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According to the LDS church, Christ's unwavering ability to obey truth, perceive light, and act in perfect love and faith, distinguishes his pre-mortal existence from the pre-mortal existence of the other spirit beings who were in the presence of the " Eternal Father ".
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According to LDS Doctrine, Michael the Archangel became the first man on earth, Adam, to experience his mortality.
According to Bruce McConkie, a general authority of the LDS Church, " Mormonism is indistinguishable from Christianity.
According to LDS Church general authority Monte J. Brough, " Mormons who baptized 380, 000 Holocaust victims posthumously were motivated by love and compassion and did not understand their gesture might offend Jews ... they did not realize that what they intended as a ' Christian act of service ' was ' misguided and insensitive .'".
According to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ( LDS Church ), the Great Apostasy started not long after Jesus ' ascension and continued until Joseph Smith's First Vision in 1820.
According to LDS tradition, the site is to be a gathering spot prior to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.
According to LDS Church teachings, the true gospel will be taught in all parts of the world prior to the Second Coming.
" According to LDS doctrine, the Holy Spirit is believed to be a person, however having a body of spirit, he is able to pervade all worlds.
According to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ( LDS Church ), the Great Apostasy in Christianity began not long after the ascension of Jesus Christ.
According to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ( LDS Church ), the largest Mormon group, all Priesthood keys necessary to administer Jesus Christ's church were given to Joseph Smith, Jr. who then organized that church to continue in perpetuity.
According to the LDS Church, the vision teaches that God the Father and Jesus Christ are separate beings with glorified bodies of flesh and bone ; that mankind was literally created in the image of God ; that Satan is real but God infinitely greater ; that God hears and answers prayer ; that no other contemporary church had the fullness of Christ's gospel ; and that revelation has not ceased.
According to LDS beliefs, certain ordinances, such as baptism, are required of all those who hope to obtain exaltation.
According to LDS theology, ordinances can be performed vicariously ( i. e. post mortem ) on behalf of any person who would desire to accept the ordinance but was not able to receive it.
According to the LDS Church's Doctrine and Covenants, the President of the Church is the only man empowered to receive revelation for the entire church and to clarify doctrine.
According to LDS teachings, this theology is consistent with Smith's 1838 and subsequent accounts of the First Vision.
According to Joseph Fielding Smith, tenth president, the LDS church continues to own one of Joseph Smith's seer stones.
According to Toscano, the actual reason was insubordination in refusing to curb his sharp criticism of LDS Church leaders ' preference for legalism, ecclesiastical tyranny, white-washed Mormon history, and hierarchical authoritarianism that privilege the image of the corporate LDS Church above its commitment to its members, to the teachings and revelations of Joseph Smith its founding Prophet, and to the gospel of Jesus Christ.
According to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ( LDS Church ), it is the site where Adam and Eve lived after being expelled from the Garden of Eden.
According to the traditional, literal LDS interpretation of the Book of Abraham, Kolob is an actual star or planet in this universe that is, or is near, the physical throne of God.
According to several LDS writers ( such as Cleon Skousen in his book The First 2000 Years ), the earth was created near Kolob over a period of 6000 years, and then moved to its present position in our solar system.
According to LDS author, James Ferrell, the metaphorical interpretation is supported by the parallel construction of the passages in Abraham chapter three:
According to the LDS Church, the purpose of FHE is to help families strengthen bonds of love with each other as well as provide an atmosphere where parents can teach their children principles of the gospel.
According to LDS belief, the celestial marriage covenant, as with other covenants, requires the continued righteousness of the couple to remain in effect after this life.
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According to a newspaper report of the 1961 statistics of the Church of England, the `` total of confirmed members is 9,748,000, but only 2,887,671 are registered on the parochial church rolls '', and `` over 27 million people in England are baptized into the Church of England, but roughly only a tenth of them continue ''.
According to this corporate election, God never chose individuals to elect to salvation, but rather He chose to elect the believing church to salvation.
According to the author of his biography in the Eleventh edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica: " Ambrose is interesting as typical of the new humanism which was growing up within the church.
According to Eusebius, the Jerusalem church was scattered twice, in AD70 and AD135, with the difference that from 70-130 the bishops of Jerusalem have evidently Jewish names, whereas after 135 the bishops of Aelia Capitolina appear to be Greeks.
According to Bruce L. Olsen, director of public affairs for the church, " The logo re-emphasizes the official name of the church and the central position of the Savior in its theology.
According to Cynthia Stewart, during the Reformation, the Protestant reformers used " the founding myths of Christianity " to critique the church of their time.
According to the church historian Eusebius, the Quartodeciman Polycarp ( bishop of Smyrna, by tradition a disciple of John the Evangelist ) debated the question with Anicetus ( bishop of Rome ).
According to Irenaeus, a 2nd century Church Father, the church at Rome was founded directly by the apostles Peter and Paul.
According to Bloch, other elements of society can be seen in feudal terms ; all the aspects of life were centered on " lordship ", and so we can speak usefully of a feudal church structure, a feudal courtly ( and anti-courtly ) literature, and a feudal economy.
According to Acts of the Apostles, Paul founded the church in Corinth ( Acts 18: 1 – 17 ), then spent approximately three years in Ephesus ( Acts 19: 8, 19: 10, 20: 31 ).
According to tradition and some early church writers, the author is Mark the Evangelist, the companion of the apostle Peter.
According to the very few written documents that have survived, the church in Finland was still in its early development in the 12th century.
According to Gregory of Tours it was bishop Monulph who, around 570, built the first stone church on the grave of Servatius, the present-day Basilica of Saint Servatius.
According to one story, while his body was lying in state, a thunderstorm developed during the night and lightning struck the church where his body lay, igniting the building.
According to an article in the Jewish Week, " several observers said, however, that they believe the church laity will similarly reject this proposal.
According to the early church heresiologists Simon is also supposed to have written several lost treatises, two of which bear the titles The Four Quarters of the World and The Sermons of the Refuter.
According to former President Ortega, " The conflict with the church was strong, and it costs us, but I don't think it was our fault ...
According to church tradition, he was raised in Carthage and was thought to be the son of a Roman centurion, a trained lawyer, and an ordained priest.
According to Horace Walpole, the members ' " practice was rigorously pagan: Bacchus and Venus were the deities to whom they almost publicly sacrificed ; and the nymphs and the hogsheads that were laid in against the festivals of this new church, sufficiently informed the neighborhood of the complexion of those hermits.
According to the US Library of Congress exhibit " Religion and the Founding of the American Republic " " It is no exaggeration to say that on Sundays in Washington during the administrations of Thomas Jefferson ( 1801-1809 ) and of James Madison ( 1809-1817 ) the state became a church.
According to historian Robert Nisbet Bain, it was one of Elizabeth ’ s “ chief glories that, so far as she was able, she put a stop to that mischievous contention of rival ambitions at Court, which had disgraced the reigns of Peter II, Anne and Ivan VI, and enabled foreign powers to freely interfere in the domestic affairs of Russia .” She was also deeply religious, passing several pieces of legislation that undid much of the work her father had done to limit the power of the church.