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This question strikes at the core of LDS doctrine - Christ's Atonement. Excuse my hyper-compulsive inlining of scripture references in my answer, but this is one of my favorite topics. I hope the reader will read the full text of the chapters I cite, as they explain it way better than I ever could. The purpose of the final judgment is to be brought back ...


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There are some good answers here that use scriptural references. You may find this chunk from the church's missionary handbook helpful: Preaching the gospel two by two is the pattern established by the Lord. The testimonies of two companions support each other in proclaiming the truth and bearing witness of it. Companions support each other in ...


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It's pretty simple. The Book of Mormon translation follows in the KJV tradition, which in turn follows in the Jewish tradition. (1) Out of reverence, Jews never pronounced יהוה when reading scripture. The original pronunciation of this name has possibly been lost, as the Jews, in reading, never mentioned it but substituted one of the other names of God, ...


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In Alma 40, it also states: 21 But whether it be at his [Christ's] resurrection or after, I do not say; but this much I say, that there is a space between death and the resurrection of the body, and a state of the soul in happiness or in misery until the time which is appointed of God that the dead shall come forth, and be reunited, both soul and ...


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+1 for a very good and well thought out question. We believe that when we die, our spirits are sent to a place call the "Spirit World." Here there is a separation from those who have received the Gospel and those who haven't (Spirit Paradise / Spirit Prison) (Alma 40:12-14, 1 Peter 4:6, 1 Peter 3:18-20). This is a judgement, but not the final one. Those ...


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I want the answers to focus on the day-to-day living/quality of life/level of perfection in heaven. That's next to impossible, as there aren't any detailed official claims of day-to-day activity, quality of life, etc. that could help us out here. "What is heaven like?" is one of the great mysteries. It probably has a similar answer to "What is being ...


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"I used to think that the purpose of the final judgment was to determine which kingdom of glory we would inherit, and then once that was determined we could be resurrected with a body to match that glory" It's actually the other way around, what body you are resurrected to determines which kingdom of glory you will inherit. By obedience to celestial, ...


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According to fairmormon.org: Latter-day Saints do not base their worship practices on an analysis of early Christian history, or on the comments of scholars in Biblical commentaries, though these sources can confirm Church teachings. Rather, the Saints follow the guidance of a living prophet. However, it seems clear that the Latter-day Saint ...


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According to LDS.org, the observance of the Sabbath on Sunday is based on Acts 20:7 And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached into them. . . so apparently the early disciples met on Sunday (at least that time they did) https://www.lds.org/topics/sabbath?lang=eng



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