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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…)

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…)

Why Trust the Bible

Salutations.  I was recently asked, “How do you know that this (the Bible) is divinely inspired text from the creator of the universe?”  Like with many things in life, we have a ton of evidence here to support the claim, but if you want 100%  proof, you will not find it.  You also cannot find camera footage that Michelangelo painted the Sistine chapel.  However, we have many documents pointing to that fact and his style in the art work remains to this day. Because of this strong evidence, we believe he painted it. We can use that approach with God and the Bible.  With that said, here are a few reasons why we can believe that the Bible is directly inspired and given to us by God. (more…)

Purpose of Life

At some point, just about everyone asks about their purpose in life.  Recently, I ran across a blog post that briefly explored the subject.  While the author keeps a positive spin on it, he offers no solid answers.  Thankfully, God does provide a response to this critical subject.

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It’s All About Love

Salutations. This article piggybacks a bit off of my previous two about doctrine.  You can check them out here and here.  In those articles, I made an argument that as Christians, we live in a culture focused around ‘petty theologies’ instead of holy living.  I illustrate the critical, core theologies we must have, and how the Bible steers us not to have perfect theology, but implores us to walk a holy life filled with love.  Today, I focus on that topic.

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Emphasis

Matthew 10.37 Anyone who loves their father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves their son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
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