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Latter-Day Saint (i.e. LDS or Mormon) Articles For Youth About Doctrines And Teachings Of LDS Church Leaders
I have two websites about the theory of evolution, this is one of them. The other website: www.ProphetsOrEvolution.com is mostly focused on the scientific reasons the theory of evolution cannot be true. For example, it talks a lot about DNA, cells, cell divisions, astronomy, etc. etc. I will link to that website in a moment.
This website has a different purpose. This website is primarily for the youth of the Latter-Day Saint church. This website is interested in the relevant teachings of the apostles and other general authorities regarding the doctrines of the LDS church. For example, one of the subjects is a talk given by an apostle, Neil Anderson relative to "beware of the evil behind the smiling eyes!!"
Before going on please just page down to the bottom of this home page and look at the blue titles of the articles on this website.
My point is that if you are primarily interested in the evolution debate, you should go to the www.ProphetsOrEvolution.com website. Here is a blue link to that website (the current window will stay open as a tab):
So let's get started talking about the teachings/doctrines of the prophets, apostles and other leaders of the Latter-Day Saint church!!!
Article: The First Book To Describe the Theory of Evolution Was NOT Written By Darwin
Most people think that Darwin wrote the first book to describe the theory of evolution. Actually, the Book of Mormon (first published in 1830) described the theory of evolution, including natural selection, about 29 years before Darwin's first book on evolution (and second book overall) was published in 1859!!!
Obviously the Book of Mormon was not favorable to those who preach the theory of evolution!!!
The Book of Mormon actually has multiple sets of versus which discuss the theory of evolution and the Book of Mormon was published before Darwin's Origin Of Species was published.
Article: Where Did God Come From???
So if many Christian churches, including the Mormon/LDS church, claim that God created all species, it is perfectly fair to ask: Where did God come from?
While no one knows the full answer to this question, this article will dig into the subject based on what we have been told by the prophets, both ancient and modern.
Article: Prophetic Book of Mormon Warnings
This short article goes into more detail about two people who have a "run in" with each other!!! One was a prophet and the other was called the "anti-Christ". Guess who wins.
Article: About The Sophistication Of 3 Nephi 29:7-9 In The Book Of Mormon
If I were to ask any scholar in the LDS church, whether in Provo, Utah or Salt Lake City, this question: "How many different levels of heaven and hell are there?" every one of them would give the same answer - four:
Well, that is the wrong answer!!! The correct anser is five!!! Here are the five:
Here is an article on this website which explains who might fit into the category of Like Unto The Son Od Perdition:
Article: The War In Heaven Comes to Earth (Bible and LDS)
Before Adam and Eve were put on this earth there was a war in heaven between the forces of Christ and the forces of Lucifer, who would later become "the devil." This event is frequenty called the "Grand Council."
This article goes into detail about the war in heaven that determined who would be born on this planet and who would remain a spirit!!
Statement: The 1909 Official Statement of the First Presidency of the LDS Church
The 1909 statement of the First Presidency on the theory of evolution remains the official document of the church on the theory of evolution. This statement in 1909 was reprinted in the 2002 Ensign. It remains not only the official doctrine of the church, but the best description of the origin of man outside of the scriptures!! It is highly, highly recommended to the reader to study this document very carefully!!! It is unlike anything else you can read on the subject of evolution!!
Here is a link to this magnificent article:
Here is a 14 page article with my comments about the 1909 and 1910 statements of the First Presidency. My comments focus of the relationship between the statements of the First Presidency and what scientists knew between 1909 and 1953:
Talk: He Hath Filled The Hungry with Good Things (Elder/Apostle Jeffrey R. Holland)
What kind of being is God?? To those who fear they may have sinned beyond the range of the atonement, there is a magnificent message in this general conference talk about the true nature of God!!
Talk: The Grandeur of God!! (Elder/Apostle Jeffrey R. Holland)
In this conference talk Elder Holland gives us a feel for the love of God towards us.
Article - The Kingdoms After The Second Coming Of Jesus Christ
Judgment Day is the same day as the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Here is an article about the "Kingdoms" that people may be sent to after the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.
Talk: The Prophetic Future of the LDS Church (Talk by President Spencer W. Kimball)
Do you want to know the future of the LDS church? A general conference talk by President Spencer W. Kimball provides a clear vision of what the future of the LDS church will be.
Talk: The False Gods We Worship (Article by former President Spencer W. Kimball)
This classic article by President Spencer W. Kimball explains about the false gods some members of the church (and to some degree all of us) worship. Its lesson applies directly to the youth of the church!!
Talk: Beware of the Evil Behind the Smiling Eyes (Talk by Elder Neil L. Anderson)
Many attempts to lead the youth of the church astray are made by those who appear to be harmless or even friendly. This talk by Elder Neil L. Anderson, of the Quorum of the Twelve, is a warning to the youth of the church about those with "smiling eyes" who are not who they claim to be.
Article: The Future of the Church: Preparing the World for the Savior's Second Coming
This is a talk by the current president of the LDS church, President Nelson, about the future of the church (hint: we are going to win!!!!):
This is an article that I wrote about the 1,000 years after the Second Coming of Jesus Christ (i.e. Judgment Day). This period is called the Millennium!!! It is for the wicked people who are going to the Telestial Kingdom.
Two Articles About Events That Happened Long Before You Were Born (But You Were At the Grand Council As A Spirit)
Let's talk about the earliest event that all humans attended, including you!! It was at this massive meeting where Chirst was chosen (by Heavenly Father) to be the Savior of the world, namely the Grand Council!!! YOU WERE THERE and you voted for Christ or you would not have a physical body - ever!!!
Here is the article on the Grand Council!!!
And it is logical to look at an article about the two people chosen at the Grand Council who would be the first humans on this planet: Adam and Eve:
My Other Website: Quotes of LDS Prophets and Apostles
This article is on another of my websites and it has quotes from all of the Presidents of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and many of the Apostles of the church. There are many very powerful quotes on this website.
Josephus - The Antiquites Of The Jews
This article is completely optional because it is a huge article written many centuries ago. Josephus was one of the many scholars who lived within a few hundred years after the life of Christ. His writings are one of the many evidences, other than the Bible, that Christ was a real person.
If you want to see the book written by Flavius Josephus (written after the time of Christ) which is GIGANTIC click this link (this article is on another website):
In that document the word "Christ" can be seen 66 times. The word "Jesus" can be seen 34 times. So it is clear that this document is an ancient testimony that Christ was a real person.
To Learn More About the LDS Church (i.e. The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints)
To learn more about the LDS church, here is their official website to introduce people to the LDS church:
Even though the LDS Church officially rejects the theory of evolution (see the 1909 Statement, linked to above, and the Book of Mormon, Alma chapter 30, among many other documents), no book or article which is involved in scientific debates or which discusses the scientific issues of the theory of evolution, even if it strongly supports official church doctrine, is endorsed by the LDS church unless it is part of an official church publication.
The gospel deals with eternal and unchanging truths but all of the fields of science constantly change as new discoveries are made. Thus, the church does not establish any scientific claim as being absolute.
As a result, the books and articles written by R. Webster Kehr represent the opinions of the author and are too scientific to be published or endorsed by the LDS church.
A Link To The Prophets Or Evolution Website (My Main Anti-Evolution Website)
OK, here is how to get to the Prophets Or Evolution website which has four free eBooks and many free articles about why the theory of evolution cannot be true: