Category Archives: Old Testament Passages

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 […]

Evangelicals’ Favorite Heresies

The November 2014 Christianity Today (CT) magazine described a poll of Evangelical Christians and their beliefs about essential teachings of Christianity. Topics include the nature of Jesus and the Holy Spirit as well as issues involving salvation. What do Evangelical Christians believe about these teachings? Could heresy be creeping into the church? 

Noah Essay from


Beginning in December 2013, the LDS Church began publishing a series of essays meant to explain hard teachings (for a list of other articles and podcasts from MRM, go here). The entire article on  Noah is underlined here, with my commentary throughout. 

Malachi 4:5-6: Does this passage refer to Mormon temples?

The 2002 LDS booklet titled Preparing to Enter the Holy Temple states:

If we would understand both the history and the doctrine of temple work we must understand what the sealing power is. We must envision, at least to a degree, why the keys of authority to employ the sealing power are crucial.

Nearly nine hundred years before Christ, the prophet Elijah appeared in the court of the king of Israel. He carried with him a sacred authority: the power to seal.

Proverbs 26:4-5: Should We Answer Fools According to Their Foolishness?

Should one answer a “fool” according to his foolishness or not? Some skeptics have claimed these back-to-back verses are a contradiction, but this cannot be true. It is important to determine what type of literature is being considered in order to make an accurate interpretation of any passage. The book of Proverbs, which is part […]

1 Kings 7:23: A Bible Contradiction Concerning Pi?

By pointing to the measurements for the circular bath taken from this passage (also see 2 Chr 4:2), many skeptics have claimed that the Bible lists an incorrect value for the mathematical constant pi (beginning with the numbers “3.14159265…”) used to measure the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. According to the numbers […]

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