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I'm at Temple University as a postdoc, studying geometry and topology. I support research for congenital muscular dystrophy (curecmd.org) and I'm a Mormon.


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comment What is the basis of the LDS teaching that the angel Michael became Adam?
You wrote about Adam being Michael in an answer to your own question years ago: christianity.stackexchange.com/a/4849/4640.
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awarded  Commentator
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awarded  Self-Learner
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comment What actions does the LDS church (Mormon) take when a member does not pay tithing?
@rob That's probably why your answer has more upvotes, which is an important part of the system to help people find good answers.
Feb
24
comment What actions does the LDS church (Mormon) take when a member does not pay tithing?
Yes, that's what I saw.
Feb
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answered What actions does the LDS church (Mormon) take when a member does not pay tithing?
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comment What actions does the LDS church (Mormon) take when a member does not pay tithing?
It is not completely mandatory; of my 30+ cousins, only two boys went on a mission. My father and grandfather did not go, and they both have all the same rights and privileges as other members, including officiating as volunteers in the temple.
Feb
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revised What actions does the LDS church (Mormon) take when a member does not pay tithing?
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comment What actions does the LDS church (Mormon) take when a member does not pay tithing?
I have been a ward clerk who counted tithing, and in my experience, tithing is completely self reported. Members are asked if they are full tithe payers. Being a full tithe payer is a requirement for entering the temples. In my personal experience, those who don't pay tithing are generally uninterested in attending the temple. One major exception is during a wedding for a family member held in the temple. I have never seen this happen to someone I know, but I imagine this would be difficult.
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asked What actions does the LDS church (Mormon) take when a member does not pay tithing?
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asked What denominations believe that Jesus Christ has a current physical body?
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revised How do Christians reconcile Deuteronomy 13:1-4 with their belief in the abrogation of the Mosaic law?
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answered How do Christians reconcile Deuteronomy 13:1-4 with their belief in the abrogation of the Mosaic law?
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awarded  Teacher
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28
revised In the LDS Church, who decides where to place new Churches, and how?
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revised In the LDS Church, who decides where to place new Churches, and how?
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answered In the LDS Church, who decides where to place new Churches, and how?