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My personal opinion as a Mormon citing scripture: Basically I'd say that there are several beings or prophets identified in scripture, Old testament, New testament and the Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants (D&C), and Pearl of Great price mentioning them. 1) John "the beloved" (see New testament references above). 2) "3 nephites" 3) Possibly Alma ...


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Yes, and not only is it a severe misunderstanding of pretty much all of our doctrine to think we believe otherwise, but there are also so many scriptures that could be cited in this regard, that one answer probably can't cover all of this question. I try to use the most clear scriptures I can find. Obviously there are many New Testament scriptures that ...


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It is clearly taught in the Book of Mormon that baptism is only required for those who are accountable and capable of committing sin. Moroni Chapter 8 contains a letter of Mormon to his son expounding on the theology of the subject. (Especially verses 5-26). Mosiah 3:16-21 also contains teaching that "little children" are sinless and are redeemed by Christ. ...


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There was no specified age. "Little children" do not need to be baptized (Moroni 8), but until D&C 68 there wasn't a particular age at which someone became not a "little child". And their little children need no repentance, neither baptism. Behold, baptism is unto repentance to the fulfilling the commandments unto the remission of sins. Moroni ...


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+1 for the well thought out question. As for the answer, I don't know but I do have some speculation. Disclaimer: This is not LDS doctrine. 1 Peter 3:20-21 20 Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water. 21 The ...


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I would say it is not safe to assume they are not, but I think we only know for sure of John the Baptist, Peter and James as having resurrected bodies, for the reason that they layed their hands on Joseph Smith's and Oliver Cowdery's heads to transfer the priesthood (see D&C 13). A scripture that seems to indicate most, if not all, ancient prophets and ...


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D&C 107:16 is part doctrine, part prophesy. The administration of the Aaronic Priesthood doesn't operate by lineage now, but it will one day. Although the Aaronic Priesthood is conferred in the Church today without restriction to the lineage of Aaron, the keys of this priesthood rightly belong to the firstborn of the seed of Aaron, and in the ...


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It wasn't a quick process, it took a while. The Church was not 'extinguished' with the loss of the Apostles, it 'dwindled' away, like a fire burning out without anyone left to tend it. James E. Talmage does an excellent job of describing the process in his book The Great Apostasy. It began with the deaths of the apostles. They held the keys to administer ...


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It depends on a number of factors: acceptance of the Trinity, how one defines "son", and so on. For example, there's not much room for them to be brothers in Trinitarian theology. According to the Trinity, Jesus is not a separate person from God the Father, while pretty much everyone (Trinitarian or otherwise) accepts that Satan most certainly is a separate ...


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Necessity of the Spirit World In LDS theology, the Spirit World is the place where spirits reside between the time of death and the resurrection. Our time there plays an important role in our salvation, especially due to the doctrine of Salvation for the Dead.


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Short answer to corroborate what the others have said: the name of God in the Old Testament, which is shown as LORD in the King James Version, and is translated as Jehovah or Yahweh (note: I'm not a Hebrew expert); and which is what Christ called himself in John 8:58 -- "I am", or "I am that I am", means the "Self-existent one" -- meaning his power, etc. ...


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Do Protestants believe Jesus and Lucifer are brothers? Emphatically No. Why we don't believe this is because the Holy Scriptures reveal Jesus to be God Himself, who is an eternal being, without beginning and without end. Lucifer is a being God created and is in the hierarchy of angels. It is also worth noting that he is a fallen angel described by scripture ...



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