We have been discussing on various threads ‘faith’. I believe this is the core to both RCs and LDS. Those who wish to comment here, can we attempt to keep a civil tone? I am here to learn from faith experts, not to bash. I will ask very probing questions, please do not assume these questions are to cast doubt, but to inspire depth of thought.
Faith is defined by the Bible as “The substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (Heb 11:1). Alma defines faith as, “faith is not to have a perfect knowledge of things; therefore if ye have faith ye hope for things which aer not seen, which are true” (Alma 32:21)
I would suggest for our discussion here we differentiate between true faith vs. false faith (such as that demanded by Jim Jones like preachers).
It is my opinion man (and woman) was sent to first obtain a physical body, and second to develop and test our faith in the ‘unseen god’.