostasy, born again christians, catholic religion: wrong. The Christian Protestant religions sectioned off the Catholic religion which departed from the Earlier Christian Churches who was once Christ s Church. So all born again Christians and other dominions alike are typically sects since they sectioned...

Latter-day Saints: church of christ, belief in one god, book of mormon
belief in one god, book of mormon, 12 apostles: Hi Zach, I will be happy to answer your question. Please note that I am ex-LDS and belong to the original Church of Christ that believes in the Book of Mormon. You can visit our official website at: http://www.churchofchrist-tl.org/ In a nutshell...

Latter-day Saints: church courts, doctrinal questions, ward members
doctrinal questions, ward members, arizona region: Dear Brother Hightower: Thank you for taking the time to ask a question that must be of great concern to you. I am more skilled at answering doctrinal questions rather than those related to practice, but I hope that I can offer something of help here. ...

Latter-day Saints: church history, masonic affiliation, mummy museum
masonic affiliation, mummy museum, church historian: Hello Raymond, I am not an LDS member. You asked about Kolob and I answered your question. As a historian, I only tell you what happened when it happened. I do not put a spin on what happened or give you my particular views on the whys. I am aware...

Latter-day Saints: church, jesus christ of latter day saints, book of mormon
jesus christ of latter day saints, book of mormon, biblical prophecies: Hi M, Glad to answer your questions. Yes, I absolutely believe in the Book of Mormon as scripture. I had a very profound and powerful witness from God it is true... as well, this belief, is backed up by Biblical prophecies, internal Hebraic evidences, and...

Latter-day Saints: Will those who commit an unpardonable sin make it to Heaven?, kingdoms of heaven, doctrine and covenants
kingdoms of heaven, doctrine and covenants, looketh on the heart: Thanks for you question and sorry for the delay. The quick answer is probably Doctrine and Covenants 132:27. The unpardonable sin is not something that is clearly outlined, but I believe it includes murdering innocent blood after having received His new...

Latter-day Saints: Something in common?, church group activities, mormon church
church group activities, mormon church, christian churches: I guess I could be brief. I’ve never had any religious doubts through my entire lifetime. My first experience happened when I was 2 ½ years old around Christmas time. Yes, I do have a memory that early in life. I have what you would call a memory inside...

Latter-day Saints: You continue to fascinate me! PLEASE READ 1ST BOFORE ALL OTHER ?'S, prophet joseph smith, nauvoo temple
prophet joseph smith, nauvoo temple, celestial marriage: Hi Ben, In answer to your question about the endowment, there are a few members in the CoC (Church of Christ) that believe in the endowment and this is one of their main reasons why they are so eager to build the temple so that this will somehow enable...

Latter-day Saints: converting, jesus christ of latter day saints, latter day saints
jesus christ of latter day saints, latter day saints, book of mormon: Casey, Anyone who wants to become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is usually required to take lessons from official missionaries of the (LDS) Church. This is to be certain that you understand certain basic teachings of the church....

Latter-day Saints: cousin marriage, first cousin marriage, personal revelation
first cousin marriage, personal revelation, first cousins: Dear Cory: Thank you for your question. Our Twelfth Article of Faith reads: We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law. (AofF, from History of the Church, Vol. 4, pp. 535—541)...

Latter-day Saints: your credentials please, bringham young, latter day saints
bringham young, latter day saints, christian sects: Us like other Christian sects worship God Almighty, and No, we do not worship Adam. One of the most common misrepresentations made against our is that the Church sponsors the worship of the man Adam instead of our Heavenly Father. First, let s ensure...

Latter-day Saints: Dating and Friendships., celestial marriage, book of mormon
celestial marriage, book of mormon, bible jesus: Hi Molly, My mother s side is all LDS, my dad s side is all Baptist. The Baptists are very against the LDS religion and some have put forth books, media campaigns etc. to warn people of the LDS religion. Ironically if you took the best of the LDS and Baptist...

Latter-day Saints: Dating & marriage, eternal dwelling place, telestial kingdom
eternal dwelling place, telestial kingdom, kingdoms of heaven: 1. What is the Mormon opinion of dating non-Mormons? Our churches opinion on the subject is that we marry who we date. I Of course for one have dated non-mormons in the past before I got married, but I ve never gotten serious with any of them because...

Latter-day Saints: Dear Person of Faith,, jesus christ of latter day saints, salt lake city utah
jesus christ of latter day saints, salt lake city utah, latter day saints: “What does your Faith believe happens after death? What does it take to achieve the rewards from God?” We believe in the continued identity and existence of all living things after the death of the mortal body. Death doesn t signify the ending of the...

Latter-day Saints: Dear Sister Gold,I e-mailed..., latter day saints, temple names
latter day saints, temple names, ancestral lines: Dear Brother Proud: Thank you for asking again...I did answer (and not at all upset by your question. It made me smile!)...The system must not have sent my answer through to you, though, so here it is again: ======================= Thanks for your questions....

Latter-day Saints: Decaf Coffee, stake presidents, apostle john
stake presidents, apostle john, word of wisdom: Hi, Rosa! Decaffeinated drinks are a shaky subject in the LDS community. Decaf is probably not okay, but no one knows for sure. A June 1988 article in the official Church magazine never said that decaf is forbidden, but it did take pains to point out...

Latter-day Saints: Denominaiton, qumran community, purity laws
qumran community, purity laws, pharisee: The One, Interesting question. Jesus was almost certainly a Pharisee. A number of reasons obtain for this conclusion. 1: He was a Rabbi, most travelling Rabbis were Pharisees 2: He taught a resurrection from the dead as did the pharisees 3: He did...

Latter-day Saints: Differences, god jesus christ, lds temples
god jesus christ, lds temples, jesus christ of latter day saints: Dear Lori, IMO The major difference is in the world-views. For the LDS salvation is a question of the sacrifice of Christ + the ordinances of the Temples + Marriage in the Temple + (for males) holding the Melchizedec Priesthood. For Community of Christ,...

Latter-day Saints: Dinosaurs, prophet joseph smith, dinosaur theory
prophet joseph smith, dinosaur theory, helpless prisoners: The dinosaur theory is non-biblical, but I will give you my belief on this subject. In the beginning when God created the world in only 7 days when he called the 1st day, “day 1” God was not going by our Earth days. Human beings were the last of God’s creations...

Latter-day Saints: Divine Potential and Plurality of Gods, roman catholic catechism, midrash rabbah
roman catholic catechism, midrash rabbah, eastern orthodox churches: We acknowledge the scriptures and official declarations and proclamations as the only authoritative teachings for Latter-day Saints. Discourses, while useful, are not scripture. The scriptures (including the Bible) declare than men are of the race of God...

Latter-day Saints: DNA and the Book of Mormon, hammer laboratory, university of arizona tucson
hammer laboratory, university of arizona tucson, yemeni jews: Thanks for your input, I will be happy to review your data. I just try to make everything simple and understandable for those reading my statement. I know that many may say that DNA evidence refutes the book of Mormon because of our belief that the American...

Latter-day Saints: DNA Markers, joseph smith the prophet, roman historians
joseph smith the prophet, roman historians, inspirational literature: Joseph Smith didn t claim that the Book of Mormon was a new revelation, only that he translated it. It makes perfectly good sense that he would have employed KJV language. Thanks for clarifying your views of the Bible. Most people who attack the Book...

Latter-day Saints: DNA, mormon lands, book of mormon
mormon lands, book of mormon, middle eastern origins: Yes The Book of Mormon has been bashed on heavely from lack of DNA evidence that is said to disprove Book of Mormon, for the evidence points to Asiatic origins, not Middle Eastern origins of the ancient inhabitants of this continent. These attacks typically...

Latter-day Saints: Doctrinal Question, apostacy, reguards
apostacy, reguards, dear brother: Dear Brother W: Thank you for asking an excellent question. I imagine you might find the following resources helpful: http://ldessays.blogspot.com/2006/02/we-get-more-questions.html http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Parthenon/2671/ECLsAp.html http://www.fairlds.org/apol/ai016.html...

Latter-day Saints: Doctrine, journal of discourses, latter day saints
journal of discourses, latter day saints, biblical passages: Dear Brother Alcaraz: Thank you for your question. It s important to distinguish between teachings and speculations. While I d venture to guess that most modern Latter-day Saints believe there is created life outside our little solar system,...

Latter-day Saints: Doctrine, savior jesus christ, father and the son and the holy ghost
savior jesus christ, father and the son and the holy ghost, journal of discourses: Dear Brother Alcaraz: Thank you for this question, too. Adam s body is a creation. Adam the individual, the spiritual being is -- like you -- eternal and uncreated. I m sure you understand the answer to the first part of your question. We know Adam...

Latter-day Saints: Doctrine/Covenant, spiritual parenthood, latter day saints
spiritual parenthood, latter day saints, spiritual parents: I am so very sorry that I slacked off and didn t respond. I didn t realize it until very recently. Okay, so here goes: The Latter-day Saints (one of which I am), believe that God the Father is our father--figuratively and literally. We re his spiritual...

Latter-day Saints: Doctrine Ques., mormon faith, scriptural passages
mormon faith, scriptural passages, bible dictionary: Hi Eric, I will be happy to answer your questions. I apologize for being delayed in answering, I m a truck driver and been on the road for awhile. Please note that I am ex-LDS and belong to the original Church of Christ that believes in the BoM (Book of Mormon)....

