An accidental blog

"If God is sovereign, then his lordship must extend over all of life, and it cannot be restricted to the walls of the church or within the Christian orbit." Abraham Kuyper Common Grace 1.1.

Monday, 30 July 2007

Odds and sods

We believe in one God, the main God of a number of Gods(1), who acquired His place as Supreme Being over a long period of time by living a righteous life(2), the Father Almighty, Maker one of the Makers (3) of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible (and Who is married, by the way) (4);

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, one of the spirit children of God (Lucifer being another), (5) the Only-begotten, Begotten of the Father before all worlds, Light of Light, Very God of Very God, Begotten, not made; of one essence with the Father (6) by whom all things were made: Who won God’s favor by agreeing with God’s plan of salvation when Lucifer disagreed,(7) and who was called Jehovah in the Old Testament(8).

Who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven, and was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary, of a physical relationship between God the Father and Mary, (9) and was made man, and was married at the wedding in Cana (10);

And was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate, and suffered and was buried;

And the third day He rose again, according to the Scriptures;

And ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of the Father in the celestial kingdom, the highest of the three kingdoms of heaven;(11) And He and Joseph Smith (12) shall come again with glory to judge the quick and the dead, Whose kingdom shall have no end.

And we believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, and Giver of Life, Who proceedeth from the Father, Who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified, Who spake by the Prophets;

And we believe in one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church. in the Mormon Church, which restores Christianity to the form it had in the time of the apostles.(13)

We acknowledge one Baptism – for both living and dead – (14) for the remission of sins as long as that baptism is conducted by the Mormon Church (15)

We look for the Resurrection of the dead which will be presided over by Joseph Smith,(16)

And the Life of the world to come. And Joseph Smith. (17) Amen.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Steve,

This is not on topic for this posting, but since I don't see an email address on this site, I will use this comment thread to ask an odd question. You have on occasion posted something on E.L. Hebden Taylor, most recently in April, when his son Christopher Hebden Taylor left a comment. I am curious whether a) you would happen to know whether the elder Taylor's personal papers are contained in an archives anywhere, and b) whether you would know how to contact Christopher, any other members of the family, or other individuals personally acquainted with Taylor. I am a Canadian grad student who has become somewhat interested in Taylor after he entered in a minor way into a history thesis I've been writing. I have been toying with the idea of a future research project on Taylor and am curious whether he retained his correspondence and other manuscript materials, but I have not been successful in tracking down contact info for any of his children. Anyway, if by some chance you have any idea how one might go about contacting them, and if that is not inappropriate info to pass along, I would be grateful to receive it. I'll check this comments thread in case you choose to respond here; otherwise I can be reached at

Thanks much,
Joel Kropf,
Ottawa, Canada