Brainwashed

Sam responded to my last blog, and 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 to become argumentative, and your tone seems to be a wee bit confrontational. There is a lot to unpackage.... Continue Reading →

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) are... Continue Reading →

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. I am... Continue Reading →

Crepes on Fast Sunday

The first Sunday of each month is usually a “Fast Sunday”. As members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we fast for two meals, meaning we do not eat or drink for those two meals. It might be breakfast and lunch on that Sunday for example. We take the money that we... Continue Reading →

Jacob Gates and Oliver Cowdery

My great-great-great grandfather Jacob Gates knew Oliver Cowdery and the Prophet Joseph Smith personally. He saw Joseph Smith on his horse heading to Carthage, IL before the martyrdom.  Here is a cool story about him talking to Oliver before his death. "Testimony of Jacob Gates. My father, Jacob Gates, while on his way to England,... Continue Reading →

Change in LDS Leadership

Change in LDS leadership is interesting and unique and unlike any other religious organization. Most churches have a priest or some type of leadership for their local parish. In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the local leaders are all lay leaders. They are just regular members of the congregation who serve for... Continue Reading →

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