Latter-day Saints: Dont understand....., prophet joseph smith, teachings of the prophet joseph smith
prophet joseph smith, teachings of the prophet joseph smith, latter day saints: Sometimes the individual will ask, Do I have to be a Mormon to go to heaven? One person asked Joseph Smith, Will everyone be damned but Mormons? His answer was direct: Yes, and a great portion of them unless they repent, and work righteousness (Teachings...

Latter-day Saints: Drinking, Beer, Coffee, and Tea, school of the prophets, treating bruises
school of the prophets, treating bruises, kirtland ohio: The Word of Wisdom is the title for a revelation that counsels Latter-day Saints on maintaining good health and is published in our Doctrine and Covenants: section 89. The practice of abstaining from all forms of alcohol, tobacco, coffee, and tea, which may...

Latter-day Saints: dating, mormon doctrine, brian rogers
mormon doctrine, brian rogers, married couples: Positively NOT! No, never, it is NOT a sin. No way. If the Mormon in this scenario feels that way, then someone on that side of the fence needs help. IF your boyfriend feels this way, he does not need to and should not. IF he is being told by someone that...

Latter-day Saints: dead sea scrolls, roman historian tacitus, dead sea scrolls
roman historian tacitus, dead sea scrolls, historian flavius josephus: Yes, it s true. The oldest of the Dead Sea Scrolls date to the third century B.C., while the latest are from the third quarter of the first century A.D. Because they are not Christian documents, Jesus is not mentioned. Indeed, outside the New Testament,...

Latter-day Saints: dear mormans, telestial kingdom, encyclopedia of mormonism
telestial kingdom, encyclopedia of mormonism, bruce r mcconkie: Hello, Thank-you for your question. The Mormons believe that there are three Heavens and they are: the Celestial Kingdom, the Terrestrial Kingdom and the Telestial kingdom. The Celestial kingdom is the highest of the Mormon kingdoms and the most desirable....

Latter-day Saints: decaffinated drinks, latter day saints, jesus christ of latter day saints
latter day saints, jesus christ of latter day saints, latter day saint: Dear Casey -- Thank you for your question. Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints adhere to a dietary code called the Word of Wisdom, which prohibits, among other things, the consumption of hot drinks, which the prophet has defined...

Latter-day Saints: Do you define yourself as Mormon, or are only LDS members Mormon, mormon branch, who wrote the book of mormon
mormon branch, who wrote the book of mormon, book of mormon: Hi John, I will be happy to answer your questions. Please note I am ex-LDS and belong to the original Church of Christ that believes in the Book of Mormon (BoM). Most LDS are unaware of other factions that believe in the Book of Mormon (and Bible)....

Latter-day Saints: what is the difference between the church of christ&, utah mormon, book of mormon
utah mormon, book of mormon, samuel the lamanite: Hi Jan, I will be happy to answer your questions, please note that I am ex-LDS and belong to the original Church of Christ that was restored by Joseph Smith in 1830. Our Church of Christ is different from the mainstream Church of Christ in that we...

Latter-day Saints: doctrine, holy spirt, belief in many gods
holy spirt, belief in many gods, earthy life: We as Latter-day Saints, who believe in the Godhead, are no more polytheistic than are Christians who believe in the Trinity. God and Christ are the objects of our worship. Even though Mormons believe in the ultimate deification of man, I am unaware of any...

Latter-day Saints: doctrine, animal sacrifices, latin rite
animal sacrifices, latin rite, sprink: Hi Jeff, I will reply to your message below in **. Also if you like you can email me directly at technomn@earthlink.net as the AllExperts website is rather cumborsome for back and forth messages. Mike You sent: Michael, you may be missing my point,my question...

Latter-day Saints: Why doesn't the Morman church promote JS bible, joseph smith translation, dead sea scrolls
joseph smith translation, dead sea scrolls, jesus christ of latter day saints: Joseph Smith s Inspired Version was written long before the Dead Sea Scrolls and others materials became available for scholars to read. His POV was that many precious and plain truths had been taken out of the scriptures and he, in his Inspired Version...

Latter-day Saints: don't understand, saviour of the world, willing sacrifice
saviour of the world, willing sacrifice, loaves and fishes: First, it should be noted that the resurrected Lord Jesus Christ appeared personally to the Prophet Joseph Smith, called him as a Prophet, and instructed him to organize The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints as His kingdom on earth. Afterwards,...

Latter-day Saints: i dont get it....., lds folks, book of mormon
lds folks, book of mormon, celestial marriage: Hi Andrea, I apologize for being slow in replying, for some reason my computer is treating All Experts as spam. I will reply to your question below in **, Mike You sent: QUESTION: I am not mormon... I am engaged to one.. and trying to understand things....

Latter-day Saints: about drinking tea, jewish christians, kosher law
jewish christians, kosher law, word of wisdom: Dear Sergio -- Thanks for your question. The scriptures are replete with discussions on kosher law and temperance. There are literally hundreds of biblical verses giving strict instruction on what a man ought and ought not consume. The three verses you...

Latter-day Saints: Early Church History, jesus christ of latter day saints, latter day saints
jesus christ of latter day saints, latter day saints, mob members: Rick, The name of this group was the Danites , please note the following information and the sources: ...The Danites were a secretive group of Mormons organized and abolished in the same year, 1838. They were founded by a man, Sampson Avard, who was...

Latter-day Saints: Easter and Mormons, christian denominations, easter celebration
christian denominations, easter celebration, easter themes: Easter always falling on a Sunday, our sacrament meeting services for that day typically include sermons on Christ s death and resurrection, with the choir singing special Easter numbers. In my own ward (congregation), I have been asked to speak at the Easter...

Latter-day Saints: Easter and Mormons, goddess astarte, female goddess
goddess astarte, female goddess, book of mormon: Hi Joey, I will be happy to answer your questions. Please note that I am not a Utah LDS Mormon and belong to the original Church of Christ that believes in the Book of Mormon. The LDS Utah church, and to a large degree the Church of Christ as well...

Latter-day Saints: El & YHWH, william foxwell albright, heavenly family
william foxwell albright, heavenly family, margaret barker: Many believe that YHWH is Jesus, while Elohim (more common in the Bible than El) is the Father. Indeed, there are some ancient Syrian texts that indicate that El is the father of YHWH. In the Bible, it is very difficult to sort out the two names because...

Latter-day Saints: Elijah, oliver cowdery, kirtland temple
oliver cowdery, kirtland temple, ray mcintyre: Kevin, It is both a part of our history and in some sense part of the heart of it as well. But having said that the Community of Christ leaves the bedrock of its faith alone (wisely IMO) and faces the future as our prophet / presidents call us to in the...

Latter-day Saints: END OF TIMES, morman, independance mo
morman, independance mo, mormon: No. Nor is it the belief of any rational Mormon. I suspect this man is either pulling your leg, or that he s a little unbalanced. In any large population, there are some folks who are a bit off the beam. It seems this man may fall into that category. ...

Latter-day Saints: Eternal Families, eternal families, ray mcintyre
eternal families, ray mcintyre, godself: Dear Leroy Proud, The Community of Christ (formerly known as the RLDS) does not accept the doctrine of eternal marriage & never has. On a deeper note, you mention that you believe scripture cannot contradict itself, why? If God expects us to grow and...

Latter-day Saints: Eternal progression, lds doctrine, book of mormon
lds doctrine, book of mormon, mormon doctrine: Hi Allen, I will be happy to answer your question. Please note I am ex-LDS and belong to the original Church of Christ that believes in the Book of Mormon. The LDS doctrine of Eternal Progression comes from their book called Doctrine and Covenants...

Latter-day Saints: Ethan Smith, View of the Hebrews, graduate alma mater, world congress of jewish studies
graduate alma mater, world congress of jewish studies, amazing randi: You seem not to have followed recent scholarship on the Book of Mormon, but merely parrot anti-Mormon criticisms. Your simplistic way of dismissing all things Mormon suggests that it is you who lack critical thinking. The scholars at the World Congress...

Latter-day Saints: Expert, mormon prophet, president hinckley
mormon prophet, president hinckley, gospel doctrine: Hi Ed, My knowledge doesn t even come close to President Hinckley s wisdom. As far as my expertise goes, I was born and raised in the LDS church, which means that at my age I ve spent literally thousands of hours in primary, sunday school, sacrament meeting...

Latter-day Saints: easter and mormons, great apostacy, jehovah s witnesses
great apostacy, jehovah s witnesses, joey joey: Joey, Apologies for taking so long to answer. Most Mormons will not have a specifically easter based service but will have easter-based activities with their families. A lot of this has to do with the LDS belief that holidays such as Easter, &...

Latter-day Saints: eternal marrage, terrestrial kingdom, community of christ
terrestrial kingdom, community of christ, celestial kingdom: Jeff, The LDS answer to this would be that only those in the Celestial Kingdom have the call to populate planets, those in the Terrestrial kingdom are called to be angels not gods. Fortunately as a member of the Community of Christ I do not have to accept...

Latter-day Saints: Female Masturbation, faith precedes the miracle, spencer w kimball
faith precedes the miracle, spencer w kimball, inordinate affection: It s wrong. Stay away from it. It is sexual activity outside of marriage. And quite unlike legitimate sexual activity, it is not a form of expressing love to a spouse or strengthening a relationship with that spouse, but is an activity that is based entirely...

