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Questions about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, commonly known as Mormonism.
The short answer is that the Mormons kept moving in an attempt to find somewhere they could live in peace. Despite various reasons raised by non-Mormons for their moves, the Saints declared that the PRIMARY reason for the need to uproot and move were mounting persecutions of various kinds, including…
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The Mormon religion is all about saving souls, beginning with one's own. It is about trying to become like Jesus. It is about learning the way to achieving true happiness and joy in life, and gaining eternal life in the world to come. In relation to the centrality of this theme, God has said, "This …
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They did their best to convert and ally with the Native Americans. These were fairly successful as the Church teaches that the Book of Mormon itself is actually a history of the former inhabitants of the Ancient Americas - that is, that the history is of the forerunners of the various Indian tribes …
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Mormons believe in a modern-day prophet to provide revelations about God's will and they say they believe in the Bible and what it has to say (as far as it is translated correctly). They believe faith is based on good works and they strive to be perfect in all that they do. They believe that the KJV…
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The term "Mormon" is an informal nickname for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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Some opinions "A cult is a religion that is said to be unorthodox or that emphasizes devotion according to prescribed ritual. Many cults follow a living human leader, and often their adherents live in groups apart from the rest of society. The standard for what is orthodox should be God's Word". so…
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The image people get in their minds when they hear the word "cult" is of a secretive evil group. The definition of the word "cult" is a group that worships a person or being. So by this definition, all religions are cults. The Mormon religion worships God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. Much o…
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Answer The best way to find out is to ask a member, one of our missionaries, or go mormon.org. I can give you a few answers here. 1. We are Christians believing and worshiping in God the Eternal Father, and His son Jesus Christ. 2. We believe or use as scripture The King James version of the Bib…
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The short answer is that the Mormons kept moving in an attempt to find somewhere they could live in peace. From the very moment that Joseph revealed he had seen God, persecution against the Saints was almost incessant and became, at times, unbearable. This forms the prime reason for every major move…
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Started in Nauvoo Illinois. Ended in the Salt Lake Valley. The previous answer leaves far too much of the story omitted. Joseph Smith Jr. (1805-1844) organized the Church of Christ on April 6, 1830 in Fayette, New York (located in the Finger Lakes Region). After persecution persisted and Smith dic…
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Cults A cult, by definition, is any social group whose practices are considered by the surrounding population to be outside the mainstream. A common feature of cults is their tendency towards exploitation and control over their members. Some cults exert so much control that they can convince thei…
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Differences: "Mormons" refers almost exclusively to members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (break-offs and independents generally do not use that title); while "Baptists" is more general and can refer to members of several different denominational groups (Southern Baptist, Amer…
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To become a Mormon, all you need to do is hear the Church's 'basic discussions'. These are normally taught by missionaries of the Church. If you like what you hear and believe you are gaining a 'testimony' of the message taught, you may ask to be baptized a member of the Church. Baptism is based o…
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Talk to your boyfriend. Or go to the church and talk to the missionaries. You can go to Mormon.org and get more info. However joining because of your boyfriend should not be your reason. Check it out and then decide. yeah, the best way to do that is to talk to the missionaries. and i totally agree…
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You can ask your boyfriend. The first step is to go to church with your boyfriends family a few times. Ask him if you can go with him. Then if you want to learn more, tell your boyfriend you want the missionaries to your house and give you the discussions, this is how you can learn about the church.
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The Mormons traveled west in wagons, with handcarts and later by train.
