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Eusebius of Caesarea's Church History talks a bit about this. He says St. Philip, at least, had 4 daughters and Sts. Peter and Paul had wives. Clement, indeed, whose words we have just quoted, after the above-mentioned facts gives a statement, on account of those who rejected marriage, of the apostles that had wives. "Or will they," says he, "reject ...


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There’s nothing that I know of in the Scriptures that indicate whether or not they did, aside from the mention of Peter’s mother-in-law. So, it seems we can’t know for sure. However, the norm was that men would have wives and children. When things conform to the norm, it isn’t necessary to mention that. It is only notable if something goes against the ...


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I'm answering this only because of the year I spent in a Mormon (LDS) church. If anyone who is LDS would like to post a different answer, please do. This is based only on what I observed and learned during that time. There are actually a few reasons for the emphasis on family. The first section below is presented to add emphasis to the "meat" of the ...


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A commandment is in effect until it is fulfilled. God has not told us it is fulfilled, so it is in effect unless we believe it to be fulfilled to His satisfaction. Personally I don't believe it to be fulfilled. All the "over population" we see is simply a mismanagement of resources. There is plenty of livable earth and resources available. Not that ...


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There's no singular answer to this question, and you'd likely see tons of different situations depending on the pastor and his church. At my church, the pastor is full-time, and his salary is paid out of a portion of the tithes given to the church. However, in some situations, pastors must find another job in order to pay the bills, typically because ...


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The problem with this kind of question is that, at least within the context of Mormon Doctrine, there has never exactly been an authoritative treatise on any sort of relation to these concepts in our physical realm. I can, however, present the various theories laid forth by various 'philosophers,' so to speak, within Mormonism. An interesting book I came ...


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Your answer seems correct. As God has never approved of being unequally yoked. Cain's descendants followed after Cain and dwelt in his city (Gen 4:17). God never wanted people to live clustered in cities, where sin would abound, and there are various examples of this throughout Genesis. God's people stayed in the wilderness, tilling the ground and doing the ...


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I think this article from 5/2003 explains the LDS position quite clearly, as to why they believe in the importance of family ties. Family members that have died before the could be brought within the Mormon fold can also be given the saving ordinances by having someone stand in for them. This Mormon missionary prep guide may help explain this. By stressing ...


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Faithful members of the LDS church have the opportunity to be married in the temple in a ceremony called a temple sealing. This sealing is one of the most sacred ordinances performed in the temple. When a couple is sealed and married they don't hear the usual, "Until death do you part". This union doesn't end with death, rather it continues on into the ...


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Becoming an eternal family requires living the gospel of Jesus Christ, which includes the following: Developing faith in Jesus Christ. Repenting. Being baptized and receiving the Holy Ghost. Enduring to the end. "Enduring to the End" includes temple ordinances, such as the sealing (husband and wife or child to parents), and implies that one would be ...


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According to Salary.com, the average salary for pastors in the United States is between $70,000 and $90,000, a figure that squares with what I'm familiar with in my area. The Huffington Post on the other hand, breaks it out, but puts the numbers much lower: Both Reform and Conservative rabbis earn an estimated average annual salary of around $140,000, ...


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Yes, Jesus is our "brother" (ἀδελφός). In Heb. 2:11, it is written, For both he who sanctifies1 and those who are sanctified2 are all of one, for which reason he is not ashamed to call them "brothers." ὁ τε γὰρ ἁγιάζων καὶ οἱ ἁγιαζόμενοι ἐξ ἑνὸς πάντες δι᾽ ἣν αἰτίαν οὐκ ἐπαισχύνεται ἀδελφοὺς αὐτοὺς καλεῖν God the Father is our father according ...


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People who believe in the Trinity say that he can not be our brother because Jesus is God. Is there a contradiction here? Yes there is. If The Father, can be our father and God at the same time, why can't Jesus be our brother and God at the same time? Jesus is inseparably true God and true man. He is truly the Son of God who, without ceasing to be God and ...


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Based upon Paul's comment in 1 Corinthians 9:5, it would certainly seem logical to conclude that each of the Disciples had wives that traveled with them in ministry. Certainly we cannot conclude that each one did have a wife as a traveling companion but the statement certainly would cause us to conclude that many if not most did. If that be the case, I ...


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Whether or not Cain has any DNA remaining in any or all of the humans now existant on earth, it can be unequivocally stated that Cain has no "descendants." A descendant - at least in a legal sense - implies legitimacy to which the Bible itself does not lend credence. Abraham, for example, is technically the ancestor of Ishmael, but after he was kicked out, ...


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The family is central to the Creator's plan for the eternal destiny of His children. Read: The Family, a Proclomation to the World. - Official statement from the First Presidency of the Church, and Quorum of Twelve Apostles. The simplest answer is that Families are the Greatest Source of PURE Joy, and finding joy is the purpose of life. 25 Adam fell ...


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I know that this was answered several months ago but I would like to contribute my view on this since I am actually of the LDS Faith have left the LDS church at one point and returned after a lengthy period of time. The family is the most central unit of the LDS church. All doctrine in the church revolves around the family unit. Without the saving ordnance ...


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Please consider this only the start of an answer, I don't know too much about it and the Internet isn't much help. My wife and I participated in a Marriage Encounter Weekend, part of Worldwide Marriage Encounter (WWME) this weekend and it was mentioned the idea of "Little Churches". In the back of the booklet there was a timeline that gave the progression ...


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All people on Earth are spiritual sons and daughters of God, who is called Heavenly Father for this reason. So, all those on this Earth who "attain godhood" will be reunited with Him in one giant happy eternal family. This includes a couple and their earthly children. At this point, it becomes more speculation on my part. There may be references for what ...


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Comparing Acts 1:15-20, particularly vs. 20, with Psalm 109:6-20 demonstrates that Judas was married and that he had several children. The passage in Psalm 109 is not hyperbole; it is meant to be literal. Judas had a wife and several children. If Judas had children and was away from home for 3 1/2 years being trained for future ministry just like the ...


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The commandement to multiply and subdue the earth was not given to Adam and Eve. In Genesis 1:28 as you noted this commandment was given before/on the 6th day. This means the commandment was given to spirit beings male and female and not to flesh beings not yet created from dust at that time. What Adam and Eve got was a curse and not a blessing, sweat for ...



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