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Why Did Jesus Have to Die?

| April 6, 2012

Post Author: Bill Pratt This is a very commonly asked question.  Rather than answer this question myself, I point you to Wintery Knight’s blog post yesterday where he quotes from John Piper’s 50 reasons Jesus had to die.  Please read this post and discover again how incredibly awesome Jesus is! Happy Good Friday!

Did God Kill His Own Son?

| June 1, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt  Often I hear non-Christians characterize the Christian God as a bloodthirsty tyrant who killed his own son (Jesus) on the cross.  Jesus, they claim, was sacrificed against his will in order to fulfill the bizarre requirements of his sadistic father.  “I cannot,” they say, “worship a God that would kill his […]

Why Do Mormons Hide the Cross? Part 2

| April 20, 2009

In the previous post I spoke about the LDS Church’s aversion to the use of the cross.  Their explanation for this decision is, in my opinion, rather lacking.  I have often wondered if their view of the atonement has any effect upon their decision.  One of the primary differences between LDS and Christian theology surrounds exactly where Jesus Christ paid the price […]

Why Do Mormons Hide the Cross? Part 1

| April 19, 2009

In LDS chapels you will typically find paintings commissioned of Mormon artists and in their Temples you will find different symbols, from sunstones to inverted stars.  However, one of the items you will never find displayed is a cross.  On the LDS Church website they provide the following explanation for the absence of the cross. “As members of The […]

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