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by openminded
Tue Aug 10, 2010 1:58 am
Forum: Aberrant Christianity
Topic: Mormons vehemently oppose the Trinity
Replies: 192
Views: 31835

Re: Mormons vehemently oppose the Trinity

Columhcille, thank you for sharing! I enjoyed reading your perspective. I'm certain we've all struggled to understand the nature of God, especially since He's God. We're left with so very little in comparison to who He is. I'd like to critique your perspective though, I hope you dont take it persona...
by openminded
Fri Jul 23, 2010 2:17 am
Forum: Aberrant Christianity
Topic: Mormons vehemently oppose the Trinity
Replies: 192
Views: 31835

Re: Mormons vehemently oppose the Trinity

B.W.,
I'll fill you in on my conversion to Mormonism ;)
by openminded
Fri Jul 23, 2010 2:07 am
Forum: Aberrant Christianity
Topic: Mormon doctrine racist against blacks
Replies: 43
Views: 12808

Re: Mormon doctrine racist against blacks

The following is from a poster,Chris, on Mormanity who took verses from the Book of Moses into consideration alongside the Book of Abraham (in relation to race): The Book of Abraham's comments about Ham should probably be read in light of the Book of Moses. Moses 7:8: "For behold, the Lord shall cur...
by openminded
Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:46 am
Forum: Aberrant Christianity
Topic: Mormon doctrine racist against blacks
Replies: 43
Views: 12808

Re: Mormon doctrine racist against blacks

The blog I follow did a post on racism in the church recently ( http://blog.mrm.org/2010/07/the-church-of-unrepudiated-racism/ ). Here are some interesting quotes from The First Presidency of the Mormon church, provided by a poster on that blog (emphasis his, I think): August 17, 1949 The attitude o...
by openminded
Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:28 am
Forum: Aberrant Christianity
Topic: Mormons vehemently oppose the Trinity
Replies: 192
Views: 31835

Re: Mormons vehemently oppose the Trinity

Well, I'm more interested in the smoking gun of Mormonism rather than their...different interpretation of the bible.

The Book of Abraham is entirely indefensible, I'll put together a post some time soon.
by openminded
Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:23 am
Forum: Aberrant Christianity
Topic: Good argument against Deism?
Replies: 30
Views: 13283

Re: Good argument against Deism?

Of course, you can always attempt to persuade him that those two arguments should be foundational to his view on what a god should be like. Wouldn't that be basing views on emotion as opposed to truth? Yes, which is the basis of his apologetic (emotion). Is it truth? Well, define truth for determin...
by openminded
Sun Jun 20, 2010 11:43 pm
Forum: Aberrant Christianity
Topic: Mormons vehemently oppose the Trinity
Replies: 192
Views: 31835

Re: Mormons vehemently oppose the Trinity

I have gone slow and easy dealing with other Mormons in face to face encounters, sometimes too slow that we constantly repeat each other. Oh Lord. I had a hard enough time discussing things with the friend who introduced me to it. I even introduced to her the concept of deification on accident whil...
by openminded
Sun Jun 20, 2010 7:30 pm
Forum: Aberrant Christianity
Topic: Mormons vehemently oppose the Trinity
Replies: 192
Views: 31835

Re: Mormons vehemently oppose the Trinity

:clap: gooooooo B.W. you are on a roll!! I love reading this thread, I learn so much from it! You won't make any progress with Obiwan though. Mormons have a propensity to mind-bend beyond belief. Reasoning from the scriptures isn't effective because anyone can put whatever spin on the scriptures ju...
by openminded
Tue Jun 01, 2010 3:41 pm
Forum: Aberrant Christianity
Topic: Mormons vehemently oppose the Trinity
Replies: 192
Views: 31835

Re: Mormons vehemently oppose the Trinity

It is important for us to read scripture through the eyes/heat/mind of the anchient semetics from the middle east [Prophets/Apostles] and not use greek neo- platonic - gnostic- hellenistic ways of interpeting scripture. It is also important not to view them through LDS eyes as well. The polytheism ...
by openminded
Tue Jun 01, 2010 3:00 pm
Forum: Aberrant Christianity
Topic: Mormons vehemently oppose the Trinity
Replies: 192
Views: 31835

Re: Mormons vehemently oppose the Trinity

Also worthy to note: Obiwan: ...other gods which are directed to worship, and that the nations were numbered "according to the number of the son's of God" Directed to worship or directed to be worshiped? I'm guessing just to worship, but I'm not sure what you mean. Either way, I've researched this "...
by openminded
Tue Jun 01, 2010 1:56 pm
Forum: Aberrant Christianity
Topic: Mormons vehemently oppose the Trinity
Replies: 192
Views: 31835

Re: Mormons vehemently oppose the Trinity

Obiwan: In This passage, the Hebrew word is the third person plural, which means "they caused to waunder" here. If the text had intended to say "He caused to waunder" it would have been written as hith'ah rather than hith'u as it is now written. That reading cannot be the result of accidental miswr...
by openminded
Wed May 26, 2010 7:33 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: The Goodness of God
Replies: 17
Views: 1913

Re: The Goodness of God

1 Corinthians 8:8,13 (although this verse is in the context of sacrificing food for idols, the point Paul makes sounds relevant)

1 Timothy 4:3,4
by openminded
Tue May 25, 2010 11:19 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: The Goodness of God
Replies: 17
Views: 1913

Re: The Goodness of God

y:-? Underneath each quote, I address that particular quote. You asked me why John 10:16 refers to Gentiles. The only group I'm aware of that holds a different view than Jesus referring to the Gentiles in John 10:16 is the LDS. I guess I was confused as to why you'd ask me that. It's an extremely co...
by openminded
Tue May 25, 2010 10:23 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: An article that I'm finding disturbing...
Replies: 10
Views: 1310

Re: An article that I'm finding disturbing...

I remember reading this article. The critics claim it isn't purely synthetic because, yes, it did require a pre-existing organism to not only allow it to live, but I'm pretty sure the DNA was based off of some other DNA arrangement found in a..some sort of cell. Anyways, I think the most damaging th...
by openminded
Tue May 25, 2010 10:07 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: The Goodness of God
Replies: 17
Views: 1913

Re: The Goodness of God

I have no clue where you are taking this.. Honoring your parents doesn't apply to us today? Coveting your neighbors things? I thought I was on the wrong page. I meant when it comes to being saved. Those things apply to our moral background, definitely, but our salvation is only on the line if we do...