Book of Mormon Passages for Biblical Christians

James F. Stoddard III and L. Hannah Stoddard Book of Mormon Passages for Biblical Christians In our age, the truth and authenticity of the Bible is greatly under attack. Academics and those considering themselves educated ridicule the Biblical account of the Creation, the life spans of the Patriarchs reaching nearly a millennia, the literal Fall […]

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A Letter to My Christian Friends

James F. Stoddard III In response to what Mormons believe please permit me to add my thoughts. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (sometimes referred to as “Mormons” or “Latter-day Saints”) and my ancestry is through Joseph Smith’s grandfather, Asael Smith and cousins. I have had the priviledge […]

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Daniel’s Prophecy Foretells Date of Crucifixion

John P. Pratt Sir Isaac Newton provided a key to understanding how Daniel prophesied the date of the Crucifixion to the very day. Are there any prophecies in the Old Testament of when the Messiah would be born? There are several prophecies about Jesus Christ in Isaiah and Psalms, which describe many of the things […]

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The Transfiguration

Providential Role in History “Until men attain a higher status of spiritual understanding than they now enjoy, they can learn only in part what took place upon the Mount of Transfiguration.” Location Brothers and sisters . . . we have had some marvelous experiences this day we went first to Mt Tabor and there we […]

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Sacred Calendars Q/A

John P. Pratt The following questions were received concerning the two recent articles in Meridian Magazine by Dr. John P. Pratt, “Venus and the Beginning of Mortality” and “Astronomical Witnesses of the Great Flood.” Predicting the Future? Q. If you can calculate the seven sacred calendars backward in time, can you also do it for […]

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05) DEATH BEFORE FALL: Was there death on earth prior to the Fall? Has the Church changed its position on this?

Commentary Commentary author, James F. Stoddard III The following ten Presidents of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints taught very clearly and consistently throughout there lives that the Fall of Adam on this earth was literal, and that there was no death on this earth prior to this Fall. Joseph Smith Brigham Young […]

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29) LITERAL FLOOD: Does LDS doctrine support a literal universal flood? What does this mean for the theory of Darwinian evolution?

Commentary We must decide if we believe in the miraculous accounts of the scriptures dealing with the Creation, the Fall, the universal flood, the dividing of the continents, the confounding of languages and the miracles of Jesus. The scriptural account differs greatly from modern academia. One modern biologist, who rejects the miracles of the scriptures, […]

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Promised Land of America

The Book of Mormon is clear that in general God has covenanted America to those who will be led here out of other countries because of their righteousness. There is a covenant on this land which any nation that possesses the land has an obligation to abide. This covenant can be best understood in its […]

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The Lion and Unicorn Testify of Christ Part I: The Cornerstone Constellations

John P. Pratt The four “cornerstone” constellations, which date back to the Prophet Enoch, correspond to the four faces of the cherubim and the four principal tribes of Israel. Their symbols of the lion, eagle/serpent, man and wild ox (unicorn) are emblazoned on family coats of arms and the banners of nations. But most importantly, […]

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