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LDS Apostle Tries to Comfort Discouraged Mormons

By Sharon Lindbloom 23 October 2017 Check out a 5-part Viewpoint on Mormonism podcast series on this October 2017 General Conference Talk Part 1  Part 2  Part 3  Part 4  Part 5    LDS apostle Jeffrey Holland seems to be engaged in an ongoing effort to soften the harsh reality of Mormonism’s impossible gospel. A year […]

Chapter 12: Obedience: Simply Live the Gospel

During 2017, LDS members will be studying the latest manual published by their church, Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Gordon B. Hinckley. We will evaluate this book regularly, chapter by chapter, by showing interesting quotes and providing an Evangelical Christian take on this manual. The quotes from Hinckley are in bold, with my comments […]

Should Mormons Follow Their Living Prophets?

By Sharon Lindbloom 24 May 2016 In an article titled, “‘The prophet will never lead the LDS Church astray,’ and other Mormon heresies,” LDS blogger Jana Riess argues that Mormons misunderstand the prevalent LDS tenet quoted in her blog title; in fact, LDS prophets can and perhaps have made mistakes, and to think otherwise smacks […]

Chapter 11: Follow the Living Prophet

Chapter 11: Follow the Living Prophet Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Ezra Taft Benson, (2014), 146–55 During 2015, LDS members will be studying the latest manual published by their church, Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Ezra Taft Benson. We will evaluate this book regularly, chapter by chapter, by showing interesting quotes and providing […]

Obedience

Obedience. The necessity to keep the commandments of God. Many LDS leaders have commented on this issue and how vital it is if a person hopes to attain the Celestial Kingdom. According to D&C 25:15 says, “Keep my commandments continually. … And except thou do this, where I am you cannot come.” D&C 130:21 addes, “There is […]

Chapter 5: The Grand Destiny of the Faithful

“It is a wonderful pleasure to speak upon the great things that God proposes to bestow upon His sons and daughters, and that we shall attain to if we are faithful.”

If you are a Christian who thinks that there are many similarities between Mormonism and biblical Christianity, this will be a chapter that will show how far apart these two faiths really are.

Chapter 24: Righteous Living in Perilous Times

Based on these quotes, here’s what we learn about the “gospel of Jesus Christ”:

  1. Everyone who lives on this earth is supposed to follow the teachings of the LDS gospel;
  2. This gospel includes “all the ordinances and principles” taught by the Mormon Church, which I assume would include baptism into the LDS Church, regular worship in LDS services, the receiving of the priesthood (for males), and temple participation (including marriage for time and eternity), just to name a few;
  3. These are eternal ordinances and principles, applicable for everyone on earth;
  4. If properly completed, this gospel will help us be like our “Eternal Parent,” which would be equal to godhood;
  5. With all of this said, Mormonism preaches the true gospel—not just that, but the “only” gospel, according to McConkie.
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