Joseph Smith said: “the Book of Mormon was the most correct of any book on earth.” Yet, we are going to learn about some significant doctrinal changes that were made following the original 1830 edition.
Could a dream Joseph Smith, Sr. often told to his family when Joseph Smith Jr. was a boy – make it into the Book of Mormon? It seems more than coincidental that Lehi’s dream had similar components and, a parallel story line.
President Russell M. Nelson asks three important questions concerning the Book of Mormon: “First, what would your life be like without the Book of Mormon? Second, what would you not know? And third, what would you not have?” Well, let’s see if we can find the answers to those questions.
A review the Book of Mormon lessons as outlined in the church manual.
In this podcast, we will examine the Book of Mormon verses that are unique to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and compare them to the Bible.
Book of Mormon: Holy Ghost or Elevation Emotion? – Part 3
When you read the Book of Mormon is the “burning in the bosom” you feel the Holy Ghost or is it, what Psychologists define as Elevation Emotion? Elevation Emotion is a result of the hormone Oxytocin. We learn to discern the Holy Spirit from Elevation Emotion by not trusting our hearts, but by trusting in the Bible for truth
Faith without Works is Dead ~ James 1-2 ~ Come Follow Me Podcast
What is the meaning of “wisdom” as referenced in James 1:5? What is the meaning of the “Royal Law?” What does James mean when he says, “faith without works is dead?” Is there a conflict in what James teaches about works and, what Paul are teaches about faith?
Pre-Existence ~ Hebrews 9-13 – Come Follow Me Podcast
You’ve heard of the Hall of Fame – Well, today, we are going to learn about who is in the Hall of Faith. We are also going to look at the greatest definition of true faith. And, clear up the false teaching that God created us spiritually before He created our mortal bodies.
God’s truth is revealed in His Word to our mind, not through our subjective feelings. The heart is the seed of our emotions, and our feelings can fool us. We should ask for wisdom in understanding truth.
If the scriptures teach that God spoke through His prophets in the past and has now spoken to us in these last days through His Son – Why do religious sects like Mormonism claim the need to have living prophets?
Holy Ghost or Elevation Emotion – Part 1 – Moroni 10:4
Is praying as explained in Moroni 10:4 to know if the Book of Mormon is true or not, the correct way for a person to know truth? Are we to rely upon our feelings and emotions to determine truth? Or, is the best approach to knowing if something is right, is to use the Bible as the standard of truth?
Both Paul and Jesus prophesied that He, the Lord, would return soon – even within that generation. If that is true – why do most Christians and Mormons believe that event is yet to happen, now two thousand years later? Were Paul and Jesus mistaken or worse yet – were they purposely misleading the Thessalonians?
The story of Zelph – even though it’s outside the narrative of the Book of Mormon – comes from a tendency of Joseph Smith to make up revelation on the fly to suit his purposes and to bolster faith in his followers.
Does the apostle Paul and Alma in the Book of Mormon both agree that God is Spirit 😱 and invisible to mortal man❓ You might be surprised to find out the answer is – yes. And is Jesus Christ – God incarnate❓ Let’s study together.
Are we to work for our salvation❓ Or, are we to work out our salvation❓ What is the difference? Paul will explain that salvation comes by putting our faith in the Jesus Christ – who did the work for us.
Ephesians 2 – Part 2 – Obedience to the Laws and Ordinances or Grace?
The Apostle Paul taught that we are saved by grace – it is the gift of God not of works. Nephi taught that we are saved AFTER all we can do. Joseph Smith taught that we are saved by obedience to laws and ordinances. Either Paul was right, or Nephi and Joseph were right. Only the Bible makes the truth clear for us.
Mormonism claims to have the same organization that existed in the early Christian church, which was necessary to bring all believers into a unity of the faith. But a close examination of the LDS church structure reveals that it is not the same organization as in Biblical times.
When Paul writes in his letter to the Ephesians about predestination, what is he talking about? Who is he referring to? This teaching has been greatly misinterpreted by both Mormons and Calvinists. Let’s closely examine who Paul is describing in the beginning chapter of this amazing epistle.
Of the numerous women mentioned in the Bible – 93 had speaking roles. The Kings James Version has little over 783,000 total words, and those spoken by these 93 women add up to a little over 14,000 words – which was about 1.8 percent of the entire Bible.
Who are the true children of God? Are we born into this world as children of God? How do we become the seed of Abraham? What does it mean to receive the adoption of sons and daughters of God? These are important doctrinal concepts to understand and Paul attempts to clarify them for us in Galatians.
Paul warned the Galatian saints about those who would corrupt or change the gospel of Jesus Christ by preaching another kind of gospel which included faith PLUS works to be justified before God. Can you think of any religious organization that teaches that today?
if anyone – like missionaries come to your door with another gospel about a different kind of Jesus than what you know from the Bible – take the time to share with them the truth by correcting their false doctrines.
– If you have a modern-day apostle telling its members in a world-wide General Conference that the Bible is wrong and the Joseph Smith Translation is inspired – in spite of contradictory statements in the Book of Mormon – as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, what do you do with that information?
Does the Bible prove there are anachronisms in the Book of Mormon?
Acts 10 is another landmark chapter that brings in a very important part of Christian history – especially for the non-Jewish pagan Gentiles – the reception of the Good News.
“President Hinckley spoke of those outside the Church who say Latter-day Saints ‘do not believe in the traditional Christ,’ ‘No, I don’t. The traditional Christ of whom they speak is not the Christ of whom I speak.”
Mormonism teaches that every human being is born a child of God. No one can attain this new birth by his or her own power, merit, or ability. Only God can grant it. It is a gift of God.
I had returned from an LDS mission, got married in the temple, was very active in the Church, when I began to feel that something was missing in my spiritual walk. That something, I recognized was a greater relationship with my Savior. I decided one day to read the New Testament but this time with fresh eyes.
Is everything that is necessary to restore you to God and give you eternal life with Him already been accomplished? Jesus said, “It is finished.” Do you believe that is done? Or, are you still DOING, DOING, DOING?
Joseph Smith said, “I have translated a portion of them and find they contain the history of the person with whom they were found.” 13 yrs latter it was found that the plates were engraved by R. Wiley and B. Whitten to trick the public, and Joseph Smith fell for it.
Joseph Smith Translation – Matthew 1; Matthew 25; Mark 12-13; Luke 21
Will you and I be prepared someday to meet the Lord?
The ONLY marriage extolled or celebrated in the New Testament is the spiritual marriage of the believer to Christ. See 2 Corinthians 11:2 and Revelation 21:2. Jesus didn’t view marriage as something that would extend into the next life.