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NEW ARTICLE February 21, 2003 - Paul Owen's Ingenious Argument of "Christological Monotheism," An Answer
NEW ARTICLE January 20, 2003 - The Bragging of Joseph Smith: Another Look * Biblical Refutation
NEW ARTICLE January 8, 2003 (Enlarged January 18th)- Review of Paul Owen's Monotheism Argument in "The New Mormon Challenge"
NEW ARTICLE January 5, 2003 Deification of Man UnChristian & Unbiblical?
NEW UPDATED January 3, 2003: extensive additions, corrections, scholarly sources on Textual Criticism brought to bear on this issue.Scriptures have been corrupted, unfortunately Utilizing Bible scholars, these notes demonstrate the Bible has not been perfectly preserved. In fact, many problems of the Bible had been correctly prophesied by Nephi in the BofM.
Lessons of Hebrew for Bible Reading
The Moabite Stone: Lessons in Biblical Archaeology
The Gospel is a Verb
Archaic Hebrew Biblical Thought on Time: How it Differs from our Thought & Understanding
The Seraphim, Fiery Beings: Fire, Light, Glory Symbolism in the Hebrew Scriptures and Judeo-Christian Literature
The Divine Name YHWH as "Speaker"
Literal Bible: A Viable Interpretation
Isaiah 44:6 - "There Is No Other God Beside Me," and Mormon Doctrine of Plurality of Gods Reconciled and Understood In Context
Insights From the German Bible
Refuting Reed & Farkas Verse by Verse I enjoy discussing the Bible, and since this is supposed to be a biblical verse by verse refutation of Mormonism, I find many interesting things worth noting in their book
Cornerstone of Scripture an Egyptian Pyramidion? Some research notes I wrote on a message board which are highly intriguing adding insight into the Biblical cornerstone
Letter to Christians who use Christian leaders having phony degrees, such as "Dr." Walter Martin, or Dee Jay Nelson to fight against Mormonism
Heavenly Tablets and the Book of Adam - Latter Day Scriptures Restored
Godly Archaeology My FAIR Symposium Paper for 1999. An extensive treatment of what archaeology has discovered about God. The evidence will surprise you completely.
Solid Rock Ministries Crumbling - My response to the latest website critiquing my research on the Bible.
Descensus and Baptism Imagery in Early Christian Thought Analyzes the Early Christian ideas and imagery of baptism and its serious importance and consequences of being baptized. There is no "Saved by Grace" by mere lip confession on Jesus' name in Early Christian Thought.
Man's Perfection Like God Don't worry gals, you are also included in this. A rather serious and complete look into this wonderful Bible doctrine as Mormonism understands it
Corporeality of God clearly taught in the Bible A chapter from Ed Watson's new book "Mormonism: The Faith of the Twenty-First Century," which is the single most extensive and user friendly book on understanding the Bible's view of God, evil, etc. Here is an outstanding selection of proof texts which our critics use as supposed Biblical proof that God is not an embodied God. Watson masterfully demonstrates that the Bible teaches otherwise
Distinct Personages: God the Father and His Holy Son Jesus Christ A discourse of Orson Pratt wherein he demonstrates the Biblically sound Mormon Doctrine of the Father and Son being two personages of Everlasting Glory
Hebrews 1:2,3 - The Case for God's Body examines the various translations and commentaries on this most fascinating verse.
The Oneness of God in the Bible Commentary and discussion of LDS scholar and Researcher Eugene Seaich on the Biblical concept of God's oneness as portrayed in the New Testament
The Hidden Bible Codes: Discovering Problems John Tvedtnes discusses some of the ramifications and cautions one must understand when dealing with this subject.
Dead Sea Scrolls Teacher of Righteousness: Who Was He? Paper presented at the Pacific Northwest Historical Conference April 1992. My Senior Thesis for my Bachelor's Degree in History from Idaho State University wherein I discuss and compare the various scholarly theories of just who the "Teacher of Righteousness" in the Dead Sea Scrolls was. His wife (my Greek History professor) was so overwhelmed at the work I did, as well as providing such a "professional" looking paper, she promptly invited me to the Pacific Northwest Historical Conference to present it, which I did. It was a real fun meeting and an honorable opportunity, as well as one whale of a note to end my schooling on (so far) receiving my Bachelor's in history for it.
