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In Satan's case, it's not a matter of "either/or," but "both/and." Among us mortals, you're either an apostate or an antichrist, but it's highly unlikely you're both at the same time (though I suppose an apostate could then become an antichrist as a way--for example--of getting back at a local fellowship by feigning repentance for his apostate ways only to ...


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Isaiah 42:8 8“I am יהוה, that is My Name, and My esteem I do not give to another, nor My praise to idols. In Hebrew He is referred to as YHVH The word Elohim is the plural of El ( meaning strong one) and is the first name for G-d given in the Tanakh: “In the beginning, G-d (Elohim) created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1): The name Elohim is ...


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El (אֵל), as the Hebrew word for God or Divine Being, is used in various Hebrew word combinations to identify Deity and to reveal particular things about him. Thus El Elyon (אֵ֣לעֶלְי֔וֹן) means the Highest God, the Possessor or Creator of heaven and earth: And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and ...


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This idea actually dates all the way back to Joseph Smith. I've been able to find a couple different quotes from him that touch on the subject, from a couple different sermons he gave: As the Father hath power in Himself, so hath the Son power in Himself, to lay down His life and take it again, so He has a body of His own. The Son doeth what He hath ...


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I have heard this before and had it explained to me once, but I can't really answer your question as-is because I don't have sources as to the origins of the theory. It didn't come from any church leader or teacher. As far as I know, it is false doctrine. The theory claims that Jesus couldn't have performed the infinite Atonement unless the Father did, ...


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There's nothing secret on it. Instruction handbooks are distributed to those holding a calling that requires it. Handbook 1 mainly contains instructions for bishoprics and stake presidencies, while the handbook 2 contains instructions for the rest of the organizations of the church; it just happens to be the case that there's way more people holding callings ...


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The Greek ἀντίχριστος, meaning 'antichrist', is used in 1 John and 2 John to refer specifically to an opponent of Christ. On the other hand, an apostate is someone who has voluntarily left his or her former religion. The apostate need not be in opposition to the former religion and, depending on circumstances, could even be on good terms with those who ...


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From lds.org: What can I say to others about my experience in the temple? You can talk about what the interior of the temple looks like, and you can freely share the feelings you have in the temple. However, temple covenants and ordinances, including the words used, are too sacred to be discussed in detail outside the temple. By avoiding discussion ...


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In all the bible translations that I have checked, these are the only verses which use the word antichrist: Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time. (1 John 2:18) Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He ...


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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints believes in the doctrine of grace. In fact, since it's part of the Bible, Latter-Day Saints believe in Eph 2:8-10, which says: 8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast. 10 For we are his workmanship, ...


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Nephi can keep all of God's commandments, at least in the sense of literal physical possibility. Otherwise, Hell wouldn't make any sense, as it would punish people for not doing what they couldn't anyway. If you were told to fly to Mars tomorrow, and then you didn't (couldn't), it would be antithetical to justice to punish you for that. The reality, ...


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Nephi was not perfect in keeping the commandments. In fact, in 2 Nephi 4 he cries out: 17 Nevertheless, notwithstanding the great goodness of the Lord, in showing me his great and marvelous works, my heart exclaimeth: O wretched man that I am! Yea, my heart sorroweth because of my flesh; my soul grieveth because of mine iniquities. 18 I am ...


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GOD because of the GRACE of the LORD JESUS - doesn't see you as sinful. HE became sin on the cross. 2nd Corinthians 5:21 And GOD not counting man's sins against us. 2nd Corinthians 5:19 So, its only in seeing us as HE see's us, a righteousness by faith as scripture clearly tells, that we are blameless and holy. see Romans 3:22 It boils down to either a ...


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The answer is in his own strength. Your ability to resist temptation is measured by spiritual strength. The stronger your spirit, the easier it is to keep the commandments and abhor evil. Just like your body requires constant nourishment and exercise for physical strength, your spirit also requires constant nourishment and exercise for spiritual ...


