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Mormon Apostles’ Most Important Duty: Testify of Jesus Christ

In a commentary on Patheos.com, James Faulconer, a professor of religious understanding at Brigham Young University, explains the role of an apostle in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and their primary duty, which is outlined in the New Testament and other Latter-day Saint scripture.

“In One Heavenly Family”: Scholar Terryl Givens on Proxy Baptism

Religion presents complex questions but also provides profound answers. The Mormon practice of proxy baptism solves a scriptural puzzle over which Christian theologians have wrestled for centuries. What happens to those who died without ever knowing Jesus Christ? What can be said of their salvation? Christ said that “except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God” (John 3:5). Does this shut the heavens to millions upon millions of the unbaptized?

“On Faith” Blog: More Than a Mormon Moment

In his Washington Post “On Faith” forum post this week, Michael R. Otterson, managing director of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Public Affairs Department, suggests that the journalist-produced term “Mormon Moment” is a cliché in need of revision.

Mormon Newsroom Topic Pages

One of the key features of the MormonNewsroom.org website is the Topics section. This page links to hundreds of topics, such as temple garments, proxy baptisms and the practice of paying tithing, that provide basic information about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon). The topics pages are designed to provide helpful background and information to anyone who is unfamiliar with the Church. Here is a brief look at the type of topics covered:

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