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Under the microscope

Earlier I posted a link to the “year in review” post at the LDS Newsroom. Here’s a similar post at the Salt Lake Tribune, “A year of scrutiny for the LDS Church.” The article features extensive commentary by Philip Barlow, the Arrington Chair of Mormon History and Culture at Utah State, who called it “a wild, eventful year for the church.” The most interesting section of the article reviews the ups and downs of official Mormon-Catholic relations during the year.

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pat grimm

posted December 30, 2008 at 6:40 am

Please explain to me how the Mormons justify using literature apart from the Holy Bible, the concept that God has a “wife” and adherence to Joseph Smith, none of these tennants are Biblical and therefore renegade concepts. I’m not sure what you stance is on Jesus Christ when you do not believe that he is God and am I right in saying that you believe that he is an angel? Michael the Archangel? Again not Biblical.

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posted December 30, 2008 at 11:24 am

Pat, please justify the unbiblical doctrine of a closed canon and rejection of the concept of living prophets.

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posted December 30, 2008 at 3:58 pm

There is a paradigm in our society that basically says that everything must be supported by the bible. In essence, most Churches do not really worship God but worship the bible. This may be because deep down they do not really believe in a living God. Throughout history, civilizations have adored dead prophets. They lift them to a status greater than a man. The Lord said that a prophet is not without honor except in his own country and household. May I also add in his own time. Due to an incorrect understanding of how God opperates, many cannot accept a live prophet so they prefer to change the live ones to dead ones also.

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posted December 31, 2008 at 11:34 am

A living prophet makes God a little too real and a little too close for comfort for some people.

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