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Why did Joseph Smith change those verses? For clarity. The December 1983 edition of the LDS-published Ensign magazine included the article Understanding Textual Changes in the Book of Mormon. The article addresses several types of changes including the specific ones asked about by the OP. In a few places, however, Joseph Smith did intentionally add to ...


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Perhaps he said exactly what he meant in the way that he intended to. To bury your weapons of peace is a commitment to die before you will take up arms against another. It comes from a total revulsion of, or distaste for, bloodshed of any kind, ever. To bury your weapons of war, for peace, is commendable if not a little less righteous in that you have given ...


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None of the above, Mormon christology is Mormonism. Although this wikipedia article names The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints as a modern Christian group which may be seen as espousing some of the principles of Arianism. Latter-day Saints believe God the Eternal Father to be our literal father in Heaven, the father of the spirits of all ...


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We don't consider ourselves protestant, but the restored gospel of Jesus Christ, with all the principals, ordinances and priesthood power that the Savior established during his mortal ministry. 2 Thessalonians 2:3 refers to a falling away. The truth was lost and needed to be restored. Acts 3:21 speaks of a restitution of all things. We believe that through ...


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The premise to your question is that "the word eternal might mean continuing forever from some point in time." Just so you know, this is a fairly ambiguous starting point. There are some contexts and perspectives where the meaning of the word eternal is only no end, but others where eternal means no beginning and no end. And this is not necessarily specific ...


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38 Therefore, that they might not taste of death there was a change wrought upon their bodies, that they might not suffer pain nor sorrow save it were for the sins of the world. 3 Nephi 28:38 http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/3-ne/28?lang=eng


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It's not an ignorant question. You've touched on something that has great value to Latter-day Saints. Not only has the LDS Church partnered with Ancestry.com and others to make their genealogical records available to church members and developed FamilySearch to organize and collaborate family history research, the LDS Church also has the world's largest ...


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There isn't really anything here unique to LDS belief. Every Christian believes that both God and prophets have seen the future. And almost all Christians believe that men are free to choose right or wrong. There are a lot of ways to explain this. The simplest is probably this: Knowing someone's decision in the past doesn't mean they didn't have free ...


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I'm not LDS, but belief in free-will is not limited to the LDS either. Its a belief shared pretty much by all non-Calvinists (other than maybe classical Arminians, which differ from what is normally meant by "Arminian"). Prophets give contingencies: If you obey, God will do X (or cause X to happen), if you disobey, God will do Y. Jesus predicting Peter's ...


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That is a great question, and sometimes I have pondered that myself. Through study of the scriptures and church resources I have come to this conclusion: What is Agency? Basically, agency is the ability and privilege God gives us to choose and to act for ourselves. Agency is essential to God's Plan of Salvation. Without it, we could not make the choices ...



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