Latter-day Saints: Flood, jewish historian josephus, descendant of shem
jewish historian josephus, descendant of shem, antiquities of the jews: I suspect that almost all members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believe there was a flood, though I know some who think it was localized rather than universal. If one follows English translations of the Hebrew Massoretic text, the flood...

Latter-day Saints: FOLLOW UP TO ANSWER, mormon girl, respect peoples
mormon girl, respect peoples, life situation: I don t agree with anyone who pressures a person to get back with someone who is abbussive. I don t know exactly who in the church did the pressuring for this young lady to get back with her abussive husband but I do feel its wrong to put on pressure on people,...

Latter-day Saints: Fullness of the Gospel, apostles and prophets, mormon church
apostles and prophets, mormon church, book of mormon: It is true in the sense that the early Christian church in Christ’s days and before did have the fullness of the gospel but it was lost with the killings of the Apostles and Prophets. The Bible is replete with predictions of a Great Apostasy. Earlier...

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Latter-day Saints: Aaronic Priesthood, aaronic priesthood, coming of christ
Latter-day Saints: Aaronic Priesthood, aaronic priesthood, coming of christ, crucifixion

Latter-day Saints: Apostasy, mormon doctrines, groucho marx
Latter-day Saints: Apostasy, mormon doctrines, groucho marx, mormon priesthood

Latter-day Saints: Bible verses supporting Mormonism, prophet joseph smith, apostle paul
Latter-day Saints: Bible verses supporting Mormonism, prophet joseph smith, apostle paul, baptism for the dead

Latter-day Saints: Bible verses that warn against secret ceremonies, latter day saints, secret chambers
Latter-day Saints: Bible verses that warn against secret ceremonies, latter day saints, secret chambers, false prophets

Latter-day Saints: Blacks, mormon scriptures, african lineage
Latter-day Saints: Blacks, mormon scriptures, african lineage, book of mormon

Latter-day Saints: baptizing the dead, 1 corinthians 15, carnal state
Latter-day Saints: baptizing the dead, 1 corinthians 15, carnal state, marriage and divorce

Latter-day Saints: birth control, mormon friends, selfish reasons
Latter-day Saints: birth control, mormon friends, selfish reasons, church leaders

Latter-day Saints: birth control, first presidency, family mom
Latter-day Saints: birth control, first presidency, family mom, educational pursuits

Latter-day Saints: book of abraham, dee jay nelson, hugh nibley
Latter-day Saints: book of abraham, dee jay nelson, hugh nibley, egyptologists

Latter-day Saints: Celestial Marriage, 1 corinthians 15, glory of the stars
Latter-day Saints: Celestial Marriage, 1 corinthians 15, glory of the stars, glory of the sun

Latter-day Saints: Crystal Light Teas, white tea, fermentation process
Latter-day Saints: Crystal Light Teas, white tea, fermentation process, teas

Latter-day Saints: You continue to fascinate me! PLEASE READ 1ST BOFORE ALL OTHER ?'S, mortal ministry, temple of solomon
Latter-day Saints: You continue to fascinate me! PLEASE READ 1ST BOFORE ALL OTHER ?'S, mortal ministry, temple of solomon, temple worship

Latter-day Saints: your credentials please, mormon missionary, mother eve
Latter-day Saints: your credentials please, mormon missionary, mother eve, different religions

Latter-day Saints: Dating and Friendships., mixed marriage, class citizens
Latter-day Saints: Dating and Friendships., mixed marriage, class citizens, priesthood

Latter-day Saints: Dating & marriage, telestial kingdom, false doctrine
Latter-day Saints: Dating & marriage, telestial kingdom, false doctrine, joseph smith

Latter-day Saints: Denominaiton, qumran community, purity laws
Latter-day Saints: Denominaiton, qumran community, purity laws, cousin john

Latter-day Saints: DNA and the Book of Mormon, eastern european jews, mass conversions
Latter-day Saints: DNA and the Book of Mormon, eastern european jews, mass conversions, asian ancestors

Latter-day Saints: Drinking, Beer, Coffee, and Tea, word of wisdom, energy drinks
Latter-day Saints: Drinking, Beer, Coffee, and Tea, word of wisdom, energy drinks, personal diet

Latter-day Saints: dating, latter day saint, toronto temple
Latter-day Saints: dating, latter day saint, toronto temple, faithful member

Latter-day Saints: i dont get it....., book of mormon, whoredom
Latter-day Saints: i dont get it....., book of mormon, whoredom, lds church

Latter-day Saints: Easter and Mormons, ancient goddess, colored eggs
Latter-day Saints: Easter and Mormons, ancient goddess, colored eggs, word easter

Latter-day Saints: Eternal progression, american indian tribes, book of mormon
Latter-day Saints: Eternal progression, american indian tribes, book of mormon, dna evidence

Latter-day Saints: Ethan Smith, View of the Hebrews, hebrew university, own religion
Latter-day Saints: Ethan Smith, View of the Hebrews, hebrew university, own religion, credible sources

Latter-day Saints: i have a few questions..., false prophecy, eyes of faith
Latter-day Saints: i have a few questions..., false prophecy, eyes of faith, journal of discourses

Latter-day Saints: God, grammer errors, muratorian fragment
Latter-day Saints: God, grammer errors, muratorian fragment, telling the truth

Latter-day Saints: Does God forgive this?, young girl, rape
Latter-day Saints: Does God forgive this?, young girl, rape, suicide

Latter-day Saints: Growth of LDS Church Slowing ?, mormon leader, mormon church
Latter-day Saints: Growth of LDS Church Slowing ?, mormon leader, mormon church, slowdown

Latter-day Saints: global warming, ldsorg, lds org
Latter-day Saints: global warming, ldsorg, lds org, jsp

Latter-day Saints: The golden plates delivered to Prophet Joseph Smith, earth
Latter-day Saints: The golden plates delivered to Prophet Joseph Smith, earth

Latter-day Saints: Health, word of wisdom, caffeinated beverages
Latter-day Saints: Health, word of wisdom, caffeinated beverages, basic beliefs

Latter-day Saints: human god, latter day saint, celestial marriage
Latter-day Saints: human god, latter day saint, celestial marriage, godlike status

Latter-day Saints: Joseph Smith Jr & Mohammed, married man, prophet
Latter-day Saints: Joseph Smith Jr & Mohammed, married man, prophet, household

Latter-day Saints: john wentworth letter- articles of faith, joesph, quorum of the twelve
Latter-day Saints: john wentworth letter- articles of faith, joesph, quorum of the twelve, quorum

Latter-day Saints: What kind of Mormon are you? (I'm not being a wise guy), utah mormon, book of mormon
Latter-day Saints: What kind of Mormon are you? (I'm not being a wise guy), utah mormon, book of mormon, superfical

Latter-day Saints: Latter Day Saints, lds church, book of mormon
Latter-day Saints: Latter Day Saints, lds church, book of mormon, satan

Latter-day Saints: LDS CHURCH / DOCTRINE, book of mormon, folding chairs
Latter-day Saints: LDS CHURCH / DOCTRINE, book of mormon, folding chairs, cramped room

Latter-day Saints: LDS question, joseph smith, common knowledge
Latter-day Saints: LDS question, joseph smith, common knowledge, fyi

Latter-day Saints: LDS vs Mormon, saints
Latter-day Saints: LDS vs Mormon, saints

Latter-day Saints: language, lds church, book of mormon
Latter-day Saints: language, lds church, book of mormon, word of god

Latter-day Saints: Mark of the Beast, john c bennett, restoration churches
Latter-day Saints: Mark of the Beast, john c bennett, restoration churches, wm smith

Latter-day Saints: Masonic Rituals and Mormonism, masonic order, master mason
Latter-day Saints: Masonic Rituals and Mormonism, masonic order, master mason, generation master

Latter-day Saints: Matthew 5:50 JST, lds faith, personal belief
Latter-day Saints: Matthew 5:50 JST, lds faith, personal belief, choice of words

Latter-day Saints: MEDALLION, 3 years, servers
Latter-day Saints: MEDALLION, 3 years, servers, medals

Latter-day Saints: Missionaries, covenant marriage, celestial marriage
Latter-day Saints: Missionaries, covenant marriage, celestial marriage, book of mormon

Latter-day Saints: Morman, con artist, joseph smith
Latter-day Saints: Morman, con artist, joseph smith, pain and sorrow

Latter-day Saints: Mormans, false apostles, apostles of christ
Latter-day Saints: Mormans, false apostles, apostles of christ, angel of light

Latter-day Saints: Mormon Godmakers, old testiment, book of mormon
Latter-day Saints: Mormon Godmakers, old testiment, book of mormon, born again christians

Latter-day Saints: Why do Mormons have so many children?
Latter-day Saints: Why do Mormons have so many children?

