Mormon Terminology: Familiar Spirit

Mormon Terminology: Familiar Spirit

Leviticus 19:31 “Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God.”  Today we’re looking at a not so common phrase in the Bible the LDS Church believes is a prophecy about their Book of Mormon. The...

Mormon Terminology: Veil

Mormon Terminology: Veil

Matthew 27:51 “And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent.” The LDS Church has gone out of its way to make a mockery of something in God’s most Holy works. The vail/veil. It’s one of...

Mormon Terminology: Soul

Mormon Terminology: Soul

Doctrine and Covenants 88:15 “And the spirit and the body are the soul of man.” Genesis 35:18 “And it came to pass, as her soul was in departing, (for she died) that she called his name Ben-oni: but his father called him Benjamin.” Genesis 2:7 “And the...

Mormon Terminology: Discernment

Mormon Terminology: Discernment

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...

Mormon Terminology: Heresies

Mormon Terminology: Heresies

Mormon Doctrine, p. 251“Heresy … In the true gospel sense, any opinion or doctrine in opposition to the revealed word of the Lord as recorded in the standard works of the Church and as taught by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is an heresy. The issue...

Mormon Terminology: Zion

Mormon Terminology: Zion

Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 362 “President Joseph Smith said: — … I want to make a proclamation to the Elders. … I have another revelation in relation to economy in the Church—a great, grand, and glorious revelation. … You know there has been great...

Mormon Terminology: Blasphemy

Mormon Terminology: Blasphemy

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...

Mormon Terminology: Baurak Ale

Mormon Terminology: Baurak Ale

Journal of Discourses 16:156 “And when the Lord was about to have the Book of Covenants given to the world it was thought wisdom, in consequence of the persecutions of our enemies in Kirtland and some of the regions around, that some of the names should be changed,...

Mormon Terminology: Adam and Eve

Mormon Terminology: Adam and Eve

Last week as I was gathering info from the Church’s site, I came across their definition for Adam and Eve. As a heads up, here’s the chain of links I went through to get to what was supposed to be a simple thing… You can find this info in their section, ‘Lesson Helps...

Mormon Terminology: Born Again

Mormon Terminology: Born Again

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...