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 […]
Isaiah 29:14 says, Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid. Apostle LeGrand Richards writes, Well did Isaiah predict: ‘For the wisdom of their […]
Does 2 Samuel 12 support the practice of polygamy in the Old Testament and 19th century Mormonism?
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?
In Job 38:4, God questions Job and rebukes him for his pride, asking, “Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth?” This is what is known as a rhetorical question. When God formed the world, Job 38:7 says, “The sons of God shouted for joy.” If this is really referring to preexistent […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Some have said this passage gives approval to participate in activities that deal with spirits and the dead. Yet even if it is possible to communicate with the dead, the Bible very clearly says that attempting to do so is wrong (see Lev 19:31; 20:27; Dt 18:10-12; Is 8:19). The consequences for disobeying God were […]