Latter-day Saints: Mountain Meadows, mountain meadows massacre, brigham young
Latter-day Saints: Mountain Meadows, mountain meadows massacre, brigham young

Latter-day Saints: mistranslations, hebrew languages, king james version
Latter-day Saints: mistranslations, hebrew languages, king james version, bible

Latter-day Saints: mormon beliefs, book of mormon, lord of hosts
Latter-day Saints: mormon beliefs, book of mormon, lord of hosts, whoredom

Latter-day Saints: left the mormon church, mormon church, true church
Latter-day Saints: left the mormon church, mormon church, true church, truthfulness

Latter-day Saints: mormonism, book of mormon, covenant relationship
Latter-day Saints: mormonism, book of mormon, covenant relationship, jesus christ our lord

Latter-day Saints: New Member Retention Rates, temple ceremony, walking dead
Latter-day Saints: New Member Retention Rates, temple ceremony, walking dead, california nevada

Latter-day Saints: Problems with LDS Doctrine, belief structure, mormon church
Latter-day Saints: Problems with LDS Doctrine, belief structure, mormon church, church god

Latter-day Saints: The plates, book of mormon, false prophet
Latter-day Saints: The plates, book of mormon, false prophet, clear proof

Latter-day Saints: polygamy, canon of scripture, plural marriage
Latter-day Saints: polygamy, canon of scripture, plural marriage, lds member

Latter-day Saints: A Question On Dating & Guys, mormon boys, lds person
Latter-day Saints: A Question On Dating & Guys, mormon boys, lds person, marriage and family

Latter-day Saints: Question about Kolob, savior jesus christ, journal of discourses
Latter-day Saints: Question about Kolob, savior jesus christ, journal of discourses, millennial star

Latter-day Saints: Some questions I have, bible states, father jesus
Latter-day Saints: Some questions I have, bible states, father jesus, jesse king

Latter-day Saints: many questions and i doubt you, jesus christ of latter day saints, latter day saints
Latter-day Saints: many questions and i doubt you, jesus christ of latter day saints, latter day saints, jesus christ of latter day

Latter-day Saints: RLDS/ LDS, community of christ church, doctrine and covenants
Latter-day Saints: RLDS/ LDS, community of christ church, doctrine and covenants, lds temples

Latter-day Saints: With regards to some of your answers., brazen serpent, book of mormon
Latter-day Saints: With regards to some of your answers., brazen serpent, book of mormon, lds faith

Latter-day Saints: Samuel A B Mercer, maternal grandmother, thoughtful nature
Latter-day Saints: Samuel A B Mercer, maternal grandmother, thoughtful nature, samuel a b mercer

Latter-day Saints: Sons of Levi, temple endowment, dispensation of the fullness of times
Latter-day Saints: Sons of Levi, temple endowment, dispensation of the fullness of times, revelatory nature

Latter-day Saints: Tax to the Mormon Church, humanitarian service, maintence
Latter-day Saints: Tax to the Mormon Church, humanitarian service, maintence, missionary work

Latter-day Saints: why is tea bad for you, green tea benefits, plant camellia sinensis
Latter-day Saints: why is tea bad for you, green tea benefits, plant camellia sinensis, anti oxidants

Latter-day Saints: teen dating in the lds, relationship advice column, bro
Latter-day Saints: teen dating in the lds, relationship advice column, bro, adults

Latter-day Saints: three levels of heaven??, colossians 2, elementary principles
Latter-day Saints: three levels of heaven??, colossians 2, elementary principles, christ jesus

Latter-day Saints: timeline of Christianity, death of the apostles, law of consecration
Latter-day Saints: timeline of Christianity, death of the apostles, law of consecration, latter day saints

Latter-day Saints: understanding the religion, lds faith, lds member
Latter-day Saints: understanding the religion, lds faith, lds member, lds church

Latter-day Saints: unforgivable sin, fetus, spirit
Latter-day Saints: unforgivable sin, fetus, spirit

Latter-day Saints: unforgivable sin, holy ghost, god the father
Latter-day Saints: unforgivable sin, holy ghost, god the father, testimonies

Latter-day Saints: Wealthy LDS aposltes, small business owner, high school teacher
Latter-day Saints: Wealthy LDS aposltes, small business owner, high school teacher, car salesman

Latter-day Saints: more than one wife, flesh, bible
Latter-day Saints: more than one wife, flesh, bible, god

Latter-day Saints: women's role, lds religion, lds church
Latter-day Saints: women's role, lds religion, lds church, orator

Latter-day Saints: The word "clap", articles of faith, topical guide
Latter-day Saints: The word "clap", articles of faith, topical guide, laying on of hands

Latter-day Saints: no subject, interfaith marriages, lds church
Latter-day Saints: no subject, interfaith marriages, lds church, young man

Latter-day Saints: Who wrote the, book of mormon, lds church
Latter-day Saints: Who wrote the, book of mormon, lds church, footnotes

Latter-day Saints: ?, church of latter day, latter day saint
Latter-day Saints: ?, church of latter day, latter day saint, there is only one god

Latter-day Saints: ?, book of mormon, celestial marriage
Latter-day Saints: ?, book of mormon, celestial marriage, lds beliefs

Latter-day Saints: faith differences?, heart jesus, personal subject
heart jesus, personal subject, walk with god: I believe what you believe - it matters little to Him how we draw closer, just that we do. I also believe that it is a very un-Christ-like things to do by calling another person a non-Christian. After all, who knows what is in another s heart? Jesus certainly...

Latter-day Saints: faith and Healing, book of mormon, faith and healing
book of mormon, faith and healing, twelve disciples: Hi Benjamin, I will be happy to answer your questions. Please note that I am ex-LDS and belong to the original Church of Christ that believs in the Book of Mormon. Can faith heal a health problem? Absolutely. The scriptures are filled with passages...

Latter-day Saints: faith, kjv translators, greek mss
kjv translators, greek mss, bible translations: Jeff, Thats actually a much more difficult question to answer. Most LDS would, I think, agree that the original autographs are correct but there are some that would not. Talking as a former LDS Elder (currently Community of Christ Elder) my personal...

Latter-day Saints: It feels right, but its a risk to be wrong., grand array, personal revelation
grand array, personal revelation, church of latter day saints: Dear Sister Katie: You re in Israel? That s tremendous! I m envious! grin In Israel, the Saints hold a Saturday worship sevice. Here are three meeting places: 10:00 am, Jerusalem Branch: BYU Jerusalem Center, Mount Scopus, near Augusta Victoria...

Latter-day Saints: i have a few questions..., journal of discourses, book of mormon
journal of discourses, book of mormon, mormon church: Monique, I have spent considerable time considering whether or not to answer your questions. They have obviously come from a site which feels that the Book of Mormon and the churches which have sprung forth from it are to be derided. Yet on the off-chance...

Latter-day Saints: few, hill cumorah, isthmus of tehuantepec
hill cumorah, isthmus of tehuantepec, religious revivals: I suggest that you not rely on anti-Mormon propaganda for historical facts. Virtually every premise underlying your questions is false. HILL CUMORAH The hill Cumorah described in the Book of Mormon was not far north of what the Nephites called the...

Latter-day Saints: the first one, power of the holy ghost, book of genesis
power of the holy ghost, book of genesis, alpha and omega: It is amazing how much we agree on. It s really cool that though we ve been raised in completely different belief sets, we have similar beliefs. And I can totally understand what you mean when your mouth (or hands) go faster than your mind. I do that all...

Latter-day Saints: forgiving/exepting, personality and behavior, thoughtful answer
personality and behavior, thoughtful answer, criminal acts: I will give you a general answer, then if you want a more thoughtful answer please answer the following, and include any other details that you want to. How old are you? How old is he. Any prior marriages or children for either of you? Does any of his...

Latter-day Saints: fornication today, definition of fornication, muslim hindu
definition of fornication, muslim hindu, book of mormon: Hi Doudi, I will be happy to answer your questions. Please note that I am ex-LDS and belong to the original Church of Christ that believes in the book of Mormon. In answer to your question... yes we still believe fornication is a sin. The Biblical...

Latter-day Saints: fornication today, muslim hindu, blind faith
muslim hindu, blind faith, genetic tests: Dear doudi: Thank you for your questions. I believe the following document will respond to your inquiries better than I could on my own: http://www.lds.org/library/display/0,4945,161-1-11-1,FF.html If you have further questions, or seek clarification...

Latter-day Saints: fornication today, muslim hindu, lds faith
muslim hindu, lds faith, blind faith: Fornication is just as much a sin today as it was yesterday. The Lord is unchanging. I don t see your argument. Why would it change a thing? I don t really think it is blind faith, as the Lord has reempahsized it to people that I know are prophets, seers...

Latter-day Saints: Galatians 1:4-10, angel from heaven, everlasting covenant
angel from heaven, everlasting covenant, gospel of jesus christ: (New Testament | Galatians 1:4 - 10) - 4 Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father: 5 To whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. 6 I marvel that ye are so soon removed...

Latter-day Saints: Gathering of Israel, jews for jesus, jewish converts
jews for jesus, jewish converts, orthodox jews: Actually, the earliest Jewish records about Jesus do not consider him to be a rabbi, but a charlatan. As Jews and Christians have shared more of their beliefs during the last few centuries, that attitude has changed. During the 8+ years I lived in Israel,...

Latter-day Saints: Genealogy, scripture verses, gospel of jesus christ
scripture verses, gospel of jesus christ, dear brother: Dear Brother Proud: I m writing to follow up on a question you asked on AllExperts last spring...I m very interested in knowing how you re progressing in your search for religious faith. If you have any further questions about the Church and the gospel...

Latter-day Saints: General questions about Lemhi & observance., ladder day saints, exodus 3
ladder day saints, exodus 3, book of mormon: Dear Brother Wood: Thank you for your interesting questions. I m a bit overwhelmed with a writing project right now, so my answers will be necessarily brief: 1. As it is said, Lemhi was a Prophet of God living in Israel. Is his name mentioned anywhere...

