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RE: Virgin Birth
[Name withheld], I appreciate your comment, particularly about the Gospel of Luke. I 100% agree with this much: Mary’s comments seem strange and unlikely if she already had a sexual encounter. Please consider 4 reasons why I think you are … Continue reading
Who supplied the Y-chromosome in Jesus’ conception?
Christianity: The Spirit created it by an effortless, touchless, omnipotent act. “That which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.” (Matthew 1:20; cf. Luke 1:35) 100% of the DNA was mortal, and none of the DNA was transferred … Continue reading
What Child Is This? The LDS Christmas Story
It was long ago, two thousand years, when sweet baby Jesus was born. Although every baby is cherished by his parents and grandparents and siblings and cousins, this little boy was precious to all the world. The story began in … Continue reading
This is eternal life.
Jesus said in John 17:3, “And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.” When I read this Bible verse, I usually think about the imperative call to know … Continue reading
Made in the Image of God
A unique but central tenet of the Mormon faith is found in the LDS Scripture Doctrine and Covenants 130:22. It says, “The Father [God] has a body of flesh and bones as tangible as man’s…” Mormon Prophet Gordon B. Hinckley … Continue reading
An Existential Crisis?
A guest post by Mike Turnlund. Being a non-Mormon and an outsider to the LDS faith has not kept me from studying the Latter-day Saint system of belief. I am not a seeker, as I already know Jesus Christ – … Continue reading
Posted in Bible, Book of Abraham, Book of Mormon, D&C and Pearl of Great Price, LDS Church, Mormon Culture, Mormon Scripture, Truth, Honesty, Prayer, and Inquiry Tagged Bible, biblical reliability, Book of Abraham, Book of Mormon, Book of Mormon Geography, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Doubting Mormonism, Faith, LDS Church, LDS Community, Mormon Church, Mormonism, post-Mormonism 48 Comments
Of First Importance in Mormon Proselytizing
In the early-1950s the Mormon Church taught its missionaries a particular method for effective proselytizing. The book, A Systematic Program for Teaching the Gospel was published and distributed by the LDS Church as detailed instruction for missionaries. I was recently … Continue reading
A Scriptural Twin Study: Nature versus Nurture
A guest post by Mike Turnlund. One of the enduring issues in the science of psychology is nature versus nurture. Is a person’s behavior, at least in part, motivated by the person’s nature, that is, genetic factors; or by nurture, … Continue reading
Beware of false prophets.
In this short video (4:45) Ritch Sandford provides a solid overview of what the Bible says about false prophets. At the end of the video Mr. Sandford cites Matthew 7:15-16 where Jesus says, “Beware of false prophets…You will recognize them … Continue reading
Posted in Bible, Christianity, Early Mormonism, Joseph Smith, Mormon Leaders, Prophets Tagged Discernment, False Prophets, Joseph Smith, LDS Church, M. Russell Ballard, Mormon Church, Mormonism, Mormons 13 Comments
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