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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has a very clear stance on the topic of gender. 27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. (Gen 1:27) There are only two genders: MALE and FEMALE, every spirit child of our Father in Heaven (every human being ever born on Earth) is one of ...


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I think this is a very good question, albeit one that is difficult to answer for at least two reasons. First of all, Joseph Smith's revelations in Doctrine & Covenants outline a metaphysics in which the spiritual and the temporal are thoroughly intertwined, making it difficult to make distinctions like this from a theological perspective (see for ...


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Joseph Smith’s worldview was almost certainly influenced by his religious upbringing and the Second Great Awakening that swept through North America between 1795 and 1830. When Joseph Smith was about 10 years of age his family moved to Palmyra in the State of New York. Joseph Smith was born on 23 December 1805 in Sharon, Vermont. At that time, there ...


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B) all humankind The next paragraph in the article states The Prophet Joseph Smith explained that while in our premortal state, we were all present when God the Father explained His plan for the salvation of His children. emphasis added by me


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The short answer: revelation to Joseph Smith. The long answer: The LDS edition of the King James Version -- that is, KJV plus references -- was authored in 1979 by the direction of the Apostles: In 1979 and 1981, following a historic effort led by Elders Thomas S. Monson, Boyd K. Packer, and Bruce R. McConkie of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, The ...


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The first chapter headings come from 1979 when Elders Thomas S. Monson, Boyd K. Packer, and Bruce R. McConkie of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles helped put together the first LDS version of the King James Bible.1 2004-2013 Under the direction of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve, the Church’s Scriptures Committee began working on a new ...


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