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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.
Apr
14
comment How do Mormon missionaries learn foreign languages so quickly?
@ThomasShields It's about an application of the Christian doctrine of the gift of tongues in a specific denomination, which is definitely on-topic for this site.
Apr
10
comment What is the reason and meaning of the symbols on the garments worn by Temple-worthy LDS members?
... not out of censure or censoring, but for respect. @Caleb A fair disagreement, to be sure, but I do not agree with your statement, "A good question may garner no good answers if it actually comes to that." -- In all my relatively limited experience on Stack Exchange, the best questions always have answers which can be up-voted for good, reliable sources, and "accepted" because it is the correct and authoritative answer to that individual inquiry. For what the asker is looking for here, no answers will be able to sufficiently meet those standards.
Apr
10
comment What is the reason and meaning of the symbols on the garments worn by Temple-worthy LDS members?
Just so you know, it's disingenuous for the temple ceremony to be quoted outside the temple regardless of specifically which covenants are made. Any source which does this is not authoritative and is not a good fit for this site.
Apr
10
comment What is the reason and meaning of the symbols on the garments worn by Temple-worthy LDS members?
@Narnian It's understandable if you didn't know that these are not discussed outside the temple since you are not LDS. As such, you've been informed and now you know. Has any honest Mormon ever shown you the garment? I doubt it, because it's sacred. And no one is threatening you. In fact, I personally do not disagree with you. But I do not think that you must be "subject to the most overly-sensitive person" to be respectful. The LDS website requests that these things not be discussed outside their temples‌​... (cont'd)