Jacob Lundskog Dr. Hansen Writing 150 1 November 2017 Analysis of Holland’s “Safety for the Soul” During the Sunday afternoon session of the October, 2009 LDS General Conference, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland gave an uncommonly impassioned and emotional talk titled “Safety for the Soul.” Many members found this talk to be inspiring and exhilarating while others were disheartened by this talk. The confusion is understandable at many times throughout this talk. To see Elder Holland so passionately sad, angry, happy and resolute throughout his talk left many others feeling like they had been manipulated through the use of of emotion and an absence of logic. Because of long standing doubt and controversy in regards to the Book of Mormon, Holland, near
Think 1878. Think there being a “rising vitality in religious life.” Think Mormonism, the Church of Christ, founded 6 April 1830. Think George Reynolds, a man charged with bigamy encountering the court of law in what would be a landmark Supreme Court case. George Reynolds spent a majority of his childhood with his maternal grandmother, whose servant introduced him to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by taking him to meetings.
5 And men are instructed sufficiently that they know good from evil. And the law is given unto men. And by the law no flesh is justified; or, by the law men are cut off. Yea, by the temporal law they were cut off; and also, by the spiritual law they perish from that which is good, and become miserable forever.6 Wherefore, redemption cometh in and through the Holy Messiah; for he is full of grace and truth.7 Behold, he offerth himself a sacrifice for sin, to answer the ends of the law, unto all those who have a broken heart and a contrite spirit; and unto none else can the ends of the law be answered.
My family was a part of a subcategory of Mormonism referred to as “Jack Mormons” Mormons who didn’t go to church or participate in family home evenings. I can see now my mom only used the church, for my security and to pay an occasional bill. The more my family used the church, the more the church
Dear Diary, The campsite overlooks the beautiful Missouri River. The weather has not been quite as beautiful as the river. Last night, the rainy weather damaged the roof of my sod house. I hired a man to fix the roof for me early this morning and I paid him in return.
In this exploration, there will be a comparison on the worldviews of Mormonism and orthodox Christianity, shedding light on their distinctive perspectives concerning the nature of God and historical narratives. This centers on the core beliefs of orthodox Christianity, which uphold the Trinitarian doctrine of God, emphasizing the unity of three distinct persons—God the Father, God the Son (Jesus Christ), and God the Holy Spirit. In contrast, the beliefs of Mormonism, particularly their doctrine of exaltation and eternal progression, will be critically examined considering established orthodox Christian teachings and historical accounts. Through this analysis, the theological contrasts between these two faiths are illuminated, providing insights
The Mormon Mistakes Throughout history, religion has negatively affected its own members. This is especially true with the Mormon Church, a denomination of Christianity founded in the 1820s. This church like any other has helped better people 's lives in spiritual ways. However, there are people that are denied this betterment, people that are discriminated against, and people that are being lied to.
Through my research, I found out that Mormons do believe in the virgin birth, but they believe that Jesus’ father was Adam (not the Holy Ghost), and therefore Adam is also God. In the book “The Maze of Mormonism” by Dr. Walter Martin, Brigham Young is quoted from his Journal of Discourses: When the Virgin Mary conceived the child Jesus, the Father had begotten him in his own likeness. He was not begotten by the Holy Ghost. And who is the Father? He is the first of the human family; and when he took a tabernacle, it was begotten by his Father in heaven, after the same manner as the tabernacles of Cain, Abel, and the rest of the sons and daughters of Adam and Eve… Jesus, our elder brother, was begotten in the flesh by the same character that
Brigham Young was born in Whittingham, Vermont on June 1st. The small Vermont village of Whittingham, lies along the Deerfield River, just a few miles past the Massachusetts border. Brigham Young decided to join the Mormon Church after the Book of Mormon was published, and then was baptized by Joseph Smith, who was the leader of the church at that time. When Joseph Smith was shot and killed Brigham became the leader of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. “He became an ardent missionary and disciple, and moved to Kirtland, Ohio, where he did carpentry work and undertook preaching missions (Bringhurst).”
Mormons believe that we can live a perfect life. Matthew 5:48 states, “Therefore you shall be perfect, just as our Father in heaven is perfect.” Some believe Jesus didn’t really mean perfect, because that would require that we be flawless. Instead, we believe He was telling us to be mature. Section 4: Witnessing to Mormons: Mormons as we have read believe in multiple gods, if each one of us has the potential in becoming a god then we must presume that there are hundreds if not thousands of gods.
There are actually quite a few different sects that fall under the heading "Fundamentalist Mormon," and distinguishing between them can be helpful in understanding how polygamy is practiced by the group. Polygamy, while invariably illegal throughout North America, is still a form of marriage. As such, there are guidelines regarding the way Fundamentalist Mormons form their commitments and carry them out. Perhaps the most basic one is this: Only a specific form of polygamy is
When we are dead, we will not exist or experience anything. Death is the destination of our life journey on this planet. When we are dead, we are no longer physically present on this planet. To us, everything is over. According to Epicurus, “So death, the most terrifying of evils, is nothing to us, because as long as we exist death is not present, whereas when death is present we do not exist.
It aims to achieve Tao which means to attain the right path in life and thus become immortal. Moreover, soul or spirit of a person will never die and it will shift to the other body. After that, it will reborn as another person and this will be repeated until it attain the Dao. When the Dao is achieved, the soul or spirit has the ability to travel through time and space and thus becomes immortal (UK Essays, 2015). However, Buddhism has different ideas on the world after death.
It roots to our idea of the philosophy of life, in terms of reflection on our existence as humans and not only the contingence but the limitations thereof. Death encompasses the individual’s fundamental existence on the one hand and reshapes our concepts of its nature complementing one another in order to enlighten the idea of it. The manifestation of an individual to herself/himself is made probable by nothingness. The notion of spirituality and death in existentialism.