Ezekiel’s “Two Sticks” Explained

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[ Author: Kathy Petersen ]

Reading into the text

Because Mormonism is supposed to be based on the Bible, Mormons need to see themselves, their beliefs and the Book of Mormon in the Bible, particularly prophesied in the Bible. One of their favorite claimed passages is found in Ezekiel 15. It’s really best to read the entire chapter for the fullest context, but I will summarize the context before and after, while quoting the relevant part:

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So, About That Two Witness Rule….

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[ Author: Kathy Petersen ]

The Bible repeatedly makes the point that a person is not to be condemned by only one witness, but at least two or three witnesses are required in order to convict someone of something. This is said in both the Old Testament as part of the Law of Moses, and in the New Testament. Continue reading

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The Rich Man, Lazarus and LDS Proxy Baptism

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[ Author: Kathy Petersen ]

While LDS claim to believe the Bible (as far as it is translated correctly, according to the eighth Article of Faith), many of their beliefs actually do not accord well with what the Bible says. Consider as an example, the story Jesus told of the Rich Man and Lazarus, in Luke 16:19-31.

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Doctrines Don’t Save, Only Jesus Saves

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[ Author: Sally Peterson ]

In search of freedom

Long after a Jehovah’s Witness leaves the Watchtower organization, he or she may still cling to many of their false teachings, believing them to be true. This was certainly true in my case as well. For ten years after leaving the Watchtower organization, I still believed their teachings and obeyed all their rules and regulations. I didn’t celebrate birthdays or holidays, vote, salute the flag or sing the national anthem. I was a cult member without a cult!

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Sharing the Gospel with a Jehovah’s Witness

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[ Author: Sally Peterson ]

You might be surprised to find out just how many Jehovah’s Witnesses have never heard the gospel message. Instead of arguing doctrines with them, how about sharing the gospel? How about asking them what their ‘good news’ is, and comparing it to the real gospel?

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