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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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This sounds like a great question to ask on Catholic Culture but since that's not up, I'll give it a shot here. If therefore there are well-grounded reasons for spacing births, arising from the physical or psychological condition of husband or wife, or from external circumstances, the Church teaches that married people may then take advantage of the ...


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I believe you are asking two questions. I'll answer the one in the heading first: Does God punish people for their ancestors' sins or not? Yes, in the Christian traditions (majority of the denominations) God absolutely does "punish" the children of those who committed sin - else there would be no original sin. 1 Corinthians 15:22 KJV For as in Adam ...


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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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What is the beatitude of heaven? Catechism of the Catholic Church 1027 answers: This mystery of blessed communion with God and all who are in Christ is beyond all understanding and description. Scripture speaks of it in images: life, light, peace, wedding feast, wine of the kingdom, the Father's house, the heavenly Jerusalem, paradise: "no eye ...


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Doesn't this set NFP to the same level as contraception? To the question "Whether it is a mortal sin for a man to have knowledge of his wife, with the intention not of a marriage good* but merely of pleasure?," St. Thomas Aquinas answered: …if pleasure be sought in such a way as to exclude the honesty of marriage, so that, to wit, it is not as a wife ...


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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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Matthew 17:24-27 probably takes place at the house of Peter in Capernaum (Peter, being the master of the house, would have been the one to go outside to meet the tax collector). Therefore, as the narrative in this location continues into Chapter 18, when Jesus calls a child over in v2 to serve as an illustration for His teaching, it is reasonable to infer ...


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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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