Category: Ideology

Socialism 0

Socialism

Joseph Smith Wednesday, 13. I attended a lecture at the Grove, by Mr. John Finch, a Socialist, from England, and said a few words in reply… Thursday, 14. I attended a second lecture on...

Apostasy 0

Apostasy

Definition of “apostasy” “When Latter-day Saints are asked for a definition of apostasy, they frequently turn to 2 Thessalonians 2:3 and cite the King James Version phrase ‘a falling away.’ Unfortunately, the translation of...

Marvelous Work and a Wonder 0

Marvelous Work and a Wonder

Joseph Smith Sr. A marvelous work and a wonder has the Lord wrought by thy hand, even  that which shall prepare the way for the remnants of his people to come in among the...

Intelligent Design 0

Intelligent Design

Intelligent Design theory is often criticized for being “religion in disguise”. This is caused by confusion about the implications of science. In other words, Intelligent Design is not religious, it is science, but it...

Parable of the Talents 0

Parable of the Talents

Interpretation Benjamin Johnson recounted the following story: “Early on Sunday morning he [the Prophet Joseph Smith] said, “Come Brother Bennie, let us have a walk.” I took his arm, and he led the way...

Creationism 0

Creationism

Darwinian Evolution and Neo-Darwinism hold to the following principles: All life originated and diversified through chance All organisms are descended from a single common ancestor in the distant past An unguided process of natural...

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Eternity

Age of the Universe, Age of an Eternity Some feel that the universe was created at approximately the same time as the earth. Others speculate that the universe is 13.75 billion years old. With...

Abrahamic Covenant 0

Abrahamic Covenant

Promises of the Abrahamic Covenant Abraham 1:18–19 “I will take thee, to put upon thee my name, even the Priesthood” “Through thy ministry my name shall be known in the earth forever” Abraham 2:6,...

American Israel 0

American Israel

Statements from Prominent Americans Pastor John Cotton, Puritan Clergyman In 1630, prior to the departure of the ship Arabella for America with Massachusetts Bay Colony Governor John Winthrop and his fellow Puritans aboard, the young Puritan...

Promised Land of America 1

Promised Land of America

The Book of Mormon is clear that in general God has covenanted America to those who will be led here out of other countries because of their righteousness. There is a covenant on this...

Heartland Model 0

Heartland Model

Declared a Movement “There is a swelling movement within the Church, though, that prefers to believe that the story took place in Illinois, among other North American locales.  …‘Prophecies and Promises: The Book of Mormon and...