A New Year for Spiritual Influence and Impact

Last year, the theme was Focused. Making 2019 a year of focus entailed understanding how to grow spiritually through mindfulness. This year will be centered on the theme of Impact. The goal is to further our spiritual growth as Christians in order to make an influential and spiritual impact in our lives and the lives … Continue reading A New Year for Spiritual Influence and Impact

Does Alma 11:37 contradict Romans 5:8?

Critics of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will always bring up the argument that Alma 11:37 contradicts Romans 5:8. Most of the time, when this criticism is presented, it is presented in the following format: An important difference between Biblical Christianity and Mormonism- Bible: But God demonstrates his own love for us … Continue reading Does Alma 11:37 contradict Romans 5:8?

Galatians 1:6-9 | Paul’s “Other Gospel”

The Apostle Paul writes to the Church in Galatia defending his apostolic authority. One of the most perverted forms of Biblical interpretation is that of Galatians 1:8-9. This passage is commonly used by Christian Apologists in their attempt to prove that Mormonism is "another Gospel". Therefore, the purpose of this post is to provide understanding … Continue reading Galatians 1:6-9 | Paul’s “Other Gospel”

Rethinking the Apostle Peter’s Role in the Early Church | Interpreter

Noel B. Reynolds writes up this wonderful review via Rethinking the Apostle Peter’s Role in the Early Church | Interpreter. This review is based on the work of Martin Hengel's work, Saint Peter: The Underestimated Apostle.  Latter-day Saints who have an interest in First Century Christianity ought to consider this review and the influential work of such scholars as … Continue reading Rethinking the Apostle Peter’s Role in the Early Church | Interpreter

Liberated from bondage

Are you in spiritual bondage? The Gospel of Jesus Christ frees us to walk in obedience as we turn to him and serve him. Through the atonement, we are brought out of our state of bondage and into a state of liberation where we can put off the sinful desires.

As Latter-day Saints, we believe that through the process of Repentance, exercising our faith in Jesus Christ, and then participating in the Baptism for the Remission of Sins, to thereafter receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost by the laying on of hands by one who possesses the divine priesthood authority, we are renewed to walk in obedience.

The Apostle Paul teaches, in Romans 6, that through baptism, we are identifying with the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. That we are no longer servants to Sin, but servants for righteousness. How we choose to serve God is our moral obligation and responsibility.

 

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Exodus 9:13: Then the LORD said to Moses, “Rise up early in the morning and present yourself before Pharaoh and say to him, ‘Thus says the LORD, the God of the Hebrews, “Let my people go, that they may serve me.

The Lord did not demand that his people serve him without ensuring they are free from other kinds of services first. In this piece I will analyse two things we are to become free from, which are obtainable in spiritual Egypt (house of bondage [Exodus 13:3]), to serve God.

Sin

One thing that humanity serves is sin and the bible said that the reason Jesus Christ came as the ultimate deliverer is so that we will no longer serve sin (Romans 6:1-11 [6]).

Sin starts as desire that is unaligned with God (James 1:13-15) and though the law was given to the nation of Israel to…

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“…who at sundry times and in divers matters…”

A Brief Analysis of Hebrews 1:1-2 Defending an Open Canon Dakota Edward “God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made … Continue reading “…who at sundry times and in divers matters…”