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Packer’s Shocking Warning: Feelings can’t be Trusted

02 July

Ensign, ‘The Candle of the Lord,’ January 1983; “We Can Be Deceived… The spiritual part of us and the emotional part of us are so closely linked that is possible to mistake an emotional impulse for something spiritual. We occasionally find people who receive what they assume to be spiritual promptings from God, when those […]

Is Truth Based on Feelings, or Facts?

06 February

Today we’re looking at a well known biblical verse Mormons use when testing for truth. They like this verse because according to Joseph Smith, it’s the whole reason he went to the woods to pray and ask God for help. Joseph Smith-History 1:11; “…I was one day reading the Epistle of James, first chapter and […]

Burning in the Bosom

11 January

Burning in the Bosom       This article came about because of an e-mail I received last month (November 2008).  Someone wrote in to comment about another article I wrote called “Mormon Lifestyles”.       The person who wrote in kept telling me they “feel” that my article wasn’t telling the whole truth.  That part of his […]