Latter-day Saints: GOD, prophet joseph smith, encyclopedea
prophet joseph smith, encyclopedea, eloheim: Dear John Weedler -- Thank you for your interesting question. The Prophet Joseph said that while they are united in purpose, Jesus Christ is a separate physical being from God the Father and from the Holy Spirit. In his first vision, he saw Jesus standing...

Latter-day Saints: God, son jesus christ, book of mormon
son jesus christ, book of mormon, celestial marriage: Hi Bill, I will be happy to answer your question. Please note that I am ex-LDS and belong to the original Church of Christ that believes in the Book of Mormon. I do not specifically recall Joseph Smith ever teaching 3 Gods, however I do know he taught...

Latter-day Saints: God, son of the living god, flesh and bones
son of the living god, flesh and bones, mormon doctrine: God is a difficult figure to define, not only because some religions change Him to fit their needs, but because some interpret the scriptures differently. You see, and I m not sure if you know this or not, but God in the Old Testament is Jesus Christ, speaking...

Latter-day Saints: God, book of mormon, flesh and bone
book of mormon, flesh and bone, flesh and blood: We are taught that we are created in his image, in a body of flesh and blood. We know that the exaltation process needs to take place for us to ever have a chance to be perfected like him. For the scriptural reference try Ether 3:14, last half of 15 and...

Latter-day Saints: God, book of mormon, god question
book of mormon, god question, flesh and bone: I will try to explain, but remember, it will never matter what I say if you do not pray about the truth of the Book of Mormon with a sincere heart and with the intent of really wanting to know. Have you ever played the game telephone? Even if the sentence...

Latter-day Saints: God, doctrine and covenants, god and the universe
doctrine and covenants, god and the universe, book of mormon: The answer to your question partly depends on your definition of God. It is also very complicated because of what we don t know about the origin of God and the Universe so I copied some things written by church scholars. Following is the web page. http://maxwellinstitute.byu.edu/publications/bookschapter.php?bookid=&chapid=535...

Latter-day Saints: God, flesh and bones, mormon doctrine
flesh and bones, mormon doctrine, lds org: *John 4:24 (King James Version) 24God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.* God, as does man, has both a spirit and a body. Before we came to Earth we lived with God as spirits. It is our spirit that now inhabits...

Latter-day Saints: God, son jesus christ, flesh and bones
son jesus christ, flesh and bones, doctrine and covenants: We believe that we are created in Gods images, so naturally he looks like one of us. (Old Testament | Genesis 1:26)26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl...

Latter-day Saints: God, logical contradiction, flesh and bone
logical contradiction, flesh and bone, god question: Dear Brother Charlie -- I appreciate the ongoing dialogue. Christ existed before His birth as a being of intelligence and spirit. He took on mortality, changed from infant to man, left behind mortality through death, and upon resurrection took on immortality....

Latter-day Saints: God, book of mormon, flesh and bone
book of mormon, flesh and bone, flesh and blood: Hi Charlie, I will be happy to answer your question. Please note that I am ex-LDS and belong to the Church of Christ that believes in the Book of Mormon. I know that originally God did not have a physical body because of the following scriptures: ...

Latter-day Saints: God, celtic pantheon, mormon point
celtic pantheon, mormon point, kjv bible: Sure. Okay, let’s get started. 1) So, in John 4:24, it is in reference to the fact that God is eternal, and therefore a spirit in the same way that man is a spirit as discussed in Doctrine and Covenants 93:33 (If you do not have access to Doctrine and...

Latter-day Saints: God, prophet joseph smith, orson pratt
prophet joseph smith, orson pratt, teachings of the prophet joseph smith: Hello Charlie. Thanks for the question. I will answer your question using LDS references. According to the Gospel Doctrine, page 64, God is an organized being as we are now in the flesh. The Doctrine and Covenants 130:22 states, The Father has a body...

Latter-day Saints: God, jesus christ of latter day saints, ldsorg
jesus christ of latter day saints, ldsorg, latter day saints: Yes, yes and yes. We believe that all people including God and Jesus Christ have a physical body. God s physical body is of flesh and bone. Genesis 1:26 and 27 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness... So God created man in his...

Latter-day Saints: God, new english bible, god is spirit
new english bible, god is spirit, king james version of the bible: I m sorry I don t look at anti Mormon resources, because there is a lot of falsehood within it. If you really want to know what Mormons believe go to lds.org or Mormon.org. Just like politics, you don t go to a democratic web site to learn about republicans...

Latter-day Saints: God's Beginning, god makers, false accusations
god makers, false accusations, god god: I will answer the easy question first. Elohim is one of names that Jews use for God. God does not have a beginning because his existence is infinite both past and future. http://www.mormon.org/learn/0,8672,801-1,00.html is a link that...

Latter-day Saints: God and his never changing?, crows feet, brother charlie
crows feet, brother charlie, change ie: Dear Brother Charlie -- Thanks again for your response...Yes, generally speaking -- and with some provisos that would take a lot of scripture chasing to explicate -- that s my take on the nature of God. Enjoyed the back and forth. Please write again if...

Latter-day Saints: Does God forgive this?, father jesus christ, dear hannah
father jesus christ, dear hannah, outer darkness: I m not God, and therefore I cannot judge. I don t think that you ve done anything that is a horrible thing. If you ve repented of whatever you ve done in your life (which it seems that you have, God is a forgiving God. He s merciful, and he doesn t expect...

Latter-day Saints: God and prophets, prophet joseph smith, latter day saints
prophet joseph smith, latter day saints, jesus christ of latter day saints: Logically and naturally, the ultimate desire of a loving Supreme Being is to help his children enjoy all that he enjoys. As a Latter-Day Saint, the term godhood denotes the attainment of such a state—one of having all divine attributes and doing as God does...

Latter-day Saints: One God or many?, father son and holy ghost, true godhead
father son and holy ghost, true godhead, bible isaiah: We believe that there is indeed one God as well as many it just all depends on your view point and I will be glad to explain that.. There are many scriptures, which indicate that there is only one God. For example: Fear ye not, neither be afraid:...

Latter-day Saints: Goddess, sibling relationships, spiritual offspring
sibling relationships, spiritual offspring, witch craft: We infer from authoritative sources of scripture and modern prophecy that there is a Heavenly Mother as well as a Heavenly Father. Our church rejects the idea found in some religions that the spirits or souls of individual human beings are created ex nihilo....

Latter-day Saints: Golden Plates, urim and thummim, angel moroni
urim and thummim, angel moroni, book of mormon: Hi Cleggsan, Sure, I ll be happy to provide the following: Prophecies of future records written by the Lost Tribes: 2 Nephi 29:9 And I do this that I may prove unto many that I am the same yesterday, today, and forever; and that I speak forth my words...

Latter-day Saints: Gospel of Jesus Christ, latter day saints, mormon studies
latter day saints, mormon studies, receiving the holy ghost: It has become common for many Christians (including Latter-day Saints) to use the term gospel in reference to all truth revealed by God. But, strictly speaking, in scripture, the word has specific reference to the atonement of Christ. Here is how I explained...

Latter-day Saints: The Great Apostasy, great apostasy, biblical evidences
great apostasy, biblical evidences, fairlds: Dear Sister Williams: Thank you for your question. The following resources will respond to your inquiry, I believe, and will do so better than I might. http://www.lightplanet.com/mormons/basic/gospel/restoration/Apostasy_EOM.htm http://www.fairlds.org/Apostasy/Biblical_Evidences_of_an_Apostasy.html...

Latter-day Saints: Growth of LDS Church Slowing ?, christian denominations, thesis topic
christian denominations, thesis topic, topic deals: That s a very good question, and I m afraid there is no real easy way to answer. I ve read accounts that say church membership is slowing, but other sources say we are growing. In fact, it is projected that we will approach the 200 million mark by century...

Latter-day Saints: global warming, plug in hybrid cars, rising sea levels
plug in hybrid cars, rising sea levels, mormon church: Hi Dave, I won t be able to answer your question specifically because I left the Utah LDS Mormon church in 1983 and joined the original Church of Christ that believes in the Book of Mormon. I am not sure what their stand on the subject is or if they even...

Latter-day Saints: god, divinization and deification, archangel michael
divinization and deification, archangel michael, fifth centuries: Various ideas have been proposed, including that he may have just built on Joseph Smith s teaching that the ancient of days of Daniel 7 is Adam and that Adam is the archangel Michael (while Noah is Gabriel). The idea is probably correct, especially when...

Latter-day Saints: god, book of mormon, celestial marriage
book of mormon, celestial marriage, place jesus: Hi Bill, I will be happy to answer your questions. Please note that I am ex-LDS and belong to the original Church of Christ that believes in the BoM (Book of Mormon). I came to believe in the BoM soon after my conversion to Christ in the Seventh Day...

Latter-day Saints: more of god, god jesus christ, god the holy spirit
god jesus christ, god the holy spirit, garden of gethsemane: Dear Brother Weedler: Thanks again for your question. If you look at the original Hebrew, you ll see that in most instances where God is mentioned, the Hebrew word used is Elokim (Elohim), which is correctly translated to English as Gods, plural. (The...

Latter-day Saints: the god, perfect marriage, dear brother
perfect marriage, dear brother, replie: Dear Brother Weedler -- Thanks again for your continuing questions. Yes, three separate, and individual, Gods. But because they are each absolutely perfect, and absolutely loving, they never stand in contradiction to one another. The Father is acknowledged...

