See if you can guess which verses are from the Bible and which are from the Book of Mormon! Good luck!
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Thursday, May 21, 2015
"None of the the Three Witnesses ever denied their testimony." You've probably heard this over and over in Sunday school or seminary. But is it true? Martin Harris, Oliver Cowdery, and David Whitmer all left the Church at some point and each had ample opportunity to deny their testimony and thereby denounce the Book of Mormon. Did they ever take advantage of that opportunity? If so, what does that mean for faithful latter-day saints? To answer these questions, let's play our favorite fact-checking, myth-busting, Mormon-loving game! It's time for...
Thursday, May 14, 2015
“We only have a few minutes to teach about Church history in Sunday school. We can’t deal with everything. We don’t talk about all the issues, but it’s there and it’s not being hidden. Unfortunately we spend more time in video stores, in many cases, than we do reading about our history. But that’s our fault.” - Daniel C. Peterson1
Everyone remembers the shouts of opposition made during the sustaining of Church officers in the last general conference, but not everyone knows the reasons given for those objections. The people who gave opposing votes belonged to a group called "Any Opposed?", and they gathered outside the Conference Center afterwards for a small press conference. Among other concerns, the group's spokesperson, a middle-aged man from Utah who has been a member all his life, said that after reading some historical essays posted on LDS.org, he realized "that I and all members of the LDS Church have been lied to for decades regarding some pivotal claims of our church and its leadership."2
Thursday, May 7, 2015
“Whether it’s the fishes of the sea, the fowl of the air, God loves diversity. He created me as I am, you…as you are. Relish it. Take pride in it. Don’t be prideful about it, but take pride in it. Know that God positioned you where you were, and are, so that you might learn and share the positives of that experience with others. Diversity is good.” —Darius Gray1