Category Archives: Bible Passages

Isaiah 24:5: The Great Apostasy?

Isaiah 24: 5 says, “The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.” According to some Latter-day Saints, this refers to an event called the Great Apostasy. The everlasting covenant described here is certainly a reference to the Mosaic law, which would have […]

Joseph Smith and Luke 10:22

This article was originally posted on September 4, 2014 on the Mormon Coffee blog.  ______ By Sharon Lindbloom The official History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (aka History of the Church or HOC) reproduces Joseph Smith’s journal where he stated: “This winter [1832-33] was spent in translating the Scriptures…I completed the translation and review of the […]

Proverbs 8 and the Mormon Doctrine of Pre-existence

by Sharon Lindbloom This article was originally posted on the Mormon Coffee blog on September 5, 2011  _____ Don and Rayola Larson are Latter-day Saints who have served in various leadership roles in the Mormon Church. They have been teachers at two Church-owned and operated schools, and completed two proselyting missions. Of their mission to England, they […]

Grace unto Works

Note: The following was originally printed in the January/February 2017 edition of Mormonism Researched. To request a free subscription, please visit here.  By Bill McKeever  When speaking to individuals who place a strong emphasis on personal performance when it comes to being justified before God, one can unwittingly fail to emphasize that the New Testament has much to […]

Does James 1:5 teach about praying for a testimony?

By Eric Johnson This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 37, number 6 (2014). There is nothing more important to a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS, Mormon) than having a personal “testimony” confirm the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon and, ultimately, Mormonism.  James 1:5 was first […]