Sunday, April 30, 2006

Is there really no marriage in the resurrection?

In Matthew 22:33 Jesus says "For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage". Does this just apply to "'till death do us part"?

Who was Balaam?

Balaam is referenced in Numbers. He seems to be separate from Israel, but seems to be a prophet. He starts out wanting to do what the Lord wants, but continues to ask the Lord to do something else as the price tag the king is willing to pay goes up. He ends up being killed in the battle it seems.

He is spoken of rather harshly in the New Testament (2 Peter 2:15–16; Jude 1:11; Revelation 2:14).

Monday, April 24, 2006

What was Moses' speech problem?

This got us off on a tangent a few weeks ago in Sunday school. Anybody have some authoritative sources that have commented on this?

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Why is pop okay? Or is it?

If you want to derail a lesson on the Word of Wisdom start talking about whether it is okay to drink soft drinks (caffeinated or otherwise).

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Why no coffee?

This has been the big question lately. Because God said so doesn't always satisfy the curious.

What do you think?

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Are Latter-day Saints Christian?

I spent a lot of time in my youth defending that we are Christians. As I got older I started to think about why I wanted that title. Obviously I wanted it known that I believed in Christ. I thought a lot as I was told that I worshipped a different Christ and didn't qualify for the title of Christian.

Has the word Christian become empty? It seems that anyone can define what a Christian is, even though many that deny us the title say that all that is required to be saved is to say that you believe in Christ.

What does everyone think, is Christian a good term to use? We call ourselves saints. Do we need the extra title of Christian?