Chapter 4: The Pioneer Heritage of Faith and Sacrifice

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 … Read more

Quotes that didn’t make the cut in the manual Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Gordon B. Hinckley

By Eric Johnson For a review of the church manual Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Gordon B. Hinckley, click here. Check out the 5-part podcast series that originally aired January 9-13, 2017  Part 1   Part 2  Part 3   Part 4   Part 5   Since 1998, the LDS Church has published a church manual for the membership to … Read more

Chapter 8: The Church and Kingdom of God

Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Fielding Smith, (2013), 116–26 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 … Read more

Chapter 6: Becoming Perfect before the Lord: “A Little Better Day by Day”

According to this church manual, perfection is something that every believer ought to strive for. The question is, Can perfection ever be reached? Can repentance make up for our lack of ability to keep the law? The Bible teaches in a gospel of grace, not of works. We’ll take a closer look at this topic.

Chapter 2: Love Thy Neighbor as Thyself

 This is a response to the LDS manual that is being used in Relief Society and Priesthood meetings in 2012. Today’s lesson—chapter 2—is scheduled to be studied on Jan. 15. Selected quotes from the manual are boldfaced. The chapters from the manual can be found in their entirety athttp://lds.org/manual/teachings-george-albert-smith?lang=eng