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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Are Lucifer and Satan different beings?
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comment If we mustn't serve money then how can we survive?
Exactly. It's been said that money makes a good servant but a terrible master.
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answered Ex Cathedra — are there other Christian groups besides Catholicism that use a similar tactic?
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comment Blood transfusions and Christianity?
@Saher: It's important to read the scriptures in context. When it says "continue to abstain," that means "keep doing what you've been doing." And what had they been doing? Not eating blood. And you're right; this isn't philosophy; it's basic science: digestion changes some things quite a bit! On the other hand, Philosophy would be an interpretation like "when children who have no choice in the matter end up dead because of their parents' blind insistence on dogmatic adherence to a certain belief, any reasoning person ought to conclude that there is a very serious problem with this belief."
Jul
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comment Blood transfusions and Christianity?
@Saher: The point is that consuming something by eating/drinking it and injecting something are two very different actions with very different consequences. And the alcohol metaphor is quite a stretch. Alcohol in your blood is inherently harmful to your health however it gets there, but blood in your blood is not; that's kind of the entire point of having it. Using a false analogy weakens your case rather than strengthening it. Also, ethanol is not metabolized by the digestive system; it enters the blood intact. Blood, being full of protein, is processed first. Again, false analogy.
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comment What core LDS doctrine(s) contradict the Protestant doctrine of salvation by grace through faith?
@LCIII: Glad I could clear that up. Caleb's right, though; the LDS and Protestant traditions fundamentally incompatible at several very basic points, and can't be easily reconciled by grafting in a few doctrines.
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comment What core LDS doctrine(s) contradict the Protestant doctrine of salvation by grace through faith?
@LCIII: Edited to reflect your comment, but as Caleb and fredsbend pointed out, this really does change your question. You might want to consider editing your question to make it more specific and provide a better explanation of what you're asking.
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revised What core LDS doctrine(s) contradict the Protestant doctrine of salvation by grace through faith?
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answered What core LDS doctrine(s) contradict the Protestant doctrine of salvation by grace through faith?
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answered Did Pontius Pilate follow God's Plan?
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comment Blood transfusions and Christianity?
@Saher: No one drinks alcohol; people drink alcoholic beverages, and the same principle applies. Injecting beer directly into your bloodstream rather than drinking it would be a good way to end up in the hospital, if not the morgue.
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