Tag Archives: Justification

Joseph Smith and Romans 4:5

Joseph Smith revised the Bible. Some say he “corrected” it. The resulting volume is known as the Joseph Smith Translation (JST) or the Inspired Version. My Mormon edition of the King James Version of the Bible (1989) includes seventeen pages … Continue reading

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Understanding James 2:26

In the course of a study on Ephesians, Tabletalk magazine discusses the relationship between a person’s good works and his justification before God. Examining James 2:14-26 (“faith without works is dead”), the magazine offers good insight into James’ teaching. Since … Continue reading

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Video of Mormon Coffee Tabletalk #1

This movie requires Flash Player 9 The text of my talk is available here. Because Andrew’s drawing didn’t come through, you’ll have to watch his pen closely. The video was supposed to be about 30 minutes, but we really went … Continue reading

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Mike Reeves chats with John Piper about the subject of justification

Mike Reeves chats with John Piper about the subject of justification

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On Fruits of the Spirit, a Particularly Bad Work of the Flesh, and Satan’s Power

This post is a continuation of the discussion on the previous post, “If Mormonism is a lie, what should people do about it?” The discussion evolved onto the topic of the role of feelings in discerning truth. Paul’s letter to … Continue reading

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