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The Yoke of Christ: Ancient Insights Related to Grace and Works

Last year while pondering Christ’s famous command to take his yoke upon us, I wondered if some of the symbolism of the LDS temple might be relevant. As I explored…

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Grace and the Temple: Insights from a Jewish Scholar

Some of our fellow Christians misunderstand LDS teachings regarding grace, feeling that our choice to obey God and respect His commandments somehow means we think we earn our salvation and…

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“Having Done All, To Stand”: Exposing a Self-Proclaimed “Christian”

Have you ever been fooled by someone who claimed to be Christian, only to find out later that they were part of a non-Christian cult which, because of a horrifically…

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The Role of Obedience and Endurance: Peter’s Perspective

It’s almost an article of faith in anti-Mormon literature that the LDS Articles of Faith rule us out as Christians. After all, they call for that most unchristian, unbiblical attribute,…

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Abiding in Christ and the Tragedy of Pernicious Theology

I’ve had some wild experiences since moving to China. Some were worried about the risks I might be taking in the crazy streets of Shanghai (one of Asia’s most livable…

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Saved By Grace, After All We Can Do? Inisghts from Paul in Ephesians 6

I’ve encountered many Christians whose theology makes them struggle with basic LDS views like the importance of keeping the commandments and the concern that we as Christians can fall from…

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The Savior of the World, the Entire World: Grace Effective to Save All Men

Some critics have argued that the Latter-day Saint concept of moral agency (a.k.a. free agency) would make God no longer sovereign if we were really free to choose and follow…

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Sarcasm or a Serious Plea? “If Thou Wilt Enter into Life, Keep the Commandments” in Matthew 19

A Protestant minister recently explained to me that we weren’t Christian because of our belief that we must strive to “keep the commandments” and obey God, for this means we…

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Waking into Pain – and the Primacy of Charity

A young woman with critical injuries is in a local hospital. I feel such pain when I think what she will face when she awakens. One moment she was happy,…

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