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Mormons Studying the New Testament in 2015

The Mormon Church’s Sunday School course of study for 2015 is the New Testament. Accordingly, Gig Harbor, WA newspaper columnist Alfred Gunn (LDS) wrote a column for The Peninsula Gateway titled, “The Bible as a treasured course of personal study.” … Continue reading

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A Small Stream of Truth

It’s Throwback Thursday! The following blog article originally posted at Mormon Coffee on February 3, 2006. —————— Philip Barlow, in Mormons and the Bible: The Place of the Latter-day Saints in American Religion cites late LDS Apostle Bruce McConkie on … Continue reading

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“Ignorant translators, careless transcribers, or designing and corrupt priests…”

Mormonism’s founding prophet Joseph Smith taught that “Ignorant translators, careless transcribers, or designing and corrupt priests” altered the ancient biblical text (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, 327). Daniel B. Wallace, professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, … Continue reading

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“What do Mormons believe about the Bible?”

The Mormon Church appears to be updating its FAQ section at Mormon.org. I’ve received several Google Alerts highlighting specific Frequently Asked Questions and their official answers. One recent Alert pointed me to the FAQ section on the Bible, to the … Continue reading

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What They Really Mean: The Eight Article of Faith

SVG version available here

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Mormons and the Bible

In a discussion with an older Mormon missionary, Sister G learned that I had prayerfully read the Book of Mormon but had not found it to be the word of God. In her effort to discover what obstacle stood between … Continue reading

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Jesus Before Pilate

“For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world— to bear witness to the truth.” Dr Dirk Jongkind, a Research Fellow at Tyndale House, pieces together the earliest manuscript evidence for the New … Continue reading

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Ignorant Translators Commit Many Errors

Christian apologist Rob Bowman at the Institute for Religious Research’s Mormons in Transition web site has published a nine-page study of The Book of Hebrews and the Joseph Smith Translation. Mr. Bowman maintains, “My argument here is simple: a comparison … Continue reading

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Buyer Beware

On March 26th, 1830, following a reprint of the text from the title page of the Book of Mormon, this announcement appeared in the Wayne Sentinel: The above work, containing about 600 pages, large Duodecimo, is now for sale, wholesale … Continue reading

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The Most Criticized Book

Along with about 60 of my senior students from the Bible classes that I teach at a private Christian high school, I recently traveled to three different religious venues for educational visits. We visited a conservative Jewish synagogue, a Hare … Continue reading

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