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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.


Nov
29
comment What do Southern Baptists believe about Predestination?
After these two Baptist questions I'm beginning to think that a better question would be, "Do Southern Baptists agree on anything?"
Nov
28
comment What is the difference between Protestantism and Evangelicalism?
@Caleb Are there any definitions that are remotely considered the most common?
Nov
27
comment What is the difference between a covenant and a contract?
While the informal/formal covenant distinction aides in understanding, the LDS church doesn't make that distinction themselves in their canon lds.org/search?lang=eng&query=informal+formal+covenants
Nov
27
comment What is the theological background of the WWJD movement?
@dancek "but the contention is whether it's the same for everyone in all circumstances as it was for Jesus." You might want to clarify in your question that you're considering the question literally. Some may interpret WWJD? as "How can I be Christ-like in this situation?"
Nov
22
comment How is love greater than faith?
@Flimzy I don't think I'm making the assumptions you claim. The question has been edited. Is it more clear now?
Nov
21
comment What is the historical reason the King James Version was created?
BYU also sponsored a 3-part documentary about it. byutv.org/show/123d4a82-3d47-488e-beda-2496a5a1ff2c
Nov
21
comment What is the Catholic concept of grace?
Great answer. But the sentence about Moses and gratuitous grace is a bit confusing; too many commas.
Nov
20
comment In Matthew 26:63-64, does the high priest think that the Messiah is Son of God?
@DJClayworth That's why I think it should go to Judiasm.SE because I'm under the impression that the OP wants the historical Jewish perspective.
Nov
19
comment In Matthew 26:63-64, does the high priest think that the Messiah is Son of God?
I vote for moving it to Judaism.SE too.
Nov
19
comment How does the LDS doctrine of assurance compare to the Methodist doctrine of assurance?
@GilbertLeBlanc By the way, thanks for linking to that article on salvation by grace or works. It was a fascinating read.
Nov
17
comment What is the role of the Holy Spirit in the Roman Catholic church?
Are you saying my question is probably too broad? Would it make a difference if I asked specifically what is unique about the Catholic belief? I'm sure there's a lot of overlap with other denominations.
Nov
16
comment Is there a significant difference between salvation by faith with works and salvation by faith and works?
I created a long response to your answer in chat: chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/1796/faith-works-and-salvation
Nov
10
comment What does “in the image of God” mean?
Do you have an references to back up the assertions you make in the first paragraph?
Nov
10
comment How does the LDS doctrine of assurance compare to the Methodist doctrine of assurance?
I would have to agree with @DaveDeLong. To say that Mormons believe salvation is earned by works seems like a misrepresentation of their beliefs. First, no large Christian religion could get away with that. Second, doing as many works as the Mormons talk about would take an extreme amount of faith. Third, the article you linked to acknowledges that we are saved by grace. The fact that they emphasize works more than most denominations does not equate to salvation by works.
Nov
8
comment Are St. Maximilian Kolbe's writings available in English?
Have you tried Google Books? google.com/…
Nov
8
comment What do those who practice the gift of 'tongues' consider the purpose to be?
Related: Do Christians Regard Speaking in Tongues as Necessary?
Nov
8
comment What do those who practice the gift of 'tongues' consider the purpose to be?
Related: Are tongues a sign for believers or unbelievers?
Nov
8
comment Does Jesus ever claim to be God, or the son of God?
Is the quoted text in #5 from a specific version? If so, which? Could you link to it?
Nov
8
comment What is the Mormon doctrine regarding becoming a god?
Related: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
Nov
8
comment How does LDS doctrine reconcile monotheism with men becoming gods?
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monolatrism