October 2008

another one idaho

When Catholics pray to Mary and the other saints in Heaven they are not bypassing Christ, whom they acknowledge as the sole Mediator between God and man. They are going to Christ through Mary and the other saints. They are asking Mary and other saints to intercede for them before the throne of Christ in Heaven. ``For the continual prayer of a just man availeth much.'' (James 5:16). How much more availing is the unceasing prayer of the sinless Mother of Our Lord Jesus Christ! St. Paul asked his fellow Christians to intercede for him: ``Brethren, pray for us.'' (2 Thess. 3:1).

Which Book is more Holy?

Which book is more holy, the Holy Bible or the Book of Mormon? If you (Mormon) say that they are equally holy, why then did Joseph Smith say that "the BOM can bring a man closer to God than any other book", and why then if the BOM is "compatable" with the Holy Bible does the BOM read in 2 Nephi 29:10 that God's word is not only in one book?

Race of Cain

Wasn't the race of Cain completely killed in the flood, seeing as Noah and family were descendents of Seth, not Cain? The Racist discussion between some of you really doesn't make a lot of sense to me. Any other group of people couldn't be responsible for Cain's sin, no matter what Brigham Young may have said, because his seed died out a long time ago. Right?

Just Curious

Hello, I have been researching the Mormon religion and I have a few questions. Why are Mormons skeptical to believe the Bible in full yet believe that the Book of Mormon is the most correct book on Earth? I was just curious because I have read many things stating that Mormons only believe the Bible if it is translated correctly. How can you tell if the Bible is translated correctly? Thank you so much and I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and New Years.

Mormons: Why are we so afraid of gay marriage?

I want to know what you all think about Proposition 8?  This is a very touchy subject because it deals with the overturning of a Constitutional Amendment.  Do we, as Mormons have a right to tell non-Mormons how to live their lives?  Who are we protecting?  If we teach our own children our own beliefs, our own values, why should we be so threatened by what those gay heathens in Hollywood do?  Are our values so weak that with any little change we will crumble as an instit

blind faith

Just answer me this, how can you people follow a man who was a convicted grave robber and a convicted fortune teller and horse thief? It is proven that alot of the BoM was plagerized from the old KJV of the Bible. There is not a shred of evidence to support any of the claims made in the BoM. How can you turn a blind eye to Jesus of Abraham and the Bible? In my experience from home visits, etc., The only time Mormons use the Bible is to further the BoM. I just want to get an idea of how you can justify this? Thanks and I would appreciate some constructive input.

Re: answer to mike

he mike, what's up? first of all, for the most part, most of us don't know as "pure knowlege" that we are going to heaven. we do believe that if we follow his teachings that we will go to heaven. if God required us to be perfect, only christ would be allowed because he is the only sinless or "perfect" man that has ever lived on the earth, but he still urges us to become perfect because it is a continual process. in the bible he does require "good works", without good works, faith has no purpose (james 1:5).

Opposition to Evangelism

I am finding an enormous amount of "hate" for American Christian Evangelists overseas (www.hindunet.com). Due to Christianity's record of taking other people's homelands by force (The American Indians for one..or trickery) other countries do not want them there. How is Mormon Evangelizing being received overseas ?? Thank you for your kind attention. PS. Thanks so very much for your outstanding genealogy program..and for making everyone welcome to use it.

Why dont you finish a topic before you start another

Dear DarkH, What conclusion did we come to about racism and religous leaders? Did you concede that we Mormons are no more guilty of racism than our Lord and his original Apostles? Will you now condemn only those who have done worse towards their fellow man of other races than the Apostles of old? I think we all ought to be judged with the same scale. I dont expect to get that kind of fair treatment, it would be nice but I wont hold my breath.

See even previous Mormons have seen these points

CHRISTIAN APOLOGETICS & RESEARCH MINISTRY www.carm.org HOME PAGE -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Out of Mormonism and into Christianity President Richard S. Wilson C/O Institute of Religion 848 Elm Ave Norman, OK 73069 Dear President Wilson, This letter is being sent to inform you that we are officially requesting that our names, and the names of our children, be removed from the records of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. This request is being made after much soul-searching, and studying on our part.

What happened to clarity in arguments

What happened to clarity in arguments. It seems that anti-LDS adherents use very lacking arguments (by arguments I mean your points or your presentation of your points). Such people write about Joseph Smith being this or that (generally speaking trying to defame the character of the man). There are several logical weaknesses in arguments framed this way. A logical weakness displays ignorance (meaning lack of understanding) in the subject. I am not going to say I am an expert on a particular subject or not but I would like more researched arguments.