We believe that men will be punished for their own sins, and not for Adam’s transgression” (Articles of Faith 1:2).

You Can’t Handle the Truth!

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has long had three missions: Perfecting the Saints, Proclaiming the Gospel, Redeeming the Dead. A fourth was recently added: Caring for the Poor and Needy. But all along, the LDS Church has had a fifth mission–Suppressing the Truth. What truth is it the LDS Church actively...

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Ask EOR Part IV

You know what time it is. Time for the fourth installment of “Ask EOR”! The previous 3 installments can be found here here and here. I just want to remind you all that you can e-mail your questions to me at askeor.rf@gmail.com and I will do my very best to shed light on any and all Mormon (and Mormon adjacent) queries you might...

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The Great Divide: Why critical evaluation of church leader statements can make you more compassionate and closer to God

The Great Divide Why critical evaluation of church leader statements can make you more compassionate and closer to God Hello, my name is Carson and I criticize church leaders… In my experience there is no other subject that will divide modern members of the LDS faith more than this one.  The church as an organization and as a...

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Biblical Inerrancy and the Book of Mormon

Biblical Inerrancy and the Book of Mormon: Creating a Platform for LDS/Evangelical Dialogue by Michelle G. Wiener Question: Is there room for the Book of Mormon within the theological framework of “biblical inerrancy”? Recently the following paragraph from my essay “Two Lampstands: Two Branches” featured in Rational Faiths...

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Spiritual Indigestion

May 18, 14 Spiritual Indigestion

Posted by in Agency, Featured, LDS Church History, Truth

Spiritual Indigestion by Greg Nelson As a kid, I was uber excited whenever we went to Hometown Buffet, even though it was usually after a funeral or something like that. The freedom to pick and choose whatever I wanted was soul expanding. The first time through the buffet line was always awesome. After a few minutes though, it...

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Baptism

Saturday was my oldest child’s baptism. He asked me to talk about baptism at his baptismal program. I decided to share the talk here. In Matthew in the New Testament, Jesus said “Be ye perfect, even as your father in heaven is perfect.” In Greek, the word translated here as perfect (τέλειος) means “whole” or...

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A companion like no other

Way back in the day, when I served my mission the bar was low.  EVERY worthy young man was expected to serve a mission and serve I did.  Since 2005 we have undergone a policy change known as “raising the bar” and we won’t take just anyone to serve.  Elder M. Russel Ballard explained, “Instead of using...

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MORMONAD: THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT

MORMONAD:  THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT by Milayna Barker – age 12 Note: Soon after joining Young Women’s we were told that we were going to be making a video version of the Mormonads with the young men in our ward. I didn’t know what those were and so I asked my mom and dad.  They told me they were posters that the...

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The Prodigal Son

Our ward recently had stake conference and in Relief Society we were given a lesson on The Prodigal Son by our stake president.  It was a wonderful lesson and I was touched by the words and thoughts that were shared by my wonderful stake president and members of my ward. I think often in the LDS church, we get caught up in the...

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I, Weirdo.

Mar 25, 14 I, Weirdo.

Posted by in Agency, Compassion, Featured, Individuality

There was a time when I just wanted to fit in. I wanted to be liked. It’s a basic human need but I think that it’s also a fairly universal desire. Unfortunately, I was an awkward kid, transplanted mid-year in a small school in a small town where the cliques were already established. I made good friends in time, and got...

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