General Conference, ‘The Atonement Our Greatest Hope,’ October 2001; “Our salvation depends on believing in and accepting the Atonement. Such acceptance requires a continual effort to understand it more fully.” – James Faust Ephesians 1:7; “In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace”. The 2,211 word speech Mr. Faust […]
D&C 76:52; “That by keeping the commandments they might be washed and cleansed from all their sins, and receive the Holy Spirit by the laying on of the hands of him who is ordained and sealed unto this power.” Today we’re examining how the LDS Church handles the blood of Christ. The foregoing Mormon scripture is anything but promising to those looking for a […]
November 23 – 2 Thessalonians 2:13; “But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth.” Hebrews 13:12; “Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with […]
The Efficacy of Jesus’ Blood I came across this sermon given by Amasa Lyman on Christmas day in 1859. After 19 years of in-depth studying of Mormonism there’s little shock value left in me. Today is the exception to the rule. Journal of Discourses 7:297-299; “When we cling to what Jesus Christ has done for […]
In Acts 20:28 we read: Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.
THE GREAT DEBATES October 1988 October 2006 Late October 1988, Las Vegas, Nevada. It was there, that a small group of people stood over a hole in the ground, watching as the tiny white casket which held its precious cargo was lowered into its final resting place. The casket held a child of […]
As is usually the case, I came across something interesting in the Book of Mormon while looking for something else. This time I was reminded of what the Nephites thought of Jesus and His skin color in 3 Nephi 19:30; “And when Jesus had spoken these words he came again unto his disciples; and behold […]