What does no empty chairs mean in regards to the Mormon faith?
In keeping with the traditions and beliefs of the Mormon Church, before the statement "No empty chairs" can be appreciated/understood through its meaning, there must be a brief monologue that explains what the author was trying to convey. As you may or may not know, one of the beliefs of the Mormon religion is that through the "Sealing ceremony" conducted in the Temple, the family "unit" will survive death. In other words, the man seals himself to his wife and children in the Temple. Once he has done so, according to scripture, his wife and children will remain his wife and children in Heaven so long as they choose to do so. (Free agency is a very important part of Mormon culture, hence, in Heaven; they can still choose to keep their family in tact if it's their desire.) Free agency in play, the way the family functioned on earth has a direct impact on how it may survive in Heaven. Now, with this in mind, there was a song that was derived from a quote from the mother of Joseph Smith, Lucy Mack Smith that was as follows: "We must cherish one another, watch over one another and gain instruction, that we may all sit down in heaven together" - Lucy Mack Smith As a result, the addition of "Please….. No empty chairs" was to ensure that the test of a family's streagnth and bonds that survived the earthly life, could endure through the veil of death.
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People go as far as death to remain rational with regards to faith and beliefs. Read More
they are the same religion. the term "Mormon" is just a nick name Read More
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The Mormon faith is a branch of Christianity. Read More
The word "faith" is found in 222 verses of the Book of Mormon. Many of these verses contain the word more than once. Read More
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American. Religion Unknown, Although rumored to be of the Mormon faith. -Was raised mormon, but had different beliefs than those of his family. He's also part hawaiian. Read More
Ryan Gosling was born to Mormon parents. His parents divorced when he was young and it is unknown if he was ever baptized into the faith. (Mormons are baptized at age 8 or older) If he was baptized, he has not been a practicing Mormon for quite some time. Read More
No, if you are a true believer of the Catholic faith, it is important to you to marry a Catholic, so that your marriage can be sanctified the the Church, and so that your children can grow up as Catholics. Likewise, if your intended is a true believer of the Mormon faith, it is important for him or her to marry a Mormon, so that his or her marriage can be sealed in the temple… Read More
People of many naitonalities are strong in the Mormon faith. One reason why it seems Latin Americans are is because many of them emigrate to the U.S. It is not as common for a European Mormon to move to the U.S. Also, Latin Americans tend to be very religious anyway, regardless of the denomination. This has sometimes been attributed to the humble circumstances many of them live in. Read More
Jennette McCurdy has never said that she is Mormon. When asked about her religious faith, she simply stated "I believe." If she is Mormon, we can't find her stake and ward unless we know her home address, which she has also not given out. Read More
No. Both Faith Hill and Tim McGraw have said that religion is important in their lives, and that they are Christian, but they have never publically specified a certain denomination. Read More
The resurrection is the most significant and important event in the entire Christian Faith. Without the resurrection, our faith is empty. "If Christ is not risen, then our preaching is empty and your faith is also empty." (1Corinthians 15:14). This is because the resurrection is what brings us salvation. It is Christ's resurrection that conquers death and cleanses us of our sins. The Bible tells us "if Christ is not risen, your faith is futile… Read More
Just ask him. Its no big deal Mormon's love to talk about their faith. On the other hadn, if he's not a Mormon then he might not appriciate being asked. Better ask: "What church do you go to?" Read More
Do voters and christians know that Mitt Romney answers to the Mormon God and not to the law of the land and Mormon law is God's law intended for all?
One of the Articles of Faith of the Mormon church states "We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law." Anyone who is Mormon is also required to obey the laws of their country, including Mitt Romney. Another Article of Faith states "We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own concience and allow all men that same privilege, let… Read More
In regards to health, HOTC stands for Hospice of the Comforter. This is a place that is faith-based and non-profit. Read More
Nope! Emily Osment is not a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" church). She was raised Roman Catholic, but it is unknown if she is practicing the faith at this time. Read More
NO it is not. The Church promotes families because they believe that they are the source of true happiness but using methods of birth control is up to each couple on how they prefer to do it. Read More
Why did the Mormon Joseph Smith steal the concept of the 13 articles of faith from the Jewish religion which already has their own and what else did he steal to make his religion true?
Uh... no. Most every religion and denomination has a list of the basic articles of their faith. Some call it a "Statement of Belief", "Articles of Belief", "Statement of Faith" or "Articles of Faith" and many of them are very similar to each other. That doesn't mean they are plagarized it just means that the religions have similar foundational beliefs. The Jewish Articles of Faith, however, are completely different than the Mormon Articles of Faith… Read More
Why are Mormon taught they are better than everyone so judgemental The Bible says not to Judge and those without sin cast the first Stone Mormon run the city of Rexburg as if it was a 3rd world?
Unfortunately it is not only the Mormons - believers of many different denominations believe their faith is the one true faith, or something similar. Read More
Yes, he is a Christian-more specifically, he is a Mormon. He says that his very Conservative faith is very important to him. Read More
'Jack Mormon' is a slang term used in Mormon culture originally to describe a friend of the LDS Church* who was not a member. Over time, the term came to be applied to those who are members of the church but do not follow the tenets or lifestyle of the faith. For example, a Mormon who drinks alcohol and coffee but still attends church might be a Jack Mormon. So might an individual who believes… Read More
No. Jason Mraz has never been baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the 'Mormon' church). Most sources say that he is not a very religious person and claims no religious faith. Read More
To reach Salt Lake City and have a place where you can practice your religion in peace and with others of the same faith. Read More
What will the new Mormon message be this Sunday not to question your faith or a sinful nation and generation or we will be gods one day or stay true to the faith or promises of the priesthood or what?
