Plan of salvation

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Plan of salvation

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The Mormon doctrine of "premortal existence"

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Non-Mormon belief in a pre-mortal existence

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Modern revelation regarding a pre-mortal existence

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Biblical support for a pre-mortal existence

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Mormon doctrine regarding our mortal existence

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Fall of Adam and Eve

Summary: If it was God's plan for Eve to eat the fruit, then why did God forbid it? Why did God not simply create Adam and Eve as mortals?

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Mormon perspectives regarding original sin

Summary: Why don't Latter-day Saints believe the doctrine of "original sin" like the rest of Christianity? Do Mormons believe that the Fall of Adam was a "fortunate event?" Is the Church wrong to teach that little children are free from the taint of original sin?

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Birth control

Summary: What is the stance of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on birth control? The General Handbook of Instructions states: "Husbands must be considerate of their wives, who have a great responsibility not only for bearing children but also for caring for them through childhood…. Married couples should seek inspiration from the Lord in meeting their marital challenges and rearing their children according to the teachings of the gospel."

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Mormon doctrine regarding our post-mortal existence

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The Mormon concept of three degrees of glory

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Mormon belief in the deification of Man

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The Mormon view of the resurrection

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Sons of Perdition

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Mormonism and agency

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Free will

Summary: Science demonstrates that all interactions of matter--including all events in the human brain--are sufficiently caused by previous events. If we know enough about the laws that govern these interactions and the current state of the universe, we would be able to exactly predict any future event. Does this mean that the doctrine of "agency" or "free will" is false, since all human choices are predetermined by the laws of physics?

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Mormonism and the relationship between grace and works

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Notes