Joseph Smith: The Nature of a Prophet

Joseph Smith:  The Nature of a Prophet

Although the prophets of the Bible were very obviously imperfect men, people of today seem to expect perfection of a modern prophet and refuse to believe unless perfection is manifest.  What is a prophet? A prophet is not a perfect person, since none has ever existed, except Christ, who is perfect.  It is important to understand the nature of prophets, revelation, and God’s doings in order to see that Joseph Smith, as imperfect as he was, could have been a prophet. 1. Prophets receive revelation for the people, to guide them according to God’s will.  Knowledge is revealed line upon line and precept upon precept.  The Lord cannot reveal anything unless there is a basic understanding to build upon.  Thus, it may...

Mormon Temples: Houses of the Lord Jesus Christ

Mormon Temples: Houses of the Lord Jesus Christ

By Eric Kotter, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (“Mormon“), student at BYU-Idaho studying communications, and freelance writer. This world is full of things that just aren’t very happy, to say the least. There seems to be an ever increasing focus on things that just don’t matter. As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (inadvertently called by friends of other faiths, the “Mormon Church”) I’m so grateful for the opportunity to go to a Holy Temple of the Lord Jesus Christ. I go there to find refuge from the storms of the world. It’s so wonderful that there is a place where I can go to commune with God and feel of His love for me. In the...

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