The purpose of life cannot be explained without the religious based parts. Mormon doctrine provides a foundation for the purpose of life.
Do Mormons know what happened to the Urim and Thummim which Joseph Smith used to translate the Book of Mormon?
After Joseph Smith finished translating the Book of Mormon, he probably returned the Urim and Thummim to the angel Moroni.
Mormonism suggests that the weapons used in the War in Heaven were probably associated with the mind and will, or with the power of righteousness and faith.
Mormon doctrine teaches us that death is part of God’s plan and we need not be sad for those who have died, for they are in a better place. We should be concerned with our life here so we can be reunited with our family in heaven.
Mormon doctrine teaches that the universe was not created out of nothing, that it has always existed. God lives outside of time and is eternal, from age to age.
Mormon scriptures do not reveal enough about the age of the earth to allow us to harmonize scientific and revealed knowledge on the subject. We must remember that scientific inquiry is geared toward observable phenomenon of this earth, and may not help understand heavenly things.
The Mormon Church has no policy on a woman donating her eggs to infertile couples. This is up to the individual’s consicence. Mormons are encouraged to talk to their bishop for guidance.
In order to be married in a Mormon temple, members must receive a recommend from their bishop and stake president attesting to their worthiness. All guests who attend a Mormon temple wedding must have similar, valid recommends.
During the dedication of Mormon temples, members in attendance carry white handerchiefs. This is done as a sign of jubilation during the Hosanna Shout and relates to the biblical practice of waving palm branches.
Satan cannot read our thoughts, but Satan can discern our thoughts from our words and actions.