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God and Mormonism’s Ultimate ‘Road Map’

Dallin H Oaks of Mormonism’s Twelve Apostles is a lawyer and jurist (North America: legal expert, judge) and the tempered and balanced tone of his profession comes across in his April 2017 conference talk. (See also Ensign magazine, May 2017, pp 100-103) Sans passion, his delivery is measured and reasonable, if emphatic, but is ultimately frustrated by the content of…read more →

‘Living by Faith’ Through Mormon Eyes

The April 2017 first presidency message by Dieter Uchtdorf, second counsellor in the Mormon presidency, is based on Romans 1:17, ‘The just shall live by faith.’ (KJV). He begins with the familiar enough story of the Rabbi and the soap maker that concludes, just as soap must be put to use to make you clean, so faith must be put…read more →

The Mormon Temple – Is It Biblical?

  Five new temples were announced by the Mormon Church president during his Sunday morning address (April 2, 2017) at the church’s 187th annual General Conference. This brings the number of temples worldwide, operating or under construction, to 182 according to the Mormon newsroom. Mormonism teaches these temples are a restoration of biblical temples in the last days before Christ’s…read more →

Watchtower Memorial Meal 2017

Every year the Jehovah’s Witnesses celebrate Jesus’ death with what they term, the Memorial Meal. This year (2017) it will be held after sundown on Tuesday 11 April. The Watchtower of 15 March 2004 (pp.4-7) carries an article designed to prepare people for this evening. It explains what happens at the Memorial Meal and shows the correct procedures to be…read more →

Why Jehovah’s Witnesses Don’t Celebrate Easter

  If you have encountered Jehovah’s Witnesses at all in the run up to Easter they may well have been eager to explain to you why they don’t celebrate Easter. The Watchtower JW.ORG carries a piece explaining why Jehovah’s Witnesses don’t celebrate Easter. There is also a link to an article explaining what the Bible says about Easter. Their explanations might, at first…read more →

Communion: At the Right Communion Table

The Church I Go To (and the church I don’t) We too often identify our selves, define ourselves, by what we are not rather than by what we are. Our religion is often swathed in controversy simply because we will insist on living it in opposition to the way others live it, rather than on its own merits. Of course,…read more →

The Mormon Godhead and ‘Modern Revelation’

Mormonism is a ‘restorationist’ religion with its own peculiar dispensationalist model. It is, therefore, in the nature of Mormon thinking to consider the ‘modern revelation’ of their latter-day prophets as most relevant to our day and age, giving insights for the latest dispensation. From the Bible Code to the Davinci Code, from James Frazer to Von Daniken and Colin Wilson,…read more →

Is the Jehovah’s Witness Jesus God?

The Watchtower Society has a very different understanding of the nature and person of Jesus. Here we look at several texts, regarded in the Christian world as evidence of Christ’s Divinity, but dealt with very differently by the Watchtower Society to forward their view of Jesus as a created being. How do their arguments stand up, and how are we to…read more →

6 Steps to Defending your Faith

Many Christians today don’t share their faith with others, either informally with family, friends and colleagues, or formally in outreach with the Church. The main reason for this is that they don’t feel equipped, especially when faced with the cults. These steps will help you achieve balance and prepare you for those doorstep conversations. Be Grounded and Prepared ‘Be diligent…read more →

Is the Mormon Testimony Redundant?

Gone Are The Days In an article in the December 2016 Ensign magazine, Mormon apostle Elder Russell M Ballard wrote: ‘As Church education moves forward in the 21st century, our educators need to consider any changes they should make in the way they prepare to teach, how they teach, and what they teach if they are to build unwavering faith…read more →

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