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According to LDS, does Joseph Smith contradict Jesus saying to the thief on the cross you will be with Me this day in Paradise?

There are 3 matters at hand here: Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints accept Joseph Smith as a prophet, seer, and revelator, through whom God revealed truth. Although Joseph ...
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Should Christians call to God asking him to receive their spirit when dying?

As you are looking for a prototype regarding whether Christians should (or could) say, “Father into your hands I commit my spirit” when they face imminent death, I refer you to Acts 7:55-60. And this ...
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When did Jesus launch his public ministry?

OP: Exactly when did Jesus launch his public ministry? Although Jesus Christ did not operate as a priest under the Mosaic Law, He still began His public ministry about the age of 30 at His baptism. ...
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Is there a way of working out approximately how much money Zacchaeus would have given away and given back as restitution?

Is there a way of working out approximately how much money Zacchaeus would have given away and given back as restitution? There is no way to work out even by guessing how much money Zacchaeus would ...
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Should Christians call to God asking him to receive their spirit when dying?

Alternatively, the cry may be taken as one specific to the case of Jesus, an expression of the fact that he was "laying down his life". See "... I lay down my life, that I may take it ...
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According to LDS, does Joseph Smith contradict Jesus saying to the thief on the cross you will be with Me this day in Paradise?

To expand on quote from OP about But what is paradise? It is a modern word: it does not answer at all to the original word that Jesus made use of. Find the original of the word paradise. you could ...
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How long did the drought that Elijah prayed for really last?

I would also like to add that a drought doesn't begin immediately when rain stops falling. It can take weeks or months and sometimes a year or more for people to start noticing or feeling the effect ...
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When did Jesus launch his public ministry?

Luke's gospel is helpful. Chapter 3 describes Jesus' baptism in the River Jordan then says (in verse 23): Now Jesus himself was about thirty years old when he began his ministry. There follows (in ...
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Why is Jesus's priesthood shown as spreader and keeper of the Sacred Fire?

I tried to find the essay you mentioned, but all I could find is this Gospel Reflections on Luke 12:49-53. If that is not the reference, feel free to roll my edit back and provide the right link, and ...
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What is the allegorical sense of "deep" in Lk. 5:4 "Launch out into the deep."?

Cyril of Alexandria gives this interpretation: They replied, that they had been labouring the whole night, and had caught nothing: in the name, however, of Christ, they let down the net, and ...
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Early Church Fathers' Commentary on Luke 10:16

Justin Martyr, in his First Apology, uses Luke 10:16 as an occasion to criticize the Jews for rejecting Jesus: Jesus the Christ, because the Jews knew not what the Father was, and what the Son, in ...
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Should Christians call to God asking him to receive their spirit when dying?

"Into thy hands I commit my spirit" is a fine final prayer. On the other hand, one has to wonder of one is truly prepared to do that. What if we still have some unresolved spiritual business?...
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Should Christians call to God asking him to receive their spirit when dying?

I don't see why not? You do not have to designate a specific person of the Trinity, you can just call upon God. I posted a similar question 11 days ago asking Unitarians why Stephen at Acts 7:59-60 ...
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Should Christians call to God asking him to receive their spirit when dying?

Should Christians call to God asking him to receive their spirit when dying? Do not know if ”should” be the first word in your question, but rather ”can” might be more appropriate. Many Christians ...
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How Many Disciples in Luke 10---70 or 72?

The meaning of the "gloss" is simple. Of the early manuscripts in the original language we have of this passage, some say "seventy" and some say "seventy-two". Different ...
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Is there a way of working out approximately how much money Zacchaeus would have given away and given back as restitution?

We can deduce from the fact that he was giving away half his income and paying fourfold restitution if he had cheated anybody, that he believed that his gains from cheating amounted to less than one ...
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How are the Gospel accounts of the ritual of marriage of St. Joseph and Blessed Virgin Mary reconciled?

How are the Gospel accounts of the ritual of marriage of St. Joseph and Blessed Virgin Mary reconciled? We have very little information on the subject of the marriage of St. Joseph and the Blessed ...
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How are the Gospel accounts of the ritual of marriage of St. Joseph and Blessed Virgin Mary reconciled?

I think that this long question boils down to: "Why does Luke refer to Mary as a fiancée and Matthew as a wife?". The word that both Luke and Matthew use is G1135 - gynē, which has two ...
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Did Blessed Virgin Mary hide her pregnancy from public eye?

Did Blessed Virgin Mary hide her pregnancy from public eye? Normally, most woman will not show that they are pregnant for the first few months. I know of a mother that almost never showed the entire ...
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Did Blessed Virgin Mary hide her pregnancy from public eye?

It is common for women during their first pregnancy to not "show" (i.e. be noticed as pregnant) for the first three or four months. There is no need to "hide" it--it simply would ...
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Why could not Mary Magdalene touch the resurrected body of Jesus?

John shows his special concern of the purity law in observing the corpse impurity for Jesus. The period of postmortem impurity is observed just like the birth impurity, in two stages, first severe for ...
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How long did the drought that Elijah prayed for really last?

The answers of Nathaniel and Irene are both excellent. But it's worth adding there is a symbolic meaning for the period three and a half years in Scripture (Books of Daniel and Revelation especially):...
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