Category Archives: Nature of Man

Spiritual Identity Theft

In an article titled “Your Divine Heritage,” LDS General Authority (Seventy) Robert C. Oaks wrote about what he called “spiritual identity theft” (Ensign, April 2008, 49-50). Mr. Oaks suggested that a significant threat to Latter-day Saints achieving their divine potential … Continue reading

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Two Views of the Fall

Mormonism and traditional Christianity view the acts of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden very differently. According to Mormonism: To the first man and woman on earth, the Lord said, “Be fruitful, and multiply” (Moses 2:28; see also … Continue reading

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September 11, 1857

A significant date in the history of our nation. A date marking tragedy in the history of many families. A day of mourning 150 years ago. A day of sorrowful remembrance in 2007. The Mountain Meadows Massacre is not pleasant … Continue reading

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The Official Mormon View on Evolution

Deseret News recently carried an article titled “No definitive LDS stance on evolution, study finds” The article describes the findings of two Mormon scientists who have recently published a book titled Mormonism and Evolution: the Authoritative LDS Statements. The Deseret … Continue reading

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The Nature of the Godhead, part II

Yesterday I wrote about the LDS doctrine of deification as taught by Joseph Smith, and how the Church today seems to want to cover up that “basic belief” of Mormonism. There’s another aspect of that doctrine I’d like to talk … Continue reading

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The Nature of the Godhead

The LDS Church has begun a new series of articles in the Ensign which are for the purpose of “explaining the basic beliefs of the restored gospel, doctrines unique to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.” The first … Continue reading

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