Category Archives: Old Testament 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 […]

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 […]

Did God command polygamous relationships in the Old Testament?

Note: The following was originally printed in the January/February 2016 edition of Mormonism Researched. To request a free subscription, please visit here.  By Eric Johnson Polygamy, or plural marriage, is a sticky issue for many Mormons. Some have become deeply embarrassed when they found out how their founder, Joseph Smith, married at least 34 girls and women. In fact, a […]

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 LDS.org

Noah

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.

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