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The God of the Gods

I’ve heard John 10:34-39 and Psalm 82:6 being used to support the idea that men can become Gods” in Mormonism since I learned about the existence of Mormonism. Refuting this is much easier than one might think.Let’s look at the context of John 10: 30-39:30 “I and the Father are one.”31 The Jews picked up stones again to stone him. 32 Jesus answered them, “I have shown you many good works from the Father; for which of them are you going to stone me?” 33 The Jews answered him, “It is not for a good work that we are going to stone you but for blasphemy, because you, being a man, make yourself God.” 34 Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your Law, ‘I said, you are gods’? 35 If he called them gods to whom the word of God came—and Scripture cannot be broken— 36 do you say of him whom the Father consecrated and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’? 37 If I am not doing the works of my Father, then do not believe me; 38 but if I do them, ev…
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Judging Others: Never? Or, Forever.

I once received a gift from a friends mom who, at the time, was quite inebriated. It was a picture, and on the back, she signed it, "Never Judge. This is what I know..." I turned the picture around and on the front of the picture was the Lord's Prayer! This got me thinking about judgment (for the next several decades). What did she mean? Do not judge her character because she was very drunk?  Ultimately, I feel like this post is fighting what the world calls "tolerance." As in, we are supposed to tolerate everyone, for everything, and never be intolerant. But the problem is, God made us "rulers" (Genesis 1:26), which requires making judgments. Not only that, but not tolerating people who come across as judgmental is being intolerant of those who are "judgmental." That sounds redundant to say, but when people are pressing their views of tolerance, the truth is, they themselves are being intolerant. The following is taken from a former post, whi…

Mormonism Impossible (Part Two): The law of the gods

As stated in Part One,“It is no secret that Mormon doctrine teaches that God was once a man on another planet in the distant past, and because he was such a good man on his planet, he was exalted to being the God of his own planet, which we call Earth…”[1]This brings me to another hard question for Mormonism. It concerns the Mormon doctrine of Exaltation. The following is taken from the LDS website:What is Exaltation?Exaltation is eternal life, the kind of life God lives. He lives in great glory. He is perfect. He possesses all knowledge and all wisdom. He is the Father of spirit children. He is a creator. We can become like our Heavenly Father. This is exaltation. If we prove faithful to the Lord, we will live in the highest degree of the celestial kingdom of heaven. We will become exalted, to live with our Heavenly Father in eternal families. Exaltation is the greatest gift that Heavenly Father can give His children (see D&C 14:7).[2]It seems that their website and their books t…

Once Saved Always Saved (OSAS): Can a Person Lose His or Her Salvation?

I think the question above should be divided into two parts. The first question should be, “Can a person walk away from his or her salvation?” The second question should be, “Will God ever take away a person’s salvation?” The first question, “Can a person walk away from his or her salvation?” has been a strong point of contention for hundreds of years. I have heard someone tell me once that “if someone is truly” saved, they would never walk away from their salvation.” I really liked that because it answered a lot of questions that I had concerning such. The word “truly” seemed to settle things in my mind. If one did walk away from Christianity, then it seems that they were never “truly” saved. But the problem is that we see our own family and friends through the years doing exactly this... They had a true, heart and mind moment where they knew that they failed morally (sinned) before God. They started out well, and ran for a while, but something happened, and now they do not live a Ch…

The X-Men Teach us about Good and Evil... and Guns

I wrote this article a while ago in another platform, but I wanted to share it here as well, because I think it makes a great point about where evil resides. Often, people think of evil as something so far from themselves, that people are not evil, that evil only exists outside of us, and sadly, many people think that they are incapable of evil. Read below to see where evil actually lives...