Archive for August 2016

Laura Harris Hales, editor of A Reason for Faith: Navigation LDS Doctrine & Church History was my guest. Some of our topics include:

  • 17 Chapters - by 16 authors - on 12 controversial or questionable topics - on 11 similar essays published by the Church on lds.org - compiled and edited by Laura Hales.
  • The 12 topics: Money Digging, First Vision, Book of Mormon, Priesthood Restoration, Book of Abraham, Kinderhook Plates, Polygamy, Freemasonry/Endowment, Race/Priesthood, DNA, LDS Women in 21st century, Homosexuality/Gospel, Science & Religion.
  • The book was published by Deseret News.

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Translation

  • Joseph Smith
  • Hebrew
  • Greek
  • Hierglyphics
  • King James Version compare with the Book of Mormon
    • BM 2 Nephi 22:2 vs KJV Is 12:2 vs Hebrew
  • JS statements "translated by the gift and power of God"
  • KJV Is 7:14 contrast with Hebrew & LXX & BM
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Really Inside Mormonism: Confessions of a Mere Latter-day Christian

Robert D. Starling

After 30 years of responding to negative statements and articles, Robert has gathered together many sources, beliefs and thoughts to publish a 450 page book. I find it interesting pursuing many paths on Mormonism from a "Latter-day Christian." Some tops:
  • Trinity?
  • Christians?
  • The the Godmakers
  • Ed Decker
  • Modern Prophets
  • One true Church, many more...

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  • Book of Mormon
    • Tight translations
    • Loose translation
    • Who supplied the words?
    • KJV
    • Brass plates
    • Isaiah passages
  • Council of 50
  • Relief Society
  • More Effective Apologetics
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Mormon Doctrine: Mandatory and Forbidden

For various reasons many insist that there is much mandatory doctrine required of Mormons and much forbidden doctrine. Drawing from many sources and such enlightening examples as the Adam God theory and Polygamy, I demonstrate that, from its beginning, the LDS Church has had very little official doctrine and almost no mandatory or forbidden doctrine. Price: 2:50