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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.


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.
Sep
7
comment How do I find Jesus in everything?
This would make an excellent blog topic.
Aug
23
comment Where can I find out more about other people rising from the dead, when Jesus died on the Cross?
The LDS church believe fully in this event. If you're interested, visit scriptures.byu.edu and navigate on the left to Matt 27:52-53 for a list of talks by church leaders that mention the subject.
Aug
23
comment Where can I find out more about other people rising from the dead, when Jesus died on the Cross?
I think its incorrect to assume that those who rose resembled corpses. The whole idea of the resurrection implies that they at least looked normal, or perhaps even glorified.
May
29
comment Does a Christian have a responsibility to participate in government?
Was there any way for the Jews to participate in government during Christ's life? Perhaps he never told them to because it wasn't possible. The lack of exhortation does not imply lack of importance. If our government was considering removing our right to practice Christianity, would it not be important enough to focus on?
May
27
comment What are the 4 evangelists' inconsistencies saying about level of accuracy in NT?
After reading your question and responses to the two answers, I get the idea that you already have an answer to this question. If that is true, would you mind sharing what you think about the issue? Its okay to answer your own question.