03 Jan

Monday Nights by the Sea of Galilee

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Adherents to "The Fundamentals" became known as Fundamentalists -- those who interpret biblical scripture literally and strive to live without compromise to its doctrines. What makes it even more astounding is the account that the Bible gives is almost an exact description of how the Mormons came to be. We understand the importance of the cross, but we simply choose to focus on Jesus's resurrection, ascension, and life eternal. Perhaps the most foundational component of their doctrine is found in the following couplet, made by Mormon prophet Lorenzo Snow: "As god once was, man is.

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03 Jan

Book Review: Comparing and Evaluating the Scriptures: A

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In 1907, the CWBM started another Chinese mission in San Francisco but both closed in 1924 due to anti-Asian hostility reflected in the Chinese Exclusion Acts and the Immigration Act of 1924. Isaiah 45:21 ...there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me. The epistles of 2 Peter and Jude, among the last New Testament writings to be penned, exhort the readers to avoid false doctrines by recalling the teachings of the apostles (2Pet 1:12-15; 2:1; 3:2,14-16; Jude 3-4,17).

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03 Jan

A Fourfold Test of Mormonism

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Mormons believe God was once a human like us, was tested, went on to learn how to be a God, then became a God. They give out free Books of Mormon like candy and want you to read it. John Chrysostom associated it with the heretical Marcionites. I mean, I go to services regularly, and my beliefs are more than a bit away from Christianity. I've heard from another who thought that we eschewed all religious symbolism. More detailed denominational family statistics are shown below.

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02 Jan

The Nephiad: An Epic Poem in XII Books

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In the second place, if Paul meant to exclude tradition as not also being profitable, then we should wonder why Paul uses non-biblical oral tradition in this very same chapter. This is the cardinal tenet of Hinduism. On September 1, 1946, the general assembly elected Isabelo de los Reyes Jr. as Supreme Bishop.� On the same day, a segment under Msgr. Wholly unfamiliar with these rituals and beliefs, many slaveholders suspect the Africans of practicing paganism or Islam.

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02 Jan

Hidden Creation

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Alexander Bryant, executive secretary for the denomination's North American division. "So we talk to people about our lifestyle." Twenty-six percent of Mainline Protestant clergy state that they often discuss the issue of capital punishment. Y.: Prometheus Books, 1995), "The Political Disease Known as Fundamentalism" by David Montoya, p. 125. [ 64 ] Peter Ruckman, Problem Texts, p. 384. [ 65 ] Henry Morris, The Beginning of the World (1991), pp. 147-48. [ 67 ] Besides Giles' article, mentioned above, see David L.

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02 Jan

Draw Near Unto Me: Daily Reflections on the Doctrine and

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If that were so, then we could easily claim that Mormonism has fallen into Apostasy. That wasn't why the reformation happened, in fact if anything the reformation detracted even further. There is no evidence that he was teaching that God and Jesus were totally separate deities with bodies prior to 1838. After The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints abandoned the practice of plural marriage, more sects emerged in support of the practice usually in the form of polygyny.

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02 Jan

The Temple in Time & Eternity (Temples Through the Ages, No.

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The eternal torture there is not so much the physical pain of burning flesh as much as it is the psychological and emotional torture of being inescapably devoid of the love of God or mercy of Christ. They believe in dharma and in ahimsa, noninjury, and in the need for a satguru to lead the soul toward Self Realization. Jerry Falwell, pastor of the Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Virginia, formed Moral Majority in 1979, and he, together with other televangelists, anointed Ronald Reagan as their candidate in 1980.

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02 Jan

The Keys of the Kingdom - Standing in Holy Places Vol. 4

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When witnessing to the Mormon it is vital to select and concentrate on an isolated topic for discussion. More important than any direct correlation with congregational growth or decline, greater tech use is clearly one of several factors that nurture growth. Martin is arguably the most influential. A: For years, the Gallup Research Organization has come up with a consistent figure — 40 percent of all Americans, or roughly 118 million people, who said they attended worship on the previous weekend.

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02 Jan

Prophecy Key to the Future

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Jesus was obviously not obsessed with the same issues as McDowell (or today's Religious Right). I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, Deuteronomy 32:39 See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand. 3. Basic Berean beliefs are similar to those of dispensationalism. This movement attracted many Baptist and Protestant churches. The fourth largest of the Mormon-related sects, after the LDS, CofC, and FLDS, is the Church of Jesus Christ based in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area, often called Bickertonites although they do not use that name themselves [10].

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01 Jan

Scientific aspects of Mormonism, or, Religion in terms of

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Later in 1964, Malcolm X converts to Sunni Islam and leaves the more militant, less traditional Nation of Islam. Following the typical pattern of Mormon schisms, these sects claimed that the main body of the Church had gone astray from divine injunctions and had therefore lost the authority of the one true Church. It is also a liberal movement intent on challenging traditional, conservative Christian organizations to accept and accomodate believers and nonbelievers of diverse cultures, races, classes, abilities, genders, and sexual orientations, including gays, lesbians, and transsexuals -- without forcing them to change -- as well as to ordain them into the ministry.

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