I can answer questions related to LDS beliefs and history as well as doctrinal questions pertaining to the standard works (Bible, Book of Mormon, etc.) I believe strongly in personal revelation and hope that all answers I provide will be carefully considered, and prayed about before being accepted.
I've been a member of the LDS Church all of my life, have served a mission for the Church, have been sealed to my wife in the Washington, DC temple, and enjoy reading books on LDS history and the teachings of the prophets.
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A love for people and a strong desire to seek after the word of God. I try hard to follow the command "Seek not to declare my word, but first seek to obtain my word, and then shall your tongue be loosed; then, if you desire, you shall have my Spirit and my word, yea, the power of God unto the convincing of men."
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Fatalism as you describe it is essentially predestination - or that everything has been decided before we do it. We do not believe in predestination. God has given us our agency and allows us to make choices
I'm unsure exactly what verses you may be referring to. There are a number of indications in the scriptures though that things are not "fixed" at death. Here are some examples: 1 Peter 3:18-19 "18
John 14:6 "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." Jesus does not say that a person will go to hell for not believing in Him. He does
In regards to #1, It's probably less a question about the "church view" and more about the "individual view". The church feels no need to reconcile itself with "science" as it's known. The order, doctrines
True repentance is about a change of heart. There are no words or acts that in and of themselves truly signify repentance because true repentance requires things that are unseen - a change of heart. As
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