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Mormons Need to Atone for Our Sad Racist Past

Since 1978, the LDS Church has been trying to rectify its sad history of racism.  Until recently, this process has been occurring slowly.  But lately the atonement process has started to accelerate.   408 more words

Mormonism

Behold the Lamb

During my time living in Colorado, I was introduced to a musical group named Christ Our LifeOver time, this group has become one of my favorite CCM-type groups because their songs are dominated by lyrics (rather than the accompaniment) and they typically come straight from the text of scripture.  221 more words

Worship

Malcolm in the Middle

Last week, the journalism blog Our Bad Media accused the author Malcolm Gladwell of lapses in reporting that it alleged fell just short of plagiarism. In multiple instances, Gladwell took details in his pieces for… 923 more words

Writing

Atonement Restores Heaven to Us

“The Atonement was established as the means of restoring guiltlessness to minds that have denied it, and thus denied Heaven to themselves. (T-14.IV.9)”

We think that we have done a lot of bad things, things unforgivable. 120 more words

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Atonement Dispels Illusions

“The purpose of Atonement is to dispel illusions, not to establish them as real and then forgive them. (T-13.X.6)”

When we dwell on what our brother has done that seemed to harm us, we are failing to overlook his mistakes; we are making the illusory, real. 190 more words

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Answering a Question: Physical versus Spiritual Death

Recently I received this comment on an older post of mine and I would like to answer it here as the response is kind of lengthy: 1,213 more words

The Bible

The Atonement Is the Final Lesson We Need Learn

“The Atonement is the final lesson he need learn, for it teaches him that, never having sinned, he has no need of salvation. (T-13.in.4)”

The “he” is an individual, a person, who believes in separation from God and wants a remedy that will take away all guilt and offer absolution from mistakes. 224 more words

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