0 Dwidnling in Unbelief

And the angel said unto me. "Behold these shall dwindle in unbelief" 1 Nephi 12:22

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Posted: Wednesday 01 April 2015 ( 9 years ago )

EJ&T Proverbs 21-23: Evil eyes, winebibbers, and the riotous eaters of flesh

In the Every Jot and Tittle project, I am listing all of the Bible's commandments from Genesis to Revelation, in accordance with Jesus's words in Matthew 5:18-19. I have no idea how many commandments I'll find, but Jewish tradition claims there are ...

Posted: Tuesday 31 March 2015 ( 9 years ago )

EJ&T Proverbs 6-20: Learn from the ant, beat your children, and smite a scorner

In the Every Jot and Tittle project, I am listing all of the Bible's commandments from Genesis to Revelation, in accordance with Jesus's words in Matthew 5:18-19. I have no idea how many commandments I'll find, but Jewish tradition claims there are ...

Posted: Saturday 28 March 2015 ( 9 years ago )

105 sure-fire ways to go to hell (according to the Bible)

In a previous post, I tried to find all of the ways that a person can get saved -- according to the Bible, anyway. There were more than 200 on that list. But as I looked it over, some of the ways seemed to be more about avoiding hell than obtaining ...

Posted: Saturday 28 March 2015 ( 9 years ago )

176 ways to get yourself saved

28 March 15: I removed some the ways to get saved (about 30 or so) that seemed more like necessary but not sufficient conditions for salvation. Some of these I included in a new post on sure-fire ways to go to hell. I also found two new way to get ...

Posted: Friday 27 March 2015 ( 9 years ago )

EJ&T Proverbs 1-5: Stay away from strange women and be satisfied with your wife's breasts

In the Every Jot and Tittle project, I am listing all of the Bible's commandments from Genesis to Revelation, in accordance with Jesus's words in Matthew 5:18-19. I have no idea how many commandments I'll find, but Jewish tradition claims there are ...

Posted: Thursday 26 March 2015 ( 9 years ago )

It's time to remove Leviticus 20:13 from the Bible

It would save Christians a lot of embarrassment. Here is the verse: If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them. Leviticus ...

Posted: Monday 23 March 2015 ( 9 years ago )

EJ&T Psalms 61-150: Make a loud noise on God's holy hill

In the Every Jot and Tittle project, I am listing all of the Bible's commandments from Genesis to Revelation, in accordance with Jesus's words in Matthew 5:18-19. I have no idea how many commandments I'll find, but Jewish tradition claims there are ...

Posted: Tuesday 17 March 2015 ( 9 years ago )

EJ&T Psalms 31-60: Don't worry, be happy

In the Every Jot and Tittle project, I am listing all of the Bible's commandments from Genesis to Revelation, in accordance with Jesus's words in Matthew 5:18-19. I have no idea how many commandments I'll find, but Jewish tradition claims there are ...

Posted: Thursday 12 March 2015 ( 9 years ago )

Has there ever been a just or righteous person?

For those of you who read my last two posts, this must seem like a silly question. The Bible clearly says there are just and righteous people. The Bible describes in great detail the characteristics of just and righteous people. Just people, for ex ...

Posted: Wednesday 11 March 2015 ( 9 years ago )

Who were the just and righteous people in the Bible?

If you took yesterday's just and righteous test, you probably failed. It's hard to avoid menstruating women these days, and not many people are willing to rejoice as they wash their feet in wicked people's blood. In fact, with qualifications like th ...

Posted: Tuesday 10 March 2015 ( 9 years ago )

Are you a just and righteous person? Take the Bible's test to know for sure.

Here's the just test: Do wicked people gnash their teeth while plotting against you? The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth. Psalm 37:12 Is your house blessed by God? The curse of the LORD is in the house o ...

Posted: Friday 06 March 2015 ( 9 years ago )

EJ&T - Psalms 1-30: Kiss the Son and break the heathen

In the Every Jot and Tittle project, I am listing all of the Bible's commandments from Genesis to Revelation, in accordance with Jesus's words in Matthew 5:18-19. I have no idea how many commandments I'll find, but Jewish tradition claims there are ...

Posted: Wednesday 04 March 2015 ( 9 years ago )

Netanyahu's Purim Plan for Peace

The king granted the Jews ... to slay and to cause to perish, all the power of the people and province that would assault them, both little ones and women, and to take the spoil of them for a prey. Esther 8:11 Benjamin Netanyahu likes the book of E ...

Posted: Monday 02 March 2015 ( 9 years ago )

What would Jesus eat?

