During the week of February 11-18, 2018, at least two more essays will be published. The first will posit that the scriptures show that the prophecy in Malachi 3: 3 that the Lord, when he comes, will purge the sons of Levi, that they may offer an offering unto the Lord in righteousness has been fulfilled. This essay will necessarily include some discussion of the Mormon belief in John the Baptist’s purported visit to Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery.
The second essay later in the week will discuss the doctrinal problems inherent in the LDS belief in eternal marriage.
During the following weeks of February, an essay will address Mormonism’s claims that the Aaronic and Melchizedek priesthoods were restored to the earth by John the Baptist and Peter, James and John, respectively. At the same time, the website will begin to respond to the most popular criticisms of the Book of Mormon.
In later months, essay topics will include, among others, a discussion of whether Shem was Melchizedek, as commonly believed in Mormonism; the wrongful emphasis within Mormonism on practice of dietary minutiae; Book of Mormon prophecies which were unfulfilled in 1830 but have since been fulfilled; whether vicarious rituals for the dead, as practiced in Mormon temples, are divinely inspired; how the Book of Mormon contradicts the LDS teaching that God the Father has a body of flesh and bones, as well as the notion that Jesus was the God of the Old Testament; the prevalence of celibacy among ancient prophets; and a philosophical and moral defense of Christianity’s sexual morality.
Readers are always invited to suggest or request essay topics by clicking on the Questions or Comments tab.