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Feb
24
comment What is the archaeological evidence in support of the Book of Mormon?
@GeorgeWhite: The thing about external evidence is, it's external. It depends on the state of the outside world for its validity, and that can change. In the case of the Book of Mormon, it has, several times, showing again and again a solid basis for things once thought to be ridiculously anachronistic. But the internal evidence is self-contained. The book says what it says, and new discoveries aren't going to change the text.
Feb
24
comment What actions does the LDS church (Mormon) take when a member does not pay tithing?
The problem with your ordering was that the first one began 1.D&C, with no space between the 1. and the content after it. This was confusing the Markdown parser, so I added a space.
Feb
24
comment What actions does the LDS church (Mormon) take when a member does not pay tithing?
I fixed the formatting for you. Welcome to Christianity.SE, and thanks for the well-researched posting! :)
Feb
24
revised What actions does the LDS church (Mormon) take when a member does not pay tithing?
Fixed formatting
Feb
24
comment What is the archaeological evidence in support of the Book of Mormon?
@GeorgeWhite: Those claims have been around for a long time, and there isn't enough space in a SE comment to answer them all, but suffice it to say this critique is nowhere near as simple as it appears on the surface. When Europeans arrived, they called native animals such as llamas "goats," for example, so it's reasonable to think other Old World emigrants would as well. And pre-Colombian horse bones have been found in various places in the New World. The evidence is not conclusive, but it's more than enough to show that the evidence against is not conclusive either.
Feb
14
comment How do the Dead Sea Scrolls impact modern apologetics?
There have been opponents of Christianity that made allegations that Christians had perverted the Old Testament text, introducing and rewriting prophecies to make it appear that there were Messianic prophecies which Jesus fulfilled. And vice versa, actually. The oldest version of that accusation I'm aware of dates back to Justin Martyr, who accused Jewish leaders of tampering with the text to censor or obscure some of the clearer Messianic prophecies, the ones that most obviously fit the life of Jesus Christ.
Feb
11
awarded  Guru
Feb
6
comment Why do Mormon missionaries travel in pairs?
Yeah, this is essentially correct.
Jan
29
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
29
comment Is there a Christian basis for using garlic, crosses, and holy water against evil?
The original vampire myths were about dead bodies that continued to live. We'd probably call them zombies today. And the traditional remedies--garlic, water, and faith, as well as silver for related monsters--are all traditional treatments for diseases.
Jan
28
answered Which churches today are the most missionary-minded (highly involved in missionary work)?
Jan
15
awarded  Good Answer
Jan
8
comment Is there a specific eternal abode for the Souls of aborted children go?
This makes a lot of good points, but it doesn't appear to actually answer the question that was asked...
Jan
1
comment Are the requirements for attaining godhood in LDS teaching the same or different for every world?
@Narnian: Matt's right on this one. Many of your recent questions on topics related to this one are things that have not been revealed because, as interesting of intellectual curiosities as they may make for, they aren't actually relevant to our salvation. And I keep being reminded of a certain verse from Jacob chapter 4 in the Book of Mormon. It's verse 14, but read the whole chapter for context. It essentially says that focusing overly much on mysteries rather than important Gospel principles can be a trap that ends up getting you lost.
Dec
29
comment Is it a sin to fantasize about an imaginary husband and kids?
Hi, and welcome to Christianity.SE. Unfortunately, this is really a question that's best answered by your own spiritual leader, someone who will know you, your situation and your personal beliefs and be able to give you good advice on the subject. On this site, we focus on solid doctrine, and pastoral advice of this type is very specifically off-topic. Please don't think that we're rejecting you by closing this question; if you have any questions about doctrinal issues that fall within the scope of the site, you'd be welcome to ask them. But this specific thing, you should ask your leaders.
Dec
23
answered According to LDS teaching, was Adam the first man created in all the worlds or just this one?
Dec
18
comment Why do creationists not teach of a literal firmament?
For one thing, the word "firmament" is a pretty serious mistranslation that does not at all reflect the original Hebrew word, which refers to something thin and stretched out.
Dec
15
answered What is the Book of Mormon story of Christmas?
Dec
10
answered In LDS teaching, do gods and goddesses produce spiritual offspring forever?
Dec
7
awarded  Enlightened