By Eric Johnson In Mormonism, God the Father can have several different names, including Heavenly Father or Elohim. While the name of “God” is the same, the meaning of this word is different than what is taught in Mormonism. We can get a good picture of Joseph Smith’s version of God the Father in this statement: […]
Response to Richard Hopkins Rejoinder by Keith Walker In order to make this review easier to read, all original quotes from the Mormonism 201 rebuttal are boldfaced and italicized to separate these from the rest of the rejoinder. Through the years that I have known Bill McKeever and Eric Johnson, there are two constant thoughts […]
Von Bill McKeever Übersetzt von Wolfgang Schneider (Translated by Wolfgang Schneider) Jahrhundertelange haben Christen ihren Glauben an einen Gott bekannt, der allein Gott ist (Jes 44,8) selbst-existent (Jes 43,10; 48,12) transzendent (4. Mose 23,19; Ps 50,21) unwandelbar (Ps 102, 27; Jes 46,10; Mal 3,6) ewig (Ps 90,2; 93,2) allgegenwärtig (1. Könige 8,27; Sprüche 15,3, Jes […]
Von Bill McKeever Übersetzt von Wolfgang Schneider (Translated by Wolfgang Schneider) Am 9. April 1852 stieg Brigham Young, der zweite Präsident der Kirche Jesu Christi der Heiligen der letzten Tage, auf die Kanzel des Salt Lake City Tabernakels und verkündete: “Es ist meine Absicht, diesen Abend mehrere Predigten zu halten, wie viele, weiß ich nicht.” […]
By Bill McKeever For centuries Christians have professed their belief in a God who is God alone (Is. 44:8), self-existent (Is. 43:10; 48:12), transcendent (Num. 23:19; Ps. 50:21), immutable (Ps. 102:27; Is. 46:10; Mal. 3:6), eternal (Ps. 90:2; 93:2), omnipresent (1 Kings 8:27; Prov. 15:3; Is. 66:1; Jer. 23: 23, 24), and incorporeal (John 4:24; […]
Many skeptics and cultists have compared this verse with verse 11, which says Moses saw God “face to face” (also see Gen 32:30; Deut. 5:4). It is, they say, a contradiction. However, some passages in the Bible are not meant to be taken literally, including the expression “face to face.” This figuratively means that God […]
During 2014, LDS members will be studying the latest manual published by their church, Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Fielding Smith. We will evaluate this book regularly, chapter by chapter, by showing interesting quotes and providing an Evangelical Christian take on this manual. The text that is underlined is from the manual, with our comments following.
By Bill McKeever and Eric Johnson
Probably the passage most often cited to support people’s ability to see God is Exodus 33:11, which says, “And the Lord spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend.” Yet verse 20 reads, “And he [God] said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.”
When it comes to the origin of the universe, there are important differences between biblical Christianity and Mormonism. According to Chrsitianity, God created matter by His spoken word. Mormonism’s leaders disagree, saying matter has always exsited. Let’s contrast the viewpoints to see which one makes better sense according to the Bible and Christian history.
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