The Trinity as Christians Taught the early Mormons Utilizes the Journal of Discourses extensively since the early Mormon leaders often spoke of their missionary experiences among the Christians. They shared what the Christians had taught them concerning the Trinity, which confused the poor Mormons. Also see the FAIR website for the many excellent articles from various LDS researchers on the Trinity here
Marc Schindler's "Trinity and Mormonism" A detailed discussion of the Bible passages said to contain the Trintiy as well as historical development of the trinity. A must paper to read! This is the finest paper on the Internet for understanding the issues. For Stephen Robinson's excellent article also, go here. See Devin Willis' excellent ideas in his trinity article also, click here.
Anton Hein's Anti-Mormon Website article on Bible and Book of Mormon A rather fun, yet serious discussion with a rather resonable Christian who misunderstands the nature of the Bible, Mormonism, revelation, but seems to be a sincere fellow.
Are Mormons NON-Christians Because They Don't Accept the Bible? With a rather exhaustive search through the Journal of Discourses we find that claims of Mormonism replacing the Bible or relegating it to a lousy second place is not justified.
Christian Creeds Given By Revelation From God? The Creeds are not scripture, they are not the substitute for revelation, they are not revelation, and they certainly are not God's voice, rather the wrangling of men involved in political situations.
Predestination & Foreordination & Premortal Existence in the New Testament Discusses the New Testament concepts of Predestination or Foreordination, as well as tying in the concept of a premortal existence of all mankind and why this makes Predestination as Foreordination. Romans 9-11; John 17:24; Ephesians 1:4; 1 Peter 1:20; Eccles. 12:7; John 9:2; John 8:42, 58; John 17:5; Revelations 3:14; Colossians 1:15; Romans 8:29; Hebrews 12:9; Titus 1:2; Psalm 45:7; Jeremiah 1:5; Deuteronomy 30:19; 2 Peter 3:9; John 6:37.....
Figuring Out Who and What the God of the Bible Is Discussing, among other things some of the attributes of God, using Non-Mormon Scholars. On God's invisibility, on God's Anthropomorphism, on His Omniscience, etc.
Philosophy of the *Kind* of Being God Is, The First Cause, The Absolute, & the Infinite, Analyzed
God's Material Body This research indicates that Early Christians, in fact, did think of God in material terms.
The God *With* Body, Parts & Passions
There is No Immaterial God in the Bible or Mormonism
The Resurrection - Physical, So Why do Christians Say God is an Immaterial Spirit, when their God, Christ was resurrected? Christians argue that God is without a body. Yet the Bible teaches that we will all be resurrected, so we will have something God does not! This is absurd, yet the logical conclusion using their own theology.
Who the God of the Philosophers is - The Same as Modern Day Christians' God, but not the God of the Bible Notes on the various philosophers in antiquity describing their God(s). Their description fits modern Christianity, but only because Christianity has adapted the Pagan's God, and left out the Biblical God.
Philo "Takes Away" from the book of the Lamb of God, especially concerning God's Body (Tselem)
Evidence for Jesus - Understanding Josephus' comment Atheists claim Josephus did not mention Jesus. Historical and Scholarly Evidence shows otherwise.
Jesus and Josephus Discusses various aspects of Josephus mentioning Jesus as a historical person.
The Definitions & Meaning of the Hebrew word "Elohim" - The Biblical Plurality of Gods Discusses the Hebrew meaning of Elohim, and how the Bible displays a plurality of Gods, utilizing many scriptures See also David Wiley's nifty little article on Christian Polytheism click here
The Grace of Christ - Do Mormons Believe in it?
The Melchizedek Priesthood and the Dead Sea Scrolls Shows the transmissionable Melchizedek Priesthood is clearly possible, along with historic notes on Melchizedek. See the FAIR website for the meaning of the Greek word meaning untransferrable, or unchanging? click here
Biblical Scholars Discuss the Bible Has the Bible been perfectly preserved? Is it a complete text? Do Bible scholars ever say so?
Bible Formation - Notes Discussing the human aspects of how the Bible was organized, formed, etc.
Comments on Klaus Berger: "Jesus and the Dead Sea Scrolls: The Truth Under Lock and Key? Discusses the various ways scholars "do" history, the methods they use, and how this directly relates to studies on the Book of Mormon.
The Orthodox Corruption of Scripture Has the Bible been perfectly preserved?