That's an easy question to answer if you believe what Jesus supposedly said in the gospel of Mark, when he was criticized by the Pharisees for not washing his hands before eating. Then came together unto him the Pharisees, and certain of the scri ...

Posted: Saturday 28 February 2015 ( 9 years ago )

Possibly Gay Bible Stories #5: Elisha and the dead boy

From Chapter 4 of Strange Flesh: The Bible and Homosexuality I believe that it is fun to play with the Scriptures to see what they might hold for us if we are willing to use our imagination. -Thomas Bohache1 The Bible is a big book that is fi ...

Posted: Thursday 26 February 2015 ( 9 years ago )

EJ&T - Ezra and Nehemiah: Abandon your strange wives and their strange children

In the Every Jot and Tittle project, I am listing all of the Bible's commandments from Genesis to Revelation, in accordance with Jesus's words in Matthew 5:18-19. I have no idea how many commandments I'll find, but Jewish tradition claims there are ...

Posted: Tuesday 24 February 2015 ( 9 years ago )

Alma 45: The End Of Alma (The Guy, Not The Book)

Alma had a prophesy to share with his son, Helaman. But first, he had to make sure that he trusted him.  And it came to pass in the nineteenth year of the reign of the judges over the people of Nephi, that Alma came unto his son Helaman and said ...

Posted: Tuesday 24 February 2015 ( 9 years ago )

EJ&T - 2 Chronicles: Don't love those who hate the Lord

In the Every Jot and Tittle project, I am listing all of the Bible's commandments from Genesis to Revelation, in accordance with Jesus's words in Matthew 5:18-19. I have no idea how many commandments I'll find, but Jewish tradition claims there are ...

Posted: Monday 16 February 2015 ( 9 years ago )

Alma 44: A Scalping And A Surrender

In the last post, the Nephites and the Lamanites were fighting, but the Nephites had the better end. Before too many of the Lamanites got slaughtered, though, Moroni called them off. He told the leader of the Lamanite army, Zerahemnah, that he didn' ...

Posted: Wednesday 11 February 2015 ( 9 years ago )

God is as strong as a unicorn!

God brought them out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of an unicorn. Numbers 23:22 God brought him forth out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of an unicorn: he shall eat up the nations his enemies, and shall break their bones, and ...

Posted: Tuesday 10 February 2015 ( 9 years ago )

Alma 43: Back to Fighting!

We made it, guys! Alma is done giving speeches to his sons, and now he's going to get back to preaching. Better yet, we're not even going to have to hear about it. Suffice it to say, Alma and his sons preached the word, and the truth, according to t ...

Posted: Saturday 07 February 2015 ( 9 years ago )

Is it wrong to burn people to death?

(I asked this question in a post back in 2008. There was no clear answer from believers then, so I thought I'd ask again now.) At the National Prayer Breakfast, President Obama addressed the recent burning of the Jordanian pilot by the Islamic St ...

Posted: Thursday 05 February 2015 ( 9 years ago )

Alma 42: Alma's final advice to Corianton

You'd think that Alma would be getting close to done lecturing his son Corianton. But you'd be foolish to doubt Alma's ability to keep talking, even when he runs out of things to say. He launches into another speech, because he could clearly see t ...

Posted: Monday 02 February 2015 ( 9 years ago )

Possibly Gay Bible Stories: Elijah and the dead boy

(From Chapter 4 of Strange Flesh: The Bible and Homosexuality by Steve Wells) When Elijah was staying at a widow’s house, her son became ill and died. The son of the woman, the mistress of the house, fell sick; and his sickness was so sore, t ...

Posted: Friday 30 January 2015 ( 9 years ago )

Alma 41: Concerning Restoration

For the last two chapters, Alma has been busy giving advice to his wayward son, Corianton. It started out pretty interesting. We learned that Corianton forsook the ministry, and chased after the harlot Isabel in the land of Siron. Apparently he also ...

Posted: Wednesday 28 January 2015 ( 9 years ago )

Alma 40: Concerning The Resurrection

In this chapter, Alma continues his speech to his third son, Corianton. Unfortunately (as it was bound to do eventually) it takes a turn for the boring. He devotes the chapter to explaining the resurrection to Corianton.  Now my son, here is some ...

Posted: Sunday 25 January 2015 ( 9 years ago )

EJ&T - First Chronicles: O Lord! You are so big!

In the Every Jot and Tittle project, I am listing all of the Bible's commandments from Genesis to Revelation, in accordance with Jesus's words in Matthew 5:18-19. I have no idea how many commandments I'll find, but Jewish tradition claims there are ...

