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Do LDS believe other churches to be the church of Satan?

Yes and no. Yes The LDS believe they are the true Church of Jesus Christ, which was lost through apostasy, was brought back as it originally existed when organized by Jesus Christ 1 1 Nephi 13:1-9 ...
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What are the main differences between Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses?

There are many doctrinal and practical differences between Jehovah's Witnesses and Mormons. I think it will be difficult to arrange a complete and comprehensive list, but below are a collection of ...
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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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Are there any Christian denominations that consider LDS (Mormons) to be Christians?

The official positions of at least several major denominations do indeed hold that the theology of Latter Day Saints is not Christian: RCC the Mormons are not to be considered as belonging to an &...
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Why did Joseph Smith translate the Book of Mormon into Jacobean English, not in use in 1830?

Joseph Smith did not just translate the Book of Mormon into Jacobean English, but into a very specific type of Jacobean English, as used in the King James Version of the Bible (KJV). W. H Stevenson (...
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Do Mormons actually believe in any sort of supreme being/ultimate reality/"Absolute"?

Short answer is that the Mormon God, Heavenly Father, is as supreme as it's going to get. On your misconceptions on the Mormon belief about God: Not creating matter - you are correct in your ...
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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?

No, the Book of Mormon has never been revised into a more modern English dialect. There have been various updates to the printing of the Book of Mormon over time to correct errors in the typesetting ...
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How do Latter-day Saints rebut Don Stewart's article "Are There Still Apostles Today?"?

Stewart's argument is inconsistent with itself; it is also inconsistent with the New Testament. Logical Inconsistencies Foundations After acknowledging that the church was built on the foundation of ...
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On the topic of marriage in heaven, how does the LDS church reconcile Matthew 22:23-33?

It's important to understand who 'they' refer to. From verse 23 we know the Lord is talking directly to the Sadducees, which say that there is no resurrection. They were asking a question to bait/trap ...
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According to Mormonism, is the Black race cursed and if so what does that imply?

I will restate that the book Mormon Doctrine, written by Bruce R. McConkie, is not Mormon doctrine, nor ever has been. We [the First Presidency of the church] decided that Bruce R. McConkie’s book, ...
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Did Joseph Smith “translate the Book of Mormon”?

Yes, according to the Latter Day Saints, the Book of Mormon was originally written in 'reformed Egyptian characters' on gold plates by prophets living in the Americas from the fourth century BCE until ...
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Assuming the Book of Mormon is historically accurate, does this necessarily imply the Great Apostasy?

First, you should be aware that not all of Mormon doctrine, or even of the things that are generally considered "the stuff that makes Mormons unique among Christianity," is contained in the Book of ...
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According to Latter-day Saints, what are the strongest apologetic arguments for the divine inspiration of the Book of Mormon?

1. Authorship-Translator Joseph Smith had an elementary education and managed to produce a 500 page book in 3 months (obtained plates on 22 September 1827). Born into a poor farming family, he was ...
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Mormonism doctrine of a flesh & bones God

Good question. God is a spirit as we are spirits—each human has a spirit residing within a mortal body. Likewise, Mormons believe God is a spirit residing within a perfected, glorified, and immortal ...
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How do members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints view this prophecy Joseph Smith seemingly added about himself in Genesis 50:33?

When viewed from the belief that Joseph Smith was not a prophet and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is false, or that the Bible is perfect and unchanged from the day it was written1, ...
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Would Mormons accept communion, administered by a representative of another Christian denomination, as valid?

A better answer would come from an actual LDS war veteran, but I would imagine that a Mormon in the military may participate in an available ceremony as a symbol of friendship, unity, and support with ...
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History of the age restrictions in the Priesthood in the LDS Church

Originally there was no age requirements mentioned when Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery received the Aaronic Priesthood on May 15, 1829.1 Doctrine and Covenants also do not mention a specific age.2 It ...
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Is there an Arabic translation of the Book of Mormon?

Yes, the Book of Mormon is translated into Arabic (كتاب مورمون), as well as the Doctrine and Covenants and Pearl of Great Price. A scanned PDF of the Arabic Book of Mormon can be found here, and a ...
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Do LDS believe other churches to be the church of Satan?

No, Mormons do not really believe that. Not like that. It sounds like those missionaries may have been either a bit zealous or oversimplified and overgeneralized the vision found in 1 Nephi 13-14: ...
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When would a Mormon choose to go to the temple instead of the church?

It's not a choice between the two as the question seems to be asking. The temple is not actually a meetinghouse where ordinary worship services are held. (In fact, temples are closed on Sundays.) ...
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What problems, if any, do Mormons have with the Apostles' Creed?

Latter-day Saints reject the doctrines of the Trinity as taught by most Christian churches today. These creeds were canonized in the fourth and fifth centuries A.D. and do not reflect the thinking or ...
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LDS perspective on the New King James Version?

In 1992 the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued the following statement: Since the days of the Prophet Joseph Smith, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day ...
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Did Joseph Smith go to heaven according to Protestant Trinitarians?

Did Joseph Smith go to heaven according to Protestant Trinitarians? Charles Spurgeon was a very effective Baptist evangelical Pastor, whose preaching brought thousands to repentance and faith in the ...
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According to the Book of Mormon, D&C, Pearl of great price and/or prophets, what prohibits lust?

The LDS believe in chastity or in being sexually pure. The Law of Chasity describes the commandment to not commit adultery, or to lust. Scriptures from Doctrine and Covenants: D&C 42:22-23 - ...
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According to Latter-day Saints, what are the strongest arguments for the credibility of the 3 & 8 witnesses to the golden plates?

Witnesses: Testimony of Prophet Joseph Smith Testimony of Three Witnesses Oliver Cowdery David Whitmer Martin Harris declared an angel of God appeared to them and showed them the Book of Mormon ...
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According to the LDS, when did the “true church” cease to exist?

Official Answer No exact year is given, but the loss of priesthood keys held by the apostles resulted in the inability to carry out the saving ordinances of Christ's church. See Depperm's answer. ...
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How do Mormons interpret Isaiah 43:10?

First, it's important to take that scripture in context so going through verse 12 reads: Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, ...
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Did Mormons have a "blood oath" ceremony before April 1990?

Please understand that you are asking questions about a ceremony that is considered the most sacred of our ordinances and that does involve secrecy. Before I give you my answer, please understand ...
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Do LDS believe other churches to be the church of Satan?

Another perspective on this (that has already been answered incredibly well by the people above!) comes from Gordon B. Hinckley's interview with Mike Wallace on 60 Minutes in 1996. Gordon B. Hinckley ...
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What, specifically, if anything, is heterodox about LDS eschatology?

I apologize that this answer is missing sufficient links to scripture or church leaders. It's late and I'm out of time. However, nearly all of these subjects have been treated in detail here on ...
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