Today we’re doing things a little differently – woo-hoo! We have a question for today, and it’s this: Who, or what are you personally relying upon? After the Superbowl last night, I was listening to the analysis’ who all have a different view of things. However, I found it interesting when three of them repeated […]
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Packer’s Shocking Warning: Feelings can’t be Trusted
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 […]
Can You Be Wrong When It Feels Right?
General Conference, ‘A Message to the Rising Generation,’ October 1977; “I want to talk to you, the young people of the Church, frankly and honestly. … You are choice spirits, many of you having been held back in reserve for almost 6,000 years to come forth in this day, at this time, when the temptations, […]
Is Truth Based on Feelings, or Facts?
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 […]
Mormon Dilemma 76
The Burning in Your Bosom & Man’s Deceitful Heart Moroni 10:3-5; “Behold, I would exhort you that when ye shall read these things, if it be wisdom in God that ye should read them, that ye would remember how merciful the Lord hath been unto the children of men, from the creation of Adam even […]
Burning in the Bosom
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 […]