Posted: Friday 23 January 2015 ( 9 years ago )

Alma 39: Corianton, The Sexual Deviant

Now Alma turned to his third son, Corianton. Turns out that Corianton needed the most work of all his sons, so he got the longest speech. Alma's advice to Corianton goes on for four chapters (39-42), but the meat of it is in Chapter 39. Alma start ...

Posted: Thursday 22 January 2015 ( 9 years ago )

Alma 38: Bridle your passions, Shiblon!

Chapter 38 is another boring chapter, so I'll go through it pretty quickly. If you remember, in Chapter 37, Alma is just giving each one of his sons a bunch of advice in a big monologue (like Polonius does to Laertes in Hamlet, only less poetic.) H ...

Posted: Saturday 10 January 2015 ( 9 years ago )

EJ&T: Joshua - The twelve stones and the accursed thing

In the Every Jot and Tittle project, I am listing all of the Bible's commandments from Genesis to Revelation, in accordance with Jesus's words in Matthew 5:18-19. I have no idea how many commandments I'll find, but Jewish tradition claims there are ...

Posted: Friday 09 January 2015 ( 9 years ago )

Possibly Gay Bible Stories: David and Jonathan

(From Chapter 4 of Strange Flesh: The Bible and Homosexuality by Steve Wells) This story seems, to me anyway, the most likely of of all of the possibly gay Bible stories. There was a special relationship between Jonathan and David. And it invol ...

Posted: Thursday 08 January 2015 ( 9 years ago )

EJ&T: Where are the other 76 commandments?

For the last eight months I've been going through the Torah (the first five books of the Bible), listing all of the commandments that I could find. I've finally finished with Deuteronomy, but I've only found 537 -- not the 613 that are supposed to b ...

Posted: Thursday 08 January 2015 ( 9 years ago )

EJ&T: Where are the other 76 commandments?

For the last eight months I've been going through the Torah (the first five books of the Bible), listing all of the commandments that I could find. I've finally finished with Deuteronomy, but I've only found 537 -- not the 613 that are supposed to b ...

Posted: Monday 05 January 2015 ( 9 years ago )

EJ&T Deuteronomy 31-32: The song of Moses - I will make mine arrows drunk with blood, and my sword shall devour flesh

In the Every Jot and Tittle project, I am listing all of the Bible's commandments from Genesis to Revelation, in accordance with Jesus's words in Matthew 5:18-19. I have no idea how many commandments I'll find, but Jewish tradition claims there are ...

Posted: Sunday 04 January 2015 ( 9 years ago )

Possibly Gay Bible Stories: Saul and David

(From Chapter 4 of Strange Flesh: The Bible and Homosexuality by Steve Wells) Saul and David had a rough and rocky relationship, with lots of intrigue, warfare, and murderous plots. But some say there was a softer side to it -- that David and Sa ...

Posted: Saturday 03 January 2015 ( 9 years ago )

EJ&T Deuteronomy 27 - Mount Ebal: The Biblically Correct place to display the commandments

In the Every Jot and Tittle project, I am listing all of the Bible's commandments from Genesis to Revelation, in accordance with Jesus's words in Matthew 5:18-19. I have no idea how many commandments I'll find, but Jewish tradition claims there are ...

Posted: Sunday 28 December 2014 ( 9 years ago )

The Book of Mormon Broadway Review

Hello! My name is Elder Wells. And I would like to share with you this show I saw recently.  You may have noticed that I've been making quite a few references to the Book of Mormon musical in my blog posts. That's because it is actually very acc ...

Posted: Saturday 27 December 2014 ( 9 years ago )

Joseph in Egypt

(From Chapter 4 of Strange Flesh: The Bible and Homosexuality by Steve Wells) Joseph was Jacob’s favorite child whom he loved more than all his other children, and he made no attempt to hide it from his other sons. He even made a special “co ...

Posted: Friday 26 December 2014 ( 9 years ago )

Alma 37: "I got de Golden Plates..."

After Alma finished his speech to Helaman, he gave him the plates of Nephi, which were the records of their forefathers that went all of the way back to Lehi. I'm sure Helaman was pretty excited. He must have been feeling a bit like this: Lyri ...

Posted: Friday 26 December 2014 ( 9 years ago )

EJ&T - Deuteronomy 26: First-fruit baskets, third-year tithes, and holy speeches

In the Every Jot and Tittle project, I am listing all of the Bible's commandments from Genesis to Revelation, in accordance with Jesus's words in Matthew 5:18-19. I have no idea how many commandments I'll find, but Jewish tradition claims there are ...

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