Is living the commmandments of God, and being part of Christ’s church, only good for some and not others? Does it do some harm and help some more because of the type of people they are? Is it just something you choose, like the sort of food you eat or school you attend, or the … Continue reading A response to the claim that discipleship of Jesus Christ is good for some people, and not for others.
One of the reasons people reject religion is that it requires things of its adherents. Some of those requirements appear strenuous, especially when compared to contemporary popular cultures. They even seem strange, and to those immersed within those popular cultures, wrong and harmful. How you see the requirements of religious adherence depends on your worldview. … Continue reading Why does God make demands of us?
We cannot allow ourselves to be caught up in the divisions and dissensions of the world. We must be above or outside of them. Our role, our special role, as latter-day disciples of Christ, is to be light-bringers – showing the world a different way. We are called to show mankind, through the power of … Continue reading We are called to be different
There’s an ongoing argument between some Christian traditions about whether ‘faith’ or ‘works’ is what saves a person. I see in this an example of what Hugh Nibley taught about the things that Satan gets people to argue about, thinking they are the important matters, while the thing of real importance is ignored. It is … Continue reading The false dichotomy of faith and works
In Alma 32, Alma compares faith to a seed which grows into a tree, giving delicious fruit. In his Teaching with Power video which covers this section, Ben Wilcox posed some insightful questions about our own experiences of faith, which I’m going to share here, along with some of my answers. As you read them, … Continue reading Is the Gospel delicious to you? Observations from a faith experiment