Existence of God and the Rise of Atheism #3: Prophetic Revelation, Scripture, Prophecy

"Sunday Afternoon Sermon" Prophetic Revelation A prophet is God’s messenger.  He is called by, and speaks for, God. A prophet receives commandments, prophecies, and revelations from the Lord.   The Lord operates through His prophets.  That is His M.O. “That’s how He rolls.” “Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret … Continue reading Existence of God and the Rise of Atheism #3: Prophetic Revelation, Scripture, Prophecy

The Most Important Old Testament Verse: Hosea 6:6

"Sunday Sermon" Rabbi Jacob Milgrom, Dean of Near Eastern Studies at UC Berkeley, concluded that Hosea 6:6 was the most important verse in “the Prophets” in the Old Testament. (See: “Jacob Milgrom,” Wikipedia.)    I was surprised, because I had no clue about Hosea 6:6. But he may have been right. Hosea 6:6: “For I … Continue reading The Most Important Old Testament Verse: Hosea 6:6

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?”

20 Distinctive Beliefs of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

"Sunday Sermon"  The Church and the Gospel of Jesus Christ were restored through the Prophet Joseph Smith. Here is a list of just 20 of the church’s distinctive beliefs: 1. Living Prophets and Modern Revelation   “We believe all that God has revealed, all that He does now reveal, and we believe that He will yet … Continue reading 20 Distinctive Beliefs of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Major Anti-LDS Allegation #2: My Personal Reply

Antagonists' Major Allegation: LDS Church Leaders Made Mistakes or Misstatements The internet is full of anti-Mormon articles and videos. Some are by former members who left the church, but who cannot leave the church alone. Most of the anti-LDS websites make the same allegations. They point to something a church leader said, or a mistake … Continue reading Major Anti-LDS Allegation #2: My Personal Reply

Book of Mormon Internal Evidence (10): Poetry

Prophets are poets.  When emotions overwhelm us, or when the spirit soars within us, our thoughts turn to poetry. Fully one-third of the Old Testament is written in poetry.  The New Testament also contains poetry. Likewise, the Book of Mormon is filled with poetry.   To truly savor and get the “feel” of poetry you should read it … Continue reading Book of Mormon Internal Evidence (10): Poetry

Raised from the Dead: Lorenzo Snow and Ella Jensen

The Miracle of Raising the Dead The miracle of raising the dead is one of the most exceptional and sacred miracles.  During his mortal ministry Jesus raised several people from the dead, including, the daughter of Jairus (Mark 5: 22-42), the widow’s son in Nain (Luke 7: 11-17), and Lazarus (John 11: 1-46).  Of course, … Continue reading Raised from the Dead: Lorenzo Snow and Ella Jensen

Raised from the Dead: Wilford and Phoebe Woodruff

The miracle of raising the dead is one of the rarest and sacred miracles.  During his mortal ministry Jesus raised several people from the dead. Of course, these miracles foreshadowed the greatest miracle of the universal resurrection. Christ also promised that his prophets and apostles would also have the power to raise the dead. Here … Continue reading Raised from the Dead: Wilford and Phoebe Woodruff

9 Remarkable Prophecies of Joseph Smith

Like Isaiah, Joseph, Daniel, John, and the other ancient prophets, the Prophet Joseph Smith had the gift of prophecy and revelation.  The Lord declared that Joseph Smith is, “a seer, a translator, a prophet, and apostle of Jesus Christ.” (D&C 25:1) Detractors of the church often claim, in complete ignorance, “If Joseph Smith was a … Continue reading 9 Remarkable Prophecies of Joseph Smith