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Do Mormons secretly pray about you and then consider you included in their church?

If they were wearing name tags, they were probably official LDS missionaries. Even if not, Latter-day Saints are allowed to (and in fact, are encouraged to) proselytize informally and refer potential ...
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Apologetics vs. Evangelism?

For Gospel-minded Christians, sharing the Gospel must be the priority. So yes, evangelism is typically the driving approach. Apologetics is then a tool that can be utilised in evangelism when specific ...
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Have LDS missionaries stopped preaching door-to-door?

The LDS Church has a manual called "Preach My Gospel" that serves as a guidebook for missionary work. It is mostly directed at full-time missionaries, although non-missionaries use it for study or ...
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What Christianity offers which other religions cannot?

C.S. Lewis answered this question: During a British conference on comparative religions, experts from around the world debated what, if any, belief was unique to the Christian faith. They began ...
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Do Mormons secretly pray about you and then consider you included in their church?

The Latter Day Saints allows investigators and seekers of truth to take the sacrament and to join church activities and quorums, for nearly full transparency. You only become a member if you get ...
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Do Mormons secretly pray about you and then consider you included in their church?

From experience as one who has both been one of those two men on the street, and am currently serving as a Ward Clerk, and whose responsibility it is to keep the records of my local congregation (...
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Were only the eleven instructed to 'teach and baptise' or was there a 'Great Commission' made to the entire Church?

While it is certain that teaching, preaching, pastoring, evangelizing, etc., in an 'ordained' ongoing fashion are gifts of the Spirit within individuals particularly called from within local bodies of ...
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What Christianity offers which other religions cannot?

It is impossible to speak for every other religion without knowing what every other religion teaches. However, I can give a brief summary of what I believe is unique about Christianity. “for all have ...
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Do Mormons secretly pray about you and then consider you included in their church?

Your friend may be confusing a "secret" prayer of acceptance (whatever that may be) with the Mormon practice of what had been their secret "baptism for the dead". This practice came under scrutiny ...
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In LDS, how are 'milk' doctrines distinguished from 'meat' doctrines?

Great question. As far as I know there is not a definitive list separating the two types of teachings. But perhaps a good reference point is those who first introduce non-members to the teachings of ...
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In RC doctrine, when is pop culture, like Bernstein's Mass, appropriate to tell sacred messages?

What the Bible says For starters, the Bible says in (Psalm 100: 1,2) 1 Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. 2 Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing. RC ...
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In LDS, how are 'milk' doctrines distinguished from 'meat' doctrines?

As Matt pointed out, what is milk for some might be meat for others depending on individual spiritual development. However I would argue that a good working definition of "meat" is any doctrine that ...
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"Hell's Best Kept Secret" from a Calvinist Perspective

This sort of teaching actually doesn't conflict with Calvinism. Ray Comfort's emphasis on the law and the penalty of sin as an evangelistic tool is not new to him; it has been employed by Calvinists ...
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Do Mormons secretly pray about you and then consider you included in their church?

To answer your question: no. There is no secret adding to the church done by members of the LDS faith. The only way to become a member is to become baptized which takes a process of proving your ...
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How do Christians approach the evangelization of individuals who have had profound spiritual experiences in other religions?

Spiritual experience and interpretation As we can see in the Wikipedia article for religious experience, the same experience can be interpreted differently depending on the framework used, whether it ...
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What is the significance of "G12" in the evangelism strategy "G12 Vision"?

According to GotQuestions.org G12 stands for Government of 12. Castellanos believed that God spoke to him in a vision, laying out what He desired the Church do in response to the end times. This ...
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What Christianity offers which other religions cannot?

Christianity is the only religion, that I know of, that gives a reasonable explanation and a further revelation of the history of the Jewish people. The recorded history of the Jews in the Old ...
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What is the scientific effectiveness of "street preaching" as a method of evangelization?

In addition to Ken Graham’s excellent answer to this question, let me expand on the itinerant Protestant preachers who boldly declared the word of God in the open air, in fields and in public places, ...
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If someone with no exposure to the Bible / Christianity were to spend 1hr reading the Bible, what passage(s) would you point them to?

I have a friend who starts bible reading plans with young folk in treatment centers who have no biblical exposure and he takes them through Proverbs first. This is because he is then able to help ...
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What were the nice things Jesus Christ did in his life that he is loved by so many people around the world?

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn ...
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What were the nice things Jesus Christ did in his life that he is loved by so many people around the world?

Those who spent years with Jesus while he ministered to people wrote that: "God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and he went around doing good and healing all who were ...
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What could account for this 1990 radical change in belief about the German school of Higher Criticism (that began around 1860)?

From what I understand about the German school Tubingen of higher criticism, the "monstrous contradiction" refers to the Gospel dating of the death, burial, resurrection of Christ. The ...
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According to Reformed Theology, how does one make disciples?

Evangelism is the act of telling someone about Jesus Christ, in the hope that they will convert to Christianity - i.e. that they will become believers in Jesus Christ. A disciple is someone who is a ...
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How can I find and read Alpha News?

I've found several options. First, a few issues from the various editions are available online at issuu.com; for example: Jan–Mar 2010 July 2010 November 2010 Individual issues of the periodical ...
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Have LDS missionaries stopped preaching door-to-door?

It is true that LDS missionaries have made a slight shift away from door-to-door proselyting in certain geographical areas in the last few years; however, the practice has not been completely ...
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Do Jehovah's Witnesses have a systematized way of finding specific types of persons?

Yes, Jehovah’s Witnesses have a systematized way of proselytizing, but no, they are not looking for specific “types” of persons, i.e., based on gender, race, colour, ethnic background or culture. All ...
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5 meaningful contacts with Christians before considering the claims of the gospel

In marketing, this is referred to as the number of "touches" required to make a sale or convince someone. It is not unique to religion, nor does it guarantee success. In marketing, this is ...
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Are there any denominations that give official advice on how to win atheists for Christ who are very strong in philosophy, logic and skepticism?

I do not have this as an official denominational teaching from either the Baptist church I started out in or the Foursquare Church I currently attend but the grassroots teaching and practical ...
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Are there theological explanations for why God chose the Church to preach the gospel instead of more effective and efficient alternatives?

Your question could be expanded: why did God choose to make the world at all? The implication of asking your question is that the ultimate thing God is aiming for is efficiency. This is not the case. ...
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Are there theological explanations for why God chose the Church to preach the gospel instead of more effective and efficient alternatives?

What if the end goal is not "the preaching of the gospel to every human on the planet" as your question stated? What if the end goal is humanity transformed and that the preaching of the ...
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