The best way to know what the Mormon message will be is to attend a meeting in your area. Their meetings are open to all. The message does not change. Today, we talked about the Savior Jesus Christ, His life, and his atoning sacrifice for all mankind. Read More
No. Emily Osment is not a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" Church). Some sources say she is a Roman Catholic, but she is not extremely public about her faith so this may be untrue. Read More
Mormons can marry whomever they want but it is encouraged to marry within the faith. go to lds . org and you'll find out why Read More
What can readers infer about the ethics and attitudes of the Mormon faith from what the author shares about her mother and grandmother?
In order to answer this question we need to know what book you are talking about. Read More
A 'Jack' Mormon is a nickname for a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) who is actively involved with the faith but does not follow all of the teachings or guidelines of the Church or live the lifestyle expected of a Mormon. He doesn't commit serious sins, but does smaller things. For example, a Jack Mormon might attend church every Sunday, but drink coffee or swear or occassionally… Read More
I am not quite sure what you are asking about. There is no body of people assigned to be protectors of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) or it's assets. (Perhaps aside from a legal team which represents and defends the Church in legal cases.) The individual membership are expected to sustain and defend the faith when it is misrepresented within their sphere of influence. The top leadership of the… Read More
No, she hasn't really stated what faith she is. She has commented that she is Christian but hasn't really stated what religious affiliation she is. However, she mentioned that her father was Catholic and her mother wasn't. The likelihood of her being Mormon is probably very slim because of her parental background. Read More
Bridget Mendler has never given any sort of indication that she believes in/ is part of any faith whatsoever. This does not mean that she is not, however. Read More
Yes, of course! Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) enjoy sharing faith traditions with those of other faiths. Mormons believe that all faiths have some truth and good to share, and are encouraged to find common ground with those of other religions. Most Mormons choose to spend Christmas with family and friends, who may or may not share the same faith. In my family, about half are Mormon… Read More
The "Book of Mormon" is not the Bible, and many Christians are opposed to the Book of Mormon being placed beside or ahead of the Bible. One of the "solas" of the Reformation is "Scripture Alone." The Reformation's teaching is that the scripture stands by itself as the only rule we have for faith and practice. The objection is the Book of Mormon being elevated to the status that belongs only to the Bible. Read More
The term "Non-Mormon" simply refers to anyone who is not a baptized member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church). Mormons have been encouraged to avoid using the term "non-Mormon" because it is exclusionary and has a negative connotation. They should instead say that an individual is "not a member" or that they are "a friend of another faith" if it is relevant to the conversation. Read More
The Catholic Church does not accept any other church as the true Christian faith. However, the Catholic Church has been very gracious in working together with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) on many projects and accepting them as a friend and ally on both faith and moral issues. For the most part, the Catholic and Mormon churches get along very well, both locally and internationally. The Catholic Church has… Read More
Yes. Both Catholics and members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) are encouraged to marry members of their own faith, but Mormons and Catholics can and do marry. Any bride and groom, regardless of their religious faith, may choose to hold their ceremony and/or reception in a Mormon church with the ceremony performed by a Mormon bishop (all free of charge) if they agree to follow certain guidelines regarding… Read More
Yes; and you may marry someone of another faith and still remain in good standing in the Church. Read More
Brigham Young had faith.All Mormon's have faith even I do, an 11 year old Mormon. Read More
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It is pretty well known that Brooke Fraser became a Christian in her teens and that her faith is a huge influence to her music. However, there are no signs that she is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church). I'd guess that she is a Mainstream/Protestant Christian. Read More
No. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" church) is not looking for people's money. Paying money to the church is not required of members, although members are encouraged to follow the Biblical practice of paying a tithe (10%). The Mormon church, like most every faith group, is a non-profit organization that operates entirely on donations, so of course they appreciate money donations. However, their main focus is not collecting… Read More
Both the Catholic Church and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) encourage their members to marry within their faith. However, it is quite common in both churches to marry people of other religions. It is discouraged, but it is allowed. Depending on where you want the wedding to take place, you may have some issues. If you want to get married in a Catholic church, you will need to talk… Read More
The Mormon trail was important in several ways. First of all, the faith of those who had to endure the hardships was strengthened to the point where their trust in God and the truthfulness of their religion was solidified and they were able to become great leaders of the church. The Mormon trail became important to other frontiersman as they traveled to California during the gold rush. Many small Mormon communities along the route became… Read More
I don't think that Julianne Hough could be classified as a "Jack Mormon". A "Jack Mormon" is usually someone that is a.) a member who attends meetings but doesn't necessarily live the lifestyle of a Mormon, perhaps they drink coffee, smoke, or dress immodestly but still participate in their congregation; or b.) a non-member who often participates with and supports their local Mormon congregation although they are not officially Mormon. Generally, the lifestyles of both… Read More