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

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How do Mormons understand 2 Nephi 5:16 in light of 2 Nephi 5:15?

In Book of Mormon, the text in 2 Nephi 5:15 says (emphasis mine): 15 And I did teach my people to build buildings, and to work in all manner of wood, and of iron, and of copper, and of brass, and ...
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If war were to break out between Russia and USA, would Russian Mormons fight against the USA? [closed]

My understanding about Mormon beliefs is that they do serve in armed forces in the country where they live. Also I may be incorrect but, looking at this question, it seems that Mormons hold the ...
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Concept and permanence of hell and the “outer darkness” according to LDS beliefs

[Edited because I first got confused from the answers about for whom should "hell" be a permanent place (I had assumed that the SE answers meant that it was not a permanent place for anyone).] This ...
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According to the LDS, is Jesus “the Son” or “the Father”?

I was reading this other SE question about Mormon viewpoint on the Trinity, but it did not provide an answer to this specific question. So for example 1 Nephi 13:40 says: 40 And the angel spake ...
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How do Mormons interpret Daniel 2:44?

This is about two questions to Mormons about Daniel 2:44. This passage records Daniel explaining the conclusion of a sequence of events in the then distant future to King Nebuchadnezzar, as follows: ...
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Why did Peter, James and John (all three) appear to Joseph Smith? [duplicate]

Why did Peter, James and John, (all three) appear to Joseph Smith?
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Are LDS required to take their hats off when they pray?

Is it part of the LDS religion to remove your hat during prayer? Or is that just part of western culture as a sign of respect? Are LDS required to remove their hats when they pray? Or can they pray ...
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Why do LDS cross their arms during prayer?

When praying, many Latter Day Saints will cross their arms during prayer: This appears to be in lieu of folding hands as has been done by protestants and Catholics for centuries: What is the origin ...
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Do Mormons believe in the Virgin birth taught in the Bible? (LDS)

According to Brigham Young, the second prophet and president of the LDS church: "The birth of the Savior was as natural as the births of our children; it was the result of natural action. He ...
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Where does the word 'Eloheim' originate from?

Elohim being referred to as the Father whom is a God When one speaks of God, it is generally the Father who is referred to; that is, Elohim. - God (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints)....
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What is the understanding between the Genesis account and the book of Abraham account of creation? (LDS)

There seems to be a clear difference between the Pearl of Great Price and the Bible in terms of creation: The Pearl of Great Price And then the Lord said: Let us go down. And they went down at the ...
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Is the English translation of “Book of Mormon” ever revised or updated, and if so, on what basis given that the golden plates have disappeared?

The English used in the initial translation of the book of Mormon is KJV-esque English. I'm wondering if there have ever been new English translations as time goes by, and as the English language has ...
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Absent the original golden plates, which translation of the Book of Mormon is considered to be the “official” version?

I'm curious what version of the book of Mormon is considered the official version? For example, when translating the book of Mormon into other languages, what is used as the "base text"? Presumably if ...
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I seek the LDS perspective concerning Cornelius and his house receiving the Holy Ghost without laying on of hands in Acts 10:44-45

While Yet Speaking - The Holy Ghost Preemptively Fell on All Acts 10:44  While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word. (This_post) I found open, ...
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Do Mormons actually believe in any sort of supreme being/ultimate reality/“Absolute”?

From what I've heard about the Mormon God, he doesn't actually seem to fit the description of "supreme being" and rather seems more like a polytheistic Greek or Hindu God. The following may be ...
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What does heaven look like for Protestant vs LDS? [closed]

What does heaven look like for Protestants and the LDS church? What will be our purpose in heaven and what do both faiths believe will be the reward for their work on Earth?
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What is the LDS stance on John 14:9-10?

The LDS church teaches Jesus, Father and Holy Ghost are three separate beings. What is the LDS perspective on the following piece of scripture? 9 Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even ...
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How do Protestantism and the LDS Church differ as to what is required for a believer to attain salvation and eternal life?

What is the difference between what Protestantism and the LDS Church teach about what is needed to attain salvation and life in eternity? Good answers will summarise the doctrines of both with quotes ...
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How do Mormons interpret Isaiah 43:10?

"Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be ...
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How does Catholic doctrine differ from LDS doctrine concerning God the Father?

In a related question, it was asked, How do Mormons explain the apparent contradiction to their belief that God the Father has a body of flesh and bones found in the paralleled scriptures below; ...
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Mormonism doctrine of a flesh & bones God

How do Mormons explain the apparent contradiction to their belief that God the Father has a body of flesh and bones found in the paralleled scriptures below; John 4:24 God is a Spirit... ...
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Is there no salvation among any Christ-professing faiths, apart from the restored gospel of the Latter Day Saints? (LDS perspective)

In the words of 13th LDS President Ezra Taft Benson, “This is not just another Church. This is not just one of a family of Christian churches. This is the Church and kingdom of God, the only true ...
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Is the Book of Mormon considered to be another Gospel? (LDS perspective)

Is the Book of Mormon considered to be another Gospel? Paul tells us not to accept any other gospels apart from the one he has preached. Is the Book of Mormon considered to be another gospel? If so, ...
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On the topic of marriage in heaven, how does the LDS church reconcile Matthew 22:23-33?

Curious Based on this document which appears to outline celestial marriage, and LDS temple rites pertaining to the eternal sealing of husbands and wives; children as well, born after the sealing of a ...
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Did Joseph Smith “translate the Book of Mormon”?

In a related thread, the original inquirer asked, Why did Joseph Smith translate the Book of Mormon into Jacobean English, not in use in 1830? When I see the word “translate,” it means to me that ...
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Why did Joseph Smith translate the Book of Mormon into Jacobean English, not in use in 1830?

