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Nov
15
revised Does God control “demons”?
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Nov
15
answered Are Christians required to believe the teachings of their own denomination?
Nov
15
awarded  Teacher
Nov
15
answered Does God control “demons”?
Nov
15
accepted How do LDS know that Brigham Young and his successors are true prophets?
Nov
13
awarded  Quorum
Nov
13
comment What's the main logical basis that is put forth by those Christians who don't believe in the existence of God?
@SteelyDan: You seem to be expressing a New Thought / New Age Christology - rather than Christ as being a unique office held by only one person in history, Christ is a state we can all aim for (like Buddhahood in Buddhism). Rather than Christ as a unique intersection between humanity and divinity, all humans having the potential to be God and Christ being the fulfilment of that potential
Nov
13
comment How do LDS know that Brigham Young and his successors are true prophets?
I like the emphasis on the personal/experiential dimension in your answer. It seems plausible to me that this is in fact how many LDS answer this question in practice.
Nov
13
comment How do LDS know that Brigham Young and his successors are true prophets?
There is a distinction between demonstrating the existence of an office of "Prophet", and demonstrating a particular person currently holds that office. Your answer seeks to demonstrate the first, but doesn't address the second. How does one know that the true "President of the office of the High Priesthood" (D&C 107:91) is Thomas S. Monson and not say Stephen M. Veazey?
Nov
13
awarded  Supporter
Nov
13
comment How do LDS know that Brigham Young and his successors are true prophets?
"In the Doctrine and Covenants... The person who has been in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles the longest, is at the death of the old prophet sustained, and ordained the new prophet of the church" Your answer would be better if you would cite which section/verse says this
Nov
12
awarded  Nice Question
Nov
11
asked How do LDS know that Brigham Young and his successors are true prophets?
Oct
13
comment What is the moral status of common-law marriage?
Does the state, by establishing a legal system of marriage registration, "require" marriages to be registered? At least where I live, there is no crime in calling yourself married without having a legally recognised marriage. The state won't consider you married, but it's up to you how much you care about that. Does the state even care? I don't get the impression that it does - how then is not registering a marriage sinful? Is it deceiving others? If your understanding of "marriage" is broader than "state-recognised marriages", I don't see how it could be that either.
Oct
13
comment What is the moral status of common-law marriage?
So, if two people publicly declare themselves to be married, but never legally get married, is that enough for their sexual relations to not be sinful? If two atheists publicly declare "we are now married", without legally getting married, but with the intention of staying together for the rest of their lives, then have sexual relations, have they sinned?
Oct
13
revised What is the moral status of common-law marriage?
mentioned France as another example of a legal relationship recognition that falls short of marriage
Oct
13
asked What is the moral status of common-law marriage?
Oct
13
comment To what degree could a person be “pro-polygamy” yet still obey the LDS church?
I accepted this answer because I think it is genuine and is likely an accurate reflection of how most LDS would approach the issue. (That said, I do have some doubts about how consistent the answer is with the historic positions of various LDS church authorities, but then those doubts are really about the LDS church as a whole as opposed to the answerer in particular.)
Oct
11
awarded  Scholar
Oct
11
accepted To what degree could a person be “pro-polygamy” yet still obey the LDS church?