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LDS Statement of Faith/beliefs?

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 1:37 am
by Composer2005
Where can I find the - LDS Statement of Faith/beliefs?

Can I respond to it and where is the best place here?

Re: LDS Statement of Faith/beliefs?

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 2:18 am
by russellhltn
The Articles of Failth is a good starting point.

I'm not sure what you mean by "respond to". This isn't a forum for religious debate. However, if you use the chat feature of Mormon.org, there's someone you can talk to.

Re: LDS Statement of Faith/beliefs?

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 2:58 am
by Composer2005
Ok, thanks for the Link!

Regarding ' Respond to ' I am NOT associated with any religion, but love finding out about them and seeing & examining what they think they have in support of their beliefs & their proofs and responding to it?

Are the Mormons/LDS fearful of examination by outsiders, or do they just refuse to believe anything they haven't been shown by their own kind?

I'll also look at the ' chat ' section!

Cheers!

Re: LDS Statement of Faith/beliefs?

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 6:28 am
by gregwanderson
Composer2005 wrote:Are the Mormons/LDS fearful of examination by outsiders, or do they just refuse to believe anything they haven't been shown by their own kind?

I won't turn this into a debate of any kind so the quick and simply answer to this question is "no". The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has (especially lately) been examined closely by outsiders and we welcome the attention. The sincere search for truth is a basic, driving force in our church. If it looks like we're fearful it may be because we, as a people, have a history of being persecuted and, at times, that included horrible, violent crimes against the Latter-day Saints. So there can be some resistance when the "examination" has a tone of conflict.

Re: LDS Statement of Faith/beliefs?

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:18 am
by johnshaw
The website http://www.mormon.org is your best source!

Re: LDS Statement of Faith/beliefs?

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 5:28 pm
by Composer2005
Thanks for the Link, I'll check it out!

Does that mean this Forum doesn't permit scrutiny?

Or is the ' chat ' section the place for it?

BTW: Most Cults claim persecution somewhere along the line, the j.w's spring to mind, so you are not unique in your assertion!

Again my thanks for the Links!

Re: LDS Statement of Faith/beliefs?

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 5:48 pm
by aebrown
Composer2005 wrote:Does that mean this Forum doesn't permit scrutiny?

No, it's simply that this forum is dedicated to technology, so a discussion of beliefs is not within the scope of this forum. Everything in this forum is open to "scrutiny" and discussion, as long as that discussion follows the Code of Conduct and is on a topic relevant to the specific technologies used by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Re: LDS Statement of Faith/beliefs?

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 6:16 pm
by Composer2005
The ' Code of Conduct ' states - You may not post any of the following:
Religious discussions or debate.

Can you clarify what that means?

Re: LDS Statement of Faith/beliefs?

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 7:05 pm
by russellhltn
Composer2005 wrote:Can you clarify what that means?

It's not for discussion of our faiths and beliefs. The forum is to assist members and leaders with church technology.

Mormon.org is the place for discussing beliefs.

Re: LDS Statement of Faith/beliefs?

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:00 pm
by Composer2005
Thanks for the clarification!

It is sometimes difficult for me to distinguish why one group appears to be wanting to be called LDS whilst another wants to be called Mormons?