Alma 13-16
How does the Book of Mormon justify there being many “high priests” of the “high priesthood” when that clearly contradicts what the New Testament teaches? Did Abraham pay tithing of all he possessed to Melchizedek, or tithing of all from the spoils of war? Did LDS Bishops and Stake presidents ever receive a percentage of the tithing they collected for the services they performed?
Alma 8-12
Why does the Book of Mormon have its own unique monetary system? Is Jesus Christ also the Eternal Father? Does the Book of Mormon confirm there is only one God? Was the Fall of Adam a blessing? The answer to these questions and more in today’s lesson review.
Thoughts on Resurrection
Will we have the same exact bodies in the resurrection? We have been conditioned to believe that we will have our same body in the resurrection. As Latter-day Saints, we learned this from the following Book of Mormon passage:
Alma 5-7
Does the Book of Mormon promote an impossible gospel? Is there a clear distinction between salvation by works and salvation by grace? Did God create both good and evil? What was the language of the Nephites? Was Jesus born in Jerusalem or Bethlehem? How did Mary become pregnant?
Mosiah 29 – Alma 4
What is priestcraft? Who is the second “antichrist” mentioned in the Book of Mormon? Who was president of the country, president of the church, and head of the army – all at the same time? How was “silk” used by the Nephites when it was not present in the pre-Columbian era? How is it even possible to turn white people into a dark people? Stay tuned for the answers to these questions.
Mosiah 25-28
How should the Church deal with sinners and apostates? Does the Book of Mormon teaching of no paid clergy, apply to current LDS General Authorities? Are there striking parallels between the conversion and ministry of Alma and that of apostle Paul? Does the Book of Mormon offer more options than heaven or hell?
Mosiah 18-24
When was the word “Mormon” first used in the Book of Mormon text? When was the first baptism mentioned in the Book of Mormon? How is Alma’s baptism and Joseph Smith’s baptism in some ways similar? Why does the name “Mormon” offend God today? Does the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have a paid ministry? The answer to these questions and more in this episode.
Mosiah 11-17
How are the trials of Abinadi and Jesus similar? Does anyone know what ziff is? How did italicized words from the King James Bible get into the Book of Mormon? Does the Book of Mormon teach the Father, Son, and Spirit are One God? Did every prophet since the world began prophesy of the coming Messiah? Does the Book of Mormon support the LDS teaching that you can repent and accept the gospel after death? Is there a divine dating service in heaven?
Mosiah 7-10
Were Book of Mormon temples used primarily for assemblies rather than for sacred ordinance work? Were grammatical errors present in the 1830 edition of the Book of Mormon? Did a resurrected God with a physical body come down to earth to take on flesh as a man? How important were the Urim and Thummin in translating the Book of Mormon? Were plants and crops mentioned in the Book of Mormon present in the pre-Columbian era? We will attempt to answer all of these questions in today’s podcast.
Mosiah 4-6
Are there similarities in King Benjamin’s Address and 19th century revival meetings? Could Benjamin be teaching an “impossible gospel” concerning sinning, repentance and forgiveness? In appointing priests, was Mosiah II giving those men the Aaronic priesthood? The answer to these questions and more in today’s lesson.
Mosiah 1-3
Were sacrifices and burnt offerings in the Book of Mormon done appropriately according to the Law of Moses? How many different temples were mentioned in the Book of Mormon? What does it mean to receive a new name? How do the Book of Mormon prophets disagree with Joseph Smith when it comes to the nature of God? The answers to these questions and more coming up.
Enos – Words of Mormon
Did Joseph Smith end up possessing the sword of Laban as some witnesses say he did? Ever wondered why the Lamanites never kept records to tell their side of the story? Were there specific animals mentioned that were not introduced to the Americas for another thousand years. Is there any archaeological evidence of weapons of war in the New World? Did people speak in tongues previous to the day of Pentecost?
Jacob 5-7
Do olive trees grow in vineyards? Or, do olive trees grow in groves? Are the titles – Holy Ghost and Holy Spirit – used anachronistically in the Book of Jacob? Did the Nephites speak and write using French words? We will address each of these questions in today’s lesson.
Jacob 1-4
Was there an Aaronic or Melchizedek Priesthood during Book of Mormon times❓ During those same times – were men stealing other men’s wives and marrying under-aged girls❓ Does Jacob’s teaching about King David’s wives contradict what Joseph Smith taught in the Doctrine and Covenants❓ Is spiritual polygamy practiced in the LDS Church, today❓ These interesting questions will be answered in this episode.
2 Nephi 31-33
What is the doctrine of Christ? Is it possible to live the Mosaic law and follow the doctrine of Christ at the same time? What does it mean to endure to the end? Does the Book of Mormon teach monotheism and modalism – which is different from modern Mormonism?
