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Jun
18
comment What actions does the LDS church (Mormon) take when a member does not pay tithing?
@MaskedPlant In my experience, you are given a print out with an accounting of what you paid that year. Your bishop then asks you if you are a full tithe payer. If you say you are, that's how it's reported.
Jun
17
comment What would inerrancy imply for Mormons?
Are you essentially asking if there are factions within Mormonism that accept Joseph Smith era revelation, but deny current revelation? This feels far more hypothetical than factual. I would argue that inerrancy is something we specifically do not believe. From the title page of the Book of Mormon: "And now, if there are faults they are the mistakes of men; wherefore, condemn not the things of God, that ye may be found spotless at the judgment-seat of Christ."
May
3
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May
2
revised Is it against the LDS Word of Wisdom to use marijuana as medicine?
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May
2
answered Is it against the LDS Word of Wisdom to use marijuana as medicine?
Apr
11
comment What is the basis of the LDS teaching that the angel Michael became Adam?
lds.org/scriptures/bd/michael
Apr
8
comment According to the LDS Church, what is the purpose or result of proxy baptisms for those who have already died?
Just wanted to add a quotation for you: "It should be noted, however, that no temple ordinances are performed in behalf of a stillborn child. Elder Joseph Fielding Smith, quoting President Brigham Young, wrote that “‘they are all right,’ … and nothing in the way of sealings or ordinances need be done for them.” (Bruce R. McConkie, comp., Doctrines of Salvation, Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1955, 2:281.)" Source
Apr
1
comment According to the LDS Church, what is the purpose or result of proxy baptisms for those who have already died?
@Narnian It at least used to be quite common that the same work would be performed for the same ancestor in different temples by different descendants. This is either because there are duplicate records or the record of the ordinance being done was not available at the other location. As the church's ability at record keeping and sharing improves these repeated ordinances are less common. The only detriment to being baptized multiple times is that the ordinance was unnecessary and the time could have been better utilized on someone for whom the ordinance was still required.
Mar
14
comment According to the doctrine of the LDS Church what is man's relationship with God
When you say God do you mean God the Father, God the Son, or God the Holy Ghost? The LDS church teaches that they are separate beings.
Jan
30
comment What is the basis that many mainstream Christian groups justify labeling groups like the Mormons and Jehovah Witnesses as Non Christians?
Your extensive edits, while interesting, seem to contribute little to answering the question. As an aside, if a new "vision" has to match what is already written exactly, there seems little point to anyone having one. Mormonism makes no claim at being a reformation, but a restoration. By it's very nature you should expect to find teachings that are not strictly found in the Bible, or else what is the restoration for? Also note that you can add comments on your own questions and answers.
Jan
27
comment What is the basis that many mainstream Christian groups justify labeling groups like the Mormons and Jehovah Witnesses as Non Christians?
I may be misunderstanding, but the reason you posit is essentially that mainstream Christian's call these groups non-Christian because they are misinformed about their actual beliefs? Not sure I understand your reasoning. On another note, I believe the reference you couldn't remember is 2 Timothy 3:7 from ESV (since you like it): "always learning and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth."
Jan
9
answered Into how many languages has the Pearl of Great Price and the Doctrines and Covenants been translated?
Jan
3
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Jan
3
comment What is the basis that many mainstream Christian groups justify labeling groups like the Mormons and Jehovah Witnesses as Non Christians?
Oddly enough, I find your CARM reference highly dubious. As an LDS, I think every bullet except the first is unfounded. The first one is only true due to technicality, but functionally it's false. Likely my disagreements come down to semantics. I won't argue about it here though I feel some of these may warrant being questions themselves...
Dec
26
comment How does the LDS Church handle verses that imply there is no one like God?
@Jeff A better analogy would be how each of us have parents. While there are technically nearly an innumerable number of parents in the world(living and dead), each of us only ever have one Mom and one Dad. That there are others is merely a technicality which changes nothing. Similarly, no matter how many gods there are, only my God is the god with whom I interact. Technically, there are other gods, but practically there is only one. We aren't concerned with the other gods because they do not matter to us.
Dec
23
comment Are the requirements for attaining godhood in LDS teaching the same or different for every world?
No time to give a proper answer, but the first section of this: Gospel Principles: Jesus Christ, Our Chosen Leader and Savior certainly covers the idea of multiple plans. Spoiler: the 2nd plan wouldn't have worked.
Nov
20
comment What is the Mormon position on keeping weapons and on war?
This certainly isn't doctrine, but BYU-Idaho, an LDS church run school, has a fairly strict rule regarding weapons in their Apartment Living Standards. "Firearms, ammunitions, explosives, hunting bows, knives, swords, martial arts weapons, BB guns, pellet guns, paint-ball guns and any other devices capable of inflicting injury or damaging property are prohibited in on- or off-campus apartments. Facsimiles or likenesses of firearms or dangerous weapons are also prohibited."
Oct
25
comment Can anyone explain Pope Paul VI's arguments in favor of Padre Pio?
@AndrewLeach How does this have anything to do with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (lds)?
Aug
20
comment St. Thomas Aquinas' contingency proof and LDS cosmology
Mind rephrasing this in laymens terms? My best guess at what you're essentially asking is as follows: If God was once like man, who created or "organized" God? Am I misunderstanding you? If that is your question, I believe it falls under the category of doctrine which is not yet revealed. Personally, I do not believe the answer is important.
Jul
17
comment Is Joseph Smith the last prophet?
What do you mean by "thus saith the Lord" oracles? Doctrine and Covenants 1:38 states "What I the Lord have spoken, I have spoken ... whether by mine own voice or by the voice of my servants, it is the same." Words do not have to be prefaced with "thus saith the Lord" to be prophetic. Additionally, it is broadly understood that D&C 76 refers primarily to life after the resurrection. Do you have any references to back up what you state in the last 2 paragraphs? It seems rather pessimistic and conflicts with my understanding.