Latter-day Saints: god, e mail address, e theodore mullen
e mail address, e theodore mullen, hebrew literature: Actually, the Bible does discuss the heavenly council, though the English translations often don t reflect the meaning of the Hebrew. For a scholarly discussion of the evidence, see E. Theodore Mullen, Jr., The Divine Council in Canaanite and Early Hebrew...

Latter-day Saints: The golden plates from which the Book of Mormon came from., eye witness accounts, history of the mormon church
eye witness accounts, history of the mormon church, book of mormon: Hi Leonard, I will be happy to answer your questions. Please note that I am ex-LDS and belong to the original Church of Christ that believes in the Book of Mormon. There is no specific weight ever recorded of the plates, only eye witness accounts of...

Latter-day Saints: The golden plates delivered to Prophet Joseph Smith, prophet joseph smith, english grammer
prophet joseph smith, english grammer, speech impediments: Hi Sargon, I will be happy to answer your question. Please note that I am ex-LDS and belong to the original Church of Christ that believes in the Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon was written in a modified Egyptian language. This was done for the...

Latter-day Saints: Health, doctrine and covenants, wise servant
doctrine and covenants, wise servant, church interpretation: For the best explanation on our stance you should refer to D&C (Doctrine and Covenants) section 89. You can find it here: http://scriptures.lds.org/en/dc/89 You ll note that this leaves things open to interpretation and to potentially include far more...

Latter-day Saints: Health, hot chocholate, word of wisdom
hot chocholate, word of wisdom, book of mormon: Hi Barry, I will be happy to answer your questions. Please note I am ex-LDS and belong to the Church of Christ that believes in the Book of Mormon. I cannot help but believe Mormons or Bible only Christians would be more healthy, and more prosperous,...

Latter-day Saints: Heathens, liberty to the captives, mormon church
liberty to the captives, mormon church, mount zion: No, not necessarily We believe in doing work for the dead who have gone on so that many of them will have the same chance to dwell with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ in his Kingdom. Isa. 24:22 in the prison, and after many days shall they be visited...

Latter-day Saints: LDS Information, mormon doctrine, mormon church
mormon doctrine, mormon church, book of mormon: Yeah, that might be a good way of putting it. There are also some misconceptions about Christ on top of that sometimes. I don t the exact situation with the Born again Christians. The prophet can continue to write scripture. In fact, everything that comes...

Latter-day Saints: Help !, modern day prophets, finding peace
modern day prophets, finding peace, drinking woman: Dear Brother Paul: I am delighted for you that you re finding peace in the gospel. You re absolutely right that you cannot force belief, and I am empathetic with your strong desire that your wife join you on this journey. The only power you have, though,...

Latter-day Saints: Hi Michael I am a 23 Roman..., mormon friend, alpha and omega
mormon friend, alpha and omega, book of mormon: Hi Michael, I will be happy to answer your questions, sorry for the delay in getting back with you, been doing a lot of overtime. Please note that I am ex-LDS and belong to the original Church of Christ that believes in the Book of Mormon. I will answer...

Latter-day Saints: Hill Cummorah, hemisphere 3, area in the western hemisphere
hemisphere 3, area in the western hemisphere, yucatan peninsula: Several points: 1. The hill in New York is probably, but not certainly, the same hill where Joseph found the plates. 2. The hill where Joseph found the plates was colloquially called Hill Cummorah, but for no reason other than that the early Saints...

Latter-day Saints: Holy garments, e mail address, deseret book
e mail address, deseret book, holy priesthood: I discuss the history of the garment of the holy priesthood and related priesthood clothing in my article Priestly Clothing in Bible Times, in Donald Parry (ed.), Temples of the Ancient World (Deseret Book & FARMS, 1994). It s a rather fascinating topic....

Latter-day Saints: Homosexuality, latter day saints, remission of sin
latter day saints, remission of sin, old gay man: In our church homosexuality is a sin. Homosexuals may attend our church, but to make it simple and to the point gay men and women may not be baptised and be an official member of our church unless they do away with it and repent and those who become gay or...

Latter-day Saints: Homosexuality in the Community of Christ, homosexual priests, priesthood holders
homosexual priests, priesthood holders, ray mcintyre: Dear George Williams, This question is impossible for me to answer. The Community of Christ does not (as far as I am aware) keep records of the sexual orientation of its priesthood members. That there are homosexual priesthood holders is a given, some...

Latter-day Saints: Homosexuality, origins of homosexuality, genetic tendency
origins of homosexuality, genetic tendency, isaiah 9: Ken, I don t know that the Church has published an official statement on the origins of homosexuality . However, a number of doctrinal teachings make certain things, in my opinion, quite clear. For example, we are taught that God gave man his agency....

Latter-day Saints: Honesty, latter day saints, correct principles
latter day saints, correct principles, truthful answer: Faithful Latter Day Saints would not tell lies. One of the questions that we are periodically asked by our local church leaders is Are you honest? Of course this means that we should also be fair with all people and follow the golden rule to treat...

Latter-day Saints: can you help me to locate information about my mother, jewish genealogy society, nazi concentration camps
jewish genealogy society, nazi concentration camps, e mail address: My friend is leaving soon on a full time church service mission and is not able to personally help you. She did have a few suggestions however. With regard to this type of inquiry, I think it would be best if you steered him back to his local...

Latter-day Saints: human god, mormon utah, personal blessings
mormon utah, personal blessings, celestial marriage: Hi Rexford, I will be happy to answer your questions, please note I am ex-LDS and belong to the original Church of Christ that believes in the Book of Mormon. In answer to your questions.... the LDS Mormon Utah faction does believe in certain doctrines...

Latter-day Saints: Ice cream, type 2 diabeties, word of wisdom
type 2 diabeties, word of wisdom, diet ice cream: Ice Cream has nutriteous products in it such as milk mainly for its calcium. And if you don t like plain milk then ice cream is one way to make sure that you have calcium in your diet. Ice cream is not really harmful to you unless you take it in large...

Latter-day Saints: Im not mormon....dated mormon..relationship ended, singles dances, church attendance
singles dances, church attendance, menber: My personal feel is that I am glad that the girl that you were dating left her husband in that abusive relationship. My sister for one, left the church and Married a non-Mormon because of our controling parents but I ve never noticed the church ever looking...

Latter-day Saints: interfaith marriage, latter day saints, byzantine catholic
latter day saints, byzantine catholic, interfaith marriage: Here is the reply to the question you asked on 5/22/07: http://en.allexperts.com/q/Latter-day-Saints-958/mixed-marriges.htm I d like to add, you can always have a civil ceremony performed by the Bishop in your boyfriend s ward in which your parents and...

Latter-day Saints: Jesus, nag hammadi texts, gnostic christians
nag hammadi texts, gnostic christians, gnostic view: Based on your wording, I presume that you don t really require a response and that you merely wanted to say something. You deal with so many issues in just a few paragraphs and I m not sure if you are asking a question or merely letting your mind wander through...

Latter-day Saints: Jesus, jesus christ of latter day saints, latter day saints
jesus christ of latter day saints, latter day saints, christianity god: Thanks for the question. Yes, we gladly join with many others to proclaim that Jesus Christ was and is the Son of God. As you probably know, the name of our church is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Our main objective is to follow the...

Latter-day Saints: Jesus Christ, final sacrifice, lamb of god
final sacrifice, lamb of god, blood sacrifice: Hi Fred, I will answer your questions below in **, Mike You sent: Rephrased slightly-who is Jesus Christ to you? By that I mean what is your relationship to Jesus? **Mike replies: He is my Saviour. Without Christ there would be no possibility for...

Latter-day Saints: Jesus as God, nicean creed, jehovah god
nicean creed, jehovah god, latter day saints: Dear Brother Ted: Thanks again for your question. I hope you had a chance to read the Ostler article. It s long, but worth the read. To answer your follow-up question, God the Father, the Savior, and the Holy Spirit are three physically separate beings,...

Latter-day Saints: Jesus, son jesus christ, scripture book
son jesus christ, scripture book, book of mormon: I guess you can say that Jesus was or is an angle even though he is one of the three members of the God head. We never refer to Jesus being an angle. We consider him a God, maybe not the Supreme God which is our heavenly father, but one of the members in...

Latter-day Saints: Joining the LDS Church, asking the right questions, intellectual interest
asking the right questions, intellectual interest, lds church: Dear Sister Gina: Thank you for your question. It s important, as you consider joining the Church, to seek confirmation from the Lord. Fast and pray, for as long as it takes. Ask the missionaries to direct you to the scriptures about Enos fasting and praying....

Latter-day Saints: Joseph and Oliver's baptism, joseph smith history, aaronic priesthood
joseph smith history, aaronic priesthood, short answer: The short answer is that they did as the angel had instructed them (Joseph Smith History 1:71: for so we were commanded ). I used to think that pehaps John had merely given them the keys of the Aaronic priesthood and that after baptism they ordained each...

Latter-day Saints: Joseph Smith, oliver cowdery, elders of the church
oliver cowdery, elders of the church, first presidency: First let me note that, in the early days of the Church, the terms Melchizedek Priesthood and high(er) priesthood referred to the office of high priest, which was instituted in June 1831. Similarly, the terms Aaronic priesthood or lesser priesthood...