2 Nephi 26-30
Why would a book claiming to be scripture want to be associated with having a “familiar spirit”???? Is Jesus Christ – Eternal God???? How reliable is the Bible? Why was the word “white” changed to “pure” in referencing the righteous Lamanites???? We will answer these questions and more in this lesson.
2 Nephi 11-25
Is Christ – God, The Eternal Father❓ Do we worship Jesus❓ How did the name Lucifer get into the Bible – and, how did it end up in the Book of Mormon❓ Why is the definition of grace in the Book of Mormon – so different from the definition of grace in the Bible❓ We will discover the answer to these questions today.
2 Nephi 1-5
Is it possible that Joseph Smith wrote himself – by name – into both the Book of Mormon and the Bible? Were the Nephites a temple-building people? Is there racism taught and practiced in the Book of Mormon? We’ll answer these and more questions in this episode.
2 Nephi 6-10
According to the Book of Mormon, who is the keeper at Heaven’s gate – Peter, Christ, or Joseph Smith? Are there references in the Book of Mormon to masonic symbols used in LDS temple architecture? Is the term “Christ” mentioned in the Old Testament era of the Book of Mormon an anachronism? All these questions and more – answered in this episode.
1 Nephi 16-22
Is there archaeological evidence in the Arabian region that supports the Book of Mormon narrative? Is the place called Nahom exclusive to the Book of Mormon or is it derived from a Biblical source?
1 Nephi 11-15
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.
1 Nephi 8-10
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.
1 Nephi 1-7
Why was the Book of Mormon written in Elizabethan, King James English? Have you ever wondered – How did so many New Testament phrases get into the Old Testament era of the Book of Mormon?
Introductory Pages of the Book of Mormon – Part 2
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.
Introductory Pages of the Book of Mormon – Part 1
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.
2 Peter
What does it mean to have your calling and election made sure? Does it mean – as Mormons teaches – that a person can enter exaltation as a God? Who are the false prophets spoken of in the last days?
1 Peter
What does it mean to be foreordained? What does it mean to be part of a royal priesthood, or a peculiar people?
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
Is priesthood required to heal the sick? – James 3-5 – Come Follow Me
How important is our verbal communication with each other? James has a lot to say about that. How are the sick to be administered to? Is priesthood required to heal the sick and ill?
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.
Who was Melchizedek? – Hebrews 7-8 ~ Come Follow Me Podcast
Who was Melchizedek? Was he a priesthood to be handed down and transferred to other men? How was Melchizedek (King of Salem) a representation of the coming Messiah? We are about to find our answers.
Holy Ghost or Elevation Emotion – Part 2
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.
Hebrews 1-6 ~ Come Follow Me
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?
1 & 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon
The word “inspiration” is from the Greek word meaning “God-breathed.” So, we know then, that the Bible originated from God.
1 & 2 Thessalonians
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?
False Prophecies – Moon Men
“We will never get a man into space. This earth is man’s sphere and it was never intended that he should get away from it.” – Joseph Fielding Smith
Who was Zelph?
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.
????Colossians
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.
????Philippians
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.
Sustain or Blind Faith?
False Prophecies of Joseph Smith – Temple in Independence, MO.
There are many documented prophecies given by the prophet Joseph Smith that were never fulfilled.
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.
Women in the Bible vs the Book of Mormon – pt 2
Ephesians 3-6 – Part 3
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.
Ephesians 1 – Part 1 ➡️Predestination⬅️
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.
Women in the Bible vs the Book of Mormon – pt 1
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.
Galatians 4-6 – Part 2
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.
Galatians 1-3⚠️
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?
Stay in the Boat – Faith and Doubt – Part 2
❓What is the Difference Between LDS Faith and Biblical Faith❓
2 Corinthians 8-13 ~ Come Follow Me
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.
Stay in the Boat – Part 1
Many faithful Mormons are having concerns about the Church’s doctrines, policies, and history. What do you think the LDS leadership’s attitude are toward those doubting members?
2 Corinthians 1-7 ~ Come Follow Me
False Prophecies of Joseph Smith – David W. Patten’s Mission
As a “Prophet of God” Joseph Smith’s prophecies repeatedly failed. Why did David Patten die before he fulfilled his mission.
I Never Knew You – Part 2
Works based, Performance based religions emphasize man’s efforts for salvation. But Jesus says to believe on him that he has done the work for us.
1 Corinthians 14-16 ~ Come Follow Me
Does baptism for the dead have a basis in the Bible? Was this Mormon temple rite originally established by Jesus, and taught and practiced by His apostles?
1 Corinthians 8-13 ~ Come Follow Me
Apostle, the word, simply means a person sent – a messenger.
1 Corinthians 1-7 ~ Come Follow Me
I Never Knew You – Part 1
– 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?
Romans 9-16
This is not a simple acknowledging that He is God. This is a deep personal conviction that Jesus is our Lord. It includes repenting, trusting, and submitting to Him as Lord.
Romans 7-8 – Come Follow Me