Tag Archives: Heaven

From the Mailbag (Eternal Marriage)

Hi, I have a Mormon friend that finds forever marriage very important to him and I tried explaining how Heaven is going to be so much better then any marriage or person. He then asked “What is there to do?” … Continue reading

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Mormon.org’s Plan of Salvation

Mormon.org includes a section titled, “God’s Plan of Salvation.” This section systematically presents Mormon beliefs related to eternal life. It goes like this (my summarization of each point in parentheses): “God’s Plan for You” (To choose good and become more … Continue reading

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Defending the Faith at Temple Square

A healthy Mormon and Christian Debate at Salt Lake Temple Square with host Dave Bartosiewicz

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Twenty-four elders cast their crowns before the throne.

In this two-minute video Dr. Stephen Lawson, preaching on Worshiping the Triune God, explains why the twenty-four elders in Revelation 4:10-11 cast their crowns before the throne of God. May we all live throughout the new year with a deep … Continue reading

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Mormons Yawn at Christian Heaven

Mormons look forward to an eternity–a Heaven–characterized as a sort of divine extension of their lives on earth. Calling mortal marriage “a laboratory for godhood,” the LDS Achieving a Celestial Marriage Student Manual states, “In the relationship of husband and … Continue reading

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The Mormon Gospel

As has been demonstrated here on Mormon Coffee, it is difficult to pin-down LDS doctrine with references to LDS scriptures or quotes from LDS authority figures.  Because of “continuing revelation”, what was true before is not necessarily true now. Thankfully, … Continue reading

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The Tolerable Hell of Our Imaginations

I was browsing the Desiring God web site the other day. I read an article where Pastor John Piper responded to the question, “How willingly do people go to hell?” Quoting C.S. Lewis’ statement, “All that are in hell choose … Continue reading

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Joseph Smith as a Passport into God’s Presence

“[E]very man and woman must have the certificate of Joseph Smith, junior, as a passport to their entrance into the mansion where God and Christ are — I with you and you with me. I cannot go there without his … Continue reading

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Tabletalk #3: On Mormonism’s Hellish Heavens and Heavenly Hells

Direct link to MP3 My Skype recording application, Pamela, kept acting weird so this talk is three smaller files stitched together. Some questions I have for Mormons: If Joseph Smith and Mormonism already believe that the only explicit post-resurrection hell, … Continue reading

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Telestial glory is “so great that we would be tempted to commit suicide to get there”?

Eldred G. Smith, considered the “Patriarch to the Church”, affirmed a belief that is still popular today among Mormons: “I cannot for a minute conceive the telestial being hell, either, because it is considered a heaven, a glory. The Prophet … Continue reading

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