Knowing this can also help us as we share the gospel with our friends and family. Elder Ronald A. Rasband of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles said: “We are at war with Satan for the souls of men. The battle lines were drawn in our pre-earth life. Satan and a third of our Father in Heaven’s children turned away from His promises of exaltation. Since that time, the adversary’s minions have been fighting the faithful who choose the Father’s plan.”
Category: Mormon Bigotry
When Trolls Respond – You Don’t Have too
I have personally dealt with my share of internet slander over the years. Whether it is discussing politics, religion, or even merely commenting on particular issues being buzzed about on various social media platforms. Someone, or multitude of individuals, will always mock and ridicule. Sometimes by not even responding to your comments and simply use emoticons inappropriately.
Responding to David Padfields Strawman and other Logical Fallacies
The Book of Mormon was originally published in 1830 David Padfield published a post entitled Book of Mormon or the Bible. What did he get wrong in his post? Let us examine his claims and determine whether or not he is engaging in perpetuating false and misleading information. First Claim: Paul did not mention Christ's… Continue reading Responding to David Padfields Strawman and other Logical Fallacies
Comparative Theology on the Nature of God, The Father
According to Joseph Smith's account, he bore witness of two separate and distinct beings - the Father and the Son, Jesus Christ. Resurrected and glorified with bodies of flesh and bone. This revelation and restored doctrine continues to cause quite a stir among Protestant, Catholics, Orthodox, and Evangelical Christians. They ignorantly appear to hold to the claim that the teachings of God the Father have come down through the centuries without any change.
LDS History | African Americans and the Priesthood Ban of the 19th Century
Despite the efforts of this article, as well as many other articles that have been published, critics continue to address the same arguments from a modern day thinking and perception. For instance, if Dr. Samuel Cartwright were alive today, his medical diagnosis would be laughed at, his essay would not be published in any respectable journal, nor would the so-called Dysaesthesia Aethiopis be labeled as a mental illness. Today, Josiah Priest’s thoughts on the origin of the African race would not receive any respectable consideration. Yet, these two men received attention for their valued opinion and research in a society that held to views that treated the African American race as being inferior. The argument critics use is called a presentist argument and simply means that one argues from a position of a modern perception and reality in order to interpret a past perception and reality that vastly differs from today’s acceptable social norm.
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