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Pertaining the Prophets of the Old Testament, there are 4 that stick out to me pertaining a last days book to come forth. Pertaining Biblical Verse Prophesying the Book of Mormon... Psalms 85, firstly speaks, "truth shall spring out of the earth"... We need to think about what Psalmist is saying? How does truth come out of the earth? What should truth ...


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I am LDS and this is the first time I have heard of this 'doctrine'. I think I see where the confusion comes from. Narnian is correct that we talk about Adam in the temple. But we do not consider him a God. But rather Mormonism believes that we all have the potential be Gods and create worlds and have spirit children. Considering that we believe that Adam ...


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During the October 1980 General Conference there were some people who opposed the church president. They were told they could meet with one of the apostles after the session. You can view it, it is on the LDS church website where the General Conference videos are posted.


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For LDS Jesus is not lesser in divinity than the Father because just as a human father can begat a human son, LDS believe our Father in heaven begat Christ in similar fashion but spiritually. Christ is the Son of God but He is not the only son. LDS believe Lucifer is His brother and the rest of mankind were once God's divine children before being sent on ...


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There is nothing new under the Sun, Mormon Christology is a mixture of many theological positions: Arianism, 'There was time when the Son was not.' Mormon and Arian believe the Son was not pre-exist prior to His generation as the Father's First Born in Heaven. But supposed Joseph Smith Jr., were living during the Arian controversy Arius would condemned him ...


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Note that the entry in the Bible Dictionary specifically states, "among the Jews" Implying that the Holy Ghost was operating in it's fulness elsewhere at that time. So why wasn't the comforter with the Jews during Christ's ministry? I've always been under the impression that it was because Christ himself was with the Jews instead. Christ is the second ...


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No, church manuals are not considered 100% church doctrine, if you define doctrine to mean the word of God. They are very inspired teachings and they contain what is being taught in the church, because they are used to teach. They are well considered, but they might not be fully free of personal opinions or even errors. In October 2012 the LDS apostle Neil ...


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First a definition of "word of god": Doctrine and Covenants 68:4 4 And whatsoever they shall speak when moved upon by the Holy Ghost shall be scripture, shall be the will of the Lord, shall be the mind of the Lord, shall be the word of the Lord, shall be the voice of the Lord, and the power of God unto salvation. So, in that sense, everything ...


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In a nutshell, yes. 20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. 21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. (2 Peter 1:20-21) The interpretation of scripture is the number one reason why there are multiple sects and ...


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The word antichrist is not, to my knowledge, explicitly attributed to specific persons. But it is attributed to groups of people that taught false doctrines: 1 John 2:18 18 Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time. 2 John 1:7 ...


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I think the only antichrist specifically identified from the bible is Lucifer, the great antichrist, as is mentioned in the link you've provided. You're right about Cain though, it is mentioned in the scriptures (Pearl of Great Price) that he loved Satan more than God (see Moses 5:13,18). This by definition makes him an antichrist. The link you provided ...


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As you've said, being saved is a process more than an event. You can think of repentance as a continual process or something you do over and over again. The definition becomes blurry when you consider something you do over and over again as a process. Sometimes we look at repentance within the scope of a particular sin, and once we stop doing that thing, it ...


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How does one post a reference to the absence of a policy? There is nothing in the manual, so nothing short of publishing the manual in its entirety would suffice? Having baptised women, and being around many others who were baptised, the question has never come up. Full stop. Has some individual gone off the rails and started asking questions they ...


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Of course they are. Follow the history- In the first few centuries of Christianity, there was a lot of turmoil and many different sects. By the reign of Justinian things had settled into what become the Catholic (Universal) Church. This religion included almost all Christians for about one thousand years. As the Roman Empire grew it became necessary to ...


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There is no "official" statement that I know of regarding this. The Church does not consider those who are menstruating to be unclean. There is no rule against being baptized during that time. Temples provide tampons for the women who are. As long as they are using one, there isn't a problem. I read what you were referring to from the link you posted. ...


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I'm new here. I see that this post has no answer by an actual LDS member, and those answers that are given are not really representative of our beliefs (due mostly to lack of familiarity with the beliefs in question). So even though this is late, I’m going to try to answer it. First of all, we absolutely believe that God’s existence is eternal—as is the ...



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