We Can NEVER Judge Another’s Heart

"Sunday Sermon" "Judge Not" Throughout my life -- as a husband, father, and grandfather -- and as a criminal prosecutor, state judge, and ecclesiastical judge -- I have become convinced that we are NEVER in a position to judge another person’s heart. I think this is what Jesus meant when he commanded, “Judge not.” (Luke … Continue reading We Can NEVER Judge Another’s Heart

Is the Number “40” in the Bible Literal or Figurative?

One of the challenges of studying the Old Testament is knowing which verses were meant to be interpreted literally and which verses were intended to be interpreted figuratively. Studying ancient literature, I learned that certain numbers were not meant to be taken literally.  They were intended to be figurative, symbolic, or even magical. I discovered … Continue reading Is the Number “40” in the Bible Literal or Figurative?

Is the Bible “Infallible?”

The Bible is the most inspired, influential, inspiring, and important book ever produced. No other book compares. The Bible is the pinnacle of truth and wisdom and the monument of literature. Moreover, it is the word of God. Christian belief in infallibility Some Christians go further and claim that the Bible is “complete, infallible, and … Continue reading Is the Bible “Infallible?”

Grace and Works

Christmas Sermon -- Doctrinal Commentary BYU Religion Professor Robert Millet recalled That before leaving from Louisiana on his mission, he asked his LDS father, "Dad, what does it mean to be saved by grace?" He answered quickly, "We don't believe in that." "We don't?" I said. "Why not?" Without any hesitation he replied, "Because the … Continue reading Grace and Works

Christ’s Greatest Miracle – Silencing the Lawyers (Matthew 22:35-46)

“Then one of them, which was a lawyer asked [Jesus] a question, tempting him, saying Master, which is the greatest commandment in the law?" (v. 35) Significantly, the question was asked by a lawyer. Lawyers are experts in the law.  They are masters of entrapping people through cross-examination. This lawyer was not asking Jesus a … Continue reading Christ’s Greatest Miracle – Silencing the Lawyers (Matthew 22:35-46)