Author Archives: Aaron Shafovaloff

RE: Virgin Birth

[Name withheld], I appreciate your comment, particularly about the Gospel of Luke. I 100% agree with this much: Mary’s comments seem strange and unlikely if she already had a sexual encounter. Please consider 4 reasons why I think you are … Continue reading

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Who supplied the Y-chromosome in Jesus’ conception?

Christianity: The Spirit created it by an effortless, touchless, omnipotent act. “That which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.” (Matthew 1:20; cf. Luke 1:35) 100% of the DNA was mortal, and none of the DNA was transferred … Continue reading

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Three reasons why our inheritance in Christ does not imply equality with Jesus or a future of being rightly worshipped by others

1. Since our inheritance in Christ is infinite and immeasurable, it will take eternity to appropriate and enjoy. Ephesians 2:7 implies eternal progression: “so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness … Continue reading

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The God of Isaiah vs. Gods of Mormonism

Isaiah 55:8-9 reads: For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than … Continue reading

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Yahweh needs no Asherah

Yahweh needs no Asherah. He says to none, “You complete me.” He needs no partner. He needs no permission. He needs no counsel. He needs no counterpart. He needs no complement. He creates, not by sexual union or cooperation, but … Continue reading

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What matters more to being in God’s “image”: appearance, or calling and capacity?

If God had created humans to look like sloths, yet with the same capacities as humans, and sloths to look like humans, yet with the same capacities as sloths, who would be more in His image? What, at core, does … Continue reading

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Matthew for Mormons

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The Grace Club

My daughter took The Not Even Once Club book off my shelf and wanted me to read it as a bedtime story. I can’t blame her: it has fun and inviting pictures. I told her it was not a book I … Continue reading

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Free Utah Concerts This Week By Adam’s Road

Monday, June 22nd, 2015 Transitions Class Testimony and Music – 6:30 PM 12448 S Iron Sight Way Herriman, UT 84096 Tuesday, June 23rd 2015 Price Chapel Testimony and Music – 6:30 P.M. 611 W Price River Dr Price, UT (435) … Continue reading

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Galatians and Mormon Neo-Orthodoxy: Why the BYU Religion Department Should Make Your Blood Boil

Remember, the Judaizers to which Paul was responding in Galatians were not crass perfectionists. They would have confessed that God’s grace was sufficient. They would have confessed the centrality of the atonement. They would have rejected explicit requirements of perfection. … Continue reading

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