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Celestial Glory Mormons aren't guaranteed they're going to the "third heaven". They have to prove themselves worthy. The qualifications for salvation according to mormons sound very similar to what most Christians believe. The big difference between mormons and most christians is that mormons believe in One Lord, one faith, one baptism (see Ephesians 4:5) ...


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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 (canon) 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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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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"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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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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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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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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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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That is an interesting question. I too would like to know why you are asking, as I have never thought of this specific time period in church history. Here is some information I could find by a few searches. I have quotes and I have attached sources as well if you want to dig further. France By 1930 there were only forty-seven French Mormons, whereas in ...


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Dr. Hugh Nibley, an LDS scholar who did extensive research on the Book of Mormon, discussed this issue in chapter 4 of his book "Lehi In The Desert", describing how Laban fits a quite well-defined role in the culture of his time and place: that of the local military governor. But what were the records doing at Laban's house, and who was Laban anyway? ...


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Yes The answer to this question can be found in the LDS Institute Old Testament student manual (the textbook for REL 301 at BYU), it is believed that Noah and his family lived somewhere in North America: Genesis 8:4. Where Did Noah Land When the Ark Came to Rest? It should be remembered that the Garden of Eden was in the land now known as North ...


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The belief that the Ark could have been "made in America" isn't restricted to the LDS. Not that a claim is typically made that Noah was "mericun", but from a strict reading of Genesis, there is no hard and fast place where the ark would have been constructed, because for many strict creationists, the flood irrevocably altered the earth's entire geography, ...


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3 And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him: It's quite simple. The "throne" (power and glory) is that of Jesus Christ and God the Father. Christ received all that the Father had, including his power and glory. And not only did Christ receive this, but the redeemed will ...


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Revelation 3:21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. This verse shows that the throne belongs to Jesus Christ along with his father. We interpret it through this verse. Kind of a short answer but it gets the point accross.


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As far as I know, Joseph only received the Golden Plates, the Urim and Thumim, and the breastplate to which the Urim and Thumim was connected. Joseph Smith - History 1:59 59 At length the time arrived for obtaining the plates, the Urim and Thummim, and the breastplate.[...] The view referred to in D&C 17:1 is the vision that the Three Witnesses ...


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Latter-Day Saints agree and understand that the use of alcohol was permitted, and in some specific instances even formally encouraged in worship rituals, in ancient Judaism and Christianity. The revelation recorded in Section 89 of the Doctrine and Covenants explains that this is not an eternal principle, but a specific one for our day, given specifically ...


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There is some thought he may have conspired in the deaths of some potential rivals for Mormon leadership after smith and his brother were killed and was able to take control of the enterprise that way This information can be found in a book, the Mormon Hierachy, by D. Michael Quinn, a respected historian and former professor, by the way, at BYU. Samuel ...


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No, it's actually the other way around: The credibility of Joseph Smith rests, in large part, on the Book of Mormon. If one finds that this text is the word of God, what does that tell us about Joseph? Everything else that needs to be said was already stated by Mason.


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When looking at it from this angle, there's really nothing to be said about Mormonism that can't be said about any other religion. All of Christianity is based on a set of claims by a Jewish preacher named Jesus of Nazareth, as documented (correctly? not everyone agrees) by disciples of his, several decades later. Islam is based on claims by Mohammed, ...



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