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I like to make programs and devices smarter and easier to use. I experiment with new, brilliant interface concepts, data structures, and algorithms. I'm a programmer, web developer, and a Mormon.


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revised What works do the LDS Church recognize as Scripture?
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Dec
28
comment Why did Jesus have to die?
I don't see how this is doctrine more than speculation.
Dec
28
accepted According to Mormons, what is the Holy Spirit of Promise mentioned in Ephesians?
Dec
27
revised According to Mormons, what is the Holy Spirit of Promise mentioned in Ephesians?
Clarified which bible translation is quoted
Dec
27
comment What is the basis for the LDS belief that religious truth is confirmed by what you feel?
@curiousdannii You're right, that video doesn't go into detail. However, it is official/authoritative, since Mormon Newsroom is the media outlet for the LDS Church and Elder Ballard is a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Here is a talk by Elder Scott that goes into more detail about the topic.
Dec
27
revised Are there truths that can only be known through spiritual means?
Added passage in Ephesians
Dec
27
asked According to Mormons, what is the Holy Spirit of Promise mentioned in Ephesians?
Dec
27
awarded  Notable Question
Dec
27
comment What is the distinction between a sacrament and an ordinance?
In the general sense, a sacrament is a sacred, significant religious symbol/tribute. A religious ordinance, on the other hand, is a sacred ceremony. For example, in the lds church, "the Sacrament" is the name of a particular ordinance.
Dec
25
comment According to Mormonism, how does a person get saved?
You are probably referring to the Telestial and Terrestrial Kingdoms? Though a little about them has been revealed, they aren't particularly significant in Latter-day Saint theology. As far as I understand your question, you are asking about the requirements to get into the "third heaven" -- are you actually asking about any of them? (P.S. Mormons don't typically consider non-Mormons "apostates" - that more means people who have explicitly left the LDS Church.) Hope this is helpful!
Dec
25
comment According to Mormonism, how does a person get saved?
Well, I don't think "third heaven" is too common, but I assume you mean remaining in God's presence (Rev. 21:3). That translates to essentially the Celestial Kingdom (also called "heaven" and, just as commonly, "living with God") in LDS theology. And that is a well-defined term.
Dec
25
comment According to Mormonism, how does a person get saved?
More or less. Again, "salvation" is a broad term, but in general it's very similar to the rest of Christianity. What may be unique is the concept of a Priesthood authority by which the ordinances must be performed. That authority helps ensure that the Lord's Church is in proper order and that the ordinances stay pure as the Lord has directed. In that sense, yes, it matters who baptizes you.
Dec
25
revised According to Mormonism, how does a person get saved?
Added link to D&C passage
Dec
25
comment According to Mormonism, how does a person get saved?
@Jas3.1 The saving ordinances required for the celestial kingdom are baptism by immersion for the remission of sins and receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, just as it it explains in the D&C passage. Also, see Confutus' answer for a re-iteration of the ordinances. Also see this question for more information about ordinances in the LDS church in general.
Dec
25
revised According to Mormonism, how does a person get saved?
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Dec
25
answered According to Mormonism, how does a person get saved?
Dec
23
revised Why don't Mormons sing the second verse of, “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”?
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Dec
23
comment Why don't Mormons sing the second verse of, “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”?
Come Thou Fount, for some reason, is also not in the LDS hymnbook.
Dec
22
reviewed Edit What is the basis for the LDS belief that religious truth is confirmed by what you feel?
Dec
22
revised What is the basis for the LDS belief that religious truth is confirmed by what you feel?
Added a refference to final 3 scriptures