Bearing False Witness Against LDS

I have recently read two papers. 1. “Spotting An Anti-Mormon Book” by Davis Bitton (The FARMS Review, Vol. 16, Number 1, 2004) In this paper, Davis gives five “things to look for in books about the Latter-day Saints.” Inaccuracy, Telling Us What We Believe, Principle of Selection, Interpretation, and What We Know of the Author. […]

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Letter to Newsweek (November 27, 2006)

Did you catch one the letters to the editors of the latest Newsweek? Maggie Croft of Idaho Falls, Idaho responded to the recent series of articles on “The Politics of Jesus” by writing, ______ “New Testament accounts of the life of Jesus Christ show a gentle, humble, loving, tolerant, kind man. Some Christian religious leaders […]

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Happy Thanksgiving

I will be saving my neighborhood survey 3 for next week. May you all have a great Thanksgiving tomorrow with family and friends! God is great. God is good.

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The Joseph Smith Translation of John 1

I highly treasure the words of Scripture. So please don’t fault my sincere questions for why Joseph Smith crossed out English words and likewise inserted new words in the King James Version translation. The Complete Joseph Smith Translation of the New Testament (Deseret, 2005), edited by Thomas Wayment, almost invites the reader to explore possible […]

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Neighborhood Survey 2 on John’s Gospel

Each Thursday, I will attempt to share with you the results of my conversations with Ammon and Idaho Falls neighbors over questions that I ask from the book of John. For some of you just beginning to lurk on this website, I will reintroduce myself. My name is Todd Wood, pastor of Berean Baptist Church […]

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An all inclusive temple of holiness

Yesterday, I read Richard Winkel’s article in Ensign (Nov. 2006), “The Temple Is About Families.” Though this was his main emphasis, he did list some other auxiliary functions for LDS temples. * “The house of the Lord is a refuge from the world.” . . . “The celestial room in the temple is especially a […]

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Atonement & Buried Garbage along the Snake in Idaho Falls

Shayne Bowen of the Seventy writes the following in his article, “The Atonement Can Clean, Reclaim, and Sanctify Our Lives” in Ensign (Nov. 2006): “In Idaho Falls, Idaho, there is a beautiful airport. One of the largest in the region, this airport allows easy access to the Upper Snake River Valley. I remember as a […]

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Latest LDS volumes engaging John’s Gospel?

I have in my possession, two LDS volumes: The Complete Joseph Smith Translation of the New Testament – A Side-By-Side Comparison With The King James Version (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2005), edited by Thomas A. Wayment and Verse By Verse – The Four Gospels (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2006) by D. Kelly Ogden […]

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Frank Judd’s comments on John 1 and D&C 93

Because of my study on John 1, BYU prof. Frank Judd Jr.’s recent paper on the traditional authorship of the Gospels sparked my interest. I wanted to see how he reponded to heart issues that I face in placing D&C 93 side by side John 1. First an introduction to those that might not know […]

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Neighborhood Survey 1 on John’s Gospel

I don’t have a script, a systematized study, or a research paper to share with the community, only a smile and a book. My heart is aflame over John’s Gospel because of its revelation of a Person. And in these weekly installments of neighborhood surveys, my purpose is to share the input received from neighbors […]

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