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There Must Be Opposition in All Things: Including to Mormonism

A fundamental truth taught in the Book of Mormon says that there must be opposition in all things. If this were not the case then what would we be? We would be mere pawns in a neutral playground, not growing or learning by making choices and experiencing the consequences. 
All things have some type of opposite or opposition otherwise we would not have any choice in the matters we face. Good things have opposition to them. Good and evil exist in an eternal state of opposition to each other. The question is where does the opposition come from?  Apologists in creedal Christianity have determined that if a group of Christian believers does not adhere to the creed of the Trinity, then that group is not "Christian".

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has been opposed from many sources since it was founded. Mormonism is the nickname for the teachings and theology of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, also known as the Mormon church, again a nickname initial…

Mormons, The Temple and Eternal Families

My parents were good people and wonderful in their individual ways. They would have referred to themselves as Christians but I don't remember a prominent display of their faith other than attending church as a family from time to time. They valued family life, honesty, and work. They taught my brothers and me good values and to consider the existence of a supreme being. I wasn't overly concerned whether God had any role in my life, or in the world for that matter.

I was curious and desirous to know about eternal things and did believe, but I didn't know who or what God was. Our family attended Methodist and non-denominational churches on a sporadic basis when I was growing up.

My mother died when I was almost nine. This event caused me to wonder more intensely about God and family relationships. My earliest recollection of some concept of God was the front page of the program at the Methodist church in Caldwell Idaho when I was 5 or 6 years old. It showed the face of a C…