Hedging the Law: Two Variations on a Theme


The Problem with the Precepts of Men The Jews taught for doctrines the commandments of men and built a hedge around the commandments of God. The reasoning is understandable - if you have to keep the commandments of God to be saved, and if the commandment says not to labor on the Sabbath, then if …

Overcoming the Label of Addict


Note: To those waiting for my promised analysis of the 45-page Daymon Smith paper on the Atonement I wrote about in my previous post, please be patient. It is on the way, but is more involved and complex than I had anticipated. The idea of the sacrifice of the Savior being a penal substitute for …

False Understanding of the Atonement


I have some special feelings in my heart about the Savior. I have been taught all my life about Jesus Christ and have come to look to Him as one who will save me. From what, you ask? Well, the answers are obvious for those raised in the church – from death and hell. Those …

Changing Requirements of Perfection


I have never equated perfection as meaning without flaw or error, rather as having flaws and errors removed. The resurrection is a free gift to all. We will all live again with immortal bodies. But the quality of our life in the hereafter depends entirely upon us and our efforts to be worthy and prepared for the greatest of all the gifts of God – eternal life.