Category Archives: Early Christianity

A Scriptural Twin Study: Nature versus Nurture

A guest post by Mike Turnlund. One of the enduring issues in the science of psychology is nature versus nurture. Is a person’s behavior, at least in part, motivated by the person’s nature, that is, genetic factors; or by nurture, … Continue reading

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Mormonism’s View: The Bible we have today “is rather incomplete.”

Mormonism has always held to the position that the Bible we have today has been corrupted. In 1st Nephi 13 the Book of Mormon talks about the “many plain and precious things taken away from the book”; that is, the … Continue reading

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Theosis: “The Mormon view is altogether different.”

This has been going on for far too long. BYU Professor Robert Millet, as part of his continuing apologetic for the Mormon doctrine of exaltation (i.e., faithful Mormons becoming Gods), perseveres in asserting that this doctrine did not originate with … Continue reading

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Mormons Don’t Believe In the Trinity

In an October (2014) blog, Latter-day Saint Greg Trimble sought to explain “Why Mormons Don’t Believe In the Trinity.” As Mr. Trimble pointed out, it is imperative that we “know who and what God is,” for Jesus said, “And this … Continue reading

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The Trinity: Mormonism’s Rejection of God’s Highest Revelation (Part 4 of 4)

In this last article we will examine one of the heretical distortions of the doctrine of the Trinity as embraced by Mormonism. As was noted earlier, Mormonism doesn’t look favorably on the ecumenical councils that took place long ago in … Continue reading

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Early Varieties of Christianity?

Dr. Darrell Bock, Professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, addresses the question, “Weren’t there just varieties and alternatives of Christianity in the 1st century, with no real orthodoxy until the 4th century?”

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God’s Offspring

Does the Bible teach the universal fatherhood of God? Does it teach the universal brotherhood of man? Are we not all God’s offspring (Acts 17:28)? In this 30-minute vintage video, Dr. R.C. Sproul answers these questions–questions that are fundamental to … Continue reading

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Feelings surpass everything?

I’m in the Holy Land this week with 48 people—the majority are teens—as another apologist and I lead them on a trip they will never forget. Last week I asked a Mormon friend about a particular site in Israel that … Continue reading

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Video Now Online: “Those Abominable Creeds”, by Ron Huggins

This seemed like a relevant post given the recent discussion on Jehovah. This movie requires Flash Player 9 Direct Youtube link

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“A Christian Wouldn’t Do What You Do.”

I am often accused of being “unChristlike” because I take a vocal stand against Mormonism. I recognize heresy in Mormon teachings and stand against it for two reasons. One is the call in Scripture for followers of Christ to “contend … Continue reading

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