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IS LIFE STRANGER THAN FICTION?by J. BudziszewskiWhat is the purpose of prayer? Can it change God's mind? These and otherquestions are the subject of Theo's thoughts in this month's Ask Theophilus. Click Herehttp://www.boundless.org/2000/departments/theophilus/a0000428.html
Joseph Smith, Jr., the acknowledged founder of Mormonism, engaged in manyunbiblical practices, something many Mormon apologists would deny. Mormonhistorian D. Michael Quinn's 1987 book, "Early Mormonism and the Magic WorldView," convincingly demonstrated that Smith's involvement with the occultwas undeniable. Quinn is a former professor at the Mormon Church-ownedBrigham Young University. He was excommunicated in 1993 on the charge ofapostasy. This charge was based on the evidence of his historical writingsexposing the "prophet." Instead of trying to deny Joseph Smith's repeatedinvolvement with occultic activities, Quinn presented the evidence, whichshowed that Smith used seer stones, divining rods, amulets, incantations,and participated in rituals to summon spirits--all practices forbidden inthe pages of Scripture. Quinn believes that Smith could reliably be calleda "first class" magician. In spite of everything, Quinn remains a faithfulMormon and still believes that Mormonism's founder was a man of God who used his magical skills and tools to communicate with the Almighty God of this universe! Quinn says he "remains a DNA Mormon." (Quinn, "Early Mormonismand the Magic World View," Signature Books; Revised edition, December 1998)
A new power is in operation. The Spirit of life in Christ, like a strong wind, has magnificently cleared the air, freeing you from a fated lifetime of brutal tyranny at the hands of sin and death. - Romans 8:2 MSG
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