Tag Archives: Adam-God

“As Mormons, we worship…?”

At the Mormon.org website, visitors can learn about Joseph Smith and what he means to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Under the sub-heading, “A Martyr of the Restored Gospel,” the site says, “Joseph Smith gave … Continue reading

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When is a Mormon prophet speaking as a prophet? Nobody knows for sure.

Mormon author Jana Riess continues to receive criticism for her public disagreement with certain statements from Mormon prophets and apostles. In analyzing this criticism on her blog, Dr. Riess recently asked, “When is a Mormon prophet speaking as a prophet? … Continue reading

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A doctrine God revealed to Brigham Young

Charles Harrell is an Associate Professor at Brigham Young University. In his 2011 book, This Is My Doctrine: The Development of Mormon Theology, he discusses many issues not normally found in a typical LDS-authored book. One such issue is the … Continue reading

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The Adam God Challenge

Once upon a time I was a member of the Mormon Church. I was converted at age 14 and ardently followed the teachings and lifestyle of Mormonism. I went to Church every Sunday, read the Book of Mormon, and had … Continue reading

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Mormons are taught how to “keep the faith”

How do Mormons keep faith in Mormonism “in a world of confusion”? Mormon Bishop Gérald Caussé (First Counselor in the Presiding Bishopric) counseled Latter-days Saints on this topic in the August 2012 Ensign magazine (26-29). His advice included: Seek the … Continue reading

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All of Brigham Young’s Teachings Are True…

Jared, a Mormon Fundamentalist, brought his sign to the streets of Manti, Utah preceding a 2011 Mormon Miracle Pageant performance. He graciously agreed to give Aaron an interview (below).

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“The Church is not all butterflies and cupcakes.”

Over this past week the Salt Lake Tribune ran several articles related to the LDS Church, blacks, and the now-defunct priesthood ban. One special report covered the story of Vanna Cox and her sisters. They grew up in the LDS … Continue reading

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Like stubborn Scotchmen, they couldn’t get Adam-God out of their heads

At the April 1916 General Conference Charles W. Penrose, a member of the First Presidency, stated: “There still remains, I can tell by the letters I have alluded to, an idea among some of the people that Adam was and … Continue reading

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Another botched joke?

Last week Massachusetts Senator John Kerry took a lot of heat from all sides for a comment he made about education. He told a group of students at Pasadena City College that if they study hard, do their homework, and … Continue reading

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