“By their fruits ye shall know them.” How to tell the difference between a true prophet and a false prophet? Part 1

As Latter-day Saints we believe in prophets. One of the core doctrines of the Church is that God speaks to His children through prophets. One of the most famous scriptures in the Church is Amos 3:7 where it says, 7 Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants … Continue reading “By their fruits ye shall know them.” How to tell the difference between a true prophet and a false prophet? Part 1

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The Curse of Trusting in the Arm of Flesh Part 2

In the Book of Mormon, Nephi, who was a contemporary of Jeremiah, also warns us very strongly against putting our trust in the arm of flesh. Nephi declared: 34 O Lord, I have trusted in thee, and I will trust in thee forever. I will not put my trust in the arm of flesh; for … Continue reading The Curse of Trusting in the Arm of Flesh Part 2

Can translated and deceased individuals be born again onto this earth to fulfill a second mortal mission? Part 2

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

A Response to “Will The Real Elijah Please Stand Up (redux)” by G.azelem Part 5

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

A Response to “Will The Real Elijah Please Stand Up (redux)” by G.azelem Part 4

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