Title: The Book of Jer3miah: Premonition
Year: 2013 Continue reading
Title: The Story of the Mormons, From the Date of Their Origin to the Year 1901
Author: William Alexander Linn
I think some people want to turn weekly Church into the equivalent of a graduate level seminar (or at least a senior capstone course).
Even though I have a PhD and love intellectual discussions, I can’t think of anything worse. The gospel needs to stay “small and simple.”
(I’ve seen a few mainstream Protestant denominations that do treat Sunday school like a graduate seminar; That’s one reason those denominations are dying off, though it’s more a symptom than the cause).
“In the earlier history of every rebellion there is a stage at which you do not yet attack the King in person. You say, ‘The King is all right. It is his Ministers who are wrong. They misrepresent him and corrupt all his plans –which, I’m sure, are good plans if only the Ministers would let them take effect.’ And the first victory consists in beheading a few Ministers: only at a later stage do you go on and behead the King himself.”
I leave the application of this quote as an exercise to our readers.