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Introduction: Let’s start with a brief overview to establish who’s who from the LDS point of view: Latter-day Saints commonly refer to God the Eternal Father as Elohim, a Hebrew plural meaning God or gods, and to his Son Jesus Christ, as Jehovah. The first spirit son of Elohim (Heavenly Father) and his wife (Heavenly Mother) is called Jehovah. Jehovah came ...


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The 1657 Westminster Confession of Faith, which the Reformed Tradition subscribes to, indeed explicitly understand some angels as elect. Quote from Chapter III (Of God's Eternal Decree) points 3 and 4: III. By the decree of God, for the manifestation of His glory, some men and angelsf are predestinated unto everlasting life, and others fore-ordained to ...


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On the subject of the immortality of the soul, Martin Luther has this to say : For since we call it a sleep, we know that we shall not remain in it, but be again awakened and live, and that the time during which we sleep, shall seem no longer than if we had just fallen asleep. Hence, we shall censure ourselves that we were surprised or alarmed at such a ...


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Sorry, I completely misunderstood your question in the previous answer. I'm used to people using mortality of the soul to argue for annihilation instead of hell. The Hebrew word nephesh1 and Greek word psuche2 are often best translated life (meaning an individual living being). For example the Gospel of John states that Jesus laid down his psuche/life. ...


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This is how Joseph Smith argued it in that sermon: We have imagined that God was God from all eternity. These are incomprehensible ideas to some, but they are the simple and first principles of the gospel, to know for a certainty the character of God, that we may converse with him as one man with another, and that God himself; the Father of us all dwelt on ...


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When did the Catholic Church first prohibit bishops from remarrying? For St. Paul being married to a woman for the first time seems to be a prerequisite for the office of the episcopate. Widowers who were remarried would be discouraged from becoming a bishop. Thus the phrase "the husband of one wife” implies that the candidate for this office has never ...


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Discourse by Apostle Erastus Snow, delivered in the Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Saturday Morning (in General Conference), October 7, 1882. "The only passage of Scripture that I have ever heard quoted as appearing to limit the early Christians to single marriage was the saying of one of the Apostles, St. Paul to Timothy, in which he said that a Bishop ...


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This question of whether one's sex male or female mattered to Paul is perhaps easier understood if we start the investigation with another of Paul's comments to Timothy. When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also. 2 Tim 1:5 But ...


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As a start, I disagree with 1 Cor. 14:34-35 being used as justification for women not to be preachers as it clearly refers to specific occasions where women spoke with their husbands during the teaching of the word. Women did speak in church (1 Cor. 11:4-5) and sometimes men had to be in silence too (1 Cor 14:28,30). One of the most common arguments in ...


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