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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, commonly called Mormons

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What kind of characteristics does the Great Tribulation have in LDS eschatology?

There is this other question with an answer that touches on the Great Tribulation as it is viewed in LDS eschatology, but I would like to ask more specifically about the situation on earth during the ...
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(LDS perspective) How would people before Mormonism have entered heaven since they would not have known the masonic handshakes?

Related question here discusses the secret passwords and handshakes that are, according to LDS church, required in order to gain entrance to heaven. This question and this Wikipedia article discusses ...
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When would a Mormon choose to go to the temple instead of the church?

The accepted answer to this other question mentions that Mormons have two types of meeting locations: temples and churches. According to the answer, the churches have a 3-hour meeting every Sunday. ...
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Do Mormons view the LDS Church as a pure restoration of first century Christianity?

Based on the accepted answer to this question, it looks like Mormons believe that A wide-scale falling away from first century Christianity (the "Great Apostasy") had happened before Joseph Smith's ...
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What do mormons believe about eschatology? [closed]

As I understand, mormons affirm some sort of final judgment where people are judged according to their works. I'm curious what that looks like. Is it a balancing scale, where if you did more good ...
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Assuming the Book of Mormon is historically accurate, does this necessarily imply the Great Apostasy?

Note I am asking this question as someone who has not actually read the Book of Mormon. I guess my real question is, could I affirm the historical accuracy of the Book of Mormon as a Catholic? But to ...
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What did Jesus actually get up to in America (according to Mormons)?

I'm wondering where I should flick to in my LDS quad in order to learn about what Jesus supposedly got up to when he visited America. Could someone provide an outline of his interactions on the ...
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Do mormons have a doctrine of afterlife preaching and repentence?

I swear I read somewhere some years ago that Mormons have a developed doctrine of saints in the afterlife descending to Hell in order to preach the gospel to those who are stuck there and give them ...
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Given that Mormons believe the father has a physical body, what is the significance of the incarnation?

In mainstream Christianity, the incarnation is a really big deal. The idea that the transcendent and ineffable God could enter into creation and become a man is a mind-boggling concept (and provides ...
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What fancy word describing a church's stance on the Eucharist most closely applies to Mormonism?

Do Mormons believe in transubstantiation, or consubstantiation, or the Lutheran "sacramental union", or the Calvinist "mystical presence", or perhaps a more Zwinglian "purely symbolic" approach? Is ...
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Do Mormons have Sunday services?/What does the regular Mormon liturgy look like?

I've gone past a mormon church near my house quite a few times now and I'm keen to give it a visit. However I am prevented by the fact that I can't find any website which lists their service times or ...
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After resurrection, which one (if any) of the Mormon heavens will be here on earth?

This question is about the three heavens (or kingdoms) in Mormon cosmology: the celestial, terrestrial, and telestial. The accepted answer to this other question says that After the resurrection ...
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What are the main differences between Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses?

Both Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses go from door to door, talking to people about their beliefs. Also neither group accepts the notion of Trinity. What are the main differences between these two ...
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Do Mormons consider participating in game shows to be gambling?

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) are opposed to gambling. From their official website: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is opposed to gambling, including ...
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Would Mormons accept communion, administered by a representative of another Christian denomination, as valid?

There are considerable differences in some beliefs between Catholic and Protestant churches on one hand, and the Mormon church on another hand. One of these is the belief in Trinity due to which, ...
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What is the LDS Church's instruction concerning debt?

Doctrine & Covenants 64 teaches: Behold, it is said in my laws, or forbidden, to get in debt to thine enemies; but behold, it is not said at any time that the Lord should not take when he ...
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Do LDS believe other churches to be the church of Satan?

I was once informed by some LDS missionaries that other churches to them are the church of Satan? Is this an LDS doctrine or the view of some members?
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How will Satan rage in the hearts of the children of men? (LDS perspective)

The following passage from The Book of Mormon teaches that people will be strongly influenced by Satan in the last days, which Mormons believe are happening now. Are there scriptural references or ...
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In LDS doctrine, what is the difference between the Holy Ghost and the Light of Christ?

The Holy Ghost is usually described as the member of the Godhead that helps us know what is true, prompts us to do good, and generally helps us feel God's influence. I've often heard it described as ...
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1852 Das Buch Mormon text

I found an audio version of Das Buch Mormon online here: http://batesbunch.com/dbm/. I was hoping to read along with it for German study, but I found that the currently published Das Buch Mormon (2003)...
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How do Mormons view this prophecy Joseph Smith seemingly added about himself in Genesis 50:33?

Chapter 50 in the book of Genesis is part of the Joseph Smith Translation, written by Joseph Smith himself. Verses 30 and 33 of this chapter says the following (emphasis added): 30 And again, a ...
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To what extent do Mormons believe that miraculous healing happens in our days?

Gospel accounts about Jesus' life make it seem like he miraculously healed large amounts of people during the time he was here on earth. For example, Matthew 4:23,24 (KJV) says this: And Jesus went ...
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Do Mormons in European countries also sing patriotic American songs?

The answer to this question says about the hymnbook used by the LDS church in USA that: The patriotic songs in the hymnbook include America the Beautiful, My Country, 'Tis of Thee, The Star-...
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Do Mormons believe that we currently live near the time when Jesus would return?

According to some Christian denominations, we are currently living near the time when Jesus would return to gather those selected to heaven and/or to destroy earth or the unbelievers/wicked. Do ...
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From a LDS perspective, when does the Holy Ghost get a Physical Body?

