Tag Archives: apostasy

Watchmen on the Tower – On the Limits of Prophetic Fallibility

Some of the responses to my recent post about rejecting living prophets by following future prophets have predictably raised the issue of prophetic fallibility. Among those members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who have decided to … Continue reading

11 Comments
Category: lds
Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Rejecting the Living Prophets by Following Future Prophets

One of the key doctrines of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is that we have living prophets and apostles today who are authorized by God to receive revelations for the church and for the world. The scriptures are … Continue reading

11 Comments
Category: lds, Religion
Tagged: , , , , , , , ,

LDS Correlation, Catholic Correlation, and Protection from Apostasy

First, a quick overview of the term “Correlation”. Before 1972, the auxiliary organizations of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including the Relief Society, the Primary, Sunday School, and the Young Men and Young Women Organizations were largely … Continue reading

2 Comments
Category: lds
Tagged: , , , , , , , , ,

Apostasy as Conspiracy Theory: Reason, Logic, Insanity and Mormon Intellectualism

It’s time to talk about Apostasy. Again. In this post, however, I want to introduce a new approach to thinking about personal apostasy by drawing what I think are compelling comparisons between apostasy and conspiracy theories. Conspiracy theories appeal to … Continue reading

6 Comments
Category: lds
Tagged: , , , , , ,

Apostasy Because of Sin [UPDATED]

Over the last few years in both public and private discussions about apostasy from the church, I have encountered an increasingly frequent complaint. It goes something like this: “Practicing Mormons incorrectly attribute all apostasy to sin. There are many, many … Continue reading

13 Comments
Category: lds
Tagged: , , ,