Tag Archives: Forgiveness

Jesus Came to Save Sinners

While reading the October 2014 General Conference addresses, I was interested to read that Mormon apostle D. Todd Christofferson said, “So God does not save us ‘just as we are,’ first, because ‘just as we are’ we are unclean, and … Continue reading

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Mormons and Evangelicals Talk of Christ

On November 15 (2013), evangelical author (and seminary president emeritus) Richard Mouw addressed 2,000 young Mormons at Utah Valley University. As reported in the Deseret News’ “Evangelical leader says commonality with Mormons deeper than differences,” Dr. Mouw emphasized his discovery … Continue reading

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Miscategorizing Mormonism

In an opinion piece that recently appeared in The Salt Lake Tribune (1/28/12), LDS authors David Paulsen and Hal Boyd sought to answer the question, “How do we categorize Mormons?” They state: “Brigham Young put it this way, ‘We, the … Continue reading

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How Good is Good Enough?

This is the Christian message of how sinful man is graciously and mercifully reconciled to God. How well does this line up with the messages presented last weekend at the LDS General Conference? “From now on, therefore, we regard no … Continue reading

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Video of Mormon Coffee Tabletalk #1

[swf]http://www.youtube.com/v/Fy7eFDWkdHw&hl=en&fs=1&fmt=18,500,385[/swf] The text of my talk is available here. Because Andrew’s drawing didn’t come through, you’ll have to watch his pen closely. The video was supposed to be about 30 minutes, but we really went about 46 minutes.

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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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For Those Who Need A Real Miracle of Forgiveness

[SWF]http://www.youtube.com/v/WyoVJfADlwo&hl=en,425,355[/SWF] The song is “East to West”, by Casting Crowns “As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.” – Psalm 103:12 “For by grace you have been saved through faith. … Continue reading

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