Category Archives: Early Christianity

Is the Mormon religion first century Christianity?

When LDS Apostle M. Russell Ballard encouraged LDS Church members to “[Share] the Gospel Using the Internet,” he said, “I love my present calling, which allows me opportunities to share the message of the Restoration of the gospel to the … Continue reading

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Public Offerings

The woman looked at me with smug satisfaction and said, “At my church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we never pass a collection plate. It’s such a prideful thing to put your tithes and offerings on display … Continue reading

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A Call for Blake Ostler to Support A Specific Historical Claim about the Nicene Creed (Updated)

The modern myth and caricature that surround the First Council of Nicaea never cease to amaze me. We don’t usually do this, but sometimes something so shocking and so specific is said that the person who said it needs to … Continue reading

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The Nicene Creed and the Invention of the Trinity?

When it comes to the Godhead of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, there have been many theories about whether or not the Christian concept of the Trinity is true. Both Jehovah’s Witnesses and Mormons will attack the … Continue reading

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