Ryan
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Why did Jesus say "you will be put to death" and yet "not a hair of your head will perish"?
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Jesus is talking here about the resurrection of the dead. Because of what Christ did all will live again. So yes you could die for the gospel but you would gain eternal life in Christ. Just adding ...

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What does the LDS Church teach about Jesus being married, having children, and His position on polygamy?
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Both @MaskedPlant and @Matt spelled out how the Journal of Discourses is viewed. I will add this; the only thing I have ever heard was during the whole "The Da Vinci Code" hoopla. And that was that ...

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What roles do faith and works play in the LDS/Mormon understanding of salvation?
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Super short summery: No it is not like sola fide. Now really long answer: Are LDS saved by faith? Yes absolutely. The thing to understand here is that death and the Resurrection are viewed ...

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Has any church organization refused lottery winnings as donation?
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has an official policy of not accepting any tithing from winnings having to do with gambling, this includes the lottery. Their position on gambling can ...

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What does Paul mean by "witchcraft" in Galatians 5:20?
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It wouldn't have you believe in witchcraft it would just have you avoid it. Whether you believe in it or not is entirely separate from it existing, see this wiki about Ouija boards. So you don't ...

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To what are the scriptures referring when they speak of the books of the "chronicles of the kings"?
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The following books are referenced in the King James Version of the bible but are not found in that text.(source) book of the Wars of the Lord (Num. 21:14); book of Jasher (Josh. 10:13; 2 Sam. 1:...

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Does the LDS Church teach that murder is unforgivable?
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Short answer: Yes, sorta. Long answer: Murder is a very serious sin, and while it can't be forgiven it can be pardoned. Also it will stop you from doing or holding certain church offices. See ...

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What does giving up free will and giving it to Jesus mean?
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I hope that I can help here. A couple months ago I got engaged. I prayed a lot about the decision and felt like it was a good move in my life. One that would be hard but would be worth it. Well, 2 ...

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How do I have self confidence, self esteem and work hard if I am a true Christian?
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This is a very good question and I want to address it from several different approaches. First have to go a little deeper into the reason you believe that you are here on this earth. The bible ...

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How does Jesus fulfill the offices of Prophet, Priest and King?
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Prophet: In the old testament a prophet was typically one that communed with God to get revelation for the Israelites and was head of the 'church.' I.E. Moses Exodus 33:11 And the Lord spake unto ...

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Why do Mormons/LDS refer to God as "Heavenly Father" rather than "Our Heavenly Father"?
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As @Matt said it's not that significant because they can be used interchangeably (and are both used, I use our in prayer all the time when with other people). I wanted to address your comment to Matt'...

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Should we pray for someone's salvation?
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I find that I pray for others salvation a lot but its not a "please Lord save this sinner" type thing as it is an active prayer. I pray that their heart may be softened so that the gospel can take ...

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How do opponents respond to the Grace Gambit?
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This is a Latter-Day Saint perspective. From the Book of Mormon 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 ...

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Are the early followers of Christ considered Christians or Jews in today's context? If not, when was the religion created?
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The word Christian implies a follower of Christ. In fact: '"Christian" derives from the Koine Greek word Christ, a translation of the Biblical Hebrew term Messiah.'(source) and 'The Greek word ...

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How should a Christian put a decision in God's hands if there is no logical answer?
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I seem to be answering a lot of your questions. Anyways I hope that I can help again. Part of our being here is to be tested, which means that sometimes we will be faced with decisions like this. ...

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What is the "new doctrine" that Leo Tolstoy mentions in *Anna Karenina*?
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He most likely was referring to the movement of Slavophilism. Tolstoy was excommunicated from the Orthodox church because of his rejection of the Hegelian and Slavophilia influences that were ...

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Why did the Lord create Goliath?
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The whole of the Bible is a story of men who are given the commandments of God and then disobey them to their own detriment. Remember Adam and Eve were the first humans and were taught by God the ...

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What if we were not tempted by the devil but rather, we failed God's test?
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In the great Intercessory Prayer Christ prays that God will keep those disciples given to him and any that believe on their word un-spotted from the world then in verse 23 he says something crucial to ...

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What narrative purpose does the Flood story fulfill?
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As Flimzy said your question seems argumentative so I will answer as concisely as possible. First thing of note, stories and information did not travel back then as they do in this day and age. So ...

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Jesus predicts that some will not die until he comes in his kingdom, but did this occur?
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When talking with Peter at the last supper Peter asks a question about John (John:21 v20-22). The Lord responds by saying "What is it to you [peter] if I will that he tarry till I come,...?" (I ...

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What is the LDS meaning of the New Jerusalem?
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Short answer: The city of Enoch, which was taken up into heaven, will descend and become the center of New Jerusalem. The reason for it being in Independence MO, is that the area is referred to as ...

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In what manner does the LDS believe we may become like God?
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The issue here is that your trying to find something that's not there. The doctrine is simple and plainly stated by the prophet just as you quoted: As man is, God once was; as God is, man may ...

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What does it mean to "worship in truth"?
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So to worship in spirit means to do so with full purpose of heart. (KJV) Matt 15:8-9 This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far ...

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Does yearning to know more about God for a stronger relationship leave us hanging in confusion?
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This is one of my favorite scriptures to turn to with questions like this. James 1:5 if any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it ...

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Why does the LDS church (Mormon) put so much more emphasis on the family than most other denominations do?
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I know that this was answered several months ago but I would like to contribute my view on this since I am actually of the LDS Faith have left the LDS church at one point and returned after a lengthy ...

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Did the modern LDS idea of fast offerings have extra-Mormon roots?
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As far as I am aware of, no there are no other modern roots to this practice. The practice of fasting and then giving offerings to the Lord is very old. Judges 20:26 Then all the children of ...

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What would happen to somebody voting in opposition to a proposition at LDS General Conference?
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I just wanted to chime in here though the question has been answered fairly well. For awhile there was a group of LDS that were opposed to one prophet in particular. Every conference they would hold ...

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How do LDS know that Brigham Young and his successors are true prophets?
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There is a rather important scripture from the Old Testament that @DavidStratton missed. Amos 3:7 (KJV): Surly the Lord God will do nothing but He revealeth His secret unto His servants the ...

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Why did God make the "Forbidden Fruit" available in Eden?
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Short answer to your entire question - we don't know the will or the ways of thinking of God. So we can't give you a clear explanation as to why He did what He did. Only speculation, and consequences ...

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How do we apply Matthew 12:25
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In context, the Pharisees are talking about Christ casting out a devil, not a healing. Matt 12:22,24 Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind and dumb: and he healed him, ...

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