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Does the English text Book of Mormon have just as much authority as, say, the Greek text of Matthew's Gospel ? The New Testament part of the Holy Bible, that is to say the collection of volumes contained in, for example, the Authorised Version, from Matthew to Revelation, is compiled from thousands of manuscripts, either partial, fragmented or (rarely) ...


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All mankind may be saved The word to emphasize (relative to the OP’s question) from the third article of faith is may. This passage does not teach universalism, but rather, that the full, salvific effects of Jesus’ atoning sacrifice are available to everyone. The Gospel of Jesus Christ then, to a Latter-day Saint, describes the atoning sacrifice of Jesus ...


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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believe in the plan of salvation, which addresses several of the OPs questions. Is this Spirit Prison called Hell a place of eternal torment, or do those who have rejected Christ Jesus get a second chance to be saved? It depends, the LDS have two definitions of hell but the spirit prison definition is not ...


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1. How is Jesus being directed in creating the heavens and the earth when God clearly says He created all alone and by Himself? Isaiah is specifically speaking to encourage Israel to stop worshipping other divine beings/idols but to worship Yahweh alone. Isaiah 44:6, 8-10,17,19: 6 Thus saith the Lord the King of Israel, and his redeemer the Lord of hosts; I ...


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First, the original text of what became known as “The Book of Mormon” was Reformed Egyptian hieroglyphics, plus Chaldaic, Assyriac and Arabic, inscribed on gold plates, Smith said, which had to be translated by him into English. Smith apparently kept them in a box about 8 inches by 8 inches, and 5 inches thick; a mass of gold that size would weigh about 250 ...


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Does the English text Book of Mormon have just as much authority as, say, the Greek text of Matthew's Gospel or the Hebrew text of Genesis? There is always some meaning lost in any translation from one language to another. Given this fact, I'd say it has the same amount of authority as English translation of Matthew (JST version). It is also the closest ...


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I'll offer an answer in two parts: A discussion of creation ex-nihilo The pre-mortal role of Jesus -- Creation ex-nihilo As noted in the OP, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints does not accept creation ex-nihilo. Members of the church hold that creation ex-nihilo is neither taught in the canonical scriptures (for Latter-day Saints that's the ...


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Yes, there are policies about this. The General Handbook issued to church members and leaders has direct language on the subject in section 20, section 35, and section 38, with 38 being the most relevant for this question. To summarize them, church property can be used for voter registration or for polling, under certain conditions. Church property cannot be ...


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