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No. The LDS Church (commonly called the "Mormon} Church) believes, as per its 12th Article of Faith, in honouring and sustaining the Law. The Church outlawed the practise of polygamy amongst its adherents more than 120 years ago, in 1890. Any person found practising it today is excommunicated from t…
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AnswerDon't tell him before he leaves. The problem with LDS missionaries is that they are working for their church and not suppose to think about women. Telling him might keep him from focusing on the last part of his mission which would be unfair to him, your church, and the people he might be teac…
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a short answer in 1847 Answer the Mormon Church was formally established by Joseph Smith, Jr., on April 6, 1830, in upper New York State, there were but six members. Answer When Joseph Smith Jr., was killed by a mob, leaderless, the Mormons split into two groups. JS' wife Emma chose to…
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Mormons went to Utah to practice their religon in peace
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The Mormons went to Utah to escape persecution and death at the hands of the mobs that had driven them out of other states. In the early days of the Church there was a lot of prejudice against its members, and as result of the prejudice the early church members were chased out of one place after a…
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Mormonism The Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" church) was organized in 1830 by Joseph Smith. The Mormons later moved to the Midwest, where they often made their neighbors uncomfortable. Their dogma and rhetoric threatened many of their neighbors, and the Mor…
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The beginnings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" church) lie in a simple prayer given by a 14 year old boy, Joseph Smith. Joseph Smith lived in upstate New York at a time when different Christian religions were very active in trying to increase membersh…
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One of the early hardships faced by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "the Mormons", started with the persecution that forced them to move several times. At the height of this, many members were murdered, tarred and feathered, raped, property stolen, properties and holy buildings burn…
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Mormons (members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) have left legacies in many places. Some things they are remembered for include The migration to the Salt Lake valley. The founding of Salt Lake City, and Temple Square in Salt Lake City About 130 temples worldwide. "Mormon" H…
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No, in fact, the "LDS" church is a relatively conservative organization and was very anti-communist when communism was an issue. Some confuse a religious practice of early mormonism with "communism". Early mormonism had a group that was assigned to practice what they called the "united order". Tha…
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Answer As a truck driver, I have passed St. George, Ut., the last city on Interstate 15 before crossing to Arizona, and Nevada towards Las Vegas. Since about 70%(?) of UTAHans are Mormons, we may presume that the majority of St. George Residents are Mormons. But there are several Churches of dif…
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NO they cannot 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 "Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience as also saith the law. And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to sp…
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Masonic Symbols Joseph Smith, being a Freemason, adopted the Star and other Masonic Symbols to adorn LDS Temples.ALTERNATE VIEW: While it is true Joseph Smith was a Freemason (of the York rite), it is unclear how much such an association would have influenced the design of the Nauvoo Temple in the e…
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Sometimes they are, it depends on the guy. About a week or so after coming home, they should be back to normal. If they aren't, I'd start to suspect that something is wrong.
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The LDS (Mormon) scripture called "The Word of Wisdom" was prescribed in the mid 1800's as a code of dietary health. The code includes abstaining from strong drink (alcohol), hot drink (coffee and tea), and tobacco. It also recommends eating meat "only in times of winter or famine", eating plenty of…
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Answer: only when we go into the temple In Exodus 40:13 it says: 13 And thou shalt put upon Aaron the holy garments, and anoint him, and sanctify him; that he may minister unto me in the priest's office. Mormons put on these "special underwears", aka: the holy garments, as an outward sign of a commi…
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From the LDS.org newsroom statistics and history: "Missionary work for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints began in Switzerland on November 24, 1850. A Church publication, the Millennial Star, reported that 20 converts were baptized in 1851, cut many Church members emigrated to America…
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The category for Mormonism (in the Religion and Spirituality section) is available at this link: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/FAQ/3240
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ANSWER Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believe that Jesus Christ is the head of the LDS church. They believe that within less than a hundred years after Christ's crucifixion and the murder or death of His original 12 Apostles, that the original teachings of Christ and His …
