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comment Does Joseph Smith fail the test of a prophet?
...and this is why I warned against applying this test. Those who don't want to believe (in anything, not just Mormonism) will always find something to cherry-pick to "prove" it's wrong, and those who do want to will provide their own interpretations and in the end no one convinces anyone.
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answered How ambitious should a Christian be?
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answered What is the source of hatred often perceived by Christians in western society?
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answered How can one overcome lustful desires?
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comment Does Joseph Smith fail the test of a prophet?
Gotta be careful with that test. By an overly literal interpretation, any prophet who has predicted things that have not happened yet could be deemed a false prophet, including Jesus and John. A better "test of a prophet" comes from Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount: by their fruits ye shall know them.
Aug
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comment What does the Bible say about tithing?
+1 for this. It's not that God needs the money; it's that we need to learn to not be so attached to it.
Aug
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why did Jesus wear the crown of thorns?
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answered What does the Bible say about tithing?
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awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
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comment What is the specific meaning of “day” in Genesis 1?
@El'endia: Fair enough, but keep in mind that Hebrew is a highly poetic language in general, and even literal words can have non-literal meanings sometimes. One famous example is the mistranslation that claimed Moses had horns when he came down from Mt. Sinai! (I'm not saying it wasn't a literal day, just that it wasn't necessarily a literal day.)
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answered What is the specific meaning of “day” in Genesis 1?
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comment Does the Bible support the idea of a temporary holding place?
...but everything in Rev. 20 takes place after the Second Coming. We need look no further than the evening news to know that Satan has not been bound "that he should deceive the nations no more" yet, for example!
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awarded  Organizer
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revised How do you know that you are reborn of Spirit?
minor retag
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awarded  Analytical
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comment Does the Bible support the idea of a temporary holding place?
@John: Saying "are you saying that the Apostles were wrong?" implies that the Apostles were actually the ones who came up with it. Historical evidence strongly suggests otherwise.
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answered How does Matthew 25:31-46 (“The Sheep and the Goats”) reconcile with salvation by faith?
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awarded  Nice Answer
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comment How do Mormons view the warning in Revelation about adding to the book?
@JustinY: Good point. Interpretting that the same way some people interpret Revelation would invalidate Revelation itself, not to mention the entire Gospel!
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answered Is pride and boasting ever okay?