Category Archives: Student questions

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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Teachings regarding the Sons of Perdition

Joseph F. Smith – those who received a fullness in this world “And he that believes, is baptized, and receives the light and testimony of Jesus Christ, and walks well for a season, receiving the fulness of the blessings of … Continue reading

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The Lord has wisely hidden the future from our view

Commit Suicide to get to the telestial kingdom? It is not wisdom for us to understand the future, unless upon certain principles. Those principles are divine, and when we understand the future and eternity upon divine and holy principles, we … Continue reading

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Are there degrees of glory within the Terrestrial and Telestial Kingdoms?

I had a great question asked after one of my night classes recently. A student asked, “Are there degrees of glory within each of the degrees of glory?” While we know that this is true in the case of the … 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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Is Cain Bigfoot?

  Is Cain Bigfoot? This is something I remember hearing as a kid in California long ago, and thinking, “This is a thing? Who comes up with this? Where did someone even think to ask that?” Then I read The … Continue reading

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Joseph Smith Encounters Calvinism

In 2011 Robert Millet wrote an excellent article on Calvinism and how this compares to Latter-day Saint theology. I really appreciated his work on this and wanted to post his article here: Joseph Smith Encounters Calvinism highlighted. I originally accessed his … Continue reading

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