Friday, July 17, 2009

On evidences of apostasy

Today’s entry is semi-inspired by spending time in Kirtland, Ohio last Sunday with three different Latter Day Saint Movement churches, though i’ve thought it for a long, long time:

So what’s up with this widespread Mormon point of view that all the arguing amongst the existing Xian churches during the Second Great Awakening is proof that they were in apostasy? Given all the different Latter Day Saint Movement churches right now, and the doctrinal differences and occasional open disagreement between all of them, wouldn’t that mean we have proof that we are all in apostasy right now? I mean, if you’re gonna use the one, you have to be ready to be skewered with the other, right?


Heather the Mama Duk said...

I'm not sure what kind of crowd you run with... but I've never heard most of what you post lol

David B said...

It’s a pretty widespread meme among full-time missionaries, and i’ve heard it (from over the pulpit, even!) now and again pretty much anywhere i’ve lived…

…though, now that i think about it, most frequently when i lived in Utah. You may draw from that what conclusions you will.