Victorian era (1830-1900) 1830 was the beginning of the Victorian era. This literary period was short and volatile, in terms of thought and style; daring use of words and letters, pressing the bounds ...
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According to the LDS faith, if our spirits lived with God before this life, why is spiritual birth during life on earth required?

I am a member of the LDS faith, and based on the belief that our spirits lived with God before this life, then why is spiritual birth ("Being Born of the Spirit") during life on earth required? Based ...
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Which manuscript was the LDS Book of Moses translated from?

There is a whole Book of Moses that I cannot find any original manuscript for. Internally it clearly says that it is a translation "from the Bible": An extract from the translation of the Bible as ...
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Does the LDS discuss the issue of LDS children “playing Sacrament”?

In the LDS faith, the Sacrament (most analogous to the Eucharist in other Christian faiths) is a very sacred ordinance performed weekly as part of Sacrament Meeting: Partaking of the sacrament is a ...
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LDS viewpoint on decafinated tea and coffee [duplicate]

Does the prohibition of consuming caffeine found in Doctrine and Covenants 89 allow the LDS adherents to drink decaf tea/coffee?
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According to the Book of Mormon, D&C, Pearl of great price and/or prophets, what prohibits lust?

What does the Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, Pearl of Great Price, or prophets say about the prohibition of lust as a sin?
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Ghosts Appearing as Children [Latter-day Saint perspective]

Elder Mark E. Petersen (1900–1984) of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles explained that the physical body and our spirit are similar in appearance: “Every one of us is a spirit, and our spirit occupies ...
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Tithing and excommunication question (LDS)

Member of LDS Church asking: Will the LDS hierarchy excommunicate me if I do not pay them the required 10% of the difference between my home purchase price and my home sale price? Anyone know about ...
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What is the will of the Father according to the LDS vewpoint?

True and False Disciples 21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me ...
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Do Mormons celebrate Christmas on/or around the 25th of December?

Being a denomination which prides itself of the restored beliefs of the original church before false doctrine infiltrated the truth, do Mormons celebrate Christmas on/or around the 25th of December? ...
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Mormonism view on God as a physical being

According to the BBC website on religions. Its states the following about the doctrine held by Mormonism about the physical body of God: Mormons believe that: God is an exalted, perfected man. God ...
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Does the Book of Mormon (& LDS doctrine) pass the test found in 1 John 4:2 as the true spirit of God?

Do Mormons agree that part of their trust in the book of Mormon (and the LDS church doctrine) is that it agrees with the following scriptures as a kind of litmus test is discerning the truth from the ...
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How does Mormonism (the LDS Church) answer “the problem of evil”?

My question this evening is: How does Mormonism (the LDS Church) answer "the problem of evil": if God is all-powerful, all-knowing, and completely good and benevolent, why does evil exist in the ...
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How many modern day pages were lost by Martin Harris?

The "lost 116 pages" were the original manuscript pages Joseph Smith translated. These pages were lost by Joseph Smith's scribe Martin Harris during the summer of 1828 and are presumed to have been ...
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Why is everything created spiritually before physically?

According to LDS doctrine, why are we created as spirits before we can receive a body? On earth, all creatures are born with the same bodies as their parents. In the preexistence, why are the children ...
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Does the Evangelical Lutheran church see Mormons as Christian?

Does the Evangelical Lutheran church see Mormons as Christian? Do they need salvation or are they Christian/saved?
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Is there an Arabic translation of the Book of Mormon?

I know that the Book of Mormon is not officially printed in Hebrew, but is it officially printed in Arabic? I know that the LDS church does not proselyte in any shape or form in the Middle East (...
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Why do Mormons believe that Joseph Smith is necessary to teach us?

In Matthew 23, we are told that Yeshua addresses the multitude and his disciples: "Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples" Matthew 23:1 A few verses later, he says: "...
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In accordance to LDS doctrine, would Mary & Joseph need to be sealed (by proxy) in the temple?

It is my understanding that the LDS faith places great emphasis on the family unit because they believe that through the sealing powers performed in the Temple by the holy Melchizedek priesthood, ...
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What is the prayer roll at an LDS temple, and how is it used?

Latter-day Saints sometimes talk about "putting a name on the prayer roll" at their local temple. This practice is mentioned in Church magazines and on LDS.org, but is never explained in detail. What ...
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Are incenses burned inside LDS temples like the ancient Jerusalem Temple? Why or Why not?

I apologize if this question is not appropriate because I understand and I respect that the ordinances performed within the walls of LDS temples are sacred and holy and are not talked about. However, ...
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Does the LDS Church prohibit the use of caffeine? [duplicate]

I've heard it said a number of times that Mormons think it is wrong to consume caffeine. This would seem to naturally require abstinence from a number of beverages, such as coffee, black teas, and ...
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Can LDS women be Sunday School Presidents?

From my understanding, women play a huge role in the LDS church, e.g. The Relief Society (which was established in 1842 and has about 6 million members). Even though they don't have the priesthood and ...
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Tree of Life in the Book of Mormon a common Near Eastern motif?

In 1 Nephi 8, in the Book of Mormon, the prophet Lehi has a dream/vision in which he sees a Tree of Life. This dream is retold to his family. His son, Nephi, was particularly interested and desired to ...
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Was Joseph Smith interested in and familiar with Kabbalah?

We know that historically Joseph Smith taught himself Hebrew (as to how well, I'm not sure), and that he held beliefs similar to Jewish mysticism (degrees of heaven, preexistence, fall of angels, etc.)...

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