Is Vicarious Atonement a Fundamental Belief?

I am hushed and quiet, meditating in the Holy of Holies of Isaiah 53, especially verses 4-6. First, let me introduce my question with a few margin quotes from The Jewish Study Bible (Oxford University Press, 2004):

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20 Year High School Anniversary in Idaho Falls

For the first time last, my wife and I popped on to the new Skyline 1988 website – wow, what a rush of memories in looking at all our classmates. I married my high school Idaho Falls sweetheart. We will try to fill you in our pictures of “then” and “now”. The title of my future post will be, […]

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Mormon Beliefs (accurate?)

Taken from Mormon Beliefs and Doctrines Made Easier (2007) by David J. Ridges: BEGINNING  In a technical sense, there is no beginning, since we have always existed as intelligence or intelligences–we don’t know what quite what to call it (D&C 93:29).  However, “beginning” often refers to our premortal existence as spirit sons and daughters of […]

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Marty’s Definition of Mormon

Taken from The Christian World:  A Global History (2007): Martin Marty writes on page 244 in the glossary, Mormon  Another name for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, founded in the 1830s by Joseph Smith, who claimed direct divine revelation of a new covenant, one which most other Christians regard as a new […]

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LDS priestcraft

Joel Martin provides an interesting post, linking us right into Peter Leithart’s remarks on priestcraft.

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Are Jehovah Father & Jehovah Son equal?

Yes.  Absolutely.  I woke up with Isaiah 52:13 on my mind. How else can one be faithful to those Isaianic Hebrew descriptions and the introduction of this fourth Servant song?

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Evaluation of contemporary evangelical missiology

David Hesselgrave’s recent April paper evaluates heart issues among the world’s leading evangelical missiologists. May all the Western missiologists please consider this. HT:  BB

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Scott Weber’s Experience of the Saving Grace of Jesus Christ

Scott emailed me this testimony that he wrote back in 2001.  It reveals the power and glory and love of our God:   I was born to unconverted parents and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Although I was natively religious, I grew up with no real knowledge of God or of the gospel of […]

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LDS FAIR presentation of Martin Luther?

John gives us the scoop on Martin Luther’s notorious beliefs. So if Martin Luther lived today in the LDS I-15 corridor he would be rebuking Todd Wood for his positions on biblical inerrancy, faith alone, polygamy, deification, etc., and he would actually be tuning in to LDS General Conference broadcasts and perhaps even grabbing the opportunity […]

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All spiritual sons and daughters of Heavenly Father?

The so-called “believers” in Christ had this assumption in John 8.

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