Tag Archives: 2 Nephi 25:23

Commandment-keeping and God’s Grace

It’s Throwback Thursday! The following blog article originally posted at Mormon Coffee on September 26, 2006. —— My October, 2006 edition of Ensign just arrived. I wish more of my Christian friends who think Mormonism is abandoning its heretical past … 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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After All BYU Professors Can Do to Implicitly Reject LDS Institutional Readings of 2 Nephi 25:23

Bill McKeever, Eric Johnson, and I discuss 2 Nephi 25:23 in relation to institutional Mormonism and BYU neo-orthodoxy. This conversation is from around June 21, 2007. I procrastinated in uploading the talk and hence have not done all I can … Continue reading

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Feeling Lucky? The Probability of Exaltation

I just read Odds Are, You’re Going to be Exalted by LDS author Alonzo L. Gaskill (2008, Deseret Book). In this slim volume Mr. Gaskill seeks to reassure Latter-day Saints that even though they are not actually doing “all [they] … Continue reading

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After All We Can Do

Last week I wrote about “Trevor,” a man who took issue with a comment I left at a news web site (see Searching for Salvation: The Bible or TV Guide? My comment set Ephesians 2:8-10 (“For by grace you have … Continue reading

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