Became a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in December 2008.
I am looking for a scipture from the Old Testament that essentially says that women are difficult to live with?
..learn to deal with it. (I am paraphrasing, of course).
My wife and I read this a few months ago during scripture study time and now I cannot find it.
Does this sound familiar to anybody? Thanks for the help.5 AnswersReligion & Spirituality9 years ago
Mormons / LDS - do you know if the Prophet Thomas S. Monson has bodyguards or security assigned to him?
With General Conference approaching, this question came to my mind. My impression of the Latter-day Saint prophet has always been that he is an ordinary man called to be God's mouthpiece. I am wondering if these has been a need for the prophet to have bodyguards or security detail. I guess in my imagination I see the prophet without bodyguards and going to the grocery store and around town with no worries, but that might be naive. Any knowledge you have about this would be appreciated.15 AnswersReligion & Spirituality10 years ago
I was talking to a friend and he said he believes in God the Father, God the Son, and the Holy Spirit. I also saw an answer on Y/A recently that talked about God the Son.
I want to know how you justify the idea of "God the Son" using the Bible as your basis. I don't want to rehash the Trinity debate but want to hear how you specifically justify your belief of "God the Son". I thought Jesus Christ was the Son of God. Again, I don't want you quote a non-Biblical source like the Nicene Creed as your justification for God the Son, I want you to use the Bible since Lutherans feel the only scripture to be used is from the Bible, correct?
FYI, I am a Latter-day Saint baptised two years ago who grew up as a Protestant.6 AnswersReligion & Spirituality10 years ago
Anti Mormons who say that LDS are not Christians because they have the Book of Mormon, D&C, and P of GP?
as part of their canon of scripture.
Do you think that you worship the Bible instead of Jesus Christ and God?
Where does it say in the Bible that you can only read the Bible to be a Christian? What about Christians in time past that did not have access to the Bible or had different versions. Would they also qualify as non-Christians?
How do you justify that Protestants have a different Bible than Catholics?18 AnswersReligion & Spirituality1 decade ago
I see here on Y/A anti and ex-Mormons stating all the time that Mormons are deceived and their doctrine is all wrong. However, I feel the same way about my upbringing and early adulthood years in Protestant churches.
I do NOT want to get into bashing of other denominations as I respect and love ALL Christians.14 AnswersReligion & Spirituality1 decade ago
Ex Mormons: Is it a badge of honor to beat your chest and proclaim you know LDS doctine better than members do?
I really find this hard to believe. Especially with the internet, the playing field is really leveled as far as doctrine. It is not really necessary to memorize like it was in the old days. I have only been studying for a year now but am not convinced any of the ex-members who post here are any more knowledgeable or have access to any information that I don't.
So, I am just curious as to why you would feel it necessary to proclaim that you have more knowledge than the members. I have seen some form of this statement three times today and it struck me as curious. Really, it seems more like a bully tactic to me. As in, if I put down the other guy it will lift my status.
Just curious-17 AnswersReligion & Spirituality1 decade ago
For those who quote 2 Cor 11: 3-4 and Gal 1: 6-8 as reasons why The Book of Mormon and the LDS faith are wrong?
Why is the angel Moroni from the LDS faith not valid but the angel seen by John in Revelation 1:1 is valid?19 AnswersReligion & Spirituality1 decade ago
Here are some that I am familiar with:
carm.org - this appears to be nothing but drivel and one of the lamest websites I have ever seen
exmormon.org - it seems like a bunch of whining 8th graders complaining
mormoncurtain.com - OK, this one at least seems somewhat professional but I was not overly impressed.11 AnswersReligion & Spirituality1 decade ago
Jehovah's Witnesses - When you do a bible study with someone, do you give a copy of your Bible translation?
I have done three Bible studies with a JW. I was upfront with him from the beginning and told him I was not really interested in converting to the JW religion but wanted a copy of your Bible translation. We have had nice, respectful discussions. I gave him a copy of a Book of Mormon after the second discussion since he said he was interested and I am a Mormon.
It seems like he is withholding a copy of your Bible translation to have a reason to keep coming back to my house. I don't mind the visits and would have no problem telling him not to come back if I felt that way.
Is this a normal recruiting tactic for a JW member?21 AnswersReligion & Spirituality1 decade ago
This is one of my pet peeves when somebody says this to me.
Somebody said it to me on Saturday night. It was midnight and I was getting ready to work the graveyard shift and had already worked a full shift at my day job and played golf after that.
When people say this don't they think I know that I look tired? I probably looked at myself in the mirror in the recent past. Also, if I look tired I probably also feel tired. I just don't understand why anybody would ever say this to somebody else. Do they go around telling people they look fat, bloated, bald, angry, happy, sad, mad, etc? Why do they feel compelled to comment on a person's appearance for no valid reason?
I was not offended by the comment, just perplexed why this person would say this to me. What was she trying to accomplish?19 AnswersEtiquette1 decade ago
If you accept that Martin Luther had the authority to break away from the Catholic Church, do you accept that Joseph Smith had the authority to start the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons)?
If you don't accept Joseph Smith's authority, why not?
If you do accept Martin Luther's authority but not Joseph Smith's authority, under what grounds? I was under the impression that Martin Luther claimed no new priesthood authority.
I really am curious. thanks6 AnswersReligion & Spirituality1 decade ago
If you criticize the Book of Mormon to adding to a closed canon then how do you justify the Book of Concord?
I understand it is not official canon but Wikipedia says that some Lutheran churches, "require their pastors and other rostered church workers to pledge themselves unconditionally to The Book of Concord."
Are the Mormons and the LDS church just being more upfront and calling it canon?7 AnswersReligion & Spirituality1 decade ago
Jehovah's Witnesses - JW - How do you know you are one of the 144,000 chosen ones spoken of in Revelation?
I had a JW come to my house and he refused to provide any details. "It's complicated."
My friend told me this weekend that you knew you were one of the 144,000 if you heard a "ringing in your ear". He is not a JW.
I am not trying to attack, just curious..8 AnswersReligion & Spirituality1 decade ago
It would just seem easier to ignore all the Mormon bashing.
Personally, I was a new convert a few months ago and came to this forum to do some research and was shocked at the hate being spewed by some people.
No attacks please, I am not looking for sympathy or a pity party. Just curious as to why LDS people would continue to come back when they could probably find a friendlier environment.28 AnswersReligion & Spirituality1 decade ago
How do you stay motivated?
Do you feel hypocritical? I know when I only went to Church on Easter and Christmas, it always felt wrong deep down in my gut.
Do you ever desire to join a church? Or, are you happy not going to church and praising God in your own way?
Just curious- not trying to offend anybody..3 AnswersReligion & Spirituality1 decade ago
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Does this exempt the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints from criticism for "adding" to the Bible with the Book of Mormon?7 AnswersReligion & Spirituality1 decade ago
I really am curious and looking for justifications that Christians have for supporting gay marriage. No need to bash me for not supporting it. I just personally feel that any Christian or church who supports legalizing gay marriage isn't in line with Christian teachings.24 AnswersReligion & Spirituality1 decade ago
Just curious. To Non-Mormons: If all that is needed for salvation is to ask Jesus for forgiveness..?
..why do you bash LDS for works, doctrine, etc.? Basically, they have met your criteria but you don't agree with their interpretation. I am being serious as I have been lurking here for a few months and am quite amazed at the anger spewed at LDS. I am a newer LDS (four months). I guess LDS can answer also..9 AnswersReligion & Spirituality1 decade ago