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Old 03-09-2012, 07:19 PM
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Originally Posted by mlynchva View Post
Katzpur... You are not even aligned to your own Prophet Joseph Smith as well as many other prophets of the LDS Church. It is an absolute fact and there is much evidence that even Joseph Smith believed in many Gods and that God was once a man who had his own God who once was a man who had his own God, ad infiniteum. Do some research on your own Church before you make an argument for them... You're not aligned to the LDS teachings. Look up the paper ""The King Follett Discourse: A Newly Amalgamated Text," from BYU STUDIES, which is an anamalgation of several (all are well aligned I might add) witnesses,including later prophets, to a speech by Joseph Smith. It is real clear that JS believed in many Gods!
Moderator cut: deleted If you're going to tell me I don't know what I'm talking about, at least quote me instead of putting words in my mouth. And please don't insult me by telling me what Mormons believe. I wouldn't even think of trying to tell you what your church teaches. That's extremely presumptuous.

In a 2007 statement issued by the Church, the following guidelines were given as to what constitutes LDS doctrine:

Not every statement made by a Church leader, past or present, necessarily constitutes doctrine. A single statement made by a single leader on a single occasion often represents a personal, though well-considered, opinion, but is not meant to be officially binding for the whole Church. With divine inspiration, the First Presidency(the prophet and his two counselors) and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (the second-highest governing body of the Church) counsel together to establish doctrine that is consistently proclaimed in official Church publications. This doctrine resides in the four “standard works” of scripture (the Holy Bible, the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants and the Pearl of Great Price), official declarations and proclamations, and the Articles of Faith. Isolated statements are often taken out of context, leaving their original meaning distorted.

Some doctrines are more important than others and might be considered core doctrines. For example, the precise location of the Garden of Eden is far less important than doctrine about Jesus Christ and His atoning sacrifice. The mistake that public commentators often make is taking an obscure teaching that is peripheral to the Church’s purpose and placing it at the very center. This is especially common among reporters or researchers who rely on how other Christians interpret Latter-day Saint doctrine.

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Old 03-09-2012, 09:38 PM
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Although I see Mormons having doctrinal errors
as do many other 'christians denominations'.

So many christians are afraid of what Jesus said.

"Is it not written in your Law,
'I said you are gods'? - John 10:35

Now to what level this is believed is the other side of the coin.

I believe I can be like-Christ living forever
to worship His God and His Father as mine as well.
He said so.

I am a spirit in this mud suit.

Someday I will be raptured
to marry 'The Lamb' who is The Bridegroom.
And He will lead me fountains of living waters
for this flesh to never die. - Rev.7:9,17
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