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Archive for March, 2009

Armageddon – on earth and in heaven

by @ Thursday, March 26th, 2009. Tags: , , , , ,
Filed under Doctrine, Last Days

For as long as I can remember, I have been taught that the battle of Armageddon is a great war that is going to take place somewhere in Israel in the very last days. In fact, it is one of the very last events that is to take place before the Lord returns. If the […]

The blessings of the LDS Temple

by @ Saturday, March 21st, 2009. Tags: , , ,
Filed under Uncategorized

Carol and I went to the temple this afternoon and joined with members of our stake in a wonderful chapel session with a member of the temple presidency. I love these sacred moments where we are taught more about the endowment ceremony from one who has been set apart to teach the saints about what […]

The plural wives of Joseph Smith

by @ Monday, March 16th, 2009. Tags: , , ,
Filed under Doctrine, Mormon culture

I’ve thought long and hard about the propriety of this essay. It is a sensitive subject and one that is so easy to misunderstand. It is also a sacred subject that I have seen dragged through the dregs of the ex-Mormon sites, and yet presented well on some Internet resources. Although some may claim otherwise, […]

Mormon Temples and HBO’s Big Love

by @ Friday, March 13th, 2009. Tags: , , , ,
Filed under Doctrine, Mormon culture

Throughout history, the Lord has commanded His people to build temples. Temples are literally houses of the Lord. They are holy places of worship where individuals make sacred promises with God. Faithful members of the LDS Church go there often to draw closer to God and to feel his power in their lives in greater […]

But that’s not Biblical!

by @ Wednesday, March 11th, 2009. Tags: , , , ,
Filed under Doctrine

Another common objection I have encountered in my dialogs with some who visit my essays can be summed up in the phrase, “But that’s not Biblical!” Similar to those who don’t understand what Mormons mean when we refer to our testimony, this common complaint also never ceases to amaze me. They just don’t get it. […]

Critical thinking among faithful Mormons

I’m motivated to share this essay based on much recent dialog between myself and a reader who calls himself Evangelical. Mr. Evangelical seems to be intelligent and writes well but also seems to be under a false impression that Mormons can’t think for themselves and that they don’t know how to think critically or objectively. […]

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