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Mormon Terminology: Discernment

23 August

New Era, ‘Questions and Answers, What is the gift of discernment?,’ June 2018 “The scriptures talk about the “discerning of spirits” as a gift of the Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:10; D&C 46:23). It means “to understand or know something through the power of the Spirit. … It includes perceiving the true character of people and the source […]

Mormon Terminology: Blasphemy

11 July

Mormon Doctrine, p. 65“Among a great host of impious and sacrilegious speaking that constitute blasphemy are such things as: Taking the name of God in vain; evil-speaking about the Lord’s anointed; belittling sacred temple ordinances, or patriarchal blessings, or sacramental administrations; claiming unwarranted divine authority; and promulgating with profane piety a false system of salvation.” […]

Mormon Terminology: Born Again

21 June

Like most topics in Mormonism, there’s not always a straightforward answer to the questions you may ask. Case in point is today’s topic, ‘born again’. On June 19, 2018, we paid a visit to the LDS Gospel Topics section to look at born again, and the page came back with the following info; See Baptism; Conversion; Salvation. We found […]

Mormon Definition of Jesus’ Sacrifice Empty of True Meaning

28 March

Online LDS Bible Dictionary;“Crucifixion, A Roman form of punishment, usually inflicted only on slaves and the lowest criminals. The Lord was condemned to it at the request of the mob on a nominal charge of sedition against Caesar. The purple robe, the crown of thorns, and other insults to which He was subjected were illegal. […]