Tag Archives: Ezra Taft Benson

Was the Mormon ban against blacks holding the priesthood before 1978 racist?

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The Book of Mormon: The Keystone of Mormon Doctrine

The October 2011 Ensign magazine was a special issue, dedicated entirely to the topic of the Book of Mormon. LDS apostle Todd Christofferson’s article explained how to study the Book of Mormon and quoted past LDS prophet Ezra Taft Benson’s … Continue reading

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Thomas Monson’s To Do List (for you)

The Mormon Church’s Teachings of the Living Prophets Student Manual Religion 333 quotes Mormonism’s 13th prophet-president Ezra Taft Benson, “Of all mortal men, we should keep our eyes most firmly fixed on the captain, the prophet, seer, and revelator, and … Continue reading

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“Following the Prophet” = “Continuing Personal Revelation”

Over the past few years, I have read plenty of material written by faithful Latter-day Saints (none of whom have very high authority in the church) who insist that their leaders are not infallible and that LDS individuals must rely … Continue reading

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Salvation and Grace

In The Plan of Salvation LDS author Matthew B. Brown provides his audience with an appendix “designed to direct the reader to information on the LDS view of salvation and grace.” Included (among other things) are four pages of helpful … Continue reading

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