Hebrews Inductive Study (Chapter 13)

Questions for Hebrews 13 Observation  List the exhortations in this chapter Where does the chapter 13 quote the Old Testament? We are to be strengthened by what? Who did the God of peace bring from the dead? Whose reproach are we to bear? What is the last “let us” exhortation in the book of Hebrews? […]

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Hebrews Inductive Study (Chapter 12)

Questions for Hebrews 12 Observation  Locate the “therefore” words in chapter 12 and list the central commands connected with each one. What is the key word in the first paragraph (vv. 1-13)? What is Jesus for us in verse 2? Why did Jesus endure the cross? What is your status if you receive no discipline […]

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Christ and Baptism

Don’t make the Son subordinate to the essence of the Father. But please make water baptism subordinate to hearing and believing the Gospel. This is the apostolic tradition of St. Paul.

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A Mormon Idol: 19-year-old David Archuleta

The front page of today’s Post Register states, A date at the Idaho Falls Civic Auditorium in March sold out in four minutes after tickets went on sale. David Archuleta sings this Saturday night, 7:30 p.m. in the Hart Auditorium at Brigham Young University-Idaho.  It is $35 for a ticket. He’s probably the biggest pop headliner to […]

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LDS Blogspotting

1. Penal Substitutionary Atonement rules the day at the New Cool Thang.  This is the most humorous post that I have ever seen at the Thang.  Of course, what does one expect when everybody carries around KJV Bibles? 2.  Should we look for an LDS KJV Study Bible?  Well, probably not at Faith Promoting Rumor.  […]

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The Book of Mormon & the KJV

Grant Hardy made a memorable scholarly statement in the preface of The Book of Mormon: The Earliest Text, edited by Royal Skousen (Yale, 2009). The relationship between the two books [the Book of Mormon and the KJV] has yet to be explored fully (xxiv). So what do LDS scholars have in store for writing about this […]

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Blake Ostler and Jesus

1)  “The relationship of the subjects to God is seen more as a continuum than a dichotomy.  It is a hierarchy of beings, some of whom are closer to God and some farther from him.  The gods are literally what God is in kind because they share in his holiness and act pursuant to his […]

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Blake Ostler on God and Gods (continuation)

Blake T. Ostler gave to me the third volume in his Exploring Mormon Thought series a while ago.  The book has almost 450 entries in its bibliography.  I don’t know where Blake has the time to research all this.  Seriously, how many hours per day does this lawyer allot to theological reading?  This is incredible.  Does he […]

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Hebrews Inductive Study (Chapter 11)

I have no full post on questions for you as of yet.  But verse 3 is a BIG DECLARATION for the I-15 Corridor. Don’t you think that this verse might lean more in support of creation ex nihilo than to the doctrinal, fundamental  LDS idea of “eternally existing matter”? F.F. Bruce has encouraged me to look outside […]

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Hebrews Inductive Study (Chapter 10)

Questions for Hebrews 10 Observation  What can the Law never do? What is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats? What was prepared for Jesus? (v. 5) We are sanctified through what? (v. 10) What can animal sacrifices never do? What happened to the veil of Herod’s temple?  What is the veil to the […]

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