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comment According to the Bible, is it a sin to marry a non-virgin?
In addition to Hosea, consider the custom of levirate marriage. If a married man dies childless, his brother was required, under the Law of Moses, to marry her as a surrogate for his brother. Assuming they weren't childless for lack of trying, this would not only not forbid the brother to marry a non-virgin, but require him to.
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answered What would inerrancy imply for Mormons?
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revised What would inerrancy imply for Mormons?
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May
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comment A woman's testimony was considered inadmissible in a court of law. Whose law?
It's worth noting that, among the Romans at least, there was a very clear and obvious reason why a woman could not give a testi-mony at court, and if you think about the etymology a little, the penalty for perjury becomes clear too...
May
7
answered Sadducees - Ultra Liberal or Ultra Conservative?
May
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comment Why is there a modern misconception about Christianity and Science?
Galileo is actually the subject of a myth of his own. Just about everything that "everyone knows" about him is flatly contradicted by the historical record: that he was right about the solar system (he wasn't; he believed in heliocentrism but got all the other details wrong,) that he made great scientific discoveries in astronomy (there was nothing unique or groundbreaking about his work,) and that he was unjustly persecuted by the church for teaching heliocentrism. (See above re: he wasn't actually right.)
May
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revised Why do Mormons use the term “elder” for their missionaries?
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comment 1 Timothy 4:1-3 - Are We Still Living in the Great Apostasy?
This question, as written, is difficult to answer. As we've already seen, one tradition will say "it's just beginning" and another will say "it's over now." If you want an authoritative answer, and not a bunch of answers that contradict each other, you need to ask what doctrinal perspective you're looking for.
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comment What is the LDS Church's position on spiritual gifts
@StevenDoggart: That's a very broad question in its own right, particularly as the LDS understanding of salvation is very different from the Pentecostal version.
Apr
16
answered What is the LDS Church's position on spiritual gifts
Apr
13
comment Is Mormonism a Mystery Religion?
As for my characterization of Mormonism, it depends on the definition. If a mystery religion is one in which participation is "reserved to initiates," then yes, unquestionably so. If the definition is that the religion keeps things secret, then no, because secrets are about maintaining secrecy and exclusivity, and Latter-Day Saints do the opposite.
Apr
13
comment Is Mormonism a Mystery Religion?
@bruisedreed: I'm just going on what the article said: that Justin Martyr acknowledged the similarities between contemporary Christianity and contemporary mystery cults, and remarked upon it--by essentially calling the mystery cults counterfeits of the true mysteries of the Gospel, inspired by demons.