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Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" Church) believe that God the Father and Jesus Christ are the leaders of the Church. The man who organized the Church is Joseph Smith, Jr. Church members revere him and later Church presidents as prophets who …
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In chronological order, the presidents of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have been: Joseph SmithBrigham YoungJohn TaylorWilford WoodruffLorenzo SnowJoseph F. SmithHeber J. GrantGeorge Albert SmithDavid O MckayJoseph Fielding SmithHerald B. LeeSpencer W. KimbelEzra Taft BenzenHoward…
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All of them - It is exactly as any other person - no distinction whatsoever. As long as he holds the priesthood (like any other male), he can be a bishop, regardless of race. The Church keeps many statistics on language and geography, but it does not keep any statistics on race, so its not possible…
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Polygamy was practiced in Mormonism many years ago, but is not currently practiced by Mormons today. It is highly unlikely that the kid's family practices polygamy. _______While there is a possibility that "this guy"'s family practices polygamy, it is very unlikely. It is true that polygamy, the pra…
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No. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" Church) did not support slavery. Freed slaves were welcomed in early Mormon communities and many we baptized into the church. In fact, their opposition to slavery is one reason why Mormons were run out of Missouri, whi…
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Mike Reid, Johnny Miller: both golfers; George Romney, Gov of Michigan; Mitt Romney, Gov of Massachusetts; Gladys Knight, musician; many CEO's of Fortune 500 companies including Dell and Kodak. Black and Decker - Mormon boys. Donnie and Marie Osmond John Heder, "Napoleon Dynamite"; Brandon Flowers,…
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Jesus taught that ALL people must be baptized to enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. Among the various scriptures which teach this principle is the one where Jesus spoke to a rich man: "Unless a man be born of water and of the spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of God". But, of course, not all …
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About $10,000.00 for 2 in a half years
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Howard W. Hunter was baptized in a swimming pool, in Boise, Idaho.
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If the church is only a setting for the wedding, almost anyone may be married in a church, generally speaking. Regarding the person who officiates, I don't know the rules in the Church of Christ, but an Adventist pastor would not be willing to perform a marriage between an Adventist and someone…
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That is for you to decide. Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" Church ), including myself, do believe that it is. For help in deciding, visit http://www.mormon.org. Here you can learn the basic doctrines of the Church, learn how you know if th…
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Mormonism and drinks Alcohol, tea, and coffee (strong drinks). Some choose not to drink caffeine, but it is not specifically outlined that you may not. Some choose to drink caffeinated soda. It varies with personal choices. There is a Word of Wisdom that members try to follow. One reason for it i…
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Answer:The original Indians of this country, the original natives of north, central and south America are a remaining of the great Lamanite nationLamanites were the descendants of Laman.Nephites were the descendants of Nephi.Laman and Nephi were brothers, children of Lehi, who lived in Jerusalem 600…
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At that time, I believe, most of the members who joined the church were from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. That is where they began their focus on missionary work aside from the US itself. There were a few African-American members as well.
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For one, polygamy was taken out of church doctrine a very long time ago. We must take into account that it was not 'discussed'. It was required of the Lord at that time because of the few men due to winter, mobs, etc. It was so women could have a place to live and food to eat.   polygamous un…
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The angel on top of Mormon temples is a representation of the angel Moroni. Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) believe that the angel Moroni appeared to Joseph Smith in the 1820s and showed him where the gold plates were buried. Moroni buried them there about AD 40…
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Both Mormons and Jews believe in the passover (when God sent a plague to Egypt which passed over the Hebrews, who were currently slaves there, if they would put a sheep's blood on their doors), though only Jews celebrate it. Mormons and Jews both worship only one god. They also both believe in the O…
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon Church") does not have a pope, the Catholic Church does. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is lead by a 'president' or 'prophet'. Church members believe that he receives direct revelation from God in how to d…
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Answer None. The Pope is part of the Catholic church. The Mormons (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) have a prophet. Currently Thomas S. Monson. However, as far as I know, the Mormons and the Catholics do have common origins, as it were. The Catholics believe that Peter was the fi…
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According to the Book of Mormon, Mormon and Moroni were the last two prophets and historians on the American continent before the Great Apostasy. The Book of Mormon is called such because Mormon abridged the writings of the prophets before him that were on the American continent. Mormon and Moroni…
