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No AuthorAugust 18, 2018

This isn't LDS Living. This is Meridian Magazine. I'm not quite sure what you're referring to.

Cheryl KirkpatrickAugust 17, 2018

Perhaps it would help as well if places like LDS Living didn't use the word Mormons (for example as you did right after this important direction from President Nelson) and instead used the term Latter Day Saints.

Hal HickmanAugust 17, 2018

Excellent, clarifying article. I agree, it will be an uphill climb, but it is important that all saints understand our relationships to the Savior.

Romney BiddulphAugust 17, 2018

The "Restored Church of Jesus Christ" is the most accurate of any description: We believe in the Christianity of the New Testament era. Catholics and Protestants believe in Fourth Century Creedal Christianity. Here are the beliefs of Christians of the New Testament era: 1. Baptism by immersion by the father (who has the authority) of the family 2. Lay clergy 3. Baptism by proxy for deceased ancestors 4. God and Jesus organized the world, rather than creatio ex nihilo. 5. Belief in a tripartite anthropomorphic Godhead, as witnessed by the Apostle Stephen. 6. Belief in theosis (that faithful Christians can acquire god-like attributes). Virtually all early Christian leaders believed in theosis. 7. Belief in God’s Plan of Salvation, given by Jesus Christ to the Apostles during the 40 days after his Resurrection. (Sophia Jesu Christi) 8. Belief in sacred esoteric ordinances which allow faithful Christians to ascend to the highest heaven. Cyril, Bishop of Jerusalem, administered these ordinances until 350 AD. (Catechetical Lectures 18 through 23). 9. Belief in Eternal Marriage, as recorded in the Book of the Apostle Philip. Temples teach of 3), 4), 5), 6), 7), 8), and 9) Most of the sources noted above are from Nag Hammadi scriptures which were discoverd during the last century.



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