I am looking for where we are told that the Holy Ghost gets a physical body. I thought it was doctrine that He will get a physical body during the Millennium. However, I am not able to find a ...
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Mormon concept of 1 Timothy 6:16

1 Timothy 6:16 speaks of Jesus and is in King James Version translated as: Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to ...
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Do Mormons believe in the immortality of the soul?

Some scriptures refer to the soul as something that can die. For example, Acts 3, verse 23: And it shall come to pass, that every soul, which will not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from ...
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Why isn't there a Joseph Smith Translation of Luke 23:43?

According to the book True to the Faith, Luke 23:43 in the KJV of the Bible (and presumably many other translations of the Bible) was mistranslated. There has been much said by modern divines ...
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Mormon view of the wrong action committed by angels according to 1 Peter, 2 Peter, and Jude

I noted from an earlier question that, according to Mormons, the "Sons of God" that married "daughters of men" in Genesis 6 were human males. Based on this I had wanted to ask about three New ...
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Reason for the references to Christ hundreds of years before first century, in Book of Mormon

A common understanding among Christians is that Jesus "fulfilled the law" because of keeping the Mosaic law perfectly until his sacrificial death. After Jesus fulfilled the law, the animal sacrifices ...
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What were the “sons of God” in Genesis 6, according to Mormons?

This is similar to this and this other question about the subject, but here I am interested in the LDS church point of view. It's about this passage in Genesis 6:2 (here according to KJV): That ...
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According to Mormons, what is the benefit received from paying tithes and following the temple ceremonies?

This is related to this other question regarding the Mormon view of the passage in Matthew 7:13-14. In this passage Jesus had said that majority of humankind would follow the road that "leadeth to ...
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Under what conditions can one experience the power of the Holy Ghost?

In the LDS Church, there is what is known as the power of the Holy Ghost, and the gift of the Holy Ghost (not to be confused with the gifts of the Holy Ghost). The power of the Holy Ghost is when ...
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Which non LDS Christian denominations believe in baptism after death?

The LDS Church believes that it is possible for individuals to be baptized after death (in particular, their descendants can be baptized on their behalf, and if they accept the covenant of baptism ...
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3 Nep 20:24 - Why does Jesus Christ mention Samuel specifically?

In 3 Nephi 20:24 Jesus Christ teaches the inhabitants of America about the covenant that God made with their fathers which will be fulfilled. He teaches that he is the prophet of whom Moses and all ...
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On the body of Satan and Holy Ghost and angels according to Mormons

This is kind of a follow-up question to my other question about the kind of bodies people will have in heaven, according to Mormons. From the answers it seems that nobody in heaven has a spirit body. ...
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What is the Mormon view of Matthew 7:13-14?

This question is about statements by Latter-Day Saints that seem to indicate that a majority of humankind will be "saved". For example, this page on resurrection says (emphasis added): Through the ...
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Did Mormons have a “blood oath” ceremony before April 1990?

This YouTube video shows what it claims to be an "endowment ceremony" recorded using a hidden camera in 2012. The description below the video says that The audio portion of this video was recorded ...
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Mormon understanding of what kind of bodies people have in heaven

This question is about the article about Heavenly Father at lds.org which says about God that: He “has a body of flesh and bones as tangible as man’s” (D&C 130:22). Some questions I would like ...
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Mormon perspective on “Heavenly Father”, “Heavenly Mother” and “Holy Ghost”

This is a bit of a follow-up question to this other question. One of the answers to that question says that: Mormons believe that, although Heavenly Father was the one who planned the creation ...
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Do Mormons secretly pray about you and then consider you included in their church?

I met two men on the street who were Mormons. We had a nice discussion and they gave me their book with a bookmark pointing to a verse in it. Later that day I met with my friend and he said I ...
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What event does Revelation 17:16, 17 refer to according to Mormons?

This is a follow-up to my other question about the meaning of the "harlot" and the "scarlet coloured beast" mentioned in Revelation 17:3-5. In this case I wanted to ask about verses 16 and 17 where ...
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What are Babylon The Great and the scarlet coloured beast according to Mormons?

Revelation 17:3-5 describes a "scarlet coloured beast" and a woman riding it. The passage, according to King James Version, is as follows (from here): 3 So he carried me away in the spirit into ...
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Since Mormons believe in multiple earth-like planets, do they believe that the “fall” was likewise needed on each of them?

As is brought out in the top-rated answer to this other question, according to Mormon belief there are other inhabited worlds (presumably in our own universe) created by God. The answer refers to the ...
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How do Mormons interpret Psalm 110:1 and Matthew 22:41-45?

Based on the answer to this other question, Mormons believe that Jesus and Jehovah in the Old Testament are one and same person. Also my understanding is that, based on information such as the ...
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Do Mormons believe that black skin originated as a curse by God?

This question is a bit related to this other question, which is asking about the curse of Cain. One of the answers in this other question refers to the "Book of Moses" (part of Book of Mormon), ...
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What Bible translations are accepted by Mormons?

A comment to another question that I had asked said that the LDS does not accept the NIV as a correct translation. Based on that comment it seems that they only accept King James Version (KJV) which, ...
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According to Mormons, why did God make Eve's childbearing painful?

This question is about the following explanation from this page at lds.org: “If Adam had not transgressed he would not have fallen, but he would have remained in the garden of Eden. And all ...
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Did the LDS ever recognize non-LDS polygamous marriages?

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) at one time performed and recognized polygamous marriages. In 1890, they ceased performing new polygamous marriages but continued to recognize ...
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What planet do Mormons think God the Father was born on?

In 2001, the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith decided that Mormon baptisms are not valid as far as Catholicism is concerned, because of certain doctrines of Mormonism that are problematic from a ...

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