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References in the comments made by readers will be officially accepted sources in the Church: the Old Testament, New Testament, Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, Pearl of Great Price, and officially accepted literature from the Church. It is important to know the difference between the Church's official theology and what members think. Everyone has the right to have their own ideas about things, but everyone needs to understand the difference between a person's own perception and interpretation and the official doctrines that are in the Church. All that members think and feel counts as personal opinions, whether it is a regular member or a leader of any kind. Church President can suggest new doctrines which first must be approved by the apostles and then by the Church. If the church approves it then it will be a new doctrine, otherwise not. LDS Newsroom
"All that we teach in this church ought to be couched in the scriptures. It ought to be found in the scriptures. We ought to choose our texts from the scriptures. If we want to measure truth, We Should measure it by the four standard works, Regardless of who writes it. If it is not in the standard works, We May well Assume That it is speculation, man's own personal opinion; and if it contradicts what is in the scriptures, it is not true. This is the standard by Which we measure all truth. " (Harold B. Lee, Improvement Era, January 1969)
"If anyone, Regardless of his position in the Church, were to advance a doctrine 'That is not substantiated by the standard Church works, meaning the Bible, the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants, and the Pearl of Great Price, you May knowthat his statement is Merely his private opinion. The only one Authorized to bring forth any new doctrine is the President of the Church, who, When he does, will declare it as revelation from God, and it will be so accepted by the Council of the Twelve and sustained by the body of the Church. And if any man speak a doctrine Which contradicts what is in the standard Church works, you May know by Sami That token That it is false, and You are not bound to accept it as truth. " (Harold B. Lee, European Area Conference of the Church, Munich, Germany, 1973)
"It makes no difference what is written or what anyone has said, if what has been said is in conflict with what the Lord has revealed, we can set it aside. My words, and the teachings of any other member of the Church, high or low, if They do not square with the revelations, we need not accept them. Let us have this matter clear. We have accepted the four standard works as the measuring yard sticks, or balances, by Which we measure every man's doctrine. You can not accept the books written by the Authorities of the Church as standards in doctrine, only in so far as They accord with the revealed word in the standard works. Every man who writes is responsible, not the Church, for what he writes. If Joseph Fielding Smith writes something Which is out of harmony with the revelations, then every member of the Church is duty bound to reject it. If he writes That Which is in perfect harmony with the revealed word of the Lord, then it Should be accepted. " (Joseph F. Smith, the doctrines of Salvation, Vol.3, pp.203-04).
Many of our unique doctrines shared with other churches. Similar revelations and beliefs can be found in other communities. Articles of Faith number 9: "We believe all that God has revealed, all that He does now reveal, and we believe that He will yet reveal many great and important things pertaining to the kingdom." We believe that all truth belongs to God no matter who says it. Not yet revealed truth can be found in other churches and religions. We are not saying that we are right and everyone else is wrong, others may know something we do not yet know.
The doctrine of eternal marriage can be found in Orthodox churches. The bride and groom is crowned at the ceremony, and you look at each family as a kingdom and that husband and wife are like a king and queen for each other. Read more Read more
The doctrine of abstinence from drugs, alcohol, tobacco, gambling is important. Clothing should be demure and loose fitting, no tattoos, no earrings for men, women are allowed to have a pair of earrings, hair should be neat and no extremism. The same rules are in sydstatsbaptisterna.
Episcopal government is a form of church governance is hierarchical in structure, where the top manager of a local Christian church is a Bishop (Greek: episcopos). This episcopal structure found in the old churches: Roman Catholic Church, Orthodox church family and other Eastern churches, and even churches with Anglican origins. Some churches founded independently of these also use this form of church governance, as well as the Mormon Church.
The Mormon Church has a variant of open theism.
The doctrine that only men can be priests can be found in the Roman Catholic Church and the Orthodox church family, which has preserved the doctrine of the early Christians.
In Mormon temples emitted perpetual vows similar to those emitted in the monastery. Both the temple and the monastery is a holy place, not a secret spot. In some monastic orders as living members of the monasteries. At the other monastic orders as living members of their own homes and have regular jobs. It's the same in the Mormon Church. Some members live very very close to the Mormon temple in an apartment and they work in the temple. Other members live in their own homes and they have regular jobs.
All churches have Bible. A lot of churches have been other books and religious texts, apocryphal books, such as the Roman Catholic Church, the Orthodox church family, the Oriental Churches and the Anglican Church. The early Christians did not have a specific book called the New Testament, but there were many books and letters in circulation. The Mormon Church has the Bible and some other books (American apocryphal books).
The doctrine that God the Father has a body - Shi'ur Ḳomah - Think some Jews. This is when the glory is revealed as a heavenly man.
The doctrine that all going to heaven one can find the Jews. Mormons believe that perhaps only Cain will get into outer darkness (hell), but hopes that he will go to heaven at last. Mormons believe in the dual output.
The doctrine of förexistensen one can find the Jews.
Deceased Bishop Emeritus Krister Stendahl, a professor emeritus of Harvard Divinity School, has established three rules for religious understanding: 1) If you want to know something about a religion, ask the faithful members, not the enemy. 2) Do not compare your own religion best qualities of others 'religions' worst sides. 3) Leave room and allow the holy envy. It's ok to admire other religions even if you do not want to become a member. These principles foster relationships between religions and build confidence and lays the groundwork for charitable efforts.
American Psychology Association (APA) has formally apologized for the negative negative characterizations made about the Mormon Church. Read more
In March 1998 began the head of the communications department at the Smithsonian to use the following short response to inquiries about the Book of Mormon: "Your Recent inquiry Concerning the Smithsonian Institution's alleged use of the Book of Mormon as a scientific guide has been received in the Office of Communications. The Book of Mormon is a religious document and not a scientific guide. The Smithsonian Institution has never used it in archeological research and any information That you have received to the Contrary is incorrect. " Read more
Do you have thoughts on this with new religious movements or alternative spirituality? FINYAR, the Association for Research and Information on alternative spirituality, the Religion Department of History at Stockholm University conducts conducts research and information activities.
The Mormon Church is not included in the report that the EU has different sects in Europe. The two lists are "dangerous and manipulative" and "lawful and well-behaved" (Subhan, A. (1997). Sects in Europe. Luxembourg. The European Parliament, Directorate-General for Research, p 7-9, 21).
If you take a course in religious studies at universities in Sweden, as part of the required reading book "From church to wellbeing: Handbook of Church knowledge" by Carl Eber Olive Strain (Doctor of Theology), who works as vice-rector and professor at Stromstad academy. Co-authors are also Mimmi Eriksson Stig Lindholm (Lund, Studentlitteratur, 2002 (tr. 2007)). It describes the Mormon Church as a Christian Bible Interpretive options, and not as a sect (s 296, 312).Read more
The church has Israeli / jew-Christian traditions under Professors WD Davies and Krister Stendahl and others. not members of the Church. Read more
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