Monthly Archives: May 2017

Helaman 12 – A Warning About Wealth

Helaman 12 talks about the dangers of wealth. It says: 1 And thus we can behold how false, and also the unsteadiness of the hearts of the children of men; yea, we can see that the Lord in his great … Continue reading

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Miracles

Why Miracles Are Necessary For The Salvation of Man Years ago I had the opportunity to meet and to learn from Robert J. Matthews. He has since passed away, but his teachings have helped me to better understand Jesus Christ … Continue reading

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Slaves were commanded to be good slaves in the Bible?

Slaves be obedient to your masters! Texts: 1 Corinthians 7:20-22; Ephesians 6:5-9; 1 Timothy 6:1-2; Titus 2:9-10; 2 Peter 2:18-19 I like to remind students that the Bible was written by actual people that lived in a certain time and … Continue reading

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No revelation is entirely perfect

Brigham Young conceded that the “revelations of God contain correct doctrine and principles, so far as they go; but it is impossible for the poor, weak, low, groveling, sinful inhabitants of the earth to receive a revelation from the Almighty … Continue reading

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Revelation 12 – The Woman Flees Into the Wilderness

This excerpt from Mike Wilcox’s book “Who shall be able to stand: Finding personal meaning in the Book of Revelation” is just pure gold. He is a brilliant writer, if you haven’t read anything by him, you need to go … Continue reading

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Conflicting views of God in the Bible

The God of the Bible has changed over time   The use or non-use of the name of Israel’s god, Jehovah or Yahweh, is not the only distinctive feature between the Yahwist and Elohist traditions when it comes to how they portray and conceptualize … Continue reading

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The Messiness of Scripture

On this page (see below) I will add content that illustrates how scripture is both human and divine. I am working on content to show that although scripture isn’t perfect, it has divinity throughout. I believe that the Spirit of … Continue reading

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