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Sun Jul 29, 2012, 12:41 PM

Question on Mormonism

I know very little about the LDS church. But, from my own religious background I have been part of the Church of God, Assemblies of God and Baptist, all of which teach in the rapture of the church. I also and most recently been part of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. which does not teach the rapture of the church.

Does the Mormon church teach the Rapture of the church or anything like it?

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SoutherDem Jul 2012 OP
rug Jul 2012 #1
SoutherDem Jul 2012 #2
Viva_La_Revolution Jul 2012 #3
SoutherDem Jul 2012 #4
rug Jul 2012 #5
Leontius Jul 2012 #10
rug Jul 2012 #12
skepticscott Jul 2012 #6
Jayce Cox Jul 2012 #7
rug Jul 2012 #8
EvolveOrConvolve Jul 2012 #9
dimbear Jul 2012 #11


Response to rug (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 01:01 PM

2. Thanks, I was just wondering

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Response to SoutherDem (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 01:01 PM

3. Kind of, judgement day when

the good are taken up to heaven and the bad left on hell-on-earth.

the man who told me this was extremely bitter that he would be left on earth because he was missing a leg. apparently he was going to have to wander around looking for it, and if he found it, then he could get in to heaven. Since it was incinerated (medical waste), he was out of luck.

It was years ago, but it's stuck with me. I couldn't understand how people actually believed that stuff. I'm still stumped.

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Response to Viva_La_Revolution (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 01:10 PM

4. Wow, that surprises me.

What about those who have had teeth pulled? Or those with kidney transplants?
Rhetorical questions, that is just what went through my mind. I was taught you would be made whole, but the churches which taught me that called Mormons cultists.

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Response to Viva_La_Revolution (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 01:10 PM

5. It's a relatively new doctrine held only by some Christian denominations.

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Response to rug (Reply #5)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 06:24 PM

10. It's kinda dangerous to use just one verse to construct doctrine don't you think?

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Response to Leontius (Reply #10)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 07:44 AM

12. It's dangerous, inaccurate and wrong.

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Response to SoutherDem (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 01:30 PM

6. No, but I'm pretty sure

there was something about Xenu on those gold tablets. He gets around.

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Response to SoutherDem (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 02:46 PM

7. Life Long Mormon with no Rapture hope

Never heard any teaching about the Rapture in all my mormon years. I have been told manytimes that due to my Mormon/Cult/non-christian status that I will not be included in the rapture. This makes me laugh, I have a basement full of groceries so not that worried. I always reply that in case of Rapture, Finders Keepers will prevail, so that boat my Evangelical neighbors have (that I shamefully covet) will clearly be mine.
Jayce
Montana

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Response to Jayce Cox (Reply #7)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 02:47 PM

8. Welcome to DU!

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Response to SoutherDem (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 04:45 PM

9. The LDS church doesn't use the word "rapture", but they have similar doctrine

The Mormon church teaches that in the "end times", the righteous and obedient and faithful will ascend into heaven (like ole' JC himself), leaving the rest of the world to burn and suffer in a millennium of tortuous agony. They may not use the "rapture" verbiage, but they teach similar principles. The fear and the threats of damnation are definitely the same - whether or not the christian fundies want to admit.

Signed,
A Recovering Mormon

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Response to SoutherDem (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 07:02 PM

11. Here's how I understand it to the best of my knowledge: Mormons awaken in heaven

if they are worthy. The men and boys awaken first, and if they care to they can wake their wives. Wives that their husbands don't care to wake can be awakened by close relatives. Lacking this they are STOL.

Modern Mormons will deny this flat out, but I believe it is the primitive belief of the church. For a church which has existed only a short time, its beliefs have undergone radical changes.

Again, and this needs to be said time after time, Mormon theology is a thicket. It's tremendously difficult to know what they believe or did believe.




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