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The Logic Against Abortion

Salutations.

In the early 70’s, the supreme court lifted many governmental restrictions on abortions. In that sweeping decision, they split much of the nation into two camps, pro-life and pro-choice.  Occasionally, my friends and I discuss the matter, and with recent news, the concerns about the right to life continue to come to the surface again and again. (more…)

Vs Continuous Atonement part 5

Salutations.

Recently, I read The Continuous Atonement by Brad Wilcox.  According to Wikipedia, “Bradley Ray Wilcox is a professor of education at Brigham Young University, the author of several books, and a popular speaker in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.”  This book rates very high, and came recommended by one of my LDS friends, so I had to give it a good read!

I continue my series of blog entries addressing numerous notes I took while reading it.  Today, we take a look at covenants, explored by Mr. Wilcox in Chapter 8 of this title. (more…)

An Opposing View vs. USAToday

Oliver Thomas wrote an article over at USAToday arguing why “American churches must reject literalism and admit we got it wrong on gay people”.  Now, I will argue why we must reject Mr. Thomas’ perspective as he gets quite a few things wrong.  I will not quote the entire article; you can read it via the link above.  However, I will quote numerous key lines and then respond to them. (more…)

A Tough Question for Christians

Salutations.  I listen to numerous debates, as well as interviews on the street, where people talk about various views on religion.  One interesting question comes up often.  Some even refer to it as the one question that stops Christians cold.  “So you’re saying that anyone who does not believe just like you is going to hell?” (more…)

Vs Continuous Atonement part 4

The Continuous Atonement by Brad Wilcox

Salutations.

Recently, I read The Continuous Atonement by Brad Wilcox.  According to Wikipedia, “Bradley Ray Wilcox is a professor of education at Brigham Young University, the author of several books, and a popular speaker in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.”  This book rates very high, and came recommended by one of my LDS friends, so I had to give it a good read!

I continue my series of blog entries addressing numerous notes I took while reading it.  Today, I wish to a huge variance between Christian and LDS doctrine regarding ‘the fall.’ (more…)

Vs. Continuous Atonement part 2

Salutations.

Continuous AtonementRecently, I read The Continuous Atonement by Brad Wilcox.  According to Wikipedia, “Bradley Ray Wilcox is a professor of education at Brigham Young University, the author of several books, and a popular speaker in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.”  This book rates very high, and came recommended by one of my LDS friends, so I had to give it a good read!

I continue my series of blog entries addressing numerous notes I took while reading it.  Today, I wish to address his concerns about eternity, and counter the answers he gives.  Even if you do not particularly care for this perspective here, many others express similar concerns.   Thankfully, the Bible has answers, though not many will like what God has to say. (more…)

Vs. Continuous Atonement part 1

Continuous Atonement

Salutations.

Last weekend, I read The Continuous Atonement by Brad Wilcox.  According to Wikipedia, “Bradley Ray Wilcox is a professor of education at Brigham Young University, the author of several books, and a popular speaker in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.”  This book rates very high, and came recommended by one of my LDS friends, so I had to give it a good read! (more…)