In my first post addressing this question I mentioned that there are a number of people who identify as "Mormons" who believe that previously translated and/or deceased individuals were born a second time onto the earth, or will possibly do so in the future. The most notable among these beliefs is that John the Baptist … Continue reading Can translated and deceased individuals be born again onto this earth to fulfill a second mortal mission? Part 2
One of the truly great gospel scholars in our day was a man by the name of Ogden Kraut. Ogden Kraut wrote many books and pamphlets about gospel topics, particularly about the old, long forgotten, teachings in early Mormonism. Ogden Kraut was a prolific missionary for the church. He was one of the last, if … Continue reading Ogden Kraut: “A Joseph Smith Mormon”
This is a question asked by virtually everyone who has ever read the book. It is clear that the Book of Mormon took place somewhere in the Americas, but the exact location has been a topic of great debate. Some hold that the Book of Mormon took place all throughout North, Central, and South America. … Continue reading Where did the Book of Mormon take place?
Curt Porritt wrote some incredible papers on gospel topics. Curt passed away recently. I didn't know him other than through his papers and through one email exchange. From his papers, it is clear that he loved the gospel and was an avid student of the scriptures and teachings of the general authorities of the church. … Continue reading Gospel Papers by Curtis R. Porritt
This is the fifth and final part of my response to a recent article by G.azelem. G.azelem continues his article. Had Joseph and Sidney gone forth in power during the second watch to put all enemies under their feet, that would have included the entire world and nearly all of the Saints. Right now we … Continue reading A Response to “Will The Real Elijah Please Stand Up (redux)” by G.azelem Part 5
Before I begin my analysis of G.azelem’s breakdown of the supposed atonement offerings of Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon, I want to state that I believe that it is possible that Joseph Smith’s suffering and death were a sacrifice for the sins of the people to offer a temporal salvation to them. Certainly his statement … Continue reading A Response to “Will The Real Elijah Please Stand Up (redux)” by G.azelem Part 4
This post is the 3rd part of a series analyzing an article by a blogger who goes by the name G.azelem. In this post we will look at the so called "atonement statute" connected with the Day of Atonement contained in Leviticus 16, which is another critical doctrine for the third watch bloggers. G.azelem continues … Continue reading A Response to “Will The Real Elijah Please Stand Up (redux)” by G.azelem Part 3