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May
30
comment Where is the sermon in a Mormon church service?
@MasonWheeler, I respectfully disagree. Although Mormons have a priesthood hierarchy, they also have a strong sense of equality. Offices are "rotated", and someone who is a bishop today may serve in the nursery (watching the toddlers) next week. The authority vs. individualism issue is one of Mormonism's paradoxes discussed in Terryl L. Given's People of Paradox.
Apr
5
awarded  Critic
Mar
28
comment Why does the LDS church (Mormon) put so much more emphasis on the family than most other denominations do?
Although this is a great answer overall, I would disagree with the statement that "LDS doctrine teaches that you have to add works on top of the free salvation presented by Jesus' sacrifice." Rather, LDS doctrine teaches that each individual must actively accept Christ's grace. "And no unclean thing can enter into his kingdom; therefore nothing entereth into his rest save it be those who have washed their garments in my blood, because of their faith, and the repentance of all their sins, and their faithfulness unto the end." (3 Nephi 27:19) But maybe that's making too much of a subtle point.
Mar
26
awarded  Supporter
Mar
26
comment What specific foods and drinks are forbidden by the LDS (Mormon) Church?
@Narnian, the only "hot drinks" that are included in the official (minimalist) interpretation are coffee and tea (but not herbal tea). Under the assumption that the phrase "hot drinks" referred to the popular hot drinks of the time, most mormons don't interpret the scripture as referring to temperature.
Mar
23
awarded  Teacher
Mar
23
answered What specific foods and drinks are forbidden by the LDS (Mormon) Church?