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The Mormon logic of lost books and its implication for prophetic accountability

When talking to some Mormon missionaries in March I encountered an interesting line of thinking. One of the elders gave the standard claim that the Bible is missing books that should have been included. I asked, “Which ones?” He answered: Works … Continue reading

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Only Jesus did his best

What do people mean when they say, “their best”? “I did my best to make it on time.” “I did my best to get good grades.” “I do my best to be a good person.” Normally, this functions as hyperbole … Continue reading

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Capstone Conference Today

There is a pretty amazing 1-2-3 punch today of Sandra Tanner, Bill McKeever, and Rob Bowman. Come after lunch to Calvary Chapel Salt Lake City and hear them all at the Capstone Conference. 2:00-2:45pm Sandra Tanner – “Apostasy in Sweden: … Continue reading

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A Counter-Creed to “Practical Mormonism Atheism”

Practical Mormon Atheism The Contraries 1 Even if Mormonism is false, it is still worth believing and ought not be refuted. Mormonism, if false, ought not be “left alone”, but ought to be refuted and engaged and deconstructed. 2 Faith … Continue reading

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Why You Should Be Anti-Evil

“Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.” (Romans 12:9) Why do translators choose a strong word for ἀποστυγοῦντες, like “abhor”? It is based on στύγω, which means to hate. But it is intensified. … Continue reading

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Say you know, even if you don’t know?

“Quite simply, you can’t have a testimony until you bear it to someone. At the moment that you tell someone that you know X is true – even if you don’t know it yet – the Spirit will testify to … Continue reading

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Seeking God In the New Year

O LORD, Length of days does not profit me except the days are passed       in Thy presence,       in Thy service,       to Thy glory. Give me a grace that precedes,       follows,       guides,       sustains,       sanctifies,       aids every hour, that I may not … Continue reading

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Five reasons not to “shut down”

Five reasons not to “shut down” when someone wants to show you evidence that purportedly contradicts what/who you believe: 1. Curiosity. Curiosity is virtuous and healthy, and the only faith worth having is a curious faith. Faith seeks understanding. Faith … Continue reading

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He is Alpha and Omega

Of the Father’s Love Begotten Words by Aurelius Prudentius Clemens 348-circa 405 Merry Christmas!

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Evangelism is a form of worship, and Mormonism claims to let people worship according to their dictates of their conscience

One of the ways we evangelicals worship the Most High God is by evangelism, and part of our evangelism is sometimes engaging false ideas about God and the gospel, and part of engaging false ideas about God and the gospel … Continue reading

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