Spirit, Body and Tony Stark

January 13, 2013

Last week in Primary, I was trying to teach the children in our ward about how our spirits and bodies interact, and I discovered that Marvel had described it pretty well. Our spirits are the eternal parts of us–they hold our personalities, our flaws, our potential, our divine nature.  Our bodies are simply outer shells […]

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Is Jesus the only son of God?

August 17, 2009

Q. I grew up believing that Jesus was the only son of God.  In your faith do you believe differently? Short answer: Yes and No. Long answer: You might think this question would have a straightforward answer, but turns out it doesn’t.  Entire ecumenical councils have been convened to address the relationship between Jesus and […]

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What Do Mormons Believe About Hell?

April 20, 2009

Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch’intrate  Q. What do Mormons believe about hell, and who is going there? Short answer: Mormons believe in hell, but our conception of hell is different than the one that generally springs to mind, and we use the word to mean different things in different contexts.  For us, there are two […]

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Baptisms for the Dead

April 6, 2009

Q. What happens to people who die without being taught/accepting baptism in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? Heavenly Father has prepared another chance for them to hear the gospel and choose to accept or reject it. The official Church website explains:  “Jesus Christ taught that baptism is essential to the salvation of […]

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Whose are We?

May 28, 2008

The following question was submitted in the question box: Did god make me or did my mum and dad make me? The answer is yes. There are two parts to each of us–the spiritual part, and the physical part. God made the eternal part–our spirits have existed for eons and will continue to exist forever. […]

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