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The Mormon Church, or Church of the Latter Day Saints, was founded by Joseph Smith, Jr. Raised a Christian in Vermont and New York, Joseph Smith was the founding prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, also known as the Mormon church. According to Smith's own account, he had a v…
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I would like to add another point to this answer. Most people believe the name given to the early members of Christ's church was "Christian." If you do a word search of the King James translation of the New Testament, you will find the word Christian used three times, such as when Agrippa said, "Alm…
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Our scriptures say nothing about the topic. However, a book called "For the Strength of the Youth" Tells us to avoid such things till we are older (after 16). Many of our prophets advise us that it would do good for us to follow this instruction. So for a short answer, Yes. Oh brother. Of course the…
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That is for you to decide. Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" Church), including myself, do believe that it is. To learn more about the Church and make the decision for yourself, visit http://www.mormon.org. Here you can learn about the basic…
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Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have not practiced polygamy since 1890. God has commanded humans to practice polygamy in many different instances throughout history. Readers of the Bible will remember that Abraham and Jacob Israel were affiliated with this practice. Even …
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Definition of PolygamyThe condition or practice of having more than one spouse at one time. Also called plural marriage.Zoology. A mating pattern in which a single individual mates with more than one individual of the opposite sex.In the English language, polygamy is the practice of having more than…
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D & C 89 5 That inasmuch as any man drinketh wine or strong drink among you, behold it is not good, neither meet in the sight of your Father, only in assembling yourselves together to offer up your sacraments before him. 6 And, behold, this should be wine, yea, pure wine of the grape of the vin…
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Please put your question in a complete sentence. What do you want to know about Mormon US consulates? I would think the person may be asking: 'Are there any Mormon US Consulates? If so, who?"
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Answer if you are refering to the different types of churches then you should read 1corinthians 3 & 4 answer The following religious elements and ideas, nearly all of which Christians believe to have been divinely revealed. Give or take depending on which denomination. Son of God …
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Not exactly, in June of 1840, President Snow declared, "As man is, God once was; as God is, man may become." Many have interpreted this couplet to mean that God used be exactly like man and that men will one day be exactly like God. This is inconsistent with other Church teachings. The couplet simpl…
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"Mormons" is a name for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Yes. From Wikipedia: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, widely known as the LDS Church or the Mormon Church, is the largest and most well-known denomination originating from the Latter Day Saint mov…
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He believed in one god
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The Catholic Church believes that surrogacy is immoral.
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In the context that a parish serves a particular congregation or group of local members, the nearest equivalent in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ("Mormon church") is called "a unit". The larger of these units is usually called "a ward". If its membership size, however, is small, …
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About 400,000. 6% of the worlds population
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Yes, former San Fransisco 49rs player Steve Young is a practicing member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (commonly called "Mormons"). Click the "Related Link" below to see a video of him discussing several common myths about the beliefs and practices of the Church.
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Basketball - Danny Ainge, Shawn Bradley, Thurl Bailey (converted) Mark Madsen, Tom Chambers Football- Steve Young, John Beck, Ty Detmer, Bart Oates, Reno Mahe, Luke Staley, Andy Reid Baseball- Dale Murphy Olympics- Rulon Gardner Golf- Johnny Miller There are tons of Mormon Athletes, go to www.…
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There are two answers to this question: 1.) Jesus Christ setup and established a church. He gave his gospel to Adam, the first man, and it has been passed down among his righteous people. After Christ died and was resurrected, the people eventually rejected all his apostles. The true and pure gospe…
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The US Supreme Court didn't make polygamy illegal; Congress passed statutes outlawing the practice of plural marriage, and the Supreme Court upheld the laws as Constitutional. Mormons, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, practiced polygamy (having more than one spouse) in th…
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Kolob is a star mentioned in the Book of Abraham as being nearest to the throne of Jesus. However, at that time, there wasn't any real distinction between planets and stars,No other reference is made.If it is a star or planet, then which one is anyone's guess.
