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58Is it correct to conclude that the first and foremost purpose of LDS temples is to provide what people need in order to become Gods?
57In practical terms, how does LDS reverence for the Prophet Joseph Smith differ from LDS worship of Jesus Christ?
56Joseph Smith, Jr. is one of the top 100 nominees for Discovery Channel's competition for the "Greatest American." Do you think he belongs on this list?
55Latter-day Saints worship two Gods: Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. How is it possible that they are not polytheists?
54How does 1 Corinthians 7:38, as corrected by Joseph Smith, fit with the LDS doctrine that marriage is essential for salvation?
53Why is it acceptable for Mormons to criticize all other faiths, but unacceptable for others to criticize Mormonism?
52If the prophet gave a revelation that differed from Church teachings, how would a Latter-day Saint determine which to follow?
51What is meant by the claim that the Book of Mormon is the most correct of any book on the earth?
50What does it mean to believe Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God in the flesh?
49If blood atonement was never a doctrine of the LDS Church, how is it so many members of the Church believe there are some sins which can only be atoned for by the shedding of the sinner's own blood?
48How is it that man is able to forgive the unrepentant, while it is "impossible" for God to do so?
47How does the LDS policy of nonproselyting in Islamic countries correspond to the Bible's Great Commission?
46What do you believe is being taught by the use of certain astronomical symbols on the Nauvoo Temple?
45Why did Joseph Smith denounce plural marriage after recording a revelation in which he was told it was the "law of the priesthood"?
44How many times can someone seek and gain forgiveness for the same sin?
43If Mormons are correct that children should be baptized at the age of 8 years, why was Jesus baptized at about the age of 30 years?
42Should worthy Latter-day Saints marry in the temple against the wishes of non-member parents?
41When we marry on earth are we literally marrying our siblings?
40Is it important for Prophet Gordon B. Hinckley to understand what God revealed about Himself to Brigham Young?
39Following the events of 11 September 2001, what prophetic message has Gordon B. Hinckley given to the world?
38At what point does educating become proselytizing?
37What did Brigham Young mean when he said, "The only men who become Gods, even the Sons of God, are those who enter into polygamy."?
36How can a divine mission call be understood or explained in instances where transgressions of the missionary cause the ruin of many innocent lives?
35Is the new LDS Church nickname "The Church of Jesus Christ" a good idea?
34Why does the LDS Church teach people should pray to recognize a true prophet when the Bible says otherwise?
33How would you explain the LDS Church's doctrine of the Virgin Birth of Christ?
32What is the hopeful outcome for Latter-day Saints performing vicarious temple ordinances on behalf of known murderers?
31What do you think are the components of "vicious and vile attacks" upon the Church?
30How does the office of Pope differ from the office of LDS President?
29Is Mormonism Anti-Christian?
28What is the definition of "Anti-Mormon"?
27What would happen to a Latter-day Saint who openly questioned the teachings of Gordon B. Hinckley?
26How should the LDS Church respond to polygamists if group marriages are legalized in the U.S.?
25Does LDS doctrine come through BYU or from the Prophet?
24How can the LDS Church's donation to the Hare Krishna temple building fund be reconciled with biblical teachings?
23What did Brigham Young mean when he said, "The only men who become Gods, even the Sons of God, are those who enter into polygamy"?
22Why doesn't The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints use the symbol of the cross?
21"Jesus is my Savior." What does that mean?
20Why did you go on a mission?
19What unique teachings are contained in the Book of Mormon that are not taught in the Bible?
18Why have only two of the three members of the Godhead progressed?
17Why are there splinter groups coming out of the LDS Church?
16Why did the early LDS Church practice polygamy?
15How do the Mormon people know Brigham Young could discern between opinion and true revelation?
14Due to President Hinckley's recent comments, should the LDS Church continue to present itself as part of mainstream Christianity?
13What did Joseph Smith's death accomplish?
12What did Christ's death on the Cross accomplish?
11If the Bible has been corrupted, why does the LDS Church give it away?
10If the Book of Mormon contains the fulness of the gospel, why are there many important doctrines missing?
9Why is the current LDS Prophet publicly down-playing the element of revelation within the Church?
8Would a true prophet of God practice folk magic?
7If LDS doctrine is confined to the teachings in the Standard Works alone, what is the purpose for having a living prophet?
6Why do the LDS missionaries proselytize among those the Church recognizes as fellow Christians?
5Why is it acceptable for LDS leaders to be paid but wrong for Protestant clergy to be given a salary?
4Why has the message of the First Vision and the Book of Mormon been replaced with an emphasis on Jesus Christ and the Bible in LDS Visitors Centers and in LDS commercials airing on TV?
3Why has President Hinckley side-stepped questions about LDS doctrine when talking to the media?
2What is LDS baptism for and what does it accomplish?
1What is the Restored Gospel and how does it differ from the Gospel as understood by orthodox Christianity?