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Mormon Dilemma 435

13 November

Necromancy “Temple Worship: The Source of Strength and Power in Times of Need,” Ensign, May 2009, 45; “Fourteen years ago the Lord decided it was not necessary for my wife to live any longer on the earth, and He took her to the other side of the veil. I confess that there are times when […]

Mormon Dilemma 434

12 November

Ancestor Worship “Generations Linked in Love,” Ensign, May 2010, 92; “Consider the spiritual connections that are formed when a young woman helps her grandmother enter family information into a computer or when a young man sees the name of his great-grandfather on a census record. When our hearts turn to our ancestors, something changes inside […]

Mormon Dilemma 433

11 November

Callings in the Church  “The Weak and the Simple of the Church,” Ensign, Nov. 2007, 6-7; “Everything that is done in the Church–the leading, the teaching, the calling, the ordaining, the praying, the singing, the preparation of the sacrament, the counseling, and everything else–is done by ordinary members, the ‘weak things of the world.’ “We […]

Mormon Dilemma 432

10 November

Prep Work for Smith Long before Jesus’ Birth “Preparations for the Restoration and the Second Coming: “My Hand Shall Be over Thee,”” Ensign, Nov.2005, 92; “Before that sacred night in Bethlehem, the events of history and the words of the prophets of all dispensations prepared the way for the first coming of the Lord and […]

Mormon Dilemma 431

09 November

Reverence for Joseph Smith Required “A Choice Seer,” Ensign, Aug. 1986; “Ages ago in the Great Council, Jesus was the prepared but meek Volunteer. As the Father described the plan of salvation and the need for a Savior, it was Jesus who stepped forward and said humbly but courageously, ‘Here am I, send me.’ (Abr. […]

Mormon Dilemma 430

08 November

War in Heaven “Christians in Belief and Action,” Ensign, Nov. 1996, 71; “In a premortal council at which we were all present, [the Savior] led the forces of good against those of Satan and his followers in a battle for the souls of men that began before this world was formed. That conflict continues today. […]

Mormon Dilemma 428

06 November

Definition of Apostasy in LDS Church Mormon Doctrine, pg 45; “To the extent that worldliness false doctrine, and iniquity are found among the saints, they too partake of the spirit of the great apostasy. Speaking of men in the last days Nephi said: “They have all gone astray save it be a few, who are […]

Mormon Dilemma 427

05 November

Protestants Mormon Doctrine, pg 609; “This Protestant revolution was inspired of God; it was one of the necessary occurrences which prepared the way for the restoration of the gospel. Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are not Protestants, and the Church itself is not a Protestant church. The true Church is […]

Mormon Dilemma 426

04 November

Christian Era Mormon Doctrine pg 131; “See –>CHRIST, –>CHRISTIANITY. On the false assumption that Christianity had its beginning with our Lord’s mortal ministry, his birth was chosen to mark the beginning of the so-called Christian Era. Though there is considerable controversy and uncertainty among scholars of the world as to the actual year of Christ’s […]