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Joseph Smith History 1:17 17 It no sooner appeared than I found myself delivered from the enemy which held me bound. When the light rested upon me I saw two Personages, whose brightness and glory defy all description, standing above me in the air. One of them spake unto me, calling me by name and said, pointing to the other—This is My Beloved Son. Hear ...


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No, Mormons do not believe that. The doctrine was never submitted to the councils of the Priesthood nor to the church for approval or ratification, and was never formally or otherwise accepted by the church. It is therefore in no sense binding upon the Church. Brigham Young's "bare mention" was "without indubitable evidence and authority being given of ...


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Probation is an action taken by a church leader or council that limits some privileges of church membership. Not all probation is negative; quite often, it is merely counsel to attend the temple more, read select scriptures, or pray more frequently and fervently. The only difference between informal and formal probation as far as I understand it is that ...


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Thank you for your sincere question! First off, you are correct. The Journal of Discourses is not cannonized scripture and not considered doctrine (https://www.lds.org/topics/journal-of-discourses?lang=eng) The Journal of Discourses is not an official publication of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is a compilation of sermons and ...


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This is just my personal belief (as an active LDS member), but I would imagine that the relationship would be similar to father-and-child. The distance would probably be much shorter and probably seem more familial. Will we stop worshiping Him because we are now "equal in glory"? I don't think so, though I imagine the method of worship might change. It's ...


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Great question. As far as I know there is not a definitive list separating the two types of teachings. But perhaps a good reference point is those who first introduce non-members to the teachings of the Church: the missionaries. LDS missionaries start by teaching people the plain and basic doctrine of the gospel. Every lesson is custom-tailored to each ...


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Does the LDS church assert that doctrinal statements made by the current Prophet are either "inspired", "infallible", or both? Inspired, definitely, but not infallible. Prophets are merely mortal men. Has the Prophet made any statements about (near)future events that Mormons expect to happen? Yes, actually. Just a couple months ago, ...


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Let me see if I can answer those questions: 1) As stated by "staples", we believe the story to be both literal and symbolic, though some Mormons tend to a little all over the place as to how much is literal and how much is symbolic. 2) The "snake" was lying by telling a half-truth. Yes, Adam and Eve would become "like God" in the sense that they would ...


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The LDS church does not teach predestination. To Latter-day Saints, the idea of predestination is unscriptural. Not only does it deny what Paul and other prophets taught about agency, but it also limits God’s love to only a select few. Elder Joseph Fielding Smith stated emphatically that “no person is ever predestined to salvation or damnation. Every ...



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