Monthly Archives: July 2017

Heber Kimball and Wilford Woodruff Rebuke Devils in Preston, England

Two LDS apostles, Elder Wilford Woodruff and Elder Heber C. Kimball, record their experiences with evil spirits during the launch of the British Isles Mission. Wilford Woodruff writes: “The very day we entered that house it was filled with evil … Continue reading

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Moroni 10 – Evidentiary Equilibrium

Evidentiary Equilibrium I am amazed at how the Book of Mormon is set up for us. The modern issues that mankind is struggling with (see my happiness post from earlier), concerning pride, racism, and monetary inequality, are all addressed in … Continue reading

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Monolatry in the Old Testament

Monolatry is all over the text of the Old Testament. This has to do with the idea of God in the Old Testament, an idea that there are many gods in the world of the Ancient Near East, but only … Continue reading

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The problem with numbers in the Old Testament

There are all kinds of problems with the Old Testament if you are looking for this text to behave like a history book. To me, the narratives in this text are not always to be read literally, nor are they … Continue reading

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Is Balaam a good guy or a bad guy?

Compare Numbers 22-24 and Micah 6:5 to Numbers 31:8, 16; Deuteronomy 23:4-5; Joshua 24:9-10; Nehemiah 13:2, 2 Peter 2:15, Jude 1:11, and Revelation 2:14 Numbers 31:16 (a priestly text) is the only verse in the Old Testament that attributes the … Continue reading

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Omni 1:26 – Complete Surrender

What Christ desires from each of us is surrender, complete and total—a voluntary gift of trust, faith, and love. C. S. Lewis captured the spirit of this surrender: “Christ says, ‘Give me All. I don’t want so much of your … Continue reading

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Thou Hast Sought My Will – The miracle of Ida Romney

“Thou Hast Sought My Will” Elder Dean L. Larsen writes of a Sabbath observing farmer who was troubled and dismayed to see his Sabbath-breaking neighbor bring in far better crops with a much higher, more profitable yield. But in such … Continue reading

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