I can do better

I feel that I can do better in recording spiritual experiences.  I’ve felt a bit of writer’s block since the pandemic started. I think that it might be because of the many things weighing on my mind; from the health of my mother who lives in Utah and who’s had some health challenges during theContinue reading “I can do better”

Response to the blue-haired, nose-piercings, Agnostic.

(My response to someone self-described as “blue hair, asymmetrical nose piercings, gay, and identifies as Agnostic”) I like your writing style. I hope that you really don’t think that all “Mormons” are bad. Just like any group of people, you’ll get all kinds. I think that even though I’m a faithful church-going, (well, at leastContinue reading “Response to the blue-haired, nose-piercings, Agnostic.”

Cautiously grateful

I wanted to share something my wife, Jen, wrote yesterday about our experience Sunday. I’m grateful for this miracle, and cautious because I know hydrocephalus can turn on a dime and we can find ourselves in the emergency room again. From Jen’s Facebook post: If you’re tired of all the negativity in the world rightContinue reading “Cautiously grateful”

Brainwashed

Sam responded to my last blog and claimed that I was brainwashed for being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. While he did become a little more confrontational, I wanted to respond because he said that I was avoiding engaging in meaningful conversation. Hello Sam, I do not like toContinue reading “Brainwashed”

Eternally damned?

I received another question and thought that I would share my response from someone I will call Sam. Sam said, “There is absolutely no biblical evidence for what you suggest by stating that a deceased person has any ability to accept your postmortem “proxy baptism”. It’s not easy to accept that they (loved ones) areContinue reading “Eternally damned?”

Saved by Grace, not works

Jim continues our conversation from my previous posts. He says, “Do you believe that Jesus is God? That it is only through him that we are saved? That there is nothing that we can do on earth, no “good deed,” that will make us deserve or achieve eternal life?” Yes, Jim. I believe that. IContinue reading “Saved by Grace, not works”

A Bible, A Bible!

With his permission, I have been sharing an ongoing conversation over the past few posts with someone whom I have been calling Jim. Jim is still having trouble accepting anything other than the Bible as the word of God. I thought that our conversation was over after my last response, but he writes, “I wouldContinue reading “A Bible, A Bible!”

Do not add to his words – The Book of Mormon

Jim writes, “Proverbs 30:6 says, ‘Do not add to his words, or he will rebuke you and prove you a liar’ (NIV). The Book of Mormon was established years after this was already written and established as truth in the Bible. God would not have had this written if he was later going to addContinue reading “Do not add to his words – The Book of Mormon”

Contradictions in the Bible and Book of Mormon

My conversation has continued with my friend who I will call Jim. Jim asked, “How do you reconcile the contradictions of the Book of Mormon to the Bible? There should be no disparity in the Word of God. One Word, one God.” Jim, There are also many contradictions within the Bible itself. Here are someContinue reading “Contradictions in the Bible and Book of Mormon”

Why do we need the Book of Mormon?

I was asked this question yesterday by someone who I think was sincere in his asking. Many who believe in the Bible think that it is the complete word of God. “Why do we need the Book of Mormon?” I responded, very simply, if you believe in Jesus Christ, and you love His words, whyContinue reading “Why do we need the Book of Mormon?”