Mormonism: A God Contained

(This is a slightly edited repost from July, 2008.) What are some basic teachings of Mormonism when it comes to theology proper?  What does Mormon theology teach about God? 1) That he is not eternal. "We have imagined and supposed that God was God from all eternity. I will refute this idea, and take away… Continue reading Mormonism: A God Contained

You Are Gods: Does the Bible Teach Polytheism?

If you ask some religions, the OT/NT teaches a plurality of gods.  In fact, said Joseph Smith, the gods created the heavens and the earth.  Other religions also teach a plurality of gods, more popularly known as polytheism.  What is the Christian to do when he or she runs across passages in the Bible like… Continue reading You Are Gods: Does the Bible Teach Polytheism?

What (Else) Does Your Neighborhood Mormon Church Teach?

In 3 Nephi, chapters 12-19 (and around there), you find an amalgamated account of Jesus' life and teaching. I say amalgamated on purpose. Here's how it goes in 3 Nephi, part of the Book of Mormon: 1) Jesus is crucified/dead 2) Three days of worldwide storm/darkness/tempest 3) Sermon-on-the-Mount-like teaching 4) Blessing of the little children… Continue reading What (Else) Does Your Neighborhood Mormon Church Teach?

Reading: Mormon Doctrine

What does your neighborhood LDS church teach? They call themselves Christians - is that an accurate label? I'm reading a book by Coke Newell, an important LDS who lives in Utah. The book is called Latter Days: A Guided Tour Through Six Billion Years of Mormonism (New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000). Though this is… Continue reading Reading: Mormon Doctrine