Author Archives: Aaron Shafovaloff

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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Joseph Smith Should be Held to a Higher Standard than Noah, Abraham, Moses, and David

We rightly expect more integrity and imitable behavior of church pastors and deacons today than was expected of prophets 3500 years ago. We rightly expect better theology of our teachers today than we do the Early Church Fathers. That said, … Continue reading

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In 1912 some Mormon leaders doubted both the content and reliability of The King Follett Sermon

In 1912 some Mormon leaders doubted both the content and reliability of The King Follett Sermon. Mormon apostle George Albert Smith wrote: “Sometime ago I received an invitation, mailed from the Liahona office, to contribute to a fund for the … Continue reading

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Celebrate Christmas by Rejecting Mormon Leaders Who Have Rejected the Virgin Birth

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