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What constitutes a "serious" crime for the purpose of LDS baptism preparation?
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The Holy Ghost will give direction It's hard to prove a negative, but the reference books for missionaries are preach my gospel and the missionary handbook, neither of which seem to define the term. ...

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Are there any Christian denominations that believe in sex and marriage in the afterlife?
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The LDS Church teaches that while not all marriages are eternal (see Luke 20:34-35), but that a marriage which is sealed is, and will continue in heaven. Additionally parents that are sealed to their ...

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What is the difference, if any, between elders and priests in the LDS church?
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Elder is an official position different from that of a priest. It should be noted that every most elders are also a priest (they are still a priest after becoming an elder). A priest is usually ...

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In Mormonism, do persons ordained as Teachers in the Aaronic Priesthood have actual teaching duties?
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EDIT: As of this annoucement, some parts of this answer are out of date. I'll keep it as it is now though for historical purposes. Yes Teachers usually do not teach on Sunday (unless assigned to ...

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What are the main differences between the Catholic Popes and the Mormon Prophets?
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Note: My knowledge on Catholic beliefs is spotty. If anyone Catholic wants to go ahead and fill in the gaps, go ahead. I do not intend to offend any Catholics with it. When you prophets, I will ...

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Is there anything close to a consensus on how to assess the credibility of eyewitness accounts as supportive evidence for supernatural beliefs?
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In general, we come to know truths through God. 7 ¶ Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: 8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that ...

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How does mainstream Christianity's perception of Heaven differ from the Mormon perception of the Terrestrial Kingdom?
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The question is a little vague, since "Heaven according to mainstream Christianity" is vague, but there are some differences we can infer. The Terrestrial Kingdom will not only be Christians. The ...

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How were missionaries able to convert native populations?
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The power of the Holy Ghost In "Preach My Gospel: A Guide to Missionary Service" (the manual used by LDS missionaries) it states (in Chapter 4) The power of the Holy Ghost. The witness that comes ...

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What is the justification for relying on faith healing and conventional medicine?
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In Like a Broken Vessel, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland is speaking to members of the LDS Church about mental illness, but I think his reasoning is more generally applicable. If you had appendicitis, God ...

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Do any denominations rank the apostles?
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints does not "rank" apostles, but believes that Peter, James, and John were given more authority than the other apostles. In particular, Peter, James and ...

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Why are Mormon Temples Ceremonies kept secret from non-Mormons?
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In addition to Mason Wheeler's excellent answer, this is also a good biblical basis for the practice. For example in Matthew 13:10-11 we read 10 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why ...

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According to Mormons, what is the benefit received from paying tithes and following the temple ceremonies?
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In this comment, the OP said he was also wondering about the blessing of tithing and temple ceremonies in general. That would make this question border on asking three separate questions, but I'll ...

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Reason for the references to Christ hundreds of years before first century, in Book of Mormon
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We learn in Matt 5:48 and 3 Nephi 12:48 that Jesus Christ was perfect (also see https://www.lds.org/scriptures/tg/god-perfection-of). Followers of God would have know this (and likely experienced it, ...

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Can time dilation be used to reconcile Young Earth Creationism and scientific evidence, regarding the age of the Earth?
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tl;dr If you use a specific reference frame, the age of the earth could be 5 thousand years old, due to time dilation, and the earth would be roughly flat in the same reference frame due to length ...

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On the topic of marriage in heaven, how does the LDS church reconcile Matthew 22:23-33?
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Matthew 22:23 reads 30 For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven. So, the question is, who is they? We read in Luke 20 34 ...

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