Since the twelve tribes of Israel were divided throughout the whole earth, many people are descendants of one of the various tribes.
Mormons believe that abortion except in cases of rape, incest, and danger to the health of the mother is a grave sin akin to murder.
Dancing has always had a place in the Mormon Church. Any restrictions in dancing have dealt primarily with inappropriate behavior and dress.
A mentally disabled person should attend Mormon Church classes that would best serve him or her. In all cases, the bishop should be referred to in making such decisions.
The human body is a sacred entity that should be treated with great respect, both in life and in death.
Most high priests in the Mormon Church are either serving as presiding officers or have served as such in the past.
A person who does not pay his tithing may not have a temple recommend, and would not be considered to be worthy to preside over congregations or direct the activities of others.
Jesus was the only begotten son of God the Eternal Father. In other words, Jesus was born into morality of a mortal mother, sired by an Eternal Father.
In the Mormon Church it is recommended that all verses of a hymn be sung, although the matter is left up to the bishop, according to the circumstances.
When people are rude it is best to ignore the rudeness and give a kind and polite response.
If a minor is baptized in the Mormon Church without parental consent, and the parents wish the baptism to be revoked, their demand will be honored.
The Mormon practice of a Personal Priesthood Interview is to allow home teachers to counsel with their piresthood leader on any concerns they may have for those they home teach.
The Mormon Church does not condone raffle games.
In the Mormon Church, only stake presidents may set apart Elders Quorum presidents.
The Mormon Church believes that victims of rape and other sexual abuse are not in any way guilty; rather they need our love and support to overcome the effects of the abuse.
Baptism in the Mormon Church represents a covenant with God. Childen who are baptized should be nourished in the gospel by family and Ward members until the can understand and comply with the full meaning of the baptismal covenant.
Because of the attitudes associated with scruffy beards, Mormons are encouraged either to be clean shaven or sport a well-groomed beard.
Mormons bless babies for two reasons: one is to create a record for the child in the Mormon Church, and the second is to give the child blessings and promises from God.
Ward clerks in the Mormon Church are part of bishoprics and so must hold the Melchizedek Priesthood.
The Hill Cumorah was positively identified by Joseph Smith, but that is the only Book of Mormon site whose location has been identified.
The keys to the ministering of angels are evident when a holder of the Aaronic Priesthood receives Divine help in answer to prayer. Also, those who are righteous, with their sins forgiven through their baptism by the Aaronic Priesthood, would qualify for the ministering of angels.
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