Latter-day Saints: Joseph Smith, latter day saints, eternal families
latter day saints, eternal families, earthly parents: Dear Sister Tang: Ah, boredom. It relishes recruiting volunteers for the devil s workshop. wink Yes, the prophet was sealed to multiple wives, some of them before his death; many after his death. Some of those wives he lived with in mortality as...

Latter-day Saints: Joseph Smith History, joseph smith history, important events in history
joseph smith history, important events in history, sects: Joseph began keeping a diary in 1832. At the time of his first vision in 1820, he was only 14 years of age and a hard-working farm boy, spending most of his time working the fields, cutting timber, digging wells, and helping his father and brother Alvin to...

Latter-day Saints: Joseph Smith Jr & Mohammed, christian polygamy, joseph smith jr
christian polygamy, joseph smith jr, later day saints: Polygamy was practiced during the Old Testament time and by early Later-Day Saints (The Mormons), and has not been practiced for over 100 years. Polygamy is forbidden in the Book of Mormon, except for those times when the Lord commands it (see Jacob 2:30)....

Latter-day Saints: Joseph Smith's Legal Background, prophet joseph smith, mormon prophet
prophet joseph smith, mormon prophet, oliver cowdery: Hi Jonathan, I will be happy to answer your questions. Please note that I am ex-LDS and belong to the original Church of Christ that was restored in 1830 by Joseph Smith. According to LDS histories Joseph Smith was arrested on several occasions: ...

Latter-day Saints: Joseph Smith and the Word of Wisdom, word of wisdom, acoholic
word of wisdom, acoholic, wine beer: The Word of Wisdom revelation permits the drinking of wine not made by outsiders for the sacrament (D&C 89:6), as does D&C 27:3-4. Beer is probably the mild drinks made from barley (D&C 89:17). The Word of Wisdom does not specifically prohibit tea and...

Latter-day Saints: Joseph Smith, oliver cowdery, broome county
oliver cowdery, broome county, susquehanna county: Jason, The date of the giving of the Melchisedec Priesthood (hereafter MP) is unknown but in D&C 128:20 (LDS) is written: D&C 128: 20 20 ... The voice of Peter, James, and John in the wilderness between Harmony, Susquehanna county, and Colesville,...

Latter-day Saints: Joseph smith, resurrection verse, journal of discourses
resurrection verse, journal of discourses, mormon book: Dear Jermaine: I m very sorry, but I don t read any of your cited verses in that manner - not even in an implied manner. Mosiah 15:1-5 is about how Christ is the both the Father and the Son. It reads: 1 And now Abinadi said unto them: I would that ye...

Latter-day Saints: Jospeh Smith History, joseph smith the prophet, oliver cowdery
joseph smith the prophet, oliver cowdery, joseph smith history: Hi Kyle, The official Church of Christ website is: http://www.churchofchrist-tl.org/ My own personal website: http://www.home.earthlink.net/~technomn/ I ve done a lot of research on the different restoration factions and they are the closest to the...

Latter-day Saints: jesus, true godhead, father son and holy ghost
true godhead, father son and holy ghost, bible isaiah: Actually, that is not what we believe. We believe that Jesus, Heavenly Father and the Holy Spirit make up the one true God Head. We do believe that Jesus is God, as well as the father, but we believe that they are one in purpose and not in substance...

Latter-day Saints: john wentworth letter- articles of faith, james r clark, john wentworth
james r clark, john wentworth, first principle: AFTER RESPONDING TO YOUR QUESTION, I DISCOVERED THAT MY COPY OF CLARK S BOOK IS IN MY HOME OFFICE RATHER THAN MY CAMPUS OFFICE. I FIND THAT CLARK DOES NOT DISCUSS CHANGES TO THE ARTICLES OF FAITH. HE DOES, HOWEVER, NOTE THAT THE PEARL OF GREAT PRICE WAS...

Latter-day Saints: King James Dialect, kjv of the bible, john wycliffe
kjv of the bible, john wycliffe, history of the bible: You may have gotten an incomplete answer from me prior to this one. I must have hit the wrong key by mistake, causing me to lose what I had typed, so I ll start over again. I must first correct your belief that the language of the King James version (KJV)...

Latter-day Saints: Kolab, mummy museum, mormon church
mummy museum, mormon church, book of mormon: Hello. Thank-you, for your question. Kolob is a star or a planet. It is described in the Book of Abraham (located in the Pearl of Great Price) as being the nearest star or planet nearest the throne of God. During Joseph s time and after he translated the golden...

Latter-day Saints: Kolob, mormon church, god states
mormon church, god states, throne of god: Hi Joshua, In Abraham 3:9 there is mention of a major star named Kolob that is near the throne of God. It does not state that the throne is actually on the planet. In Moses 1:33, God states ...worlds without number have I created, and ... by the Son...

Latter-day Saints: What kind of Mormon are you? (I'm not being a wise guy), latter day saints church, jesus christ of latter day saints
latter day saints church, jesus christ of latter day saints, latter day saints: Hi Steven I will be happy to answer your questions. Please note that I am ex-LDS (Mormon) and belong to the original Church of Christ that believes in the Book of Mormon. I will respond to your questions below in **, Mike You sent: I ve been reading some...

Latter-day Saints: Laban's murder, arc of the covenant, abraham isaac
arc of the covenant, abraham isaac, 1 corinthians 3: The short answer is that Nephi did as the Spirit told him and that we have have no way of knowing why the Lord does everything. What seems logical to us is not necessarily logical to God. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God (1 Corinthians...

Latter-day Saints: Latter Day Saints, book of mormon, latter day saints
book of mormon, latter day saints, celestial marriage: Hi Wesley, I will be happy to answer your questions. In answer to your question I think you misunderstood my statements. I am not LDS and belong to the Church of Christ that was restored April 6th, 1830. We believe in the Bible and Book of Mormon and do...

Latter-day Saints: LDS CHURCH / DOCTRINE, newport south, class citizens
newport south, class citizens, excess surplus: Jeff- Well, where to begin with so many questions. I guess I will start with the last few. For women: What you have said is quite the opposite of what is true, women go first in all of the activities, they are the ones that are asked to church dances, and...

Latter-day Saints: LDS friendship conflict of interest, same sex attraction, proactive interest
same sex attraction, proactive interest, poor relationship: I don t pretend to have a bunch of experience in this, as I m a straight female, but it just so happens that the Church News published an article a week or two ago about men who are active in the church, struggling with same-sex attractions. It s called ...

Latter-day Saints: LDS question, warren jeffs, jesus christ of latter day saints
warren jeffs, jesus christ of latter day saints, latter day saints: Hi Rob, There is a Church of Christ (TL) in New York, I am not sure exactly where it is, somewhere on the Mohoc reservation. You can request more information by checking out our official website at http://www.churchofchrist-tl.org/ In answer to your...

Latter-day Saints: LDS rules of conduct., doctrine and covenants, latter day prophets
doctrine and covenants, latter day prophets, lds org: Yes, but the real question is, what are hot drinks? Doctrine and Covenants (a book of modern day revelations) section 89 verse 9 reads as follows: And again, hot drinks are not for the body or belly. Additionally, the following is given as official...

Latter-day Saints: LDS vs Mormon, lds temple, lds org
lds temple, lds org, basic beliefs: They are two different nicknames for the same organization. The following is a link that explains the proper use of the name by journalists which may also help you. http://www.lds.org/ldsnewsroom/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=ca07ae4af9c7e010VgnVCM1000004e94610aRCRD...

Latter-day Saints: Leaving the Church, lds standards, lds church
lds standards, lds church, true parents: Good afternoon, Ariella. Well, the first thing you should know if is he is definately going to leave the church. Also, if he is just leaving the church to marry you, keep in mind that one does not have to leave the church to get married by the LDS standards....

Latter-day Saints: Looking for advice more than anything, stake president, book of mormon
stake president, book of mormon, liberty jail: First, Your friend does not qualify as a lost cause. I would keep trying to help. This is an example of how we should not judge people. We can look to the story of Job or the life of Joseph Smith especially while he was in Liberty Jail (D&C 121) for...

Latter-day Saints: language, lds church, latin greek
lds church, latin greek, parts of the bible: Depending on which book in the Bible, the Bible was originally written in Latin, Greek, Hebrew or Aramaic. You are absolutely correct. This is why the LDS Church states that We believe the Bible to be the word of God, as far as it is translated correctly......

Latter-day Saints: language, goddess of fertility, fertility symbols
goddess of fertility, fertility symbols, book of mormon: Hi Jon, I will be happy to answer your questions. Please note I am ex-LDS and belong to the original Church of Christ that believes in the Book of Mormon and Bible. In answer to your question, the Old Testament was written in Hebrew and the New Testament...

Latter-day Saints: language, cambridge university press, mormon apologetics
cambridge university press, mormon apologetics, introduction to new testament textual criticism: I agree with you that the bible is not 100% accurate. There is no question that some parts of the text have been corrupted. Of the thousands of early Greek and Hebrews manuscripts and fragments that scholars have to work with, there are many small and some...

Latter-day Saints: language, new english bible, oxford university press
new english bible, oxford university press, orthodox corruption of scripture: Hello Jon! I apologize for the delay in answering your question... The Bible was originally written in Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic. None of the original manuscripts exist, however, among the manuscripts that HAVE survived there are various differences...

Latter-day Saints: language, joseph smith translation, book of mormon
joseph smith translation, book of mormon, translation interpretation: Hey there, Jon. As far as I know, the Bible was originally written in Greek. Most learned men and women cannot speak fluent Greek, but the prophets, through the revelatin of God, were able to translate it. The meanings of the Bible are now in the footnotes...

