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Tag Archives: Dallin Oaks
The Great and Abominable Church
In the March, 2015 edition of Ensign magazine, Mormon apostle Dallin Oaks discusses the topics of atheism, moral relativism, secular humanism and the “great and abominable church.” The article, titled, “Stand as Witnesses of God,” was a devotional address he … Continue reading
“Utter Nonsense” Presented at the April 2015 Mormon General Conference
It’s like an April Fools joke, but nobody’s laughing. Instead, people are scratching their heads. During the April 2015 Sunday morning General Conference session, Mormon Apostle Dieter F. Uchtdorf (of the First Presidency) gave a talk that just a few … Continue reading
Posted in General Conference, Grace, Salvation Tagged Bruce R. McConkie, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Dallin Oaks, David O. McKay, Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Ezra Taft Benson, General Conference, Grace, Harold B. Lee, James Talmage, Joseph Fielding Smith, LDS Church, Marion G. Romney, Mormon Church, Mormon Salvation, Mormonism, Spencer W. Kimball 26 Comments
Mormon Church does not apologize.
Mormon apostle Dallin Oaks caused quite a stir in late January. In an interview related to the Church’s news conference on LGBT issues and religious discrimination, Mr. Oaks expressed his view that apologizing for the Church’s “harsh rhetoric of the … Continue reading
Mormon doctrines are “just the same”?
Previously Aaron wrote about the current trend in Mormonism wherein Mormons tell Christians that Mormon beliefs are just the same as theirs – Mormon doctrines are the same as [fill-in-the-Christian-denomination] doctrines. I want to expand on a bit of what … Continue reading
Don’t patronize us, please
In a 2007 General Conference talk, Seventy Gary J. Coleman referred to a story of fourteen-year-old Cortnee, the daughter of an LDS mission president, who was confused when her high school classmates questioned her Christianity. She went home and asked … Continue reading
Posted in Baptism, Christianity, Priesthood, Truth, Honesty, Prayer, and Inquiry, Worthiness Tagged Christian, Dallin Oaks, Gary J. Coleman, Mormons 110 Comments
Mormonism’s Gospel of Jesus Christ An Open Book?
In the 2012 book Mormons An Open Book, Written by a Mormon, What You Really Want to Know, author Anthony Sweat gets right to the point: “The gospel of Jesus Christ is this: “1. Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, … Continue reading
Does Mormonism still teach God the Father was once a man?
Joe Carter at The Gospel Coalition blog recently wrote a good article providing relevant FAQs in answer to the question, “Are Mormons Christian?” The first topic Mr. Carter addressed was, “What do Mormons believe about God?” His answer began this … Continue reading
Are Mormons Saved?
Mormon Times recently ran an article that asked — and answered — that question. According to LDS guest writer William Monahan, when people ask if Latter-day Saints are saved or born again, the answer is a resounding “yes.” Even so, … Continue reading
Posted in Salvation Tagged Dallin Oaks, Mormon Salvation, Salvation 48 Comments
Dallin Oaks: The Destruction of the Nauvoo Expositor’s Printing Press was Illegal
Some Mormons give the impression that the destruction of the Nauvoo Expositor newspaper was legal. This kind of language is misleading. While there is some lingering ambiguity over the legality of the destruction of the copies of the Expositor, even … Continue reading
Posted in Nauvoo Tagged Dallin Oaks, Nauvoo Expositor 14 Comments