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I'm a programmer by day and a genealogist by night, but mostly I'm a husband and father. I'm also a Mormon.


Aug
28
comment LDS Church and Genealogy Research (What is the connection?)
@warren I used to work for FamilySearch in the department that deals with partner organizations. Those in the genealogy industry know that FS and Ancestry once had a strained relationship, which would make no sense if they were owned by the same entity. Being primarily owned and staffed by Mormons who live in Utah != owned by the LDS Church. Also, Permira is European based: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Permira
Jul
10
comment Is it easy to live a Christian life?
@fredsbend Last time I tried that I got yelled at for modifying a question that already had answers. So I have no plans to modify this one either. I'm perfectly okay with it being closed/deleted. That's probably the easier route anyways.
Apr
25
comment Why did Christ need to be the first person to be resurrected?
@Matt I just removed the lds tag in hopes that other sects might have some insight.
Apr
25
comment Why did Christ need to be the first person to be resurrected?
@Brian_Drozd I appreciate the insight. It's likely that your answer is correct, but I'm looking for something that authoritatively says so. We know that only Christ could redeem us from sin because he was without sin, but I don't know of any scriptures that explain how and why his perfection was also necessary for the resurrection.
Apr
25
comment Why did Christ need to be the first person to be resurrected?
@Matt If the answer were to differ between sects, I would prefer an LDS answer. Though I am open to anybody with insight.
Feb
21
comment What actions does the LDS church (Mormon) take when a member does not pay tithing?
@Matt I know people who pay once a year.
Dec
16
comment According to the LDS church, why was Jesus Christ born when he was born?
I only used the phrase "meridian of time" because I think it sounds better than "born when he was born". I suppose I should just remove that; it seems to be a distraction from my actual question.
Dec
16
comment According to the LDS church, why was Jesus Christ born when he was born?
@DavidStratton I just edited it. Is that any better?
Dec
16
comment According to the LDS church, why was Jesus Christ born when he was born?
You explain pretty well why Christ's birth perhaps shouldn't have happened earlier, but why not later?
Dec
9
comment Does believing in Jesus Christ save me, or do I have to do something more?
I can't really tell what point you're trying to make.
Dec
9
comment How is one supposed to “know” whether or not the Book of Mormon is true?
@Dougvj You should expand that comment into an answer. It would be the best one.
Nov
9
comment In LDS teaching, why is it said that the Priesthood was returned to earth?
Yes, but holding the keys and being able to exercise them are two different things.
Nov
9
comment How will the earth be cleansed by fire?
Thanks for the tips. I updated the question.
Nov
9
comment In LDS teaching, why is it said that the Priesthood was returned to earth?
I think your statement that John didn't hold all of the keys in incorrect: lds.org/scriptures/dc-testament/dc/27.12-13?lang=eng#10
Nov
9
comment In LDS teaching, why is it said that the Priesthood was returned to earth?
"Ministerial duties" probably don't include preaching in this case.
Oct
10
comment What is God's nature?
Yes, much better.
Oct
9
comment What is God's nature?
They probably downvoted because, though simple and straightforward, your answer doesn't really mean much without some elaboration.
Sep
10
comment Is there a concept of Christian State in Christianity?
The Kingdom of Israel is a good starting place
Sep
9
comment Is the Catechism of the Catholic Church considered scripture?
+1 "But, if you were never a Catholic to begin with, then you can't be any of these things." That gave me a good laugh.
Sep
9
comment When did a Catholic church council first recognize the need to forbid forcing or outwardly compelling unbelievers to the Christian faith?
I think you should remove the last line.