Latter-day Saints: language, prophet joseph smith, new testament greek
prophet joseph smith, new testament greek, latter day saints: Hi Jon, I found that portions of the Bible were originally written in Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek. Latter-day Saints accept the Bible as one of the Church s four standard works and believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly...

Latter-day Saints: language, mormon prophet, brother jon
mormon prophet, brother jon, translation interpretation: Dear Brother Jon: You re correct that the Bible is not completely accurate. In fact, the majority of the Bible was transmitted orally for centuries before it was written down at all. When it was written down, it was recorded in Hebrew, Aramaic, and...

Latter-day Saints: language, words of god, translation interpretation
words of god, translation interpretation, old testament: The Old Testament was written in Hebrew. The New Testament was written in either Aramaic or Greek depending on whose research you believe. I believe that the Bible in its present form has some errors in translation and transcription. I also...

Latter-day Saints: latter day saints physical dimension, latter day saints, ldstemples
latter day saints, ldstemples, financial circumstances: Dear Alex Grace: Thank you for your question. Latter-day Saints do their best to fulfil their religious duties by being prepared to attend the temple, and by participating in temple ordinances when and as they are able. When they live at a distance and...

Latter-day Saints: What is the likely route of Lehi to the promised land, urim and thummim, kjv of the bible
urim and thummim, kjv of the bible, curious workmanship: What do you think is the route that Lehi and his family took to the promised land? The text, coupled with what is known of wind and ocean currents suggest that they probably departed from the southern coast of Oman and sailed via the Indian Ocean and...

Latter-day Saints: A,ll affluent apostles, twelve apostels, army reservist
twelve apostels, army reservist, jesus christ of latter day saints: Dear Brother Wallace: Thank you for your interesting question. I fear, though, that your premise is flawed. There are twelve apostles and three members of the first presidency. Of these 15, five worked as educators (Eyring, Holland, Oaks, Bednar and Packer),...

Latter-day Saints: Could there loads of mediums ( churches ) to get to people..., witness protection program, mormon family
witness protection program, mormon family, mormans: Have you ever seen the movie Mormons and Mobsters? Well, that movie is pro-Mormon, and in that movie is a very interresting statement. In that movie there is a family of mobsters who were placed in the the witness protection program and sent to live in Utah....

Latter-day Saints: love, magnetic attraction, religious doctrine
magnetic attraction, religious doctrine, different components: I am not sure if my answer will be of any help but here are some thoughts that I have had pondering your questions. You may ask more questions if you want to. To better answer your question someone has to define what love is. I would...

Latter-day Saints: Many Mansions, e mail address, many mansions
e mail address, many mansions, 2 corinthians 12: The concept of multiple heavens is found in early Jewish and Christian texts. The many mansions passage, however, is not the one most frequently cited in those early texts. Rather, we have reference to the 30-, 60-, and 100-fold parable. The parable about...

Latter-day Saints: Mark of the Beast, james strang, sidney rigdon
james strang, sidney rigdon, hyrum smith: James Strang was one of a handful of Latter-day Saints who supported Sidney Rigdon s claim to be the guardian of the Church following the deaths of Joseph and Hyrum Smith. When Rigdon lost his case, he followed Strang briefly, after Strang claimed to have...

Latter-day Saints: Marriage, latter day saint, lds member
latter day saint, lds member, short answer: The short answer: Sure they can. So long as the Catholic Church is all right with it. I don t know about that part. The long answer: Even though there is no doctrine against it, and an LDS member wouldn t be excommunicated for marrying a Catholic, it is...

Latter-day Saints: Masonic Rituals and Mormonism, masonic rituals, masonic beliefs
masonic rituals, masonic beliefs, brother hyrum: Hello, thank-you for your questions and comments. First, I do not believe that the LDS Church was founded upon Masonic principles. Joseph Smith did not become a Mason until around 1840, in Nauvoo, IL, although his brother Hyrum had been a Mason since around...

Latter-day Saints: Matt 5:48, book of mormon, time heart
book of mormon, time heart, fellow man: Ah, but I DO conclude otherwise regarding the meaning of Matthew 5:48. Even the example you quote from Mark is about LOVE, which is the context of the Matthew passage. None of the passages you quote support your contention that Jesus was clearly speaking...

Latter-day Saints: Matthew 5:50 JST, joseph smith translation, 3 nephi
joseph smith translation, 3 nephi, book of mormon: Hi Jon, I will reply to your message below in **, Mike You sent: MIKE, My mentioning Matt 5:50 JST was only to show that perfection is demanded from Heavenly Father. Heavenly Father demands perfection right now. **Mike replies: I agree, and this...

Latter-day Saints: Mayan Glyphs, aztecan languages, native american languages
aztecan languages, native american languages, mayan glyphs: Recent research suggests that the glyphic system used by the Maya originated with the Olmecs, who lived mostly along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. Some LDS scholars have suggested that the Olmecs were the Jaredites. If this is so (or even if the Jaredites...

Latter-day Saints: MEDALLION, greek letter rho, chi rho
greek letter rho, chi rho, ray mcintyre: Dear friend, you might have more success asking the catholics. The latin phrase ARCHISODALITAS SANCTISTEPHAN means, Archconfraternity of St. Stephen. this is a lay organisation for servers at the altar in Catholic churches. Take a look at the following...

Latter-day Saints: A Mission, competent medical authority, missionary department
competent medical authority, missionary department, dissociative disorders: Adam, The answer here is: it depends on how severe your illness is. I am generally aware of the various categories of Dissociative Disorders but without more information cannot say definitely. However, the Church Handbook of Instructions says: Medical...

Latter-day Saints: Missionaries, lds missionaries, lds religion
lds missionaries, lds religion, lds members: Hi Lauren, I will be happy to answer your questions. Please note that I am ex-LDS and belong to the Church of Christ that also believes in the Book of Mormon. I answer to your question... Since I am not LDS I cannot say for sure whether many LDS Missionaries...

Latter-day Saints: Missionaries, opinon, ogden utah
opinon, ogden utah, nieces: It is STRONGLY discouraged. If one is engaged, one should relatively soon get married, in my opinon, or break it off, even if for the time being. A mission can change a missionary so much. And I have seen too many girls who stayed and waited faithfully...

Latter-day Saints: Missions, mission presidents, married couples
mission presidents, married couples, mission trips: Dear Johann -- Thank you for your question. With few exceptions, married young men and young women may not serve missions. Generally, only unmarried young people are permitted to serve -- though they are not required to to so. Merely encouraged. Older...

Latter-day Saints: Missions and marriage, temple marriage, many blessings
temple marriage, many blessings, church attendance: They can. However, if a young man has the opportunity to serve a mission, and doesn t, he deprives himself, in my opinion, of many blessings that may be eternal import. The sacrifice made by a young man (and also by any young woman who waits for him -- and,...

Latter-day Saints: ARE MORMANS AND LDS THE SAME?, mormon tabernacle choir, mormon pioneers
mormon tabernacle choir, mormon pioneers, jesus christ of latter day saints: I assume that you mean Mormon not Morman. Yes, they are the same. The nickname Mormon comes from The Book of Mormon. Here is the official statement by The Church that journalists are asked to use. The official name of the Church is The Church of Jesus...

Latter-day Saints: MORMONISM, church latter day saints, jesus christ of latter day saints
church latter day saints, jesus christ of latter day saints, ancient prophets: Dear Brother Sol: Thank you for your questions. Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, whom many people call Mormons , are absolutely a Christian people. We are made alive in Christ because of our faith; yet we keep the law because...

Latter-day Saints: Moral Sins, presidency statement, first presidency
presidency statement, first presidency, branch president: I am also a former Catholic. I usually don t respond to questions of doctrine or policy unless they are discussed in the scriptures, but I ll make a few comments. One who does not wear the garment as instructed in the temple is not eligible for a temple...

Latter-day Saints: Morman, mormon youth, president hinckley
mormon youth, president hinckley, gordon b hinckley: Well, yeah. It s pretty formal. To church, you wear your best, because after all, you re visiting a king. It s pretty formal. But then there are activities and daily seminary and such, which a less formal. Seminary is like a class, and activities are just...

Latter-day Saints: Morman Temple, morman tabernacle choir, morman temple
morman tabernacle choir, morman temple, catholic confession: The short answer is: worthiness. Anyone involved in major sins must first repent. To determine worthiness, each bishop must ask a series of questions to which the one seeking a temple recommend must respond (all in a private setting, much like Catholic confession)....

Latter-day Saints: Morman, latter day saints, false notion
latter day saints, false notion, according to scripture: 1.Do Mormons believe that human can become God? Yes we do, but only those who receive the highest glory. 2.If they do, why? In Genesis 3:22, it states And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil... . Therefore,...

Latter-day Saints: Mormanism, god jesus, question service
god jesus, question service, holy trinity: So, here’s a really sad story. I wrote a big huge long reply for you, and then instead of enter, I hit tab, and we all know what that unfortunate action leads to. So here we go, answer number 2. So, these are all questions that I have been asked,...

Latter-day Saints: Mormans, son jesus christ, lord jesus christ
son jesus christ, lord jesus christ, gift of tongues: I would like to introduce you to our 13 Articles of Faith which will give you a highlight to our belief’s. 1. We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost. 2. We believe that men will be punished for their...