August 2008

The Book of Abraham

Due to the manner in which all the Mormon scriptures were written, translated, etc. it is very difficult to prove their validity. Fortunately, God has finally granted us with something that we can use to settle the score: The Book of Abraham. Joseph Smith claimed to have "translated" it from Egyptian. He was "given the gift" to translate it, and in his own words spent many hours "translating" it. Now that we have the actual book of Abraham and we take a look at it and qualified Egyptologists study it and translate it, we can clearly see that Joseph Smith had not a clue what he was doing.

this is for you idaho

Catholics do not worship Mary, the Mother of Christ--as though she were a deity. Of all the misconceptions about Catholic belief and practice, this one is the most absurd. Catholics are just as aware as Protestants that Mary was a human creature, and therefore not entitled to the honors which are reserved to God alone. What many non-Catholics mistake for adoration is a very profound love and veneration, nothing more. Mary is not adored, first because God forbids it, and secondly because the Canon Law of the Catholic Church, which is based on Divine Law, forbids it.

IS Jesus the way or Joseph....

How can you go against the teachings of the bible... John 14:6-16 6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. 7 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him. 8 Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us. 9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip?

Line upon line

There is a wide variety of knowledge and understanding of church doctrine, not just among non-Mormons, but among the Mormons as well. Even IdahoSpud, who "used to be a Mormon" didn't understand the timeline of the Book of Mormon. The contents of the Brass Plates and the plates of Ether are explained at the very beginning of the Book of Mormon. There is a page entitled "A brief explanation of the Book of Mormon", even before the actual text starts.

Just one coin.

Can you please show me one coin from any of your civilizations in the BOM.... The Bible has been proven time and time again.... How about some weapons, cities, some proof validated by someone else than the mormon church...National Geographic, Smithsonian, Discovery Channel, someone who accidently found a site that has no claim to it..your talking about millions of people to have vanished...where is the proof Just one coin....

"The Bible Says 1830" - Second Edition

Some of you may remember a few months back, when I published "The Bible Says 1830." Thanks for all your comments. The feedback has been extremely useful. I have published a second edition, and so far the feedback has been extremely positive. The argument is now been strengthened, thanks to some new discoveries. The Bible says 1830, and that fact is now very hard to deny. The evidence is much stronger, it is easier to read than before, and there are about a hundred other improvements. Oh, and the cover price is considerably lower than before (you emailed - I listened!

i did my homework idahospud

Most non-Catholic Christians believe that the Bible is the sole rule of Faith. This was one of Martin Luther's claims when he broke away from the Catholic Church, ie., the claim of "Sola Scriptura." Catholics have, however, always accepted the teaching authority of the Church together with the Bible as the basis for our Faith. SO HOW DID CATHOLICS ARRIVE AT THIS POSITION? Well they didn't actually arrive at it, they simply lived it out since the very inception of the Church.

The Pledge of Allegiance

CNN: A federal appeals court today ruled that reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools is an unconstitutional "endorsement of religion" because Congress added the phrase "under God" in 1954. In its ruling, the court said, "The Pledge, as currently codified, is an impermissible government endorsement of religion."

True Church

Why do you believe that the Mormon Church is the only true church and all other Christian faiths are misguided? And how were all Christians misguided after the death of the last Apostle? It is NOT true to say that all of the traditions of the Church were done away with in the early Christian centuries, some Christian Churches trace their roots back to the origional churches established by the Apostles themselves---Unbroken lines of Sucession!

questions

I am reading the Book of Mormon for the first time and I have a lot of questions. I was wondering if anyone here would be willing to answer them from the Mormon point of view. Please let me know.