From Whence Came Knowledge — God Or Man?

From Whence Came Knowledge — God Or Man?

Ensign, ‘Our Moral Agency,’ March 1996“Knowledge of good and evil. Knowledge is essential for agency to exist. When Adam and Eve partook of the fruit, they made it possible for all to gain knowledge.” — L. Lionel Kendrick of the Seventy Genesis 3:1-6 “Now the serpent...

Whom Do Mormons Adore? Jesus, or Joseph?

Whom Do Mormons Adore? Jesus, or Joseph?

Christmas Devotional, “Oh, Come, Let Us Adore Him — and the Plan!,” December 2015“I feel certain that, as premortal spirits learning of the plan of salvation, we not only beheld and adored but also shouted for joy when he voluntarily and humbly offered himself as the...

Priesthood Holders are Gods

Priesthood Holders are Gods

God and Man in Eternal Union, p. 3-4; “…Joseph Smith taught that the Priesthood “stands as God to give laws to the people, administering endless lives to the sons and daughters of Adam.” Those who hold the keys of its power may rightly be called Gods, whether they are...

Meaning of the Cross for Mormons

Meaning of the Cross for Mormons

1 Corinthians 1:18-19; “For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.”...

Book of Mormon is For Doubters

Book of Mormon is For Doubters

Book of Mormon Authorship: New Light on Ancient Origins [Provo: BYU Religious Studies Center, 1982], 8;“By its own account, the Book of Mormon is for doubters. It announces on its title page a clear purpose for all the hard labor of preserving records: “To the...