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God trusting, Bible believing, Jesus lover.

God the Father – Elohim (Part Two)

Last Thursday, we began a discussion on why, if “Elohim” is a real god, our Heavenly Father and the only God “with whom we have to do,” are there no verses about him in the Old Testament. Today, let’s look … Continue reading

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God the Father – Elohim (Part One)

In the Mormon religion, “Elohim” is the name of the god who is the father of our spirits. More commonly referred to as “Heavenly Father,” Elohim is also the LDS “Most High God.” The scripture passages specifically about “Elohim” can … Continue reading

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A Bad Religious Theory

Over at “Darwin’s God” is a link to a “survey of failed evolutionary predictions” – the website The featured article is a lengthy explanation of some predictions inherent in Darwin’s Theory of Evolution, and how they have failed. The … Continue reading

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The Priesthood of Joseph Smith

LDS History of the Church Vol. 4 (pp 571-81) includes an editorial Joseph Smith, Jr. submitted to the Times and Seasons newspaper. “Try the Spirits” was written in response to “occurrences that [had] transpired amongst” his congregation. In the article, … Continue reading

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Selected Passages from the LDSV (Latter-day Saint Version of the Bible)

The creator of the video explains its content: “Verses that are in contradiction to Mormon theology and what they should read if they are to be in sync with Mormonism’s doctrine.”

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The Other Gods of Deuteronomy

An LDS man who wanted to convince me that the Bible validates the notion of multiple gods used Deuteronomy 32:8 as a proof text. In the RSV (the translation he wanted to use for this verse) it says: “When the … Continue reading

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Brainwashing – Exhibit A

Brainwashing: “…any method of controlled systematic indoctrination, esp. one based on repetition or confusion…” The following Topical Guide entry brings together for us the “scriptures most often used in [LDS] gospel classes and study” on the topic of Geneology and … Continue reading

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Martin Luther and Mormonism

In the early 1500’s, a man named Martin Luther figured out something important — the Roman Catholic Church, of which he was a devout member, was abusing its power. Among other things, the church was selling — for money — … Continue reading

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One God

Introduction: In the following, the notation “(DSS)” means that the quoted passage has been taken from a translation of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Similarly, “(KJV)” will precede a quote from the King James Version of the Bible, and “(LXX)” a … Continue reading

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The Mormon Gospel

As has been demonstrated here on Mormon Coffee, it is difficult to pin-down LDS doctrine with references to LDS scriptures or quotes from LDS authority figures.  Because of “continuing revelation”, what was true before is not necessarily true now. Thankfully, … Continue reading

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