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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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A better question would be: Why is it there in the Book of Abraham? Because really, it's not like it is very important for us to know about some star named Kolob "closest to the throne of God", whatever that exactly means. In my opinion it is not even clear what "closest" really means here. If you read the chapter, you see that Abraham is shown the stars, ...


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The Bible Dictionary distributed with LDS editions of the Bible contains a fairly complete doctrinal explanation of the LDS view of angels. A few key points: Angels are of the same race of creation as humanity, distinct from mortal humans by being in a different phase of the eternal lifecycle: These are messengers of the Lord and are spoken of in the ...


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I believe the best way to answer this question is to give LDS interpretation on all of Isaiah chapters 40-48. There are many verses that discuss there being only one God. I will start by discussing the purpose of these verses being written. Isaiah is speaking to many people who are looking to "Other gods" to be saved. People are trying to create their own ...


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LDS commentary on this question is sparse, but based on the below information I infer that the answer is no. “The Holy Ghost as a personage of Spirit can no more be omnipresent in person than can the Father or the Son, but by his intelligence, his knowledge, his power and influence, over and through the laws of nature, he is and can be omnipresent ...



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