October 2017 Conference – Tad Callister’s talk

October 2017 Conference – Tad Callister’s talk

On October 1, 2017, Tad Callister, the President of the LDS Sunday School gave an impassioned talk about the Book of Mormon. He attempts to disprove the critics of the Book of Mormon through a series of evidences of the Book. Inasmuch as this blog has spent considerable time bringing up the ample problems with the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon, I feel compelled to dispel some of his key points with basic historical context and information. I am…

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Stories About Holdings of the Mormon Church

Stories About Holdings of the Mormon Church

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/business/2016/07/25/new-las-colinas-apartment-community-sells-mormon-investment-company https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2017/08/07/raytheons-richardson-campus-cityline-sold http://www.reuters.com/article/usa-florida-mormons-idUSL2N0IT2AZ20131108 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/170647/LDS-CHURCH-REAL-ESTATE-HOLDINGS-INCLUDE-FARMS-RANCHES-BUILDINGS.html http://archive.azcentral.com/business/articles/2008/11/02/20081102biz-mormonland1102.html https://www.bizjournals.com/orlando/stories/2007/08/27/daily52.html https://mainstreetplaza.com/2009/07/18/lds-inc-owns-7-of-florida/ http://www.deseretnews.com/article/595096557/LDS-Church-buys-88000-acres-in-Nebraska.html http://www.eastoregonian.com/eo/local-news/20170117/hale-companies-sell-to-agrinorthwest https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/jan/30/from-book-to-boom-how-the-mormons-plan-a-city-for-500000-in-florida http://archive.sltrib.com/article.php?id=4386439&itype=CMSID http://archive.sltrib.com/article.php?id=54478720&itype=CMSID https://www.bizjournals.com/pacific/news/2016/08/12/foodland-may-eventually-build-new-honolulu-store.html

Let the Dead Bury the Dead

Let the Dead Bury the Dead

Shortly after completing the sermon on the mount a young man approached Jesus with a desire to be his disciple. He had just one caveat, which was to provide him adequate time to bury his deceased father. Jesus’s response was both fascinating and insightful. In Matthew 8:22 it says: But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead. So I ask what is Jesus saying to this young man? Is Jesus so heartless that he would…

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Nahom – Where Ishmael is laid to rest

Nahom – Where Ishmael is laid to rest

During a study of Book of Mormon historicity, one is very likely going to discover what many apologists call the “first verifiable Book of Mormon site“. Here are a few articles and quotes that provide a flavor for the enthusiasm related to the Nahom discovery: From the Deseret News written by Michael Ash: “This eastward turn just happens to occur in the general region of ancient NHM exactly as described in the Book of Mormon.” “The ancient site fits precisely within the timeframe…

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Health in the Naval

Health in the Naval

The heading of Doctrine & Covenants (D&C) 89 states that the revelation was received as a consequence of the early brethren using tobacco in their meetings. The story goes, that Emma was tired of cleaning up the mess left by a room full of men chewing tobacco. She asked Joseph to seek the will of the Lord and D&C 89 was received. D&C 89 is often referred to as The Word of Wisdom, as the first verse begins: “A word of…

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