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Month: January 2011

Intercession of the Saints

Intercession of the Saints

SaintsThere’s been a lot of discussion around the internet concerning the news of the Roman Catholic Church’s fast-tracking Pope John Paul II to beatification status.

Much of the discussion I’ve seen has been centered around the Nun who claims to have been miraculously cured of Parkinson’s disease through the intercession of John Paul II.

I’ve found many of the discussions to be deep in misunderstanding of Catholic teaching, and also not realizing the connection to a regular practice held by most of the Christian individuals (Latter-day Saint included) who may be speaking dismissively of the Catholic belief and Practice.

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Parley P. Pratt’s ‘A Voice of Warning’: The Original ‘Gospel Principles’

Parley P. Pratt’s ‘A Voice of Warning’: The Original ‘Gospel Principles’

When introduced, Religions need a story, a framework, and a context.

Most Christian religions, when introducing Christianity, do not just hand someone a copy of the Bible, tell them to start reading at the Beginning of Genesis, and assume that at the end, they will, on their own, come to understand and agree as to why their organization and belief structure is important for them. Individuals are guided, and given a context for the scriptural records.

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