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It's not in the New Testament, but I would be more surprised if it was found in the New Testament. The compilers of the New Testament were obviously not concerned with revealing the deepest mysteries of God (see comment for clarification), but rather, were focused on documenting the life and ministry of Jesus Christ and His Apostles. Most of the New ...


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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 - lust causes you to lose the Spirit and deny the faith D&C 59:6 - don't commit adultery or anything like unto it D&C 63:16 - lust, or adultery in the heart, ...


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If you have a quad, [a four-in-one book containing all four Standard Works that Mormons recognize as canonical scripture, for those unfamiliar with the term,] this account can be found in the Book of Mormon, in 3 Nephi, beginning at chapter 11. It contains an account of Jesus's ministry among the Nephites, (the inhabitants of the land who the Book of Mormon ...


5

This question is difficult to answer because eternal progression is hard to define. Consider this quote from the Encyclopedia of Mormonism: The principle of eternal progression cannot be precisely defined or comprehended, yet it is fundamental to the LDS worldview. The phrase "eternal progression" first occurs in the discourses of Brigham Young. ...


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I was going to make this a comment, but it's much too long. I couldn't find official statistics, but I think this is enough to offer as an answer: Based upon what is currently available, the Pearl of Great Price and Doctrine and Covenants can be purchased separately in the following 11 languages: Afrikaans Arabic Armenian West Catalan Croatian English ...


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The books of Enoch, even The Secrets of Enoch which you quote here, are not as isolated and rarely consumed as the question suggests. In Scripture and Scholarship in Early Modern England, “Og King of Bashan, Enoch and the Books of Enoch: Extra-Canonical Texts and Interpretations of Genesis 6:1-4,” Ariel Hessayon writes: Far from being neglected, Enoch and ...


3

Introduction: Joseph Fielding Smith, 10th president of the LDS Church, taught, "You cannot accept the books written by the authorities of the Church as standards in doctrine, only in so far as they accord with the revealed word in the standard works." The standard works are the Holy Bible, the Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, and the Pearl ...


3

The non-LDS answer as to why Kolob isn't mentioned in the New Testament is that they believe it is a fictional idea created by Joseph Smith. Non-LDS churches believe Joseph Smith was a fraud and reject the inspiration and authority of all of the Mormon scriptures, including the Book of Abraham, the book where Kolob is mentioned. Joseph Smith claims he ...


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I could not track down an exact answer for the number of languages that the Pearl of Great Price and the Doctrines and Covenants is currently translated in. In a General Conference talk in 1972, one speaker reported: "The translation and distribution in our day are directed by John E. Carr. He and his able assistants have charge of warehousing and ...


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Something to remember when studying the LDS religion is to understand that Joseph Smith was taught and understood many teachings that he did not teach to the masses. Because of this i cannot answer when exactly Joseph Smith understood eternal progression, however, the King Follett Sermon https://www.lds.org/ensign/1971/04/the-king-follett-sermon?lang=eng ...


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A better question would be: Why is it there in the Book of Abraham? Because really, it's not like it is very important for us to know about some star named Kolob "closest to the throne of God", whatever that exactly means. In my opinion it is not even clear what "closest" really means here. If you read the chapter, you see that Abraham is shown the stars, ...


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Sort of. This is akin to asking "Does the Old Testament have any mention of Jesus?" It does, but not by that name. Similarly, the Bible implies Kolob's existence: Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool Acts 7:49 (see also Matthew 5:34) God's throne in the heavens.* Of the stars in the heavens, one of them is the closest. The NT doesn't ...


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According to Doctrine and Covenants Section 91 1 Verily, thus saith the Lord unto you concerning the Apocrypha—There are many things contained therein that are true, and it is mostly translated correctly; 2 There are many things contained therein that are not true, which are interpolations by the hands of men. 3 Verily, I say unto you, that it is not ...


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Using only the Latter Day Saints own Book of Mormon, I would suggest contradictions here. 2 Nephi 25:23 - "For we labor diligently to write, to persuade our children, and also our brethren, to believe in Christ, and to be reconciled to God; for we know that it is by grace that we are saved, after all we can do." Cf. Romans 11:5-6 - "...there ...


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The people in the Book of Mormon had a prophecy among them that when Jesus is crucified there will be a great destruction in the land followed by three days of darkness. When it happened and during the time of darkness the people heard Jesus' voice which spoke to them. This is recorded in 3 Nephi 9 and 10 (https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/3-ne/9?lang=eng)....


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