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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 Protestants believe Jesus and Satan are brothers?

Good question with a simple answer: No. Categorically no. All mainline Protestants (and actually most branches of Christianity including Catholic and Orthodox) believe that they are radically ...
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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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What important Mormon doctrines are taught in the book of Mormon that we couldn't find in the Bible already?

First, I am slightly surprised that you've never seen Mormons use the Book of Mormon to teach/establish doctrine. (Talk to the missionaries; I bet they'll use the Book of Mormon quite extensively.) ...
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Why does the LDS Church put an emphasis on prepping?

There are a number of reasons you could name. Historically, you could point to the experience of the Latter-day Saints in the 1800s which was one mass exodus after another. Emergency prepardness was ...
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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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In Mormonism, how is the doctrine of Adam & Eve inability to have children prior to the Fall explained?

Mormons believe both passages, That Adam and Eve were commanded to multiply (Genesis 1:28). Unless these partook of the fruit of the tree of knowledge Adam and Eve could not have children (2 Nephi 2:...
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Do Mormons practice "soaking," and is it an officially sanctioned activity?

College Students Looking for Loopholes... I would not be surprised if this was practiced by some students at BYU. But if it has happened, then it is a misbehaviour amongst select groups of naive ...
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Why do Mormons use Trinitarian language in baptism when they explicitly reject Trinitarianism?

It is not the trinitarian language, it is the language with which Christ commanded his disciples to go and baptize: Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the ...
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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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In Jerusalem around 600BC, who was Laban?

Dr. Hugh Nibley, an LDS scholar who did extensive research on the Book of Mormon, discussed this issue in chapter 4 of his book "Lehi In The Desert", describing how Laban fits a quite well-defined ...
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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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Why does the LDS church believe that alcohol was forbidden, despite being common in the Bible?

Latter-Day Saints agree and understand that the use of alcohol was permitted, and in some specific instances even formally encouraged in worship rituals, in ancient Judaism and Christianity. The ...
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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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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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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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How do Mormons 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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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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LDS Church and Genealogy Research (What is the connection?)

It's not an ignorant question. You've touched on something that has great value to Latter-day Saints. Not only has the LDS Church partnered with Ancestry.com and others to make their genealogical ...
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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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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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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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Why do the later versions of the Book of Mormon contain added phrases that seem to change the nature of Christ?

Why did Joseph Smith change those verses? For clarity. The December 1983 edition of the LDS-published Ensign magazine included the article Understanding Textual Changes in the Book of Mormon. The ...
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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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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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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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