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None of the Founding Fathers were members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Mormon church was not founded until 1830. However, the Mormon church believes in baptism for the dead. By proxy, they are baptized in the temple for specific people who have passed on and not had a ch…
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All churches are the 'churches of Christ' as long as they believe in Jesus Christ, Holy God, Holy Spirit and Christianity. The Catholic Church is the Church of Christ here on earth. The Churches of Christ is also a denomination. Their churches are identified by the name Church of Christ... For exa…
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"Mormon" is a nickname given to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They are called Mormons because of their beliefs in the Book of Mormon, which is named after one of the prophets in the Book of Mormon. They use both the Book of Mormon and the Bible as scripture. Mormons b…
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A lot of people :D But some you might know are Mitt Romney, Donny and Marie Osmond, Gladys Knight, Steve Young, and Thurl Bailey ... You can see some famous members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) as well as profiles of regular members at the "related links"…
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how much do licensed customs brokers make annually? how much do licensed customs brokers make annually?
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6 Six: Michael S. Lee and Orrin Hatch of Utah, Harry Reid and Dean Heller (set to replace John Ensign) of Nevada, Mike Crapo of Idaho, and Tom Udall of New Mexico.
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1.According to the Mormon faith a couple with their children and deceased ancestors can be sealed for time and all eternity in the kingdom of their God providing they remain worthy and keep all of the covenants that they have made. This is why they are seeking out their kindred dead as far back as t…
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The Book of Abraham states that Kolob is nearest to the throne of God, and that it's time is the same as the Lord's time (one day there is a thousand years here on earth). God also tells Abraham that it is the greatest of the Kokaubeam that he has seen. That is all we really know.
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The Catholic Church views Mormons as pagans, since Mormon theology teaches that the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are three separate entities, albeit, they are all progressing to the same ultimate stage. This fundamental difference in their theology, having three gods, is paganism. The claims …
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Govener Baugh. He issued an extermiation order that was never ratified until the 1960's. Until then it was legal to kill a Mormon in Illinois
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A Catholic Answer (Catholics in union with the Pope) Catholic parents can and should continue to love and cherish their daughter, even if their daughter leaves the Catholic faith and marries outside the Church. However, to love someone does not always necessarily mean the same thing as "to do every…
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Answer He is a Latter-Day Saint, though there may be some question over his current activity levels.
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Many didn't. Disease was rife, and many died from the cold.Those who survived, were the lucky ones.
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The short answer:Contact the local Mormon missionaries or the local Mormon congregation. They will lead you through the process of conversion. (the "Related Links" below can help you contact them) The long answer:To convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) y…
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It seems that from its very earliest years, Christianity was riven by divisions, 'heresies' and rivalry. In his epistles, Paul complained of those who opposed his teachings, teaching a "different Christ". He, in turn, visited the Jerusalem Church to inform its leaders, James and Peter, of the gospe…
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I (or any other "Mormon") can tell you whatever you want to know about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" Church). You might want to look at http://www.mormon.org. This site outlines the basic beliefs of the Church and allows you to chat with a church re…
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YES and NO YES and NO. Polygamy has been officially denounced by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Nevertheless, members of the LDS church continue to practice polygamy today in the sense that if a man and woman are sealed in the temple, and the woman dies, the man can marry anothe…
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No, they aren't.
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About 5% of all churches in the state with most of the churches as LDS,
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A:The members of each church say that their church is true. That is why they belong to that church. Those who are not Christians say that no church is really true.You have to make your own decision, based on how you understand the truth. AnswerThe Catholic Church says that all Churches reflect somet…
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Yes, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (commonly called "Mormons") is a religion. They are considered "Restorationist Christians". To learn more about "Mormons" or to locate and visit one of their worship services, visit www.mormon.org.
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Polygamy is illegal in the united states but is legal in many other countries. In the middle east in particular.
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I can testify to you with all my heart that the true church is the church of Jesuschrist of Latter-Day Saints. This church was restored throgh the prophet Joseph Smith. It isn't his church, however... It's the church of Jesuschrist. We have the restored priesthood and the Book of Mormon which are te…
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There have been many Mormons in politics through the years. Please see the related source link below.
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