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Aug
14
comment Is John 8:23 contradicted by 1 John 4:6 or does the latter mean that we are born of God at the born again experience?
Why is this tagged lds?
Aug
12
comment Do Mormons practice “soaking,” and is it an officially sanctioned activity?
It looks like all 4 questions have been clearly answered here.
Aug
4
comment According to LDS doctrine, what is the source of God's power?
@ShemSeger Do you mean God the Father or God the Son? (As you probably know, in LDS doctrine, the two are distinct. Interestingly, sometimes that distinction isn't significant because the Father and Son are so perfectly unified. However, so far, my preliminary research makes it clear that the Son got all power from the Father, so in this question, the clarification is probably important.)
Jul
29
comment How are spirits born?
You tagged this question lds and if that's the perspective you're looking for, I assume the answer will be "It hasn't been revealed." LDS doctrine isn't heavily concerned with mysteries that hardly pertain to the salvation of souls.
Jul
17
comment Where do Mormons believe heaven is right now?
This is indeed one correct way to interpret the word "heaven" in Mormon doctrine. Also +1 for credible sources.
Jul
17
comment Where do Mormons believe heaven is right now?
@FMShyanguya That article is not only highly accusatory and questionable (poorly researched), it has nothing to do with the question at hand.
Jul
9
comment From where did the Book of Abraham come and how did it become part of LDS Scripture?
Translation and Historicity of the Book of Abraham - Published just this week by the LDS Church.
Jul
4
comment How do Mormon missionaries learn foreign languages so quickly?
@fredsbend Oh yeah, I know. I've been around a while. It's not the end of the world if he doesn't see it in that case, so I didn't bother. Thanks!
Jun
22
comment In Mormonism, how is the doctrine of Adam & Eve inability to have children prior to the Fall explained?
Also, I just noticed that it seems that people--myself included--tend to say that Adam and Eve couldn't have children in the garden, yet the Book of Mormon says wouldn't have had children. Does anyone know of any place in scripture that actually says they couldn't have children there? Maybe there's another simple explanation that I'm overlooking.
Jun
21
comment Are translations of the book of Mormon into other languages made from English, or are the golden plates stashed in a temple somewhere?
+1 Nice find!​​
Jun
16
comment Do any of the Mormon doctrines that cannot be found in the Bible come from the Book of Mormon?
When you say "come from" do you mean "occur in" or "originate from"? The first is easy to answer; the second, more difficult. (Also, see this answer for a list of sources of doctrine in the LDS faith.)
Jun
9
comment How do Mormon missionaries learn foreign languages so quickly?
Here's a relevant NPR story: npr.org/2014/06/07/319805068/…
May
27
comment Are tithes allowed to be food items in the Mormon church?
@Anonymous Well, anyone gets "free access" to the Mormon church. But how you determine what to tithe is a personal matter. If you have an increase, it should get tithed. It gets complicated quick though if you start enumerating what should and shouldn't be tithed. (Tithing is a higher law than the Law of Moses, which would have enumerated.)
May
26
comment Are tithes allowed to be food items in the Mormon church?
@Anonymous Typically, if you're not generating income, you do not owe tithing. Likewise, full-time missionaries do not pay tithing while they are serving.
May
7
comment According to the LDS church, why was Jesus Christ born when he was born?
@Bye Looks like the term was first used in the Book of Moses in LDS canon, followed by a more modern use in Doctrine and Covenants.
Apr
27
comment Why did Christ need to be the first person to be resurrected?
Resurrection by definition is to rise to die no more. To rise to die again is revival. Maybe it depends on the denomination or dictionary or translation you use.
Apr
25
comment Why did Christ need to be the first person to be resurrected?
@khanahk He was the first to be resurrected as the widow's son was revived, but died again before being resurrected.
Apr
25
comment Why did Christ need to be the first person to be resurrected?
Don't take it personally. It's what makes a good, supported answer on Stack Exchange sites.
Apr
25
comment Why did Christ need to be the first person to be resurrected?
You tagged this question lds; any particular reason why? Are you looking for an LDS-centric answer?
Apr
25
comment Why did Christ need to be the first person to be resurrected?
Welcome to Christianity.SE! This is a good first answer, but could you cite some sources to back it up or for further reading? Also, even though the question isn't currently clear about why, it is tagged lds, and this answer doesn't cover the